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Survivor: One World is the twenty-fourth 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. The season saw two medical evacuations, and has to date produced five returning players (Colton Cumbie, Kat Edorsson, Kim Spradlin, Monica Culpepper, and Troyzan Robertson) for subsequent seasons.

Relations between the men's tribe and the women's tribe were tense in the early game, with negotiations for even basic resources growing complex and embittered. Early alliances based almost exclusively on gender resulted. After the Tribe Switch, several members of the new, mixed-gender Salani tribe formed a secret alliance with the object of stealthily seizing power in the game. Kim Spradlin was at the nucleus of both this new alliance and the long-established women's alliance. After the merge, she and her collaborator Chelsea Meissner used this leverage to tip the numbers in favor of the women, after which point they recommitted to their original all-female alliance, which easily picked off all of the remaining men in the game. The two were joined by the charismatic Sabrina Thompson in the Final Three, but Kim's role as the season's dominant strategist earned her a 7-2-0 victory over Sabrina and Chelsea, allowing her to become the winner.


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, competed against each other while living together on the same beach for an indefinite time. After the Tribe Switch and Reward Challenge on 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 tribe switch on Day 12.[2]
  • "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.[3]
  • Hidden Immunity Idol: 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 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 Switch: The tribes were switched on Day 12, mixing the men and the women.
  • Merge: This season merged with twelve castaways in the game.
  • Expanded Jury and Final Three: Instead of the conventional Final Two facing the jury of seven, the Day 39 Tribal Council was held with a Final Three facing a nine-person jury.


Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
S24 kourtney t Kourtney Moon
29, Austin, TX
Motorcycle Repairwoman
Salani Evacuated
Day 3
S24 nina t Nina Acosta
51, Clovis, CA
Retired LAPD Officer
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
27, Venice, CA
Stand-Up Comedian
Manono 3rd Voted Out
Day 11
S24 monica t Monica Culpepper
41, Tampa, FL
Ex-NFL Player's Wife
Salani Manono 4th Voted Out
Day 14
S24 colton t Colton Cumbie
20, Monroeville, AL
Manono Manono Evacuated
Day 16
S24 jonas t Jonas Otsuji
37, Lehi, UT
Sushi Chef
Manono Manono Tikiano 5th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 20
S24 michael t Michael Jefferson
29, Seattle, WA
Manono Salani 6th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 22
S24 jay t Jay Byars
24, 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
Swimsuit Photographer
Manono Salani 9th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 30
S24 kat t Kat Edorsson
22, Orlando, FL
Timeshare Representative
Salani Salani 10th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 33
S24 tarzan t Tarzan Smith
63, Houston, TX
Plastic Surgeon
Manono Manono 11th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 36
S24 alicia t Alicia Rosa
24, Chicago, IL
Special Education Teacher
Salani Manono 12th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
S24 christina t Christina Cha
28, West Hollywood, CA
Career Consultant
Salani Manono 13th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
S24 chelsea t Chelsea Meissner
26, Charleston, SC
Medical Saleswoman
Salani Salani Second
S24 sabrina t Sabrina Thompson
33, Brooklyn, NY
High School Teacher
Salani Salani Runner-Up 2
S24 kim t Kim Spradlin
28, San Antonio, TX
Bridal Shop Owner
Salani Salani Sole Survivor 3

Season Summary[]

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, Chelsea, Kat, Kim, and Sabrina, who were able to control the votes on their tribe. Despite a strong start, the men of Manono found difficulty with Colton, 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, Chelsea and Kim formed a second alliance with original Manono members Jay and Troyzan as a backup plan in case their original women's 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. With the women now in the majority, they eliminated the men until only Tarzan remained. 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, Alicia wanted to vote Chelsea out, but Kim convinced Alicia that Tarzan was planning to betray her, leading to his elimination. Then Chelsea, Kim, and Sabrina formed an alliance, and the three managed to make it to the finals together.

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 over Sabrina and Chelsea by a vote of 7-2-0.

