|Birth Date||December 8, 1979|
|Hometown||Santa Monica, California|
|Occupation||Yoga Instructor/Math Professor|
|Alliance(s)|| Five Guys Alliance|
Galang Alliance (affiliated)
Name (Age): Vytas Baskauskas (33)
Tribe Designation: Tadhana
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Aras' Brother
Current Residence: Santa Monica, California
Occupation: Yoga Instructor/Math Professor
Personal Claim to Fame: Beating heroin addiction, yoga discipline, and receiving a graduate degree in math.
Inspiration in Life: I don’t have one particular hero. I greatly admire the brilliant scientists and mathematicians of the past and also social activists such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hobbies: Movies, music, good food, bodysurfing and chess.
Pet Peeves: Stupidity and show-offs.
Three Words to Describe You: Smart, strong-willed, and unique.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) iPod – love music. 2) Yoga mat – practice every day to keep the body & mind right. 3) Chess set - it's not just a game, it's a way of life.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: The intellect and wit of Jonathan Penner, the likability of Aras Baskauskas and the flirtatiousness of Parvati Shallow.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to be on the show for the experience. I truly believe I can outwit, outplay and outlast. Of course I also want the prize.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I have the necessary elements to make it to the end. I’m strong minded, smart and cunning. Through my addiction, I learned to easily manipulate people and although I don't use that skill as much anymore, it is still there.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I am very assertive. It is unlike me to not get what I want. I am also smart and sociable so my people skills will do me well. I have a good social awareness. My personality is unique and although I may not be the most-liked, that's not such a bad thing in getting to the end.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Playing with Aras means the world to me. Our relationship hasn't always been the best, but over the past few years, it has definitely begun to improve. I love my brother very much and this experience will surely bring us closer together. That being said, there can only be ONE sole survivor. Aras and I have been competing with each other in almost every way since he was born. This will be the ultimate competition. Whether I win the game or not, I desperately want to beat my brother!
Season: Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Previous Finish: 10th Place
What will you do differently this time around? "The first time I played Survivor, I got to do it with my brother, Aras. If I had the opportunity to play again, it would be more of my own game. I'm so protective of my little bro that it made it difficult to focus on my own standing in the tribe. If I went back, I would also be sure to enjoy the moment more and have fun. How cool is it to have a “once in a lifetime” experience happen twice?!"
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
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|Vytas' Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|5||Tadhana Tribe Immune|
|7||Laura B.||Laura B.|
|8||Laura M.||Individual Immunity|
|9||Tyson|| Caleb, Gervase, Hayden, Katie,|
Laura M., Monica, Tina, Tyson
|Voted Off, Day 22|
|10||On Redemption Island|
|Eliminated, Day 27|
| Voted for|
^1 In One Armed Dude and Three Moms, the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Brad and Ciera, forcing a revote. Vytas voted for Brad on the revote.
Vytas was one of twenty castaways chosen by the public to compete on the second chance season, Survivor: Cambodia.
|Vytas' Voting History|
| Voted Against|
- Vytas and his girlfriend welcomed their first child, a son, Asa, was born in February 8, 2014, in Bali.
- Vytas, along with fellow Survivor: Blood vs. Water castaways Marissa Peterson, Katie Collins, and Ciera Eastin, are the second through fifth people to be a blood relative of a past castaway. The first was Brandon Hantz, being the nephew of Russell Hantz. Of the group, Vytas is the only one who was older than their loved one.
- Vytas lost 18.6 lbs (8.5 kg) during his time in Survivor: Blood vs. Water.
- Vytas was first seen on Survivor at the Survivor: Panama finale, congratulating Aras Baskauskas for his win.
- Vytas and Aras' maternal grandfather was late actor Macdonald Carey.
- Both seasons Vytas played in, he played with a contestant named Monica. He is the third person to do this, following Laura Morett and Ciera Eastin.
|Survivor: Blood vs. Water Castaways|
|Survivor: Cambodia Castaways|