Lisa Stanger - SurvivorNZ: Thailand
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 1

SurvivorNZ: Thailand (2018) - Winner, 4-3-0.

  • Received four jury votes to win (4-3-0), in Episode 15 (Day 39).

Lisa Stanger - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
SNZ2: Thailand 2.11 15.05 0.14 9 5 10 0.89 2.80 4 7 0.57 1.60 8.34
Career 2.11 15.05 0.14 9 5 10 0.89 2.80 4 7 0.57 1.60 8.34
Lisa Stanger - Challenge record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand challenges

    Ep1 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (10-for-16; 2 sit-outs):

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 RC: With Tara, loses the first point vs. Jose and Renee, but Khang Khaw wins, 3-1.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 IC: Works the puzzle with Dylan, and Khang Khaw wins again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 RC: "Smash & Grab" - Sits out, as Khang Khaw wins some melons.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 IC: "Shoulder the Load" - Outlasts the entire Chani tribe while holding 70 kg; Khang Khaw wins, 3-0.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 RC: "Idol Hands" - Loses twice to Franky, and Khang Khaw loses, 10-3.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 IC: "Deep In Thought" - Helps work the puzzle, as Khang Khaw wins big.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Sits out, as Khang Khaw wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 IC: (Chains, bolos) - Chained, gathers bags, as Khang Khaw throws the challenge, loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness as Usual" - Now with New Khang Khaw, helps move the boards, Khang Khaw wins!
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 IC: "Buoy oh Buoy" - Retrieves a fish trap with Liam, but Khang Khaw loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 RC: (Bridge & slide puzzles) - Works the puzzles with JT, Khang Khaw loses again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 IC: "Discy Business" - Original Chanis throw the challenge; Khang Khaw "wins".
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 7 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Chani forfeits/concedes, so Khang Khaw wins chickens.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 7 IC: (Obstacles, math puzzle) - Sick, but helps carry and work the math puzzle; Khang Khaw wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 RC: "Coco Connection" - Lisa hits on two shots, and Khang Khaw wins!
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 RC: "Challenge Pitch" - Works the puzzle for her team, and the yellow team wins!


    House of Cards - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-12): (Mean % finish: 34.8%)

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 Ind. RC: Eliminated in the first round (tie-11th/18).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 IC: "House of Cards" - Challenges for the lead at several points, does not win (tie-2nd/10).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 RC: "5x5" - Lands a bag in one of the five squares (tie-7th/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 IC: "This Much" - Lasts 30 minutes, third to drop out (7th/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 IC: "Paddle Out" - One of four people to end up with zero balls placed (tie-5th/8).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 RC: "Over Extended" - First person out, on the transition to six pieces (7th/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Makes the second round, but falls off the balance beam (5th/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 12 IC: "Offer It Up" - Makes it to the 12th item stacked, but drops (5th/6).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 RC: "Domino Effect" - Eliminated in the first round, not close (tie-4th/5).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 IC: "Get A Grip" - Third to drop out, within a minute or so (3rd/5).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 14 RC: "One Track Mind" - One of three working on the maze puzzle when Dave wins (tie-2nd/4).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 14 IC: "Vampire Bats" - First to drop out, around 12 minutes in (4th/4).


    Outpost duel record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100.0%)

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 7: Wins against Dave in a word scramble; wins the vote-steal advantage (1st/2).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 10
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.63
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 34.8%
  • Duels
    Wins: 1
    Played: 1
    Win%: 1.00
    Mean% Finish: 100.0%
Lisa Stanger - Tribal Council record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand Tribal

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0) | Advantages held/played: (1/1)

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 7: Wins the vote steal advantage, but it's active only at Lisa's next Tribal (Day 20).
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 8: Plays her advantage, stealing Arun's vote and voting twice—correctly—against him (Day 24).
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 11: Sees the idol at the same time as Matt, but he grabs it, Lisa doesn't (Day 30).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/10*):

    *Lisa used her vote steal in Ep8, then voted twice for Arun, who was booted: Two VFB, two TCA.


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Dave and Eve.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 13: Two votes, from Adam and Tess.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 14: One votes, from Tara.


    Jury votes received (4/7):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 15: Received four jury votes, from Arun Bola, Eve Clarke, Matt Hancock, and Tara Thorowgood, to win, 4-3-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Advantages held/played: 1/1
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 9*
    Tribals: 10*
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    Received: 4
    Total jurors: 7
Lisa Stanger - Pictures
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand image gallery
Lisa Stanger - Interviews
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • (4/11/18): "Survivor NZ contestant Lisa Stanger's 'nerdish-ness' is her path to victory"
    • ZM Online (4/12/18): "Meet the Survivor contestants: Lisa, Adam and Matt!"


    Post-game interviews

    • NZ Herald (7/30/18): "Survivor NZ winner Lisa Stanger's secret weapon"
    • Kate Robertson at (7/30/18): "Years of Survivor research couldn't prepare Lisa Stanger for world's toughest game"
    • Kyle Dessent & Bryan at 2 Boys Talk Survivor (7/29/18): "NZ: Thailand E15 Winner Interview"
    • Shannon Gaitz at RHAP (8/5/18): "Thailand Deep Dives | Lisa Stanger"
Lisa Stanger - Bio
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand bio

    Excerpts from her official TVNZ SurvivorNZ: Thailand bio (4/11/18):


    "Lisa is hoping that her huge love of board games (which includes a weekly game night at her house) will come in handy when it comes to the puzzle challenges. Described by friends as smart and organised, Lisa plans on playing a long strategic game on Survivor New Zealand to get her the title of Sole Survivor. Having never been further afield than Australia, this trip to Thailand will bring a brutal new environment that Lisa has never experienced before.   


    What did you do to prepare for Survivor? Got the fittest I’ve ever been (don’t get your hopes up), camped out overnight, researched, researched and researched!


    What makes you the ideal teammate? I am good at puzzles, know a heap about Survivor and try to be respectful of others space and needs.


    Thoughts on Alliance or Immunity Idol? The Survivor fan in me wants there to be all sorts of shifting alliances, advantages, twists and Immunity Idols. The person, who wants to win, wants the most simple a game as possible to cut down on variables. We’ll see which one we get. I think I will be delighted either way because I am playing Survivor!


    What’s your strategy on the island? Be as honest as possible until the perfect time to be dishonest arises, and putting myself in a position with people who will want to stick with me until the end. "


    Pre-game interview by ZM: