Jess Chong - Survivor 46

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 46 (2024) - 17th place, 2nd out.
  • Voted out in Episode 2, "Scorpio Energy" (Day 5).

Jess Chong on social media: Instagram | Instagram

Jess Chong - 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 46 0.00 0.53 0.00 1 4 2 0.30 1.75 - - - 0.30 1.75
Career 0.00 0.53 0.00 1 4 2 0.30 1.75 - - - 0.30 1.75


Jess Chong - 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.


Jess Chong - Challenge record
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 challenges

Arch Madness - Ep2 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-3):

  • Survivor 46 Ep. 1 RC: "Tiers of Heaven" - Hauls pieces, works puzzle, but Yanu loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 1 IC: "Lizard King" - Hauls gecko, works puzzle, but Yanu loses again (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 2 IC: "Arch Madness" - Digs, hauls, holds up pieces, but Yanu loses again (3rd/3).


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 46: None.


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

  • Survivor 46: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 3
Win%: 0.00
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean % Finish: -
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean % Finish: -
Jess Chong - Tribal Council record
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 Tribal

Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 46: None, although Q gave her an obviously fake idol in Ep2 (Day 5).


VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Jelinsky David Jelinsky (voted out, 5-0) Yes
Ep2 Bhanu Jess Chong (voted out, 4-1) -


VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Survivor 46, Ep. 2: Four votes, from Bhanu, Kenzie, Q, and Tiffany (voted out, 4-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 46: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 2
VAP: 4
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Jess Chong - Pictures
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 image gallery
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    Application video shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Opening sequence confessional
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    Greeting Probst
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC
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    Yanu, trailing
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    Yanu decides who should do the Sweat challenge
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    Confused by Jelinsky's journey story
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    Hauling gecko, Ep1 IC
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    Belatedly working the puzzle
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    The losing Yanus
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    Yanu, Ep1 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Kenzie proposes targeting Q or Tiffany, Ep2
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    Seems a little sus
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Yanu, trailing again
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    Things are going great
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    The losing Yanus
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    Getting a definitely-not-fake idol from Q
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    These are just the beads from a canteen
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    Trying to convince Bhanu and Q to vote Kenzie
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    Yanu, Ep2 Tribal
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    Listening to Bhanu
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    Playing this totally real idol for myself, Jeff
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    Second person voted out of Survivor 46...
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    Snuffed, Day 5 (Episode 2)
Jess Chong - Interviews
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/7/24): "Jessica Chong | Survivor 46 Pre-Season Interview" (YouTube)
  • Mike Bloom at (2/13/24): "Jess Chong Will Turn Her Tribe Against 'Morally Repugnant' Players"


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at (3/7/24): "Jess Chong says every minute on Survivor 46 was torture"
  • Mike Bloom at (3/7/24): "Jessica 'Jess' Chong Felt Immediately 'Overlooked and Dismissed' on Survivor 46"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/7/24): "Survivor 46 | Exit Interview with the Second Player Voted Out - Ep2"
Jess Chong - Bio
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 bio

Official CBS Survivor 46 bio excerpts, as published by Dalton Ross at (February 5, 2024):

"Name three of your favorite hobbies: Sewing my own clothes, biking around San Francisco with my husband. Binge watching 80% of a TV show, panicking about where the time has gone, and then reading recaps of the remaining 20% of the show online*. *I don’t do this with Survivor, though.

List three adjectives that best describe yourself: Silly/animated, compassionate, persistent

How would your friends describe you? Empathetic, tenacious, smart, social butterfly

What risks have you taken in your life, to make a change for the better, even if the outcome wasn’t planned? When I was 24, I quit two entry-level jobs in one year because I was hungry to learn (and earn) more. I started my own freelance web design business. By the time I was 29, one of my freelance gigs had turned into an incredible full-time job. Before the pandemic, I made it a priority to go home once or twice a year. In March 2021, I braved a 21-day hotel quarantine to spend time with them.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I’m proud that after I transitioned my career into software engineering, I worked to help others make the transition, too! I love mentoring people who are new to software engineering, especially when they’ve transitioned later in life.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I’m an identical twin! I played rugby in college. And I type 140 WPM.

What past Survivor would you play the game most like? Tai, Gabby, and Maryanne."