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Survivor: One World
One World NB
Season 24
Filming Location Upolu, Samoa
Season Run February 15, 2012 – May 13, 2012
Filming Dates August 1, 2011 – September 8, 2011
Survivors 18
Winner Kim Spradlin
Runner(s)-up Sabrina Thompson
Chelsea Meissner
Tribes Manono
Returnees Colton Cumbie (27)
Kat Edorsson (27)
Monica Culpepper (27)
Opening Sequence
Survivor One World - Official Complete Intro01:05

Survivor One World - Official Complete Intro

Series Chronology
Previous Season South Pacific
Next Season Philippines

Survivor: One World was the 24th season of Survivor. It featured two tribes, separated by sex, living on the same beach until a Tribe Switch on Day 12 separated the tribes. It premiered on February 15, 2012. It ended with Kim Spradlin winning in a 7-2-0 vote.


The season was filmed once again in the vicinity of Upolu, Samoa. It is in the same filming location as Survivor: Samoa, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains and Survivor: South Pacific

The season was filmed immediately after the filming of Survivor: South Pacific was wrapped up. This was done to cut down production costs. The season premiered in February 15, 2012.


  • One World Format: The two competing tribes, Manono and Salani, will be competing against each other while living together on the same beach in a more indefinite time. After the Tribe Switch and Reward Challenge in Day 12, the tribes were separated.
  • Battle of the Sexes: The cast will be divided according to gender, similar to both Survivor: The Amazon and Survivor: Vanuatu. Salani and Manono were the all-women and all-men tribes respectively, before the Tribal Shuffle on Day 12.[1]
  • "Do-It-Yourself" Challenges: Similar to how a Reward Challenge in Survivor: Samoa was conducted, certain challenges would require the contestants to run the challenge themselves, with no host overseeing them.[2]
  • Hidden Immunity Idols: Though there will be only one camp, there will still be two Hidden Immunity Idols, one per tribe. If someone finds the other tribe's idol, they cannot use it. Instead, they must give it to a member of the opposite tribe before the next Tribal Council. Furthermore, for the first time, no clues would be provided.
  • Tribe Shuffle: The tribes were switched on Day 12, mixing the men and the women.


Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
S24 kourtney t Kourtney Moon
29, Austin, TX
Salani Evacuated
Day 3
S24 nina t Nina Acosta
51, Clovis, CA
Salani 1st Voted Out
Day 5
S24 matt t Matt Quinlan
33, San Francisco, CA
Manono 2nd Voted Out
Day 8
S24 bill t Bill Posley
28, Venice, CA
Manono 3rd Voted Out
Day 11
S24 monica t Monica Culpepper
41, Tampa, FL
Salani Manono 4th Voted Out
Day 14
S24 colton t Colton Cumbie
21, Monroeville, AL
Manono Manono Evacuated
Day 16
S24 jonas t Jonas Otsuji
37, Lehi, UT
Manono Manono Tikiano 5th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 20
S24 michael t Michael Jefferson
30, Seattle, WA
Manono Salani 6th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 22
S24 jay t Jay Byars
25, Gaffney, SC
Manono Salani 7th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 25
S24 leif t Leif Manson
27, San Diego, CA
Manono Manono 8th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 27
S24 troyzan t Troyzan Robertson
50, Miami, FL
Manono Salani 9th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 30
S24 kat t Kat Edorsson
22, Orlando, FL
Salani Salani 10th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 33
S24 tarzan t Tarzan Smith
64, Houston, TX
Manono Manono 11th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 36
S24 alicia t Alicia Rosa
25, Chicago, IL
Salani Manono 12th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
S24 christina t Christina Cha
29, Hollywood, CA
Salani Manono 13th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
S24 chelsea t Chelsea Meissner
26, Charleston, SC
Salani Salani Second
S24 sabrina t Sabrina Thompson
33, Brooklyn, NY
Salani Salani Runner-Up 2
S24 kim t Kim Spradlin
29, San Antonio, TX
Salani Salani Sole Survivor 3

Season SummaryEdit

The 18 castaways were split into gender-based tribes and given maps to their camps, unaware they would lead to the same location. Despite living on the same beach, the tribes would remain split, building separate shelters and fending for their own tribe.

On the women's tribe, Salani, a five-person alliance was formed between Alicia Rosa, Chelsea Meissner, Kat Edorsson, Kim Spradlin and Sabrina Thompson, who were able to control the votes on their tribe. Despite a strong start, the men (Manono) found difficulty with Colton Cumbie, an outspoken member of the tribe who was initially an outsider, often interacting with Salani instead. After Sabrina accidentally found Manono's Hidden Immunity Idol, she gave it to Colton, who used his new found power to overthrow Manono's dominant alliance and gain control of the tribe.

After a Tribe Switch, Colton found himself again in a position of power on the new Manono tribe, however he was medically evacuated from the game after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis. Meanwhile, on the new Salani tribe, Kim and Chelsea formed a second alliance with Jay Byars and Troyzan Robertson as a backup plan in case their original alliance failed.

