Rodney Lavoie Jr. is a contestant from Survivor: Worlds Apart.

With his youthful, comically arrogant demeanor and bravado, Rodney is remembered for his rivalry with Mike Holloway and for his control of the dominating Escameca Alliance. He was ultimately eliminated at the final 4 after losing the fire-making tiebreaker to Carolyn Rivera.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Name (Age): Rodney Lavoie Jr., 24
Tribe Designation: Blue Collar (Escameca)
Current Residence: Boston
Occupation: General Contractor
Personal Claim to Fame: I was captain of the Boston high school all-star football team and the basketball team. Also, I graduated with a bachelor's degree.
Inspiration in Life: Tom Brady- He is the "G.O.A.T." He has 3 Super Bowl rings, a wife who is a "10," loves his line of work, and fires me up. Go Pat's!
Hobbies: Going to the gym, working out, playing basketball, video games, poppin' bottles at the club and going to sporting events and concerts.
What is your favorite sport? Basketball and football.
Pet Peeves: When guys take kissy face selfies on social media and poor driving etiquette.
3 Words to Describe You: Loyal, passionate and amusing.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1. Cell phone (if it has service). 2. My boys. 3. A group of girls.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: No one! Nobody is going to play this game like how you're about to see me play!
Reason for Being on Survivor: To show the world I am the total package. I'm not just an athlete or hustler, but I can beat out everyone for the million.
Why You'll "Survive" Survivor: I am athletic, a hustler, persuasive, a team player, amusing and strong.
Why Will You Be the Sole Survivor: With my smarts, athletic ability, hustle like a salesman and personality, I think I can make it, baby![1]

Survivor

Rodney started off on the Escameca (Blue Collar) tribe. His initial strategy was to align with the women using the story behind his tattoo to win them over. Like most of the tribe, he was annoyed by Dan's antics early on, but he was more annoyed by Mike urging him to work more. On Day 9, Rodney and Lindsey got into an argument after Rodney made some sexist comments about women. The Blue Collars finally lost the Immunity Challenge on Day 11. Despite his conflicts with the other men of Nagarote, he set that aside to target Lindsey. After the challenge, Rodney formed an alliance with Mike Holloway, Dan Foley, and Kelly Remington. They joined in targeting Lindsey due to her outbursts at camp. At Tribal Council, the alliance split the vote between Lindsey and Sierra, and Rodney received votes from Sierra and Lindsey. In the revote, Lindsey was eliminated.

On Day 12, the Masaya tribe was dissolved. The remaining castaways switched to either the Escameca or Nagarote tribe. Rodney remained on the Blue Collar tribe along with Mike, Dan, and Sierra while Kelly switched to the no collar tribe. However, they gained White Collars Joaquin Souberbielle and Tyler Fredrickson, and No Collar Joe Anglim. After the tribe switch, Rodney and Joaquin bonded which scared Rodney's former allies. On Day 16, the Blue Collar tribe threw the Immunity Challenge to save former ally Kelly Remington. Rodney, Joaquin, and Tyler targeted Joe because he was the biggest challenge threat. However, Mike and Dan wanted Joaquin gone so Rodney will stay loyal to them. Joe sided with Mike and Dan. Both alliances vied for Sierra's vote. At Tribal Council, Sierra sided with Mike, Dan, and Joe and Joaquin was blindsided in a 4-3 vote which shocked Rodney. After Joaquin's elimination, Mike told Rodney the reason he got rid of Joaquin, but Rodney was still angry and vowed to get revenge on his former allies.

On Day 17, the tribes merged. While Rodney was still with the Blue Collars, he formed an inner alliance with former No Collar Will Sims, former White Collar, Carolyn, and former Blue Collar ally Kelly. The alliance targeted Joe because of his strength in challenges, but he won immunity. Then the alliance targeted Jenn Brown. However, at Tribal Council, Jenn played her Hidden Immunity Idol which negated the seven votes cast against her and eliminating Kelly in a 4-1-0 vote. This angered Rodney. Later that night, Rodney got mad at Mike for switching the vote from Hali to Jenn which caused Kelly's elimination. Tyler joined Rodney's alliance. The alliance still targeted Joe, but he won immunity again on Day 22, so they targeted Hali Ford. At Tribal Council, Hali was blindsided in a 7-4 vote. Tyler won immunity on Day 24 thus ending Joe's immunity streak. Jenn, upset over Hali being voted out, asked everyone to vote her out so Rodney and the others decided to honor her request. At Tribal Council, the votes were split between Joe and Jenn, but Mike used Shirin's vote to eliminate Joe.

The next day, Rodney told Will, Carolyn, and Tyler to vote out Mike next, but Mike overheard their conversation. After the Survivor Auction, Mike outed Rodney to everyone else, however, his plans backfired and his former alliance turned on him. However, Mike won immunity on Day 27, thwarting Rodney's plans of getting rid off him. At Tribal Council, his alliance eliminated Jenn. Mike won immunity again on Day 29 so Shirin became a target. At Tribal Council, Shirin told the others that she was not a threat and Tyler was so they should get rid off him. However, Shirin was still voted out, and after she was, some members clapped and Rodney cheered. On Day 30, it was Rodney's birthday and he hoped to finally win a reward. In the Reward Challenge, Rodney was teamed up with Tyler and Dan. However, due to him forgetting his bag, his team lost the challenge. Mike, Carolyn, and Sierra won the challenge and all three decided not to give up their reward, which infuriated Rodney. He started to whine and complain, which annoyed Dan and Tyler. Then he decided to act like he wanted to quit so Mike would not play his Hidden Immunity Idol, but both Dan and Tyler knew Mike wouldn't buy his story. When Mike got back from his reward, Rodney acted like he wanted to quit, but Mike knew he was lying.

