Max Dawson - Survivor: Worlds Apart

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 14 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor: Worlds Apart (2015) - 14th place, 5th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 5, "We're Finally Playing Some Survivor" (Day 14).

Max Dawson on social media: twitter | Instagram

Max Dawson - 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
S30: Worlds Apart 0.55 1.35 0.41 1 5 2 0.31 1.56 - - - 0.71 2.11
Career 0.55 1.35 0.41 1 5 2 0.31 1.56 - - - 0.71 2.11

 

Max Dawson - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

NA

Tribal: VFB% percentile

46%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

25%

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.

 

Max Dawson - Challenge record
Survivor 30 logo S30: Worlds Apart

Swing Break - Ep5 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-7; 3 2nds):

  • Worlds Apart Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Ladder Daze" - Swaps in for Shirin on the puzzle, but too late as White Collar blows lead, loses (3rd/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Basket Case" - Middle swimmer, then rebounds (mostly unneeded), and White Collar wins (1st/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Dear Liza" - Helps carry and pour the bucket, and White Collar doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 RC: "Collar Blind" - Paired with Shirin, collects items for White Collar, which just avoids being Brains-ed (2nd*/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 IC: "Houses of the Holey" - swaps in for Tyler to place the final ball, and White Collar avoids losing once again (2nd*/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 RC: "Beach Balls" - Now with Nagarote, scores one of their only points as they lose big (5-2).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 IC: "Swing Break" - Paired with Shirin pulling the sled; Nagarote loses big again.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Worlds Apart: None.

 

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

  • Worlds Apart: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
2nd place: 3
Played: 7
Win%: 0.36
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%:
Mean% Finish: -
Max Dawson - Tribal Council record
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Ep5 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Worlds Apart: None.

 

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

  • Worlds Apart, Ep. 1: So Kim (voted out, 4-2).

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Worlds Apart, Ep. 5: Five votes, from Hali, Jenn, Will, Kelly, and Carolyn (voted out, 5-2).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Worlds Apart: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 2
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Max Dawson - Pictures
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    Worlds Apart intro shot
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    Worlds Apart intro shot
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    Pre-game CBS interview
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    Masaya in the truck, Day 1
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    Opening sequence confessional, about stepping on people to reach the next plateau
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    Greeting Probst
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    White Collars
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    The biggest mistake that you can make is putting yourself into a leadership position
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    Right now, I'm a media consultant
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    Masaya, not buying So and Joaquin's 'neutral box' story
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    Discussing the pair with Carolyn and Shirin
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    With Carolyn, trying to make fire
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    Talking to Joaquin
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Watching Joaquin fiddle with the locks
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    Watching as Shirin fumbles the puzzle
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    Working the puzzle
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    That didn't work
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    Back in camp, listening to So's boot ideas
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    Walking and talking
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    Carolyn *is* the oldest woman. Although I'm the oldest guy.
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    Talking to Shirin, Carolyn, and Tyler
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    Masaya, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    *I* would have done a better job of lying about it
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    Collecting the wicked downpour
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    Tipping his blade of grass to So
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    Talking about tipping his cap to past greats, Ep2
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    Carefully guiding the camera's gaze blurward
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    More entirely un-self-conscious cap tipping
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    ...and... Scene!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching Dan establish an early lead
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    Tapping in/out
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    Masaya accepts their idol
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    Getting tired of Masaya's idol hunt, Ep3
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    Starting line, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Trying to catch up with Blue Collar
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    Almost there...
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    White Collar accepts their consolation prize
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Bumping into things
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    Making some adjustments
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    Flag placed, ready for second place
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    Blindly accepting eggs
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    Discussing who should sit out the next challenge
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    Carolyn trains her (long-range) sights on Max
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    Still discussing who will sit out the Ep4 IC
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    Starting line
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    Watching Joaquin
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    Just swapped in for Tyler on the ball maze
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    Whoops
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    ...and success. White Collar doesn't lose.
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    Hooray, second place
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep5
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    New Nagarote, Ep5 swap
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    Starting line, Ep5 RC
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    Quantum entanglement with Joe
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    Chasing a ball as Joaquin scores
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    Watching Mike make the winning catch
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    Meet-and-greet with the new tribemates
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    Shirin is a great cook, especially of rabbits
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    Now the fun really starts, guys
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    Relax, they are just stigmata
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    Luckily, Jenn treated the toxins by scalding my feet
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    Actually, it's a plantar wart. No S.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Trying to catch up, with Shirin
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    Chances appear slim
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    Oh, man!
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    The hardest part was not smiling about the chance to go to Tribal Council
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    Regaling Jenn with thrilling astrological factoids
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    Conferring with Shirin
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    You will be. You. WILL be.
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    See you on the dark side of the moon
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    Nagarote, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    The former White Collars
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    Talking about the new Manono tribe, as people always do
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    They're voting for me, Shirin
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    Hey Jeff... Hold Up, Bro
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    Yup
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    Considering reclaiming the 'pulling a Dawson' title
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    Final words.
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    Full cast, reunion show
Max Dawson - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Dom Harvey & Colin Stone at The Dom & Colin Podcast: "The Reality of TV with Max Dawson"
  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (2/17/15): "Max - 'I Don't Think There's Any Filler on this Cast'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (3/19/15): "Max: 'The Reads I Had on Carolyn Were So Off'"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/19/15): "Exit Interview with the 2 Latest Players Voted Off - 3/19/15"
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (3/19/15): "I'm A Bit of a Monster, What Can I Say?"
  • Steve Helling at People.com (3/19/15): "Max Dawson: I Was Playing to Win"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (3/19/15): "Max Dawson talks Survivor: Worlds Apart"
Max Dawson - Bio
Survivor 30 logo  S30: Worlds Apart

From his official CBS Survivor: Worlds Apart cast bio page:

"Personal Claim to Fame: I taught a college class on Survivor at Northwestern University.

Inspiration in Life: My father, who has survived Vietnam, heart disease, cancer, botched surgeries, MRSA and more than 40 years of living with my mom and grandmother.

Hobbies: Going to the beach, swinging kettlebells and collecting vinyl records.

Pet Peeves: Waiting

3 Words to Describe You: Outspoken, brilliant and bearded.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1. A black cat. No matter how rough things get, petting a black cat always makes me feel better. 2. A bunch of kale. Kale is the food of the gods. 3. A tin of beard wax. Just because I'm starving on an island doesn't mean I can't look fresh.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Jonathan Penner. We are both opinionated, outspoken, truth-telling Jews who make our livings with our words. Like him, I love Survivor and all that it stands for. I believe that the game deserves to be honored by the individuals who are fortunate enough to play it.

Reason for Being on Survivor: First and foremost, I am playing to win. That said, I'm also strongly motivated by the prospect of hearing Probst say, “All the fixins.”

Why You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I’ll survive because of my laser-like focus, confidence, conviction and level-headedness. Oh, and did I mention that I taught a college class on Survivor?

Why Will You Be the Sole Survivor: I am a natural salesperson, and the product I am best at selling is myself. I’ve aced every interview I’ve been in, received every job I’ve applied for and sold hundreds of thousands of dollars of research to major corporations. In recent years, I have consciously worked to hone my abilities to read, understand and influence others, learning and refining new techniques that I’ve employed to great effect in my career and personal life. I have no doubt whatsoever that I will enjoy an equal level of success in Survivor."