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Daniel "Danny" Massa is a contestant from Survivor 44.

From the outset, Danny showed his passion for every aspect of the game as he eagerly hunted for Hidden Immunity Idols, led the Soka Alliance, and expressed his disdain for his tribemates who willingly sat out of challenges. His aggressive approach to the game made him a target following the merge, but he was able to evade elimination through his alliance's collaboration with the Tika Three. However, his bravado turned Carolyn Wiger against him, and the Tikas and remaining Ratus sided with her to vote him out at the final seven.


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Age: 32
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Current Residence: Bronx, N.Y.
Occupation: NYC Firefighter
3 Words to Describe You: Kind, passionate, determined
Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? SURVIVOR is the game that puts the human condition on display and strips you down to your rawest form. It's terrifying. I believe true happiness is found outside your comfort zone.
What's one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? I feel if I was a little younger, I may have answered firefighting or mixed martial arts fights; however I don't believe that. I believe you can't really be prepared for this experience, which might make me more prepared.
Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? Jeremy Collins, my man!! I hope I can be cunning in the affable way he is.
Favorite Hobbies: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, running with my dog, breath work, meditation
Pet Peeves: Bullies and whining
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being kind always #1. Being a compassionate fireman. I ran a 34-mile ultramarathon—pretty proud of that.
What is something we would never know from looking at you? Growing up, I was very insecure about my body, my voice and speech.
Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My mother. She had my sister in the '70s when she was 18, and had the courage to leave her physically abusive husband. She raised my sister by herself working two jobs, until 16 years later when she met my dad. My sister is also an inspiration. She and my brother-in-law adopted two children from Haiti and had one biological. Sadly, shortly after, my brother- in-law died of a rare cancer. My sister presses on, lives life to the fullest and even got her Ph.D. after his death.[2]


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Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Soka Crate Wide Open Reward No Won
Paradise Lost Immunity No 1st
2 A Bridge You Must Cross Reward/Immunity No Won
3 Box Car Blues Reward/Immunity No Lost
4 Air Raid Reward No 1st
Leap of Faith Immunity No 1st
5 EOC Reward/Immunity No 2nd
Tribes Disbanded, Day 12
6 None No Quarter Reward/Immunity Lost
Tribes Merged, Night 13
7 Va Va Audio Slave Reward/Immunity No Shared1
8 Eve 5 Immunity Lost
9 Ballin a Jack Immunity No Lost
10 Put a Ring On It Reward Lost
Union of the Snake Immunity Lost
11 Last Gasp Immunity Lost
Voted Out, Day 21
^1 The challenge was played for reward and immunity, with the last person standing winning reward and immunity for their team. Danny lost the challenge, but was on the team that won reward and immunity.

Episode Danny's
Voted Against
1 Soka Tribe Immune
2 Soka Tribe Immune
3 Claire -
4 Soka Tribe Immune
5 Soka Tribe Immune
6 Josh -
7 Immune
8 Brandon -
9 Kane Kane
10 Frannie Heidi
11 Carson1 Carolyn,
Carson, Yam Yam
Voted Out, Day 21
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "I'm Not Worthy", Carolyn used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Carson, negating Danny's vote against him.


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Survivor 44 Castaways
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S44 bruce t
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S44 danny t
S44 frannie t
S44 heidi t
S44 helen t
S44 jaime t
S44 josh t
S44 kane t
S44 lauren t
S44 maddy t
S44 matt t
S44 matthew t
S44 sarah t
 Yam Yam
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