On Day 32, Carolyn won immunity, but, due to Mike possessing the Hidden Immunity Idol, the alliance was forced to turn on each other. At Tribal Council, all the guys except for Mike voted for Mike, but Mike played his idol negating four votes cast against him and eliminating Tyler in a 3-0 vote. On Day 34, Rodney was teamed with Dan and Sierra for reward, but he lost again. Once again, Carolyn did not give up her reward, which angered Rodney. On Day 35, Mike won immunity, forcing the alliance of five to turn on each other. Rodney decided to vote for Carolyn because she did give up one of her rewards for him. At Tribal Council, Dan used his Extra Vote advantage and cast a second vote for Carolyn. However, Carolyn played her Hidden Immunity Idol, which negated the five votes cast against her and blindsided Dan in a 2-0 vote.

On Day 37, Mike won immunity, forcing the alliance of four to turn on each other. Rodney told Mike to vote for Sierra because she has done nothing to upset the jury. However, Mike was unsure whether to vote for him or Sierra. At Tribal Council, Sierra accidentally implied that she was a threat, so she was blindsided in a 4-1 vote with Sierra voting for Rodney. Mike won the Final Immunity Challenge. Rodney told him to eliminate Carolyn. However, Mike wanted to take Carolyn to the end. At Tribal Council, both Rodney and Carolyn were tied with two votes each so they had to go to a firemaking tiebreaker. After an hour, Rodney was able to get fire. It was able to go high but unable to cut the rope. Carolyn got fire and her fire was able to cut the rope. So Carolyn won the challenge and Rodney became the eighth and final member of the jury.

At the Final Tribal Council, Rodney asked Will how he was true to himself and asked Carolyn to explain what moves she made by herself and she said blindsiding Tyler and Dan. In the end, Rodney voted his friend Will to win the game, but Mike won in a 6-1-1 vote.

At the live Reunion Show, Jeff Probst polled the jury on who would they would have voted for if Rodney was in the final 3 instead of Carolyn, and the result was Mike beating Rodney and Will in a 5-3-0 vote, respectively.

Voting History

Rodney's Voting History
Episode Rodney's
Votes
Voted Against
Rodney
1 Escameca Tribe Immune
2 Escameca Tribe Immune
3 Escameca Tribe Immune
4 Sierra;
Ineligible
Lindsey, Sierra;
-1
5 Escameca Tribe Immune
6 Joe -
7 Jenn2 -
8 Hali -
9 Joe -
10 Shirin -
11 Shirin -
12 Mike3 -
13 Carolyn4 -
14 Sierra Sierra
Carolyn Carolyn, Mike5
Voted Out, Day 38
Voted For
Sole Survivor
Will

^1 In "Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner", the vote ended with a 2-2-2 tie between Rodney, Lindsey, and Sierra, forcing a revote. On the revote, Rodney did not receive any votes to be eliminated.
^2 In "The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight", Jenn used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Rodney's vote against her.
^3 In "Holding On for Dear Life", Mike used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Rodney's vote against him.
^4 In "My Word Is My Bond", Carolyn used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Rodney's vote against her.
^5 In "It's a Fickle, Fickle Game", the vote ended with a 2-2 tie between Rodney and Carolyn, forcing a fire-making tiebreaker. Rodney was eliminated at the tiebreaker.

Post-Survivor

  • Rodney recently hosted a charity event called "Rodney Bowl" with proceeds going towards the Natalie Lives on Foundation. Former Survivor cast members and Big Brother 16 winner Derrick Levasseur have attended.[2] Rodney recently announced another Rodney Bowl this time with proceeds going to another charity he founded named Bullies Reality which many reality stars are involved with to help end bullying. Over 100 celebrities are expected to attend this event.

Trivia

  • Rodney is the youngest member of the original Escameca tribe and the youngest male castaway in Survivor: Worlds Apart.
  • Rodney holds the Survivor record for the longest period of time without a challenge win of any kind, winning no challenges from Day 15-38 for a 24-day losing streak. Rodney also holds the post-merge record, winning no challenges throughout his 22-day stay on Merica.
  • Rodney's 25th birthday was on Day 30 of Worlds Apart.
  • Rodney placed second in 25 "Biggest New Survivor Villains" on Survivor Oz.[3]
  • Rodney revealed on a Reddit thread that he was recruited to compete on Survivor in Boston.[4]
  • Rodney lost 33 lbs. during his time in Worlds Apart.[5]

References

Survivor: Worlds Apart Castaways
 Carolyn
Masaya
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 Dan
Escameca
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 Hali
Nagarote
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 Jenn
Nagarote
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 Joaquin
Masaya
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 Joe
Nagarote
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 Kelly
Escameca
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 Lindsey
Escameca
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 Max
Masaya
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 Mike
Escameca
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 Nina
Nagarote
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 Rodney
Escameca
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 Shirin
Masaya
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 Sierra
Escameca
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 So
Masaya
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 Tyler
Masaya
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 Vince
Nagarote
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 Will
Nagarote
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