Brandon Hantz - Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 49 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: South Pacific (2012) - 6th place, 14th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "And Then There Were Five" (Day 35).
  • Eliminated by Ozzy in the final duel in Episode 14, "Loyalties Will Be Broken" (Day 36).

Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites (2013) - 16th place, 5th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 5, "Persona Non Grata" (Day 13).

Brandon Hantz - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S23: South Pacific 1.55 9.48 0.16 10 4 11 0.91 3.18 - - - 1.07 4.73
S26: Caramoan 0.76 1.02 0.74 0 8 2 -0.21 0.00 - - - 0.53 0.76
Career 2.30 10.50 0.22 10 12 13 0.76 2.15 - - - 0.98 3.31
Brandon Hantz - Challenge record
  • S23 logo South Pacific challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Shoulder the Load - Ep4 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-7)

    • South Pacific Ep. 1 IC: "Coconut Conundrum"- Shoots baskets, Upolu wins.
    • South Pacific Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Crate Escape" - Competes, but Upolu loses.
    • South Pacific Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Hitching A Ride" - Puzzle bag retriever for Upolu, Upolu wins.
    • South Pacific Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Shoulder the Load" - Sets the record for weight held (240 lbs, tied with Jim Rice), but Upolu loses.
    • South Pacific Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Pig Out" - Gnaws and spits pork, Upolu wins.
    • South Pacific Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Losing Face" - Moves the cart of coconuts around, but Upolu loses.
    • South Pacific Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Family Ties"- Paired with Edna on first bag, gives Upolu slight lead, Upolu wins.


    Batman Wall - Ep13 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-8; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 51%)

    • South Pacific Ep. 8 IC: "Coconut Cradle" - third place among men (3/8) and overall (3/12).
    • South Pacific Ep. 9 IC1: "Get Crackin'" - One of seven eliminated in the first round (tie-5th/11).
    • South Pacific Ep. 9 IC2: "Bow-Diddley" - One of seven who opted to eat instead of compete (tie-10th/10).
    • South Pacific Ep. 10 IC1: "Price on Your Head" - Barely second to Sophie (2/9).
    • South Pacific Ep. 10 IC2: "C.A.T." - With Cochran, eliminated on second question (tie-4th/8).
    • South Pacific Ep. 11 IC: "Deja Vu" - Tied with Edna for last in first round (tie-6th/7).
    • South Pacific Ep. 12 IC: "Flip Out" - Second person eliminated (5th/6).
    • South Pacific Ep. 13 IC: "Batman Wall" - Brandon wins, solidly over Coach (1st/5). Then gives away the necklace.


    Redemption Island duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50%)

    • South Pacific Ep. 14 Duel: "Get A Grip" - Loses to Ozzy, eliminated (2nd/2).
  • S26 logo Caramoan challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Nut Bucket - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-7):

    • Caramoan Ep. 1 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Andrea, helps beat Hope & Eddie to win the point, and eventually, Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 1 IC: "A Long Way to the Top" - With Andrea again, tosses boxes from the fourth floor, but thanks to Reynold beating Malcolm on the sandbag toss, Bikal loses.
    • Caramoan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - Puller for Bikal, and thanks to Brenda/Andrea's superior diving, Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Yet another time that Bikal wins.
    • Caramoan Ep. 4 RC: "Head and Shoulders" - Bikal wins (barely, but does so again).
    • Caramoan Ep. 4 IC: "Smash & Grab" - Bikal wins again.
    • Caramoan Ep. 5 RC: "Nut Bucket" - Amusingly, holding up the nut bucket, with Phillip. Bikal wins.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Caramoan: None.


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

    • Caramoan: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 10
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.71
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 8
    Sat out: 1
    Win%: 0.13
    Mean% Finish: 51%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50%
Brandon Hantz - Tribal Council record
  • S23 logo South Pacific Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep13 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • South Pacific: None. But he did give away an immunity necklace.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/11):


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • South Pacific, Ep. 12: One vote, from Edna.
    • South Pacific, Ep. 13: Three votes, from Coach, Sophie, and Rick (voted out, 3-2).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • South Pacific, Episode 14: Voted for Sophie Clarke (who won, 6-3-0).
  • S26 logo Caramoan Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Persona Non Grata

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Caramoan: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/2):

    • Caramoan: None.


    VAP - Votes against (8):

    • Caramoan, Ep. 5: Eight votes, from Phillip, Malcolm, Corinne, Cochran, Dawn, Andrea, Erik, and Brenda (voted out, 8-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Caramoan: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 10
    Tribals: 13
    VAP: 12
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Brandon Hantz - Pictures
  • S23 logo South Pacific image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S26 logo Caramoan image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Brandon Hantz - Interviews
Brandon Hantz - Bios
  • S23 logo South Pacific bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his contestant profile:

    "Brandon says: It would be a great opportunity to have money for my family and it was going to be an opportunity to show America there's more to the Hantz family than what Russell brought to Survivor. I am the exact opposite of my uncle Russell but most of my family doesn't think that's true.

    Jeff [Probst] says: He's the underdog."


    From his new contestant picture caption (by Dalton Ross):

    "Just when you thought Survivor was finally done with Russell Hantz, along comes his nephew Brandon. And Brandon is on a mission to show that there is a much different side to the Hantz family. What side might that be? 'It's loyal. It's courageous. It's kind of like a golden retriever,' says Brandon. 'I want to show that we have morals and values and we have a standard in the Hantz family.' So what kind of advice did Uncle Russell give him? 'Pretty much to stay calm. If somebody tries to get in my face, to not lose my temper. Other than that, he knows I'm a nice guy to be around, and as long as I keep my cool, it's going to be smooth sailing.'"


    Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: South Pacific bio page:

    "Inspiration in life: Jesus, because he died for me.
    Hobbies: Shooting my guns, hunting and eating crawfish.
    Pet peeves: When I order some food and it's not the way I want it or they forget my hot sauce.
    3 words to describe you: Headstrong, bold and clever.
    Survivor contestant you are most like: Probably Colby, Johnny Fairplay, Russell and Brandon [Ed. note: We presume he means Brandon Quinton from S3.]
    Reason for being on Survivor: Financial freedom and to show everyone there is more than one side to the Hantz family other than being mean.
    Why you think you'll "survive" Survivor: I'm very strong and I can hunt. I like fishing and swimming and I can build.
    Why you think you will be the sole Survivor: I'm very handsome, smart, cunning, manipulative and funny."


  • S26 logo Caramoan bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites bio page:


    "Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 15th castaway voted out/7th Jury Member
    Current Residence: Katy, Texas  
    Occupation: Chemical Disposal
    Personal Claim to Fame: Being a good father to my children.
    Inspiration in Life: Jesus Christ
    Hobbies: Playing music, drawing and passionate love.
    Pet Peeves: Stupid people
    3 Words to Describe You: Sexy, crazy fun and loyal.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1)    A picture of my children 2)    The Bible  3)    A pair of underwear|
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like:  Brandon Hantz from Survivor: South Pacific – he’s so cute!
    Reason for Being on Survivor: Money, money, money!!!
    Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: Hunting, fishing and fire breathing!
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I almost was the Sole Survivor but I won’t make the same mistakes again."