Brad Virata - Survivor: Cook Islands
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 21 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Cook Islands (2006) - 12th place, 9th out - 1st juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Mutiny" (Day 21).

Brad Virata - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats

Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S13: Cook Islands 0.85 2.07 0.41 2 7 4 0.44 1.27 - - - 0.86 2.13
Career 0.85 2.07 0.41 2 7 4 0.44 1.27 - - - 0.86 2.13
Brad Virata - Challenge record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands challenges
    Lock and Load, Light - Ep1 RC/IC
    Ep8 RC - Smash and Grab

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-12; 1 sit-out):

    • Cook Islands Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Lock and Load, Light" - Involved in all stages, including rowing and the puzzle. Puka is first out of the four tribes.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Tow the Line" - Once again, Puka is first of the four tribes (okay, tied for first).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 3 IC: "Steeple Chase" - Now with Raro, stays in until the end, and Raro wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 RC: "Strung Along" - Participates, Raro loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 IC: "Mayday" - Does the stretcher-puzzle and carry stages for Raro, but thanks to J.P.'s terrible swimming, Raro loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 5 RC: "Never Tear Us Apart" - Paired with Cristina, holdsweight through to the end. Raro wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 5 IC: "United We Stand" - Despite an early Raro lead, eventually Aitu passes them. Raro loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 6 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - With Adam, part of Raro's male pole-removal team. Raro loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 8 RC: "Smash and Grab" - Chooses the puzzle stage (raising Nate's ire), and due to Rebecca's inability to complete the swimming/tile smash/key retrieval leg, Raro loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 8 IC: "Stairway to Heaven" - Does the zipline leg, and Raro wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 9 RC: "Barrel of Monkeys" - Sits out. Thanks to Nate & Adam's inferior swimming, Raro loses..
    • Cook Islands Ep. 9 IC: "Depth Charge" - One of Raro's rowers. Raro loses again.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Cook Islands: None.


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Cook Islands: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.42
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Brad Virata - Tribal Council record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands Tribal
    Ep6 Tribal Council
    Ep9 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Cook Islands: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Cook Islands, Ep. 9: Seven votes, from Adam, Parvati, Candice, Penner, Rebecca, Nate, and Jenny (voted out, 7-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Cook Islands, Ep. 15: Voted for Yul Kwon (who won, 5-4).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Brad Virata - Pictures
  • S13 logo Cook Islands image gallery
Brad Virata - Interviews
  • S13 logo Cook Islands interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Staci Krause at (11/10/06): "Exclusive Survivor: Cook Islands Interview: Brad"
    • David Bloomberg at RealityNewsOnline (11/10/06): "'I Don't Like to Candy Coat Things': An Interview with Survivor: Cook Islands' Brad"
    • David Bloomberg at RealityNewsOnline (11/10/06): Transcript of Brad's Early Show interview.
    • Brian Towers at RealityNewsOnline (11/13/06): Transcript of Brad's Survivor Live interview with Dalton Ross
    • Tashi Tagg at TVSA (10/11/07): "Cook Islands Interview: Brad Virata"
    • SurvivorOz podcast (8/28/12): "Brad Virata Interview"
Brad Virata - Bio
  • S13 logo Cook Islands bio

    From his official CBS bio page: (8/23/06)


    "Brad Virata was raised in the small town of Oak Harbor, Washington, just outside of Seattle. The youngest of five children, he excelled at track, football and volleyball during his teenage years.


    Virata received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in international communications from the University of Washington and was an active member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Shortly after graduation, Virata traveled throughout Europe and Asia working as a model. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion and attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. He began working in couture clothing sales and clothing design merchandising for Guess? Men's Division. He spent five years with the company and helped launch the clothing line 'Los Angeles Denim Atelier.' He currently works as the Director of Men's Merchandising for Lucky Brand Jeans.


    Virata is an avid beach volleyball player and surfer. His hobbies include weight training, running, rollerblading, power yoga, beach volleyball and international travel. He is most proud of giving back to his community through work with organizations such as AIDS Project Los Angeles, Project Angel Food, Starlight Foundation and the Big Brothers Program of Los Angeles.


    Virata is single and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, with his Boston terrier named Maxx. His birth date is November 23, 1976."