Michael Jefferson - Survivor: One World

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 22 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 24: One World (2012) - 11th place, 8th out - 2nd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Just Annihilate Them" (Day 22).

Michael Jefferson on social media: twitter

Michael Jefferson - 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
S24: One World 1.03 3.48 0.30 2 9 4 0.44 1.08 - - - 0.74 2.11
Career 1.03 3.48 0.30 2 9 4 0.44 1.08 - - - 0.74 2.11


Michael Jefferson - 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.


Michael Jefferson - Challenge record
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Basket-brawl - Ep5 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-12; 1 sit-out):

  • One World Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Free Fallin'" - Manono wins by default, as Kourtney is medevaced.
  • One World Ep. 2 RC: "DIY Knots" - Sits out as Manono wins.
  • One World Ep. 2 IC: "By The Numbers" - Manono wins third straight.
  • One World Ep. 3 RC: "Shut Your Trap" - Doesn't get a chance to compete, as Manono is swept by Salani, 5-0, before his turn comes up.
  • One World Ep. 3 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Manono loses again (after Salani copies Manono's puzzle).
  • One World Ep. 4 RC: "Coco Connection" - Michael connects on one hit, but Manono loses.
  • One World Ep. 4 IC: "Puzzle Relay" - Manono wins, but goes to tribal anyway.
  • One World Ep. 5 RC: "Dear Liza" - Gets switched to Salani, and Salani wins.
  • One World Ep. 5 IC: "Basket-brawl" - Pretty much single-handedly responsible for a convincing Salani win against the old, slow, tiny new Manono.
  • One World Ep. 6 RC: "Coco Pops" - Another Salani win.
  • One World Ep. 7 RC: "Sea Turtles" - Part of the losing team (with Kim, Leif, Tarzan, Jonas, Kat).
  • One World Ep. 8 RC: "7UP" - Part of winning team this time (with Kim, Leif, Christina, Sabrina).


Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 39.8%)

  • One World Ep. 7 IC: "Roller Ball" - Third person out, in the second round (10th/12).
  • One World Ep. 8 IC: "Odd Shaped Bottoms" - just short of advancing to the final round (6th/11).


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

  • One World: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 7
Played: 12
Win%: 0.58
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 39.8%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Michael Jefferson - Tribal Council record
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Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • One World: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):


VAP - Votes against (9):

  • One World, Ep. 7: Two votes, from Jonas, Leif.
  • One World, Ep. 8: Seven votes, from Kim, Sabrina, Chelsea, Kat, Troyzan, Leif, and Jay (voted out, 7-2-2).


Jury votes made (1/1):

  • One World, Ep. 14: Voted for Kim Spradlin (who won easily, 7-2-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 2
Tribals: 4
VAP: 9
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Michael Jefferson - Pictures
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    One World intro shot
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    One World intro shot
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    Pre-game interview
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    Pre-game posed shot
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    More pre-season posing. Alas, the camera's interest was doomed not to last.
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    Michael steals Salani's stuff in the opening seconds. In punishment for this act, he was not shown again for the entire season.
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    Oh, my tribe has two guys that call themselves Tarzan? That's wonderful.
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    Just broin' it up, bro.
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    Early camp shot, accurately assessing the entire season
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    Early camp shot, finding Alicia's conversation just as compelling as the audience did
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    Manono tribe, ready for the Ep1 RC/IC
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    Eager to get on with it
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    Lined up for the Manono win on By The Numbers, Ep2 IC
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    Celebrating the Ep2 IC victory, with Matt and Jonas
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    Oh good, Salani won again (Ep3 IC).
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    Manono tribe, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Watching Jonas shoot, Ep4 RC
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    Basket-brawl, Ep5 IC. Somehow managed to get a shot off against Leif.
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    This is not a favorable matchup (for Manono).
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    New Salani sidelines, Ep5 IC
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    The winning shot, Ep5 IC
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    Victory over small people, Ep5 IC
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    Roller ball, Ep7 IC
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    Merge Tribal Council
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    Heading for a win, Ep8 RC
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    And you are... ?
Michael Jefferson - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • CBS "Meet Michael" pre-game video (YouTube, removed by CBS)


Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/5/12): "We Get Michael Jefferson's Side of the Blind Side"
  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (4/5/12): "Survivor: One World Castaway Interview – Michael Jefferson"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (4/7/12): "Michael Jefferson talks Survivor: One World"
Michael Jefferson - Bio
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From his official CBS bio page (1/19/12):

"Inspiration in Life: My dad is my hero. He is the man I want to be like. I have learned so many great skills from him that I'll have for a lifetime.

Hobbies: Working out, kayaking and soccer.

Pet Peeves: Annoying eaters, bad breath, people who grunt while working out, and people that "need" a cigarette.

3 Words to Describe You: A leader, ambitious and organized.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: First, Ethan since he played a very clean game and did very well, and Rupert, because I speak my mind from my heart, not my head.

Reason for Being on Survivor: It's my mom's dream (Survivor is her favorite show) for me to be on and win. Also, I see it as my chance to travel to a new part of the world.

Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I am a natural leader who knows when to keep my mouth shut. People always listen to my opinions and I am a hard worker. I am very much a people person and with all the back-stabbing that goes on with Survivor, I don't see it happening to me.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am a very driven person and can usually get what I want. I am a natural leader but will gladly step aside to take the spotlight off of me. I am also a very persuasive person who has learned to keep your enemies close so that it's easier to control and predict their movements. I am unstoppable!!"