Frosti Zernow - Survivor: China
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 27 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: China (2007) - 8th place, 9th out - 3rd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Just Don't Eat the Apple" (Day 27).
Frosti Zernow - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S15: China 2.03 5.30 0.38 6 7 7 0.84 2.18 - - - 1.22 4.22
Career 2.03 5.30 0.38 6 7 7 0.84 2.18 - - - 1.22 4.22
Frosti Zernow - Challenge record
  • S15 logo China challenges
    Blade Runner - Ep3 IC
    Great Balls of Fire - Ep4 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-12):

    • China Ep. 1 IC: "Dragon Dance" - Carries the pole, leaps ahead, but Zhan Hu loses.
    • China Ep. 2 RC: "Chinese Checkers" - Valiantly tries to stop James, fails; Zhan Hu loses again.
    • China Ep. 2 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Takes over for Dave, but an underfed Zhan Hu loses once again.
    • China Ep. 3 RC: "Clear the Deck" - The Zhan Hu men lose both bouts, but Zhan Hu wins, 3-2.
    • China Ep. 3 IC: "Blade Runner" - Chops ropes, and Zhan Hu wins for a second straight time.
    • China Ep. 4 RC: "Great Balls of Fire" - Moves fireballs, but Zhan Hu returns to losing.
    • China Ep. 4 IC: "Warrior's Duel" - Scores no points; Zhan Hu loses again.
    • China Ep. 5 IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - Dives and swims for new Fei Long, and Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 6 RC: "Search and Decode" - Grabs planks, works the puzzle; Fei Long wins again.
    • China Ep. 6 IC: "Name That Spoon" (gross food) - Eats twice, but Fei Long loses.
    • China Ep. 8 RC: "Bucket Stops Here" - Second boat-rider for the losing team; sinks.
    • China Ep. 9 RC: "Drum Roll" - With Erik, huge part of the winning team, with Amanda and Courtney.


    Retention to Detail - Ep7 IC
    Retention to Detail - Ep7 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-3): (Mean % finish: 92.1%)

    • China Ep. 7 IC: "Retention to Detail" - Answers all four questions correctly, and Frosti wins! (1st/10).
    • China Ep. 8 IC: "Dragon Rider" - Very last person to drop out (2nd/9).
    • China Ep. 9 IC: "Take A Stab At It"- Misses on the third round (6 items), just loses (2nd/8).


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

    • China: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.42
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 3
    Win%: 0.33
    Mean% Finish: 92.1%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Frosti Zernow - Tribal Council record
  • S15 logo China Tribal
    Ep4 Tribal Council
    Ep9 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • China, Ep. 6: Present when Todd & Amanda retrieve the Fei Long idol, lets them keep it (Day 17).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/7):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • China, Ep. 9: Seven votes, from Todd, Courtney, Amanda, Denise, Erik, Peih-Gee, and James (voted out, 7-1).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • China, Ep. 13: Voted for Courtney Yates, who finished second (4-2-1).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 6
    Tribals: 7
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Frosti Zernow - Pictures
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Frosti Zernow - Interviews
  • S15 logo China interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • CBS pre-game interview: "Yeah, I am only 20 years old. So I am the youngest Survivor contestant ever. Pretty soon you'll be changing that to the youngest Survivor winner ever."
    • Probst pre-game assessment from TV Guide online (8/20/07): "He's a good kid who brings something new. Parkour is a mix of gymnastics and martial arts. When we saw his tape, we thought he could just fly over some of our obstacle walls. We've never had somebody that had his kind of physical gift — he'll do a backflip when he's bored. And he's a sharp kid, too. He gets it."


    Post-game interviews

Frosti Zernow - Bio
  • S15 logo China bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: China bio page:


    "Originally from Traverse City, Michigan (he attended Central High School there), Michael 'Frosti' Zernow is currently a film student at Columbia College in Chicago (he's in his junior year). Half Japanese/half Russian, Zernow has been practicing Parkour and free-running for over five years and has been hired as a traceur (a practitioner of Parkour) and free-runner in television, advertisements and corporate events, including one of Madonna's world tours. (Parkour is essentially making the environment into an obstacle course. Through running jumping, or climbing, all obstacles can be overcome and all destinations are reachable. Free-running takes the movements of Parkour and adds style and flair. Think along the lines of urban gymnastics and building break dancing).


    In high school, Zernow was captain of the wrestling and track teams. In addition, he practiced Aikido, a form of martial art that both his parents teach. While still in high school, he was suspended for a day because he dressed up like a Ninja and climbed on the roof of the school.


    Zernow describes himself as creative, dynamic and determined. His hobbies include art, social philosophy and skateboarding. He recently returned from a trip to Hong Kong, where he hiked up a mountain with friends wearing three-dollar sandals.


    Zernow currently resides in Chicago. His birth date is February 15, 1987."