Carl Boudreaux is a contestant from Survivor: David vs. Goliath.

Despite being in a comfortable position at the start of the game, Carl suffered an early setback when his ally Jessica Peet was blindsided. Following the Tribe Switch, he was sent to Exile Island where he found the Idol Nullifier. He later used this advantage in a cunning move against Dan Rengering, depowering his Hidden Immunity Idol and gaining the majority for the David Alliance. After his alliance took charge, however, Carl became arrogant and controlling. Frustrated with his behavior, his allies Christian Hubicki and Gabby Pascuzzi turned the vote on him, resulting in his blindside at the final nine.


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Age: 41
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Current residence: Houston
Occupation: Truck Driver
Hobbies: Fishing, riding horses, and shooting pool.
Pet peeves: When people "smack" gum.
Three words to describe you: Objective, tenacious, and adventurous.
What's your personal claim to fame? Having a successful marriage for 12 years.
Who or what is your inspiration in life? My father has always been a hardworking man and never let anything get in the way of taking care of his family.
If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why? A picture of my family, a prayer card, my pocket Bible.
Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Cirie Fields, because she never gave up and she always pushed herself when she felt it was something she couldn't do.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? To win a million dollars to put my family in a better financial situation. I love the show and have always wanted to be a part of it.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I feel that I can outwit, outlast, and outplay everyone else.[2]


Carl was originally placed on the David tribe, where he formed an alliance with Davie Rickenbacker and Jessica Peet on Day 1. Frustrated with Nick Wilson's laziness around camp, Carl told Pat Cusack that Nick should be the first boot should the tribe lose the upcoming Immunity Challenge. While David did indeed lose the first Immunity Challenge, Tribal Council was cancelled due to Pat's medical evacuation. The next day, Carl decided to shift the target from Nick to Lyrsa Torres due seeing her as the weakest link. He told Nick and Elizabeth Olson about his plan, but Elizabeth ended up telling Lyrsa. When David lost immunity again on Day 6, Carl, Davie, Jessica, and Bi Nguyen set the target on Lyrsa. At Tribal Council, however, Carl was shocked when Jessica was blindsided in a 5-4 vote.

At the Tribe Switch on Day 10, Carl was the only one to not draw a buff, which meant he had to go to Exile Island until after the next Tribal Council, where he would join the losing tribe. While on Exile Island, he found the Idol Nullifier. He then attended Vuku's Tribal Council Day 11, where Natalia Azoqa was blindsided, with Carl subsequently taking her place on Vuku. Over the next few days, Carl grew frustrated with Elizabeth's bossiness and attitude, and talked about getting her out next.

When the tribes merged into the Kalokalo tribe on Day 18, Carl continued to be annoyed by Elizabeth, going so far as to bring her name up for elimination with the Goliath Alliance's Dan Rengering. At the next Tribal Council, Carl contributed to Elizabeth's unanimous elimination. The next day, Carl, Davie, and Nick worked together to discover an Extra Vote, which Nick kept. Carl then told Nick about his Idol Nullifier. At Tribal Council, with the David Alliance down in numbers, Davie played his Hidden Immunity Idol on Christian Hubicki, and the David Alliance split their votes to send the Goliath Alliance's John Hennigan to the jury. On Day 25, Carl informed the rest of his about his Idol Nullifier and the group set about to use their advantages against the Goliaths. At Tribal Council, Nick used his Extra Vote to steal Alison Raybould's vote. However, this proved to be a ruse and Carl used his Idol Nullifier to negate Dan's idol, resulting in Dan's elimination.

Over the course of the next few days, Carl would grow increasingly drunk with his newfound power in numbers. The following day, he started gunning for Alec Merlino for being a challenge threat, though his controlling behavior caused the others, particularly Gabby Pascuzzi to talk about getting him out. Despite making himself a target, Carl's plan of getting Alec out succeeded at the next Tribal Council. Carl, Davie, Kara Kay, and Mike White then won the next Reward Challenge. While on the reward, Carl made the mistake of telling Kara his plan to target Alison next while he was drunk. After both Carl and Alison barely lost the next Immunity Challenge to Davie, both Christian and Gabby plotted against him, deeming him a difficult person to work with. At Tribal Council, Alison, Christian, Gabby, Kara, and Mike all banded together to eliminate Carl, sending him to the jury in a 5-4 vote.

At the Final Tribal Council , Carl voted for Nick to win which he did 7-3-0. 

Voting History

Carl's Voting History
Episode Carl's
Voted Against
1 No Tribal Council
2 Lyrsa -
3 David Tribe Immune
4 On Exile Island1
5 Vuku Tribe Immune
6 Vuku Tribe Immune
7 Elizabeth -
8 Angelina2 -
9 Dan -
10 Alec Alec
Alison Alison, Christian,
Gabby, Kara, Mike
Voted Out, Day 30
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "Time to Bring About the Charmpocalypse", Carl was not placed on a tribe at the tribe-switch and was sent to Exile Island, granting him immunity from Tribal Council.
^2 In "You Get What You Give", Dan used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Angelina, negating Carl's vote against her.


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