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David Wright
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Contestant Profile
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, California
Occupation: Television Writer
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Millennials vs. Gen X
Tribe(s): Takali
► Vanua
Vinaka
Finish: 4/20
Alliance(s): David's Vinaka Alliance
Challenge Wins: 9
Votes Against: 10
Days Lasted: 38
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David Wright is a contestant from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.

Initially ostracized by his tribe for his anxious and paranoid personality early into the game, David's anxiety eventually simmered and he managed to pull off the blindside of the de facto leader of the Takali tribe, Paul Wachter. He also managed to find two Hidden Immunity Idols. At the merge, his game quickly gained momentum. Despite losing an ally at the rock draw, David regained numbers and proceeded to systematically take out the opposing alliance. Ultimately he was seen as too big of a threat to win, and David was blindsided by his closest ally, Ken McNickle, at the last vote before the Final Tribal Council.

Profile

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Name: David Wright
Age: 42
Current residence: Sherman Oaks, CA
Occupation: Television writer
Tribe designation: Takali (Gen-X)
Three words to describe you: OCD, nervous, and paranoid.
Hobbies: 3D printing puzzles.
Pet peeves: Sudden, loud noises; people who don't use a turn signal; people who believe in ghosts and psychics; people who are late for dinner; people who incorrectly use the word "nonplussed;" people.
What does it mean to be a Gen-Xer? Gen-Xers believe in hard work, earning their rewards, and eating breakfast. Why does no one eat breakfast anymore?!
Personal claim to fame: Playing chess against Magnus Carlsen, the No. 1 ranked player in the world.
Inspiration in life: Mr. Spock [from Star Trek]. He's highly intelligent, logical, and has trouble fitting in.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? Beads, string, and polished stones to make fake Immunity Idols for other people to find.
Survivor contestant you're most like: I relate most to the guys who don't fit in such as John Cochran (South Pacific, Caramoan)—he's my intellectual equal with slightly larger muscles. I also relate to Joe Anglim's (Worlds Apart, Cambodia) puzzle-solving skills, but, unfortunately, not his full head of hair, or way with the ladies.
Reason for being on Survivor: I want to use Survivor as a tool to battle my insecurities and overcome my fears and anxiety.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? My weaknesses and flaws are my strengths. Because of my small size and lack of physical stature, people won't perceive me as a threat. I also have the most important Survivor trait one can have: paranoia. My eyes and ears will be at full attention, searching for any hint of a vote going bad for me. Chess has taught me to always look ahead, so I'm prepared to seize an opportunity when one presents itself. I won't let emotions and feelings stand in the way of reaching Final 3.[1]

Survivor

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Voting History

David's Voting History
Episode David's
Votes
Voted Against
David
1 Rachel CeCe
2 Takali Tribe Immune
3 Paul -
4 Lucy -
5 CeCe -
6 Vanua Tribe Immune
7 Vanua Tribe Immune
8 Michelle -
9 Taylor -
10 Chris Individual Immunity
11 Zeke;
Zeke
1
-
12 Zeke -
13 Will Jay, Will
Sunday Bret, Jay
14 Jay Individual Immunity
Bret Adam, Bret
Adam Adam, Hannah, Ken
Voted Off, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Adam

^1 In Million Dollar Gamble (Part 2), the vote ended with a 5-5 tie between Hannah and Zeke, forcing a revote. David did not change his vote on the revote.

Post-Survivor

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