Mike Venter - SurvivorSA: Island of Secrets
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 35 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

SurvivorSA: Island of Secrets (2019) - 6th place, 16th out - 8th juror.

  • Visited Island of Secrets one time. Cumulative time: In-game - 34.5 days; IoS - 0.5 days.
  • Voted out in Episode 16 (Day 35).

Mike Venter - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
SSA7: Island of Secrets 2.28 11.23 0.20 5 4 9 0.55 1.94 - - - 0.75 4.23
Career 2.28 11.23 0.20 5 4 9 0.55 1.94 - - - 0.75 4.23
Mike Venter - Challenge record
  • SSA7 logo SA: Island of Secrets challenges

    Ep11 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7.0*-for-14; 4 2nds; 1 sit-out):

    • [SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.1 RC - Blindfolded, helps gather supplies (not counted as a challenge).]
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.1 IC - Helps disassemble, carry, and re-assemble puzzle pieces, Laumei doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.2 RC/IC - Helps lift the bag of coconuts, as Laumei wins chickens (1st/3).
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.3 RC/IC "Mud Slide" - Loses one match-up, but Laumei doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.4 RC/IC - Tosses sandbags with Steffi, and Sa'ula doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.5 RC "Concentration" - Not shown making a match, and Sa'ula loses (3rd/3).
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.5 IC - Grabs a tile and moves it through the puzzle; Sa'ula eventually doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.6 RC - Fires the slingshot and makes no catches, and Sa'ula loses.
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.6 IC - Sits out, as Sa'ula wins.
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.7 RC "Spoon Man" - Helps transfer the balls along, and Ta'alo wins.
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.7 IC "Hot Pursuit" - Carries his own bag for Ta'alo, but Ta'alo loses.
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.8 RC "Kicking and Screaming" - Pole-holder for the first point; Ta'alo wins, 3-0.
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.8 IC - First ball carrier, Ta'alo takes a lead and eventually, Ta'alo wins.
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.10 RC - Navigates the obstacles, but part of the non-winning teal team.
    • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.11 RC/IC - With Dante and Jacques, part of the yellow winning team.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase count as half a win.

     

    Ep15 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-8): (Mean % finish: 42.5%)

    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 9 IC: "When It Rains" - Third person to drop out, fairly quickly (11th/13).
    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 10 IC: "Last Gasp" - Third person to drop out (7th/12).
    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 12 RC: (Cylinders) - Eliminated in the first round (tie-8th/10).
    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 12 IC: "Flash Back" - Second person out, on the 6th symbol in Round 1 (tie-8th/10).
    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 13 IC: (Bow, snake maze) - One of three to not reach the snake maze (tie-7th/9).
    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 14 IC: (Keys, puzzle) - Working on the puzzle as Nicole wins (tie-3rd/8).
    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 15 IC: "Teeter Tower" - Ends up in a tight race with Rob, and Mike wins! (1st/7).
    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 16 RC/IC: (Loved ones) - One of five people with no blocks down as Rob wins (tie-2nd/6).

     

    Island of Secrets/split RC duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 80.0%)

    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 13 RC: Drops out voluntarily to let Steffi win letters from home (2nd/5).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    2nd place: 4
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.13
    Mean% Finish: 42.5%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 80.0%
Mike Venter - Tribal Council record
  • SSA7 logo SA: Island of Secrets Tribal

    Ep16 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • SA: Island of Secrets: None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/9):

     

    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 16: Four votes, from Laetitia, Nicole, Rob, and Steffi (voted out, 4-1-1).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 18: Voted for Rob Bentele, who won (6-4-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols/advantages
    Idols found: 0
    Idols played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 5
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Mike Venter - Pictures
  • SSA7 logo SA: Island of Secrets image gallery
Mike Venter - Interviews
Mike Venter - Bio
  • SSA7 logo SA: Island of Secrets bio

    Official M-Net Island of Secrets bio excerpts (May, 2019):

     

    "Energetic, optimistic, exuberant and motormouth-millennial, Mike is the youngest of the Survivors in the South African show’s seventh season. While studying law, Mike started pursuing a career in radio, first honing his skills at varsity radio station Voice of Wits and now doing a stint on EastCoast Radio. If someone can change the world, it’s Mike! Being an intelligent only-child from a middle-class family, Mike excelled at a prestigious boys’ school where he was head prefect in Matric, but it’s also important for him to debate socio-political issues, challenge conventional ways of thinking and questions the status quo. “It’s time for the youth to stand up and claim their place in the sun – by winning Survivor,” he says. Only problem is he can’t sleep without taking a hot bath and gets “hangry” by 9:30 in the morning. But maybe he’s just joking – because it’s obvious that he can talk a good game and likes a smile on his face."

     

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