Omar Zaheer never slept outside! The guy never even spent a night in a tent or went camping before. And this was weighing heavy on Omar during his time on Survivor 42. But he’s a fighter. He wasn’t afraid to make moves — to lie, cheat, steal, and whatever it may be to win.
Keep reading this Omar Zaheer Bio to learn more about him.
Omar Zaheer On Survivor 42
CBS Survivor fans were treated to its 42nd installment on March 9, 2022, and as always, there stood 18 competitors including Omar Zaheer, traveling to the islands from different walks of life.
The contestants joining Omar this season were — Chanelle Howell, Daniel Strunk, Drea Wheeler, Hai Giang, Jackson Fox, Jenny Kim, Jonathan Young, Lindsay Dolashewich, Lydia Meredith, Marya Sherron, Maryanne Oketch, Mike Turner, Rocksroy Bailey, Romeo Escobar, Swati Goel, Tori Meehan, and Zach Wurtenberger.
Unfortunately, Jackson Fox had to leave the show (unwillingly) because he hid his necessary medication from production until the day before filming. At the time, he was taking lithium to manage sleep problems.
Also, Zach Wurtenberger was the first player to be voted off of Survivor 42. The vote against Zach marked Survivor history as the first unanimous vote in 42 seasons.
As for Omar, though he struggled with the challenges, he was doing all right. Guess, his strategy to play like the previous contestant Rob Cesternino was working quite well for him.
Now, all he needs is loyal alliance partners that he desires. However, he doesn’t want them all to be strong than him or weaker than him. He wants them divided equally — “So I can kind of hide in the middle, and then cut who I need to at the same time,” he explained.
Another factor that makes Omar formidable is his history with watching Survivor. This contestant has watched each installment of the show at least twice! So, his game plan was to emulate his favorites like Cesternino, Cirie Fields, and Tyson.
Omar Zaheer Girlfriend
Omar Zaheer had a girlfriend named Sarah Jajou waiting for him to come back victorious from Survivor 42. The two were together for almost 7 years then.
According to Omar, Sarah was “sweet, kind, and funny” and “the most low key savage, kind, beautiful, and talented person” that he know. “She is the roadrunner to my coyote,” he added.
Talking more about his girlfriend, Sarah turned 27 on November 2, 2021. She is a veterinary doctor who graduated from Ontario Veterinary College – the University of Guelph in 2020. Also, she received her bachelor’s in science – zoology/animal biology from the University of Guelph in 2016.
Last we checked, she worked as a team leader at Wild Ontario, a live-animal, environmental outreach program based at the University of Guelph.
What Is Omar Zaheer Ethnicity?
Omar Zaheer flaunts Indian-Canadian ethnicity and follows Islam. And he is very proud of it. Maintaining Muslim values — abstaining from alcohol, pork, and premarital sex — Omar has done a pretty good job considering he grew up in the Western world.
As of 2022, Omar resided in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, not every far from his hometown Kitchener, Ontario.
Omar Zaheer Family
Omar Zaheer comes from a family of five.
Sadly, his father passed away on July 14, 2017, after years of battling pulmonary fibrosis. Recalling his father, Omar said that he was his her. “He had a tremendous amount of love for his children, and even through some of his poor choices, he always shined through,” Omar explained.
As for Omar’s mother, she was alive and doing well as of 2022.
Besides Omar’s dad, he also took inspiration from his older sister Juveria Collins who acted as a parent towards him and his younger sister (29 as of 2022).
His sister, Juveria is married to Mike Collins and together, they shared two kids named Hana (born June 26, 2013) and Zara (born: Dec 2017).
Fun Fact: Omar prepared to appear on Survivor 42 watching the show with both his nieces who always gave him strategy advice.”It would be a dream come true to see my nieces watch me win and serve as a role model,” Omar wished.
Omar Zaheer Height
Omar Zaheer stands tall at a height above 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm).
His district features include — a long face, dark hair, and a beautiful smile.
How Old Is Omar Zaheer?
Omar Zaheer was 31 years of age when he appeared on Survivor 42 in 2022.
His age fell somewhere in the middle as the participants that season ranged from ages 19 to 58.
Omar Zaheer Career As A Vet
Omar Zaheer is a veterinarian by profession. He revied his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ontario Veterinary College in 2016.
But even before receiving his certificate, Omar worked as a Small Animal Veterinarian at Veterinary Emergency Clinic. Later, he then joined Avian and Exotics Service – Ontario Veterinary College in July 2017 and went on to work there for 4 years.
Now, as of 2022, he worked as a veterinarian at VCA Canada 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital. Also, he was associated with the Parrot Department at African Lion Safari and volunteered as a bird handler at Wild Ontario.
If there’s one thing Omar doesn’t like, it’s people who complain about the cost of vet care and feed seeds to parrots. Also, he hates Joey from “Friends.” But why?
When Omar isn’t working, he likes playing Settlers of Catan and watching TV.
When Is Omar Zaheer Birthday?
Omar’s birthday wasn’t revealed.
Is Omar Zaheer On Instagram?
Yes, find him on IG @ozaheer24.
How Much Is Omar Zaheer Net Worth?
By 2022, Omar garnered a net worth of over $600 thousand.
Reportedly, an average Veterinarian in Canada made around $65 thousand per annum. So, his salary must float around somewhere in that range as well.