Meet the Contestants
This year’s Aussie lineup features people from all walks of life. And they all want to win (who knew?). Here’s a quick peek at who’s who.
Not here to make friends.
Doesn't take the easy road.
"I want to be remembered as the player who played BIG."
Bit of a crier.
Poker player, loves a good bluff.
“I plan to leave my moral compass back in Australia."
Looks can be deceiving.
Plumber by trade.
No problem roughing it.
“I can’t wait to show them what I’ve got.”
Not used to coming last.
Willing to play the damsel.
“Being underestimated is a real strength in this game.”
Single, but not one to mingle.
“I believe I can navigate my way through the game, despite my young age.”
Liar from day one.
Likes to bend the rules.
It’s a game, will treat it as such.
“It’s time for me to chase my dreams.”
Fabulous and 50.
Nothing to hide.
“I want to demonstrate that life doesn’t end at 30.”
Top of the class.
Doing it for the misfits.
“I like putting myself in crazy situations that cause me great anxiety.”
“In this game there will be bloodshed. I just hope it’s not me.”
“I can’t say whether I’m a hero or a villain. It’s 2017, can I be a hybrid?”
Lives outside her comfort zone.
“I am forever curious and eager to explore new opportunities.”
Swum the English channel, survived it.
Strategy = find the d**khead.
“Everyone has a plan. 24 of those plans will fail.”
“My whole life leading up to this has been preparation for the game.”
Typical Aussie bloke.
Likes to stir the pot.
“I will play the nice social game. I could get along with the devil if I had to.”
Grandfather of the Year
“The door to the universe is wide open, so I will jump in and see where I land.”
“I’m the worst enemy you could possibly have out here.”
Loves a chat.
Natural born leader.
“You have to do what you have to do, it’s just a game at the end of the day.”
“Rather than cheat, I would rather play hard and fair.”
Hero with a cunning streak.
“I’m looking forward to everything, even sleeping on the beach and minimal food.”
“I have more mental grit than anyone out there. I have the tools to win this.”
On the ball.
Willing to take on the big guns.
“I want my tribemates to underestimate me, think I’m just a pretty face. I know I’m not.”
Stay at home mum.
“The island is going to need some personality. I am the perfect person for the job.”
Harry Potter fanatic.
Not afraid to play dirty.
“People who say they’re playing with honesty and integrity are infuriating.”
Water polo champion.
Sees through people.
Cool under pressure.
“I already have an Olympic medal. If I can do that, I can win Australian Survivor.”
Australian Survivor airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on TVNZ 2, or stream the latest episodes right here.