Though the sexes entered the merge with equal numbers, the women decided to form a voting bloc. Jay and Troyzan chose to align with the women, betraying two of the men. Troyzan logically explained to Kat and Christina Cha, who were at the bottom of the women's alliance that after the men go they are next. They decided to stick with the women and vote out Jay and Troyzan anyway.

As a result, Tarzan Smith was the last man remaining. However, Kat's unpredictability and youthful naivety was enough to convince Kim that keeping Kat around may be a bad idea, blindsiding Kat in a unanimous vote. With only six players remaining, Kim found herself caught between her initial alliance of Chelsea and Sabrina, and the alliance of Alicia, Christina and Tarzan. Although Alicia wanted to vote Chelsea out, Kim convinced Alicia that Tarzan was planning to betray her, leading to his elimination. Alicia and Christina were subsequently voted out at the next two Tribal Councils.

At the Final Tribal Council, the Jury castigated Chelsea for acting as Kim's main pawn and lack of social play, and while they praised Sabrina for her social game, she was berated for her poor challenge performance and being lazy at camp. The Jury blamed Kim for all of their eliminations, with Kim taking responsibility for every blindside. Ultimately, Kim won the title of Sole Survivor of by a vote of 7-2-0.

Episode GuideEdit

Episode Air date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish Viewership (in millions)[3] Rating/Share (18-49)
Reward Immunity
1 Two Tribes, One Camp, No Rules February 15, 2012 Manono1 Kourtney No Vote Evacuated
Day 3
10.79 3.1/9
2 Total Dysfunction February 22, 2012 Manono Manono Nina 6-1-1 1st Voted Out
Day 5
10.29 2.8/8
3 One World Is Out the Window February 29, 2012 Salani Salani Matt 7-1-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 8
10.65 2.9/8
4 Bum-Puzzled March 7, 2012 Salani Manono Bill 7-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 11
10.78 3.2/9
5 A Bunch of Idiots March 14, 2012 Salani Salani Monica 5-2 4th Voted Out
Day 14
10.56 3.0/9
6 Thanks for the Souvenir March 21, 2012 Salani None Colton No Vote Evacuated
Day 16
10.47 2.8/9
7 The Beauty in a Merge March 28, 2012 Alicia, Chelsea,
Christina, Jay,
Troyzan, Sabrina
Troyzan Jonas 10-2 5th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 20
9.99 2.9/9
8 Just Annihilate Them April 4, 2012 Christina,
Kim, Leif,
Michael, Sabrina
Jay Michael 7-2-2 6th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 22
10.36 2.8/9
9 Go Out with a Bang April 11, 2012 Alicia, Jay,
Kat, Tarzan,
Chelsea Jay 5-2-1-02 7th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 25
9.91 2.7/8
10 I'm No Dummy April 18, 2012 Survivor
Troyzan Leif 4-3-2 8th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 27
9.96 2.8/9
11 Never Say Die April 25, 2012 Kim
[Alicia, Chelsea]
Kim Troyzan 4-3-1 9th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 30
9.81 2.7/8
12 It's Gonna Be Chaos May 2, 2012 Kat
[Alicia, Kim]
Kim Kat 6-1 10th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 33
9.43 2.6/8
13 It's Human Nature May 9, 2012 Chelsea
[Kim, Sabrina]
Alicia Tarzan 5-1 11th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 36
9.97 2.8/9
14 Perception Is Not Always Reality May 13, 2012 None Kim Alicia 3-2 12th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
10.43 2.9/8
Kim Christina 3-1 13th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
Reunion Show Jury Vote Chelsea 7-2-0 Second Runner-Up 7.72 2.3/6
Sabrina Runner-Up
Kim Sole Survivor


^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge
^2 Troyzan used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 2 votes against him.

Voting HistoryEdit

Survivor: One World Voting History
Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Eliminated: S24 kourtney t
S24 nina t
S24 matt t
S24 bill t
S24 monica t
S24 colton t
S24 jonas t
S24 michael t
S24 jay t
S24 leif t
S24 troyzan t
S24 kat t
S24 tarzan t
S24 alicia t
S24 christina t
S24 chelsea t
S24 sabrina t
S24 kim t
Vote: No Vote 6-1-1 7-1-1 7-1 5-2 No Vote 10-2 7-2-2 5-2-1-0 4-3-2 4-3-1 6-1 5-1 3-2 3-1 7-2-0
Kim Nina Jonas Michael Jay Tarzan Troyzan Kat Tarzan Alicia Christina Jury Vote
Sabrina Nina Jonas Michael Jay Leif Christina Kat Tarzan Alicia Christina
Chelsea Nina Jonas Michael Troyzan Leif Troyzan Kat Tarzan Alicia Christina
Christina Nina Tarzan Jonas Tarzan Jay Tarzan Chelsea Kat Tarzan Chelsea Sabrina Kim
Alicia Nina Monica Jonas Tarzan Jay Tarzan Troyzan Kat Tarzan Chelsea Kim
Tarzan Matt Bill Monica Jonas Christina Jay Leif Christina Kat Chelsea Kim
Kat Nina Jonas Michael Troyzan Leif Troyzan Sabrina Kim
Troyzan Matt Bill Jonas Michael Kim Kim Christina Sabrina
Leif Matt Bill Monica Michael Michael Alicia Kim Sabrina
Jay Matt Bill Jonas Michael Alicia Kim
Michael Bill Bill Jonas Christina Kim
Jonas Matt Bill Monica Michael Kim
Colton Matt Bill Monica Evacuated
Monica Christina Tarzan
Bill Matt Leif
Matt Colton
Nina Kat
Kourtney Evacuated


