|Born:||February 25, 1983|
|Hometown:||San Francisco, California|
|Alliance(s):||Nagarote Alliance (affiliated)|
Shirin is remembered for being a self-proclaimed "superfan", having an enthusiastic attitude which was viewed as annoying multiple times by her tribemates, her fights with Dan Foley and Will Sims II - the latter of which became one of the most controversial in Survivor history - and her impassioned jury speech.
During her short stay in Cambodia, Shirin orchestrated Vytas Baskauskas' blindside, before her inability to make genuine relationships with her tribemates, in addition to her overscheming with Spencer Bledsoe, led to her demise.
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Name (Age): Shirin Oskooi (31)
Season: Survivor: Worlds Apart
Survivor: Worlds Apart
Shirin was originally placed on the White Collar tribe where she was perceived as irritating by some of her fellow tribe mates, such as Joaquin Souberbielle and Tyler Fredrickson, for being enthusiastic and talkative. In the first Immunity Challenge, she found herself in the hot seat after the White Collar tribe lost, largely due to Shirin's poor performance on the puzzle portion of the challenge. She was spared by her tribemates on account of her bravery to step up during the challenge, and they instead voted out So Kim for her antics.
After the tribe switch, Shirin was put on Nagarote, where she was again criticized by tribe members Jenn Brown and Will Sims II for being annoying. In their first challenge as new tribes, Nagarote suffered an embarrassing defeat. Shirin was on the chopping block for her behavior, but they instead blindsided her ally, Max Dawson, for similar reasons.
Shirin made the merge and the line was beginning to be drawn between the Blue Collars and the No Collars, leaving Shirin in the middle along with her former White Collar tribe members, Tyler and Carolyn. When it came time for the first vote, Shirin joined the No Collars in blindsiding Kelly Remington when Jenn used her idol. However, Carolyn and Tyler sided with the Escameca Alliance and left Shirin's alliance in the minority. Her alliance members were picked off one by one, first Hali Ford, then Joe Anglim. After the Survivor Auction, Will was angry at Shirin for distrusting his honesty in sharing his reward. Will proceeded to yell at her saying that no one misses her at home while she is gone. Shirin felt personally attacked for she had grown up in a family that was a victim of domestic abuse. Her newfound ally Mike Holloway, broke up the conflict and comforted Shirin at this low point of the game. With their target set on Mike, the majority alliance was disappointed when Mike won immunity, thus they instead voted out Shirin's ally, Jenn. The next Immunity Challenge with the last man and last woman standing would win Immunity. Shirin lost out to Carolyn while Mike won immunity for the men the next episode, leaving Shirin as the next one to go. At Tribal Council, Mike attempted to save Shirin by revealing his Hidden Immunity Idol, attempting to convince the other castaways think he would use it on her. Unfortunately for Shirin, some of them called Mike's bluff and voted Shirin out in a 4-2-2 vote.
At Final Tribal Council, Shirin gave a speech reminiscent of Sue Hawk's "Snakes and Rats" by comparing Mike to a howler monkey due to his prowess in challenges and his gameplay. She compared Carolyn to a stingray because of her under-the-radar gameplay until making a big move when the time was right. She was merciless in her analogy of Will, and compared him to a dead fish for his vile and toxic attitude towards her. She ultimately gave her vote to Mike, who she saw as her savior during Will's tirade, who ultimately won 6-1-1.
|Shirin's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Masaya Tribe Immune|
|3||Masaya Tribe Immune|
|4||Masaya Tribe Immune|
|6||Nagarote Tribe Immune|
|10||Jenn|| Dan, Rodney,|
|11||Tyler|| Carolyn, Dan, |
|Voted Off, Day 29|
| Voted For|
|Statistics of Shirin Oskooi|
|Total votes received:||12|
|Days spent on Redemption Island:||N/A|
Shirin was one of the twenty castaways chosen by the public to compete on Survivor: Cambodia for a second chance.
Shirin was a a part of the Ta Keo tribe. When Vytas Baskauskas tried to from bonds with the women, Shirin decided to target him for his perceived smugness. She later told Spencer Bledsoe and Jeff Varner that Vytas has a lot of connections. After losing the first Immunity Challenge, Ta Keo went to Tribal Council immediately were Shirin along with the new schoolers, Jeff, and Peih-Gee Law sent Vytas home. After his elimination, both Shirin and Peih-Gee discuss how Abi-Maria Gomes is irritating them, however, Abi heard them. Then Shirin along with most of the tribe laughed and made fun of Abi while Abi was on the beach crying. After losing their second Immunity Challenge in the row both Shirin and her closest ally Spencer become targets for playing too hard. She tried to scramble but was unsuccessful. At Tribal Council, the tribe split their votes between Shirin and Spencer. Both Shirin and Spencer voted against each other because they knew that one of them would be voted off. Ultimately Shirin was eliminated in a 5-4 vote.
|Shirin's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Spencer|| Jeff, Kelly, Peih-Gee,|
|Voted Off, Day 6|
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- As revealed in her Ponderosa video, Shirin is the first castaway of Iranian descent.
- Shirin lost 12 lbs. during her time in Worlds Apart.
- Shirin was the youngest female castaway on the Masaya tribe.
- Survivor: Worlds Apart premiered on Shirin's 32nd birthday. She is the third castaway to have a premiere air on their birthday, after Ryan Aiken and David Samson.
- Shirin is so far the only female castaway with this distinction, as well as the only one not to become the first boot of his or her respective season.
- Every time Shirin had a vote cast against her in Survivor: Worlds Apart, Dan Foley, Rodney Lavoie Jr., and Sierra Thomas were one of them.
|Survivor: Worlds Apart Castaways|
|Survivor: Cambodia Castaways|