'Survivor' Season 41: A look at David Voce's strategy to win the reality TV show
David Voce has a special strategy to win the show and it seems he will be going in with a good plan
The newest season of ‘Survivor’ is here and fans can’t wait to see what the CBS show has to offer this time around. The show revolves around a group of people who’ll live a certain amount of weeks on an island to live a life that will test their determination and endurance. A total of 18 castaways will be entering the show and doing everything they can to win the big prize.
While living on the mystic islands of Fiji, these contestants will go through various obstacles to come out as the winner. The game is not just about physical strength, but it is also about adaptability and strong mental health. Let’s take a look at one of the contestants who will be vouching for the ultimate prize.
Who is David Voce?
A neurosurgeon by profession, David Voce is one of those who can put pressure on people just by using his tongue. The 35-year-old is proud of his tongue being sharp as a scalpel and believes that he has the ability to differentiate between logic and emotions. As per his CBS bio, Voce is “determined, passionate and stubborn” about achieving his dreams.
On the other hand, he completely hates “people’s incompetence and lack of awareness.”
Neurosurgery has prepared him for ‘Survivor’
Just like everyone else, Voce also comes from a profession that takes a lot of effort. Being a neurosurgeon is never easy and a lot of difficult cases can come their way, which might take a lot of days to get cured. In an interview with Parade, Voce revealed that his job has been like a “pressure cooker” that has taught her how to remain calm under difficult circumstances.
“Mentorship from David Bloomberg, who looks at why players lost, and it’s listening to these greats who have been looking at this game for the past 20 years and learning, sitting under their instruction, to understand how I need to play this game,” he said.
Voce’s strategy is to remain silent
Sometimes, when you are too vocal in a game, all eyes are on you and you can get easily voted out. So, Voce believes that he will help everyone while working on the beach, but he’ll never stick out or be loud about it because that’s how people get voted in the initial part of the show. Also, he has made it clear that he will earn trust and everyone’s confidence, but he won’t be attracting attention toward him, so he doesn’t get voted out.
He said, “Early on from day one–from the second one–, you have to build relationships. You have to find a common thread. And that’s what I do as a neurosurgeon.”
Strategy and socializing are inseparable for him
The contestant has made it clear that he will be using strategies to get ahead, but he will also be socializing with people to gain their trust. According to him, these two are inseparable and a person needs to be “intentional” during every second of the game. Voce believes that strategy and social have to be “married to each other to perform well in the game.”
He has the perfect balance to win the game
The 35-year-old neurosurgeon feels that he has the ideal balance of “charm, wit, athleticism, and grit.” As per his CBS bio, he pushes himself physically and emotionally because of his job as there are a lot of patients who literally have their lives on his hands. He added, “In neurosurgery, the stakes are incredibly high and the only person I can trust to get the job done is myself. In "Survivor," you always have to assume that people are trying to screw you over. I am extremely athletic and work out twice a day.”
‘Survivor’ Season 41 will be premiering exclusively on CBS on Wednesday, September 22, at 8 pm EST.