Jeanine Zheng - Survivor 43

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 16 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 43 (2022) - 11th place, 8th out - 1st juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Proposterous" (Day 16).

Jeanine Zheng on social media: Instagram | website

Jeanine Zheng - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
Survivor 43 0.69 3.65 0.19 1 9 3 0.26 0.72 - - - 0.45 1.41
Career 0.69 3.65 0.19 1 9 3 0.26 0.72 - - - 0.45 1.41


Jeanine Zheng - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.


Jeanine Zheng - Challenge record
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 challenges

Serpent Turf - Ep2 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-8; 1 2nd; 1 sit-out):

  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Works crate puzzle, tries to get flint; Baka loses.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 IC: "Freedom of Choice" - Goes under the log, Baka loses again (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Works the puzzle with Elie, Baka wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.3 RC/IC: "Turtle Head" - Works the puzzle with Elie, Baka wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 RC: "Walk Around" - Lands Baka's only sandbag; Baka loses.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 IC: "Brain Stew" - Sits out, as Baka doesn't lose (2nd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.5 RC/IC: "EOC" - Crosses obstacles, and Baka doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.6 RC/IC: "No Quarter" - With Dwight, works the puzzle for winning team.


Over-Extended - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 18.8%)

  • Survivor 43, Ep.7 IC: "Eve 6" - With Jesse, eliminated in the first stage (tie-9th/12).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.8 IC: "Over-Extended" - First out, at three poles (6th/6).


Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 43: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
2nd place: 1
Played: 8
Win%: 0.44
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 18.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Jeanine Zheng - Tribal Council record
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Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/0):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 5: Finds and activates Baka's Beware idol in one day (Day 10).
  • Survivor 43, Ep. 7: Hands off her idol to Dwight before Tribal, to dodge KIP, he passes it to Jesse, then is voted out before anyone else finds out (Day 14).


VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3*):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Morriah Morriah Young (voted out, 5-1) Yes
Ep6 -* Elie Scott (voted out, 7-2-1-1) -
Ep7 Ryan Dwight Moore (voted out, 7-3-2) -
Ep8 Ryan Jeanine Zheng (voted out, 9-2) -

*Because of losing her vote on the Ep.5 journey, Jeanine was present, but unable to vote at the Ep.6 Tribal (no TCA charged).


VAP - Votes against (9):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 8: Nine votes, from Cody, Gabler, James, Jesse, Karla, Noelle, Owen, Ryan, and Sami (voted out, 9-2).


Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 13: Voted for Mike Gabler, who won, 7-1-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 1
Played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 3*
VAP: 9
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Jeanine Zheng - Pictures
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    Boating in, Day 1
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    Greeting Probst
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    Working the crate puzzle with Morriah
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    Trying to retrieve the flint
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    Solving the Savvy task
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    Yet another short-lived women's alliance
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    Gabler has an idol!
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    Watching the table maze stage, Ep1 IC
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    The losing Bakas
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    Baka, Ep1 Tribal
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    Listening to Probst
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    Working the puzzle with Elie, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Baka wins!
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    Checking the idol rules in Gabler's bag
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Baka wins again!
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    Watching Sami, Ep4 RC
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    Idol hunting with Elie, Ep5
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    Found it! Going over the rules with Elie
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    Mission accomplished
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC/IC
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    Baka doesn't lose!
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    Dilemma time, with Geo and Jesse
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    Sigh, lost her vote
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    Telling the tribe
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    It's the sort-of merge! Ep6
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    The teams (and sit-out), Ep6 RC/IC
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    Working the puzzle with Dwight
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    Blue team wins!
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    Half-merge feasting
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    Gabler just told everyone Elie searched his bag?!
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    Gabler just told Ryan that Jeanine has an idol
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Listening to Probst
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    Crushed that Elie's gone, Ep7
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Watching the final stage
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    Discussing how to play around James's KIP advantage
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    Gaia tribe, Ep7 Tribal
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    Listening to Dwight
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    Sami sort-of apologizes for flipping, Ep8
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    My allies are gone, and so is my idol
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    Starting line, Ep8 IC
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    Gaia, Ep8 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Eighth person voted out, and the first member of our jury...
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    Snuffed, Day 16 (Episode 8)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal
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    Finalists plus jury, After Show
Jeanine Zheng - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at (11/10/22): "Jeanine Zheng reveals her reaction to Jesse having her Survivor immunity idol"
  • Mike Bloom at (11/10/22): "Jeanine Zheng Says She 'Never Felt Lonelier' in Her Life Than on the Island"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/10/22): "Survivor 43 | Exit Interview with the Eighth Player Voted Out
Jeanine Zheng - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 43 bio excerpts (expected August, 2022):

(Still none as of 10/8/22. But available at

"Favorite hobbies: Backpacking (bonus points if it leads to sleeping under the stars), photography, running

3 words to describe you: Green (both in that I absorb all new experiences/information around me, and am environmentally conscious), empathetic, witty

Pet peeve(s): Being "mansplained" to, people on their phones while you're hanging out.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? The body of work that I am most proud of is my senior thesis, which bridged my two majors of Environmental Science and Visual Arts. They  are two departments that have never worked together as a double major, and it took a lot of initiative to create my own syllabus and thesis which addresses both. The thesis is a true reflection of me, of my equal passions in sustainability and art.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? People often assume I'm extroverted because I've very effusive and engaged, especially when meeting someone for the first time. But I'm definitely an introvert and need time alone to recharge.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Kim Spradlin. She had the ability to control the game based on her interpersonal relationships, convincing everyone on the tribe that they could trust her. She straddled the perfect balance of executing huge game moves without being pegged as the mastermind -- and is feminism at its finest. Also, Andrea Boehlke because she is outdoorsy, carried her weight and manipulated people while staying likable.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? Given the evolution of the game, I see the winner as having to sit between multiple trust clusters and have the intuition to know when to rely on which at any given moment. I can sit in that position; I can create relationships with people from completely different backgrounds and juggle the nuances of my different alliances. My athleticism and outdoor experience give me the ability to "outlast," but I see my real strong-suit in the "outwit" portion. I can read social dynamics easily, which will allow me to be ahead of the curve in terms of moves. I'll make my own moves, so that at final tribal council, there will be no question of whether or not I played actively and assertively."

 CBS's "Meet Jeanine" pre-game interview tweet: