Zeke Smith -- 5 things to know about the 'Survivor: Game Changers' castaway
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/02/2017
Zeke Smith is one of the returning castaways to get another chance at winning $1 million on Survivor: Game Changers this spring.
Zeke, a 28-year-old from Brooklyn, NY, worked as an asset manager when he first appeared on Survivor.
This all-stars season, the franchise's 34th edition, will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, March 8 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS. The show's debut marks Survivor's milestone 500th episode.
Survivor: Game Changers, filmed in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji in June and July 2016, will feature 20 castaways who are being billed as having made some of the biggest moves in the history of the game divided into two tribes, Mana and Nuku, that are each comprised of 10 veteran players.
Below is a list of five facts Reality TV World has compiled about Zeke Smith:
- Zeke previously played on Season 33, Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, in 2016 and finished in ninth place.
- Zeke was the twelfth castaway voted out of the game and therefore became the season's fifth jury member. When high school player Will Wahl served as the swing vote, he decided to vote Zeke out because he was dangerous. Will was also just looking for a way to add to his Survivor resume.
- The openly-gay castaway was best remembered for his social game, the ability to weave in and out of millennial and Gen X alliances, and the way he'd quickly befriend people immediately after betraying them. Zeke also sported a signature mustache and, of course, his Hawaiian shirt.
- Zeke was ranked one of the Top 16 high-school debaters in the country his senior year of high school. He was recruited to debate for Harvard, which is where he went to college.
- Zeke told Reality TV World in his post-elimination interview that he wasn't blindsided and thought nobody needed convincing he was the biggest threat left in the game at that point.