Kelly Goldsmith - Africa

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 24 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 3: Africa (2001) - 9th place, 8th out - 1st juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Smoking Out the Snake" (Day 24).

Kelly Goldsmith on social media: twitter | Instagram

Kelly Goldsmith - 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
S3: Africa 0.87 4.81 0.18 4 5 5 0.78 2.49 - - - 0.96 3.36
Career 0.87 4.81 0.18 4 5 5 0.78 2.49 - - - 0.96 3.36


Kelly Goldsmith - 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.


Kelly Goldsmith - Challenge record
S3 logo  S3: Africa challenges

Safari Supper - Ep2 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-11; 1 sit-out):

  • Africa Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Trail Blazer" - Helps push the Boran cart. After Diane's late-stage collapse, Boran loses.
  • Africa Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Helps carry poles, but this time Kim J falls; Boran loses again.
  • Africa Ep. 2 IC: "Safari Supper" - Drinks her first-round shot, but loses to Linda in the tie-breaker. Boran loses.
  • Africa Ep. 3 RC: "Rock 'n Roll" - Gets rolled over by a giant boulder, but Boran wins!
  • Africa Ep. 3 IC: "Distress Signal" - Boran wisely uses an open area for their SOS, and Boran wins!
  • Africa Ep. 4 RC: "Caught in the Web" - Matched up against Teresa, and thanks to Kim J, Boran loses.
  • Africa Ep. 4 IC: "Movin' on Up" - With Kim J acts as a non-carrying "architect"; Boran wins!
  • Africa Ep. 5 RC: "Get Your Goat" - Now with New Samburu, which loses, 20-18.
  • Africa Ep. 5 IC: "Puzzle of Shields" - New Samburu "wins" as Kim & Ethan throw the IC to boot Silas.
  • Africa Ep. 6 RC: "Africa 102" - New Samburu wins again, this time unintentionally.
  • Africa Ep. 6 IC: "Spear-It Hunt" - Sits out, Samburu loses.


Box Your Mind - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 23.7%)

  • Africa Ep. 7 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - First person out, just 14 minutes in (10th/10).
  • Africa Ep. 8 RC: "Stomp-ede" - Unable to make her plank catapult more than 1 item, dead last again (9th/9).
  • Africa Ep. 8 IC: "Box Your Mind" - With Teresa, eliminated on the second item (tie-5th/9).


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

  • Africa : None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 5
Played: 11
Win%: 0.45
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 3
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 23.7%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Kelly Goldsmith - Tribal Council record
S3 logo  S3: Africa Tribal

Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Africa : None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/5):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Diane Diane Ogden (voted out, 6-2) Yes
Ep2 Jessie Jessie Camacho (voted out, 5-2) Yes
Ep6 Lindsey Lindsey Richter (voted out, 3-3; 2-2; prior votes) Yes
Ep7 Clarence Clarence Black (voted out, 8-2) Yes
Ep8 Lex Kelly Goldsmith (voted out, 5-4) -


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Africa, Ep. 8: Five votes, from Ethan, Kim J, Lex, Big Tom, and Brandon (voted out, 5-4).


Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Africa, Ep. 13: Voted for Ethan Zohn, who won, 5-2.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 5
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
Kelly Goldsmith - Pictures
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    Africa intro shot
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    On the truck with Probst, Day 1
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    Hometown intro shot
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    Freshly dumped off the truck. Have a nice day!
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    Boran gathers stuff for the hike
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Ready to go
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    Leading, briefly
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    Almost there?
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    Back in camp, talking options with Jessie
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    Boran, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Watching the vote reveal (bye, Diane)
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC
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    Starting line
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    Placing a pole
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    Following along behind another pole
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    We lost
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Watching the blood-letting
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    Ready to take a shot at this
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    Back for more: Tie-breaker
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    Mmm, milk-bloody
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    Oh dear
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    Boran, back at Tribal Council again, Ep2
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    Listening to the Ep3 RC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    On a roll to victory
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    Boran wins!
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    Listening to the Ep3 IC treemail
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    Boran wins immunity!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Not pleased with the results
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    Back in camp, having some wildlife encounters
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Helping direct house placement
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    Boran wins again!
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    Getting a new tribe, Ep5 swap
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    About to win, Ep6 RC
  • New Samburu wins!

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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Freshly merged, pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Ep7 IC, now underway
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    Time to find an item, Ep8 IC
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    Final round
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    Yay, Ethan won
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    Moto Maji, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Sure, let's vote
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    When it's me, you'll know it
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    Eight person out and the first member of our jury...
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    Snuffed, Day 24
Kelly Goldsmith - Interviews
S3 logo  S3: Africa interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • None found.


Post-game interviews

Kelly Goldsmith - Bio
S3 logo  S3: Africa bio

From her official CBS Survivor: Africa cast bio page:

"Born in San Diego, California, Kelly Goldsmith attended high school at La Jolla Country Day School in California. During those four years, Goldsmith served as class vice president, class president and student body vice president. She was also a varsity cheerleader, class homecoming queen and a National Merit Finalist (having scored 1520 on her SAT).

Graduating in 1997, Goldsmith then attended Duke University, where she became a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, serving as social chair and rush chair while working towards her degree in Sociology.

Graduating from Duke in 2001, Goldsmith recently started a new job as a behavioral research analyst while she decides where to apply to graduate school. She has previously worked as a research intern for a cosmetic company and a chief researcher for a website company. Her hobbies include lifting weights and crocheting. She also enjoys singing and performing, having won the role of Abigail Williams in the 2000 Duke Drama Play The Crucible. An avid traveler, she has visited over thirty-five countries.

Kelly Goldsmith has one brother, Bryan. Her parents, Lyda and Marshall, have two dogs, Mandy and Beau. Her birth date is April 27."