Mike Holloway - Survivor: Worlds Apart
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 1

Survivor: Worlds Apart (2015) - Winner, 6-1-1.

  • Received six jury votes to win in Episode 14, "It's a Fickle, Fickle Game" (Day 39).

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - Was part of the voting pool, but because he won Worlds Apart, was technically ineligible to participate.

Mike Holloway - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S30: Worlds Apart 7.54 13.80 0.55 9 0 11 0.82 5.73 6 8 0.75 2.11 17.76
Career 7.54 13.80 0.55 9 0 11 0.82 5.73 6 8 0.75 2.11 17.76
Mike Holloway - Challenge record
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart challenges

    O Black Water - Ep9 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7*-for-13; 1 sit-out):

    • Worlds Apart Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Ladder Daze" - Performs both the knots and the puzzle, rescuing Escameca from an early deficit (2nd*/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Basket Case" - Middle swimmer, later rebounds, as Escameca doesn't lose again (2nd*/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Dear Liza" - Helps carry the bucket and pour, and Escameca wins (1st/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 RC: "Collar Blind" - Sits out, and eventually, Blue Collar loses (3rd/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 IC: "Houses of the Holey" - Places the first ball, but Blue Collar loses again (3rd/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 RC: "Beach Balls" - Now with New Escameca, makes the final catch; Escameca wins (5-2).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 IC: "Swing Break" - Paired with Sierra pulling the sled; Escameca wins big again.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 6 RC: "Air Raid" - Hits one target for Escameca, but they lose, barely (6-5).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 6 IC: "Shut Your Trap" - Takes three tries to throw his bout vs. Kelly, and Escameca loses.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 9 RC: "O-Black Water"- Part of the winning team, with Dan, Shirin, Tyler, and Sierra.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 11 RC: "Barrel Bridge" - Leads the losing team, with Shirin, Rodney, and Sierra.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 12 RC: "Dulcimer Stomp" - Lands all five balls for the winning team, with Carolyn and Sierra.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 13 RC: "For-Word Progress" - Part of the winning team, with Carolyn and Will.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the 3-tribe phase of Worlds Apart count as half a win.


    Soul to Squeeze - Ep10 IC

    Individual challenge record (6-for-11): (Mean % finish: 88%)

    • Worlds Apart, Ep.7 IC: "Get A Grip" - Seventh to drop out, circa 25 minutes (6th/12).
    • Worlds Apart Ep.8 RC: "Anchorman" - Second to reach the finals, but does not win (2nd/11).
    • Worlds Apart Ep.8 IC: "Hip to be Square" - Fifth to reach the final puzzle, does not win (5th/11).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 9 IC: "Keep on your Toes" - Lasts a while, eighth to drop out (3rd10).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 10 IC: "Soul to Squeeze" - Places all six balls, easily outpacing Tyler, and Mike wins immunity (1st/9).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 11 IC: "Water Weight" - Outlasts all other men (and women), and Mike wins again! (1st/5).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 12 IC: "Back Splash" - Fifth person to drop out, at final transition (3rd/7).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 13 IC: "Puppet Master" - Narrowly beats Sierra, but Mike wins (1st/6).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 14 RC: "The Home Stretch" - As his mom watches, Mike wins again (1st/5).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Going Blind" - Perhaps helped by his advantage, Mike wins yet again (1st/5).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Final Four-Titude" - First to the puzzle, first to finish; Mike wins! (1st/4).
    RECORD: Mike's 5 individual immunity challenge wins in Worlds Apart are tied with Colby Donaldson (The Australian Outback), Tom Westman (Palau), Terry Deitz (Panama), Ozzy Lusth (Cook Islands), and Brad Culpepper (Game Changers) for the all-time mark of most in a single season.


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7*
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.54
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.55
    Mean% Finish: 88%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Mike Holloway - Tribal Council record
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart Tribal

    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (1/1; 4 votes voided)

    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 8: Catches Tyler and Joe reading Joe's clue, gets Tyler to tell him the clue's contents, publicly congratulates Joe for "finding" the idol (which get him to stop looking), then Mike gets to work finding the idol himself (and does so).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 9: Plays Joe's fake idol, for Will. Nothing happens.
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 12: Plays his idol for himself, voiding four votes, and saving himself from the boot.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/11):


    VAP - Votes against (0):

    • [Worlds Apart, Ep. 12: Four votes, from Rodney, Dan, Will, and Tyler - voided by Mike's idol, did not count.]


    Jury votes received (6/8):

    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 14: Received six votes, from Hali Ford, Joe Anglim, Jenn Brown, Shirin Oskooi, Tyler Fredrickson, and Dan Foley (and won, 6-1-1).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 4
  • Voting record
    VFB: 9
    Tribals: 11
    VAP: 0
  • Jury votes
    Made: -
    Received: 6
    Total jurors: 8
Mike Holloway - Pictures
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart image gallery
Mike Holloway - Interviews
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/10/15): "Mike: 'I'll Be the Biggest Liar You've Ever Seen'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/21/15): "Survivor Champion Mike: 'Rodney Played a Great Game. A Scary Game.'"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/21/15): "Worlds Apart Winner and Final Five Exit Interviews"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/21/15): "Mike Holloway on his big moment and what has him 'pissed off'"
    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (5/21/15): "Mike Holloway Just Won Survivor: Worlds Apart, And He's Not Stopping There"
    • Steve Helling at People.com (5/22/15): "Survivor Winner Mike Holloway: 'It's a Crazy Game, But I Won It!'"
Mike Holloway - Bios
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: Worlds Apart cast bio page:


    "Personal Claim to Fame: Paying off my house in 2 ½ years. It took a lot of Ramen noodle nights, but to see the focus and drive pay off, was priceless.


    Inspiration in Life: Don Couch - He is the man and I call him “Dad.” Even though we are in no way related he took it upon himself to teach me how to be man. He is a man of morals and values and he is a man of his word. He means what he says and is who he says. What a mentor.


    What is your favorite sport? When I was younger, it was playing football because the sound of someone losing their air is awesome. Now that I am older, it is disc golf because I love the challenge of me against the course.


    Pet Peeves: People who are bad at time management. If you say you’re going to be somewhere at a certain time, be there! Also spelling, I can’t stand it when someone can’t spell.


    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1. Any ball because I can make a game out of anything, MacGyver-ish in this case. But it would be nice to have a ball. 2. Toilet paper because it kind of stinks rubbing your bum with your hands. 3. Tooth brush because it’s refreshing not having yuck mouth.


    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Cochran, because he knows the game and how to move pieces; Ozzy because that dude has the best posture of anyone and he’s a bad ass; and Rob because he takes over and gives 110% at everything.


    Reason for Being on SurvivorThere’s a competitive fire inside me. I can’t get enough. I live to compete daily in my own life. If you guys let me loose on the challenges you will see. Also, I want to see if I am as good of a manipulator as I think I am.


    Why Will You Be the Sole Survivor: My life is constantly changing. At work, I must adapt to what the oil well is doing and sometimes drastic measures need to be taken. In my personal life, I have had to overcome being molested and bullied when I was young and not having a father. Learning to be influenced by the right people has been no easy chore. I have grown into my own skin - I know who I am and what I am about. My faith has made me whole, my family and friends have me strong, and my experiences have made me adapt. Let’s get it on!!!!"