  • In Episode 1, Kourtney was medically evacuated. No vote occurred for her removal.
  • In Episode 6, Colton was medically evacuated. No vote occurred for his removal.
  • In Episode 9, Troyzan used a Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore any votes cast against him were nullified.


  • One World is the second Survivor season in which the tribe names have been explicitly revealed during the premiere of the season preview of the reunion of the previous season, following Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.
  • This is the fourth season where tribes are divided by gender, following Survivor: The Amazon, Survivor: Vanuatu and Survivor: Panama.
    • This is the first "Men vs. Women" season where the men and the women entered the merge with even numbers.
    • This is the first Battle of the Sexes season to feature a Final Three , rather than a Final Two.
  • This is the first season not to include the Redemption Island twist since its introduction.
  • This was the most recent season and the only one of the last six seasons to consist entirely of contestants competing for the first time until Survivor: Cagayan.
  • This is the first season to not feature an intro containing clips of the castaways for 6 straight episodes. ​​
    • This is also the first season to not show the full intro until the season finale.
  • This is the second season to have "do-it-yourself" challenges, following Survivor: Samoa.
    • While Jeff Probst is absent during the "do-it-yourself" challenges, challenge producer John Kirhoffer is still present in case of any untoward incidents, but he will not act as a substitute referee.
  • This season officially put Samoa in a 3 way tie for the most used location of the whole US Survivor franchise, with four seasons filmed in the island of Upolu, namely, Survivor: Samoa, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains and Survivor: South Pacific.
  • This season's Tribal Council is situated over a body of water full of mangrove trees.
  • This is the seventh season with an evacuation and it is tied with Survivor: SamoaSurvivor: Micronesia, and Survivor: Caramoan for season with most medevacs with two.
    • However, this season marks the earliest medical evacuation in the history of the series, with Kourtney Moon's removal in Day 3.
  • This season's Hidden Immunity Idol physically looks similar to that of Survivor: Samoa's
  • This is the most recent season, where the contestants had to gather their own supplies, on a truck they drove in on, rather than having supplies provided at their initial camps
  • This is the eighth consecutive season to have a female to be the first eliminated.
    • It is however the first time in four seasons that a female has been the first and second eliminated.
  • This is the second season where a Hidden Immunity Idol is found in the first episode, the first being Survivor: Redemption Island.
  • The designs for this season's paraphernalia, such as the season logo, buffs and challenge props are similar to indigenous Maori designs.[4]
  • This is the second season where a tribe gives up immunity to the opposing tribe following Survivor: Fiji
    • In this case, however, Manono voluntarily gave up immunity, while the Moto tribe in Fiji was given a choice to do so in order to retain their luxurious campsite.
  • This season has the same tribe coloring as Survivor: Pearl Islands (orange and blue starting tribes, black merged tribe).
    • Coincidentally, the winner was also from the blue tribe.
  • This season has the fewest number of people voted out before the merge with four.
  • One World is the seventh season to feature black as the merged tribe's color.
    • It is also the eighth season to feature black as the color for any tribe.
  • One World is the first season since Survivor: Samoa to feature the Survivor Auction.
  • Although this is not the first season when the tribes merged during Tribal Council, this is the first time that both tribes were present at Tribal Council when it happened.
  • This season marked the first time that the first person voted out happened in the second episode.
  • This is the first season since Survivor: Nicaragua to feature a televised Rites of Passage.
  • This is also the first season since Survivor: Nicaragua to feature a Tribe Switch
  • The font used for the props and tribe names is called "Creaky Frank".
  • This is the second season to have an episode (“Two Tribes, One Camp, No Rules”) with neither a completed challenge nor a Tribal Council vote, following “This Is the Man Test”.
  • Colton's intense fury over Bill actually stemmed when Bill threw Colton's Hidden Immunity Idol into the ocean. This is a direct violation to the Survivor Rulebook, because the idols are considered as personal items, thus cannot be stolen. Leif told Colton the incident, while production returned Colton's idol to him.
  • All three representatives of One World who appeared on Survivor: Blood vs. Water brought a male loved-one with them.
    • Of the three, in One World, two were eliminated pre-merge (a woman voted out, Colton leaving on other terms) and a woman reached the merge. In Blood vs. Water, the same situation occurred.
  • Despite the twist of One World being placed as a major twist and given a name from this season. This is NOT the first time it was introduced, it was originally introduced in Survivor: Thailand along with the fake merge.


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