Kara Kay - Survivor: David vs. Goliath

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 38 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor: David vs. Goliath (2018) - 4th place, 17th out - 10th juror.
  • Eliminated by firemaking in Episode 14, "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" (Day 38).

Kara Kay on social media: twitter | Instagram

Kara Kay - 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
S37: David vs. Goliath 2.19 13.75 0.16 7 0 11 0.64 4.45 - - - 0.80 6.64
Career 2.19 13.75 0.16 7 0 11 0.64 4.45 - - - 0.80 6.64
Kara Kay - Challenge record
Survivor 37 logo  S37: David vs. Goliath

Ep6 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-13; 1 2nd; 1 sit-out):

  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 1 IC: "Matchbox 25" - Crosses the obstacles, hauls tiles, and the Goliaths win.
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Another Brick in the Wall" - Helps work the wall puzzle; Goliaths win.
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Tangled Up in Blue" - Helps untangle ropes, but the Goliaths lose.
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Blind Barrow" - Caller, directs the barrow and table maze, but Vuku loses (3rd/3).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - Helps gather sandbags, Vuku wins (1st/3).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Crosses obstacles, and Vuku wins again (1st/3).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 RC: "Carry On" - Sits out, as Vuku loses (3rd/3).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the saucer and works the puzzle, Vuku doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 RC: "Raise the Roof" - Holds the weight the full time, but the purple team loses.
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 RC: "All Mixed Up" - Works the puzzle with Alec, and the orange team wins.
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 10 RC: "Back in Slack" - Crosses the line, but the purple team loses.
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 11 RC: "Beastie Buoys" - Dives, scores zero baskets, but the orange team wins.
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 12 RC: "Ringo Starz" - With Alison, trying to land balls as challenge ends. Team loses.

 

A Hand Out - Ep12 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-11): (Mean % finish: 49.3%)

  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 7 IC: "Ring Leader" - Fifth out, circa 10 minutes in (9th/13).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - First person to drop their buoy, fairly quickly (12th/12).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 IC: "Roll Away the Dew" - Reaches the table maze, but does not place a ball (tie-5th/11).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 10 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" - Lasts an hour, but third to drop out (5th/10).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 11 IC: "Word Forward" - One of several working on the word puzzle as Davie wins (tie-4th/9).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 12 IC: "A Hand Out" - Lasts well into the third stage, and Kara wins! (1st/8).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 13 RC: "Pole Dancing" - One of several people with more than one block left (tie-3rd/7).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 13 IC: "Rollerball" - Lasts to the two-ball stage, but 1st person to drop out (7th/7).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Step Brothers" - First to the final puzzle, but does not win (tie-2nd/6).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Vertigo" - Working on the final puzzle, but does not win (tie-2nd/5).
  • David vs. Goliath Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - Last person out, on the transition to the three-ball stage (2nd/4).

 

Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

  • David vs. Goliath: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 6
2nd place: 1
Played: 13
Win%: 0.50
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 11
Win%: 0.09
Mean% Finish: 49.3%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Kara Kay - Tribal Council record
Survivor 37 logo  S37: David vs. Goliath

Ep13 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • David vs. Goliath: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/11):

 

VAP - Votes against (0):

  • David vs. Goliath: None.

RECORD: Kara's elimination by firemaking on Day 38 marks the latest point in the game at which anyone has ever been removed with zero total votes against.

 

Jury votes made (0/1):

  • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 14: Voted for Mike White, who finished second (7-3-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 7
Tribals: 11
VAP: 0
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: --
Kara Kay - Pictures
Survivor 37 logo  S37: David vs. Goliath
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    David vs. Goliath intro shot
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    David vs. Goliath intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    More boat
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    Greeting Jeff Probst
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    The new Goliath tribe
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    Watching the Hero RC
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    Paddling to camp
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    Fresh off the boat, straight into a showmance
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    Yeah, that's not a great idea
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    Goliaths discuss Mike vs. Natalie as the first boot target
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    Checking out Dan's idol find
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Starting line
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    Opening melee
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    Watching the "pole vault"
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    Goliaths win!
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    Cheering, etc.
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    Idoled up
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    Talking about Dan leaving his idol in his jacket, Ep2
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    Duly noted
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    Forming a new couples alliance
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Paddling back with puzzle bags
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    Working on the puzzle
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    Goliaths, about to win again
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    Great, Jeremy's getting paranoid, Ep3
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    Nobody was talking about Jeremy
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Untangling ropes, with Jeremy and Mike
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    Watching John lasso the sled
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Angelina's targeting Jeremy
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    Camp drama time
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    Goliath tribe, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Natalie
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    Picking new buffs, Ep4
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    The new Vuku tribe
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    Vuku tribe meet-and-greet
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    Bonding with Elizabeth, irritating Natalia
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    Of course I'm still Goliath strong!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Fresh off the starting line
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    Directing the table maze
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    Davie wants to work with the Goliaths
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    Vuku, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Don't worry, Natalia, it's just whispering
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    Pre-cyclone evacuation, Ep5
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Watching Alec shoot
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    Vuku wins chickens!
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    Checking out the future food
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    Throwing Alec under the bus with Carl
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    Same deal with Elizabeth
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Starting line
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    Watching Alec work the snake maze
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    Vuku wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Watching from the sidelines
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    Helping Elizabeth split bamboo
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    Vuku discusses the bamboo situation
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    This is good news for me
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Hauling the saucer
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    Working the puzzle, with Alec
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    Vuku doesn't lose!
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    Merge time, Ep7
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    Merge feasting
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    Reunited with Dan, yay
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    Not for long!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Starting line
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    Goliaths plotting
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    Kalokalo, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Angelina and Elizabeth arguing
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    Angelina tries to explain herself, Ep8
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Starting line
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    Dan, living dangerously
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    Purple team loses
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    Mmm, consolation chicken
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    Mike wants to target Christian
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Starting line
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    Kalokalo, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Listening to John
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    Mourning, Ep9
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    It's time to separate my game from Dan's
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    This is going well
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Starting line
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    Working the puzzle with Alec
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    Orange team wins!
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Trying to catch up to Alec
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Kalokalo, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Gabby
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Starting line
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    Watching Nick toss bars
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    Not pleased with Carl's plan to target Alec
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    Why would I go for that?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Starting line
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Kalokalo, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 RC
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    Starting line
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    Watching Davie take the winning shot
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    Orange team wins! Cheers!
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    Oh, good
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    Reward feasting
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    Drunk Carl is pretty bad at keeping secrets
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    On the course
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    Working the word puzzle
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Kalokalo, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Getting love from her brother, Ep12
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    Starting line, Ep12 RC
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    Digging deep
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    Trying to land a ball
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    Not picked for loved ones reward
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    Getting a hug from Christian
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    Gabby wants to target Christian
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    Wow!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    Starting line
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    Still going...
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    And going...
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    Kara wins immunity!
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Kalokalo, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Watching Christian play his idol
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    Telling Davie that Nick found an idol
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 RC
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    Starting line
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    Just got picked to join Davie
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    Arriving at the reward
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    Reward feasting
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    Davie wants to blindside Nick!
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    Okay, Alison. Whatever happens, don't tell Mike
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 IC
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    Starting line
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    Still going, round 2
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    Kalokalo, Ep13 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Davie
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    Pre-finale check-in with Probst, Ep14
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F6 IC
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    Starting line
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    Working on the stair puzzle
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    Working on the final puzzle
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    Not picked to join in the reward
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    Plotting with Mike
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Kalokalo, F6 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Nick
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F5 IC
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    Starting line
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    Mike warns about Angelina's plans
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    Do I want Alison to go?
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    Kalokalo, F5 Tribal Council
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    Starting line, F4 IC
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    Still going...
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    Oh no
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    Sigh, so close.
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    Listening to Nick's fire-making decision
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    Great. I love making fire.
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    Watching Mike practice
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    Kalokalo, F4 Tribal Council
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    Trying to make fire
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    Not going well...
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    Sigh
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    Eliminated by fire, Day 38
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    The jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Listening to the finalists
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    Reunion, waiting for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
Kara Kay - Interviews
Survivor 37 logo  S37: David vs. Goliath

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/20/18): "Runner-Up Angelina and Castaway Kara on How the Show Can Better Portray Women"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/20/18): "Kara on what went wrong with the fire-making"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (12/20/18): "Angelina Keeley and Kara Kay on Alpha Males and Idol Fails"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/20/18): "Exit Interviews | Final Six from David vs. Goliath - 12/20/18"
Kara Kay - Bio
Survivor 37 logo  S37: David vs. Goliath

Official CBS David vs. Goliath bio excerpts (9/5/18):

"Pet peeves: Drivers who use their brakes unnecessarily, oblivious people, and when anyone tells someone else how to live their life.

What's your personal claim to fame?  Making Charger Girls. I was Rookie of the Year, MVP in 2014 and a captain for two years.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? My mom always dropped wisdom. She was the epitome of what a mother should be to her kids. She was the perfect role model and practiced what she preached. Not to mention, she was hilarious and opinionated. Other people said she was just the classiest lady who everyone lived. I think she lived life so fully that God decided she was ready for heaven. She'll always be my hero.

If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why?  The book The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer—it talks a lot about clearing your mind and that could be crucial. A mirror. Sounds vein, but could help make a fire plus it would be interesting to see who insists on looking in it. A deck of cards; can be used for entertainment as well as another form of character judgement.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Parvati Shallow because she's brilliant, she's flirtatious, and she won! Her alliances were well thought out and she made power plays at the right time. I would have a positive attitude and make connections like Figgy except I'd avoid getting into a showmance at all cost.

What's your reason for being on Survivor? To win one million dollars! It would be nice to help my dad get back on his feet for good; he ran a successful business until he lost it all in the recession. I helped support, but I could only do so much. I also want to step outside my comfort zone to prove I can do anything with the right mindset. This would really help carry out my mom's legacy and make her really proud. I would also love to have a down payment for a house. I live in San Diego, one of the hottest real estate markets... and it's expensive!"