Episode Air date Challenges Eliminated
Finish Viewership
(in millions)[4]
Reward Immunity
1 "Two Tribes, One Camp, No Rules" February 15, 2012 Manono1 Kourtney
(no vote)
Day 3
10.79 3.1/9
2 "Total Dysfunction" February 22, 2012 Manono Manono Nina
1st Voted Out
Day 5
10.29 2.8/8
3 "One World Is Out the Window" February 29, 2012 Salani Salani Matt
2nd Voted Out
Day 8
10.65 2.9/8
4 "Bum-Puzzled" March 7, 2012 Salani Manono2 Bill
3rd Voted Out
Day 11
10.78 3.2/9
5 "A Bunch of Idiots" March 14, 2012 Salani Salani Monica
4th Voted Out
Day 14
10.56 3.0/9
6 "Thanks for the Souvenir" March 21, 2012 Salani None Colton
(no vote)
Day 16
10.47 2.8/9
7 "The Beauty in a Merge" March 28, 2012 Alicia,
Troyzan Jonas
5th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 20
9.99 2.9/9
8 "Just Annihilate Them" April 4, 2012 Christina,
Kim, Leif,
Jay Michael
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,
Chelsea Jay
7th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 25
9.91 2.7/8
10 "I'm No Dummy" April 18, 2012 Survivor
Troyzan Leif
8th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 27
9.96 2.8/9
11 "Never Say Die" April 25, 2012 Kim
Kim Troyzan
9th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 30
9.81 2.7/8
12 "It's Gonna Be Chaos" May 2, 2012 Kat
Kim Kat
10th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 33
9.43 2.6/8
13 "It's Human Nature" May 9, 2012 Chelsea
Alicia Tarzan
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
12th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
10.43 2.9/8
Kim Christina
13th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
Jury Vote Chelsea
Sole Survivor
15 "Reunion" 7.72 2.3/6
^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge.
^2 Manono unanimously agreed to give up immunity to Salani and go to Tribal Council themselves.
^3 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played, negating all votes against its user.

Voting History[]

Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Voted Out 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 vote1 6-1-1 7-1-1 7-1 5-2 No vote2 10-2 7-2-2 5-2-1-03 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
^1 Kourtney was evacuated to undergo surgery after fracturing her hand at the Immunity Challenge. Salani visited Tribal Council that night, but the vote was cancelled.
^2 Colton was evacuated after a suspected diagnosis of acute appendicitis. No vote occurred for his removal.
^3 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played, negating all votes against its user.


  • The designs for this season's props, such as the season logo, buffs and challenge props resemble indigenous Maori designs.[5]
  • The font used for the props and tribe names is called "Creaky Frank".
  • One World is the second Survivor season in which the tribe names have been explicitly revealed during the season preview at the reunion of the previous season, following Heroes vs. Villains.
  • Despite the One World twist being this season's titular twist, this is not the first season it was introduced. It was originally introduced in Thailand, along with the Fake Merge.
  • One World is the fourth season where tribes are divided by gender, following The Amazon, Vanuatu, and Panama.
    • One World is the only "Battle of the Sexes" season where the men and the women entered the merge with even numbers.
    • One World is the only "Battle of the Sexes" season to feature a Final Three, rather than a Final Two.
  • One World is the first season not to include the Redemption Island twist since its introduction.
  • One World is also the first season to not show the full intro until the season finale.
  • One World the second season to have "Do-It-Yourself Challenges", following Samoa.
  • One World has the fewest people voted out before the merge, with four. This would later be tied by Survivor 44.
  • Although One World is not the first season when the tribes merged at Tribal Council, this is the first time that both tribes were present at Tribal Council when it happened.
  • One World marked the first time that the first vote occurred in the second episode. This would be followed by David vs. Goliath.
  • One World 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" in Samoa.
  • One World is the second season where a tribe gave up immunity to the opposing tribe, following Fiji.
    • In this case, however, Manono voluntarily gave up immunity, while the Moto tribe in Fiji was given a choice to do so as part of a twist.
  • One World is the first season since Nicaragua to feature a Tribe Switch and a televised Rites of Passage.
  • From Colton Cumbie to Troyzan Robertson, six men were eliminated consecutively, the longest streak of eliminations of contestants of the same gender in Survivor history.
  • One World is the most recent season to have a Final Three and a nine-person jury.
  • Along with Philippines, One World was the first season to be released on Blu-Ray.


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