VJ Raines
Contestant Profile
Birth Date April 24, 1989 (1989-04-24) (age 29)
Hometown Mesa, Arizona
Occupation Umemployed

Survivor: The Sahara

Tribes Kufra
Placement 14/20
Challenges Won 3
Votes Against 11
Days Lasted 15
Vincent James "VJ" Raines is a contestant on Survivor: The Sahara. He placed 14th.


Name (Age): Vincent James"VJ" Raines (23)
Tribe Designation: Kufra
Current Residence: Mesa, Arizona
Occupation: Unemployed
Personal Claim to Fame: Having being fired from nearly 70 jobs.
Hobbies: Boxing, Fixing Cars, Weight Lifting
Pet Peeves: Needy people
3 Words to Describe You: Cold, Mean, Strong
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Johnny Fairplay, I intend to lie a lot during Survivor similar to him.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To get the million dollars.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: My lies and athletic abilites will get me far.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: My lies will convince the jury to give me the million.

Survivor: The Sahara

Voting History

VJ's Voting History
Episode VJ's
Voted Against
1 Giselle Drayden, Felicity, Ira
2 Jo Felicity, Giselle
3 Drayden -
4 Drayden Individual Immunity
5 Drayden Drayden, Lilly-Bo
6 Gwendolyn Aleskan, Gwendolyn,
Jeremy, Katniss
Voted Out, Day 15


After the show, VJ was arrested in his home for tax evasion. He is currently on trial.