Tess Fahey - SurvivorNZ: Thailand
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

SurvivorNZ: Thailand (2018) - 2nd place, three jury votes.

  • Received three jury votes, to finish in 2nd place (4-3-0) in Episode 15 (Day 39).

Tess Fahey - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
NZ2: Thailand 5.23 15.05 0.35 3 3 9 0.33 1.33 3 7 0.43 1.10 9.14
Career 5.23 15.05 0.35 3 3 9 0.33 1.33 3 7 0.43 1.10 9.14
Tess Fahey - Challenge record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand challenges

    Discy Business - Ep6 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (11-for-16; 1 sit-out):

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 RC: "Battle Dig" - With Kaysha, scores a point, vs. Franky & Karla; Khang Khaw wins, 3-1.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 IC: Helps gather stairs and crosses the maze, and Khang Khaw wins again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 RC: "Smash & Grab" - Retrieves the ball for Brad; Khang Khaw wins melons.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 IC: "Shoulder the Load" - One of the loaders for Khang Khaw; Khang Khaw wins, 3-0.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 RC: "Idol Hands" - Loses to Eve twice, and Khang Khaw loses, 10-3.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 IC: "Deep In Thought" - Retrieves one of the nine puzzle wheels, as Khang Khaw wins big.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Goes 1-1; loses to Renee but beats Eve; Khang Khaw wins, 10-5.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 IC: (Chains, bolos) - Unties herself slowly, Khang Khaw throws the challenge, loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness as Usual" - Injured in the initial spool leg, sits out as the challenge resumes, KK wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 IC: "Buoy oh Buoy" - With Eve, retrieves Khang Khaw's first fish trap; Khang Khaw loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 RC: (Bridge & slide puzzles) - Swims to retrieve puzzle planks, 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) - Helps carry and work the math puzzle; Khang Khaw wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 RC: "Coco Connection" - Hits on both of her shots, and Khang Khaw wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 RC: "Challenge Pitch" - Knocks some blocks off, and the yellow team wins.


    Get A Grip - Ep13 IC

    Individual challenge record (3-for-12): (Mean % finish: 54.5%)

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 Ind. RC: Eliminated in the first round (tie-11th/18).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 IC: "House of Cards" - Builds a tall stack fairly quickly, but 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 over 30 minutes, but fourth to drop out (6th/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" - Second to drop out, on the transition to six pieces (6th/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Makes it to the final round, but unable to outrace Matt (2nd/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 12 IC: "Offer It Up" - Makes it to the 12th item stacked, but first to drop (6th/6).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 RC: "Domino Effect" - Makes it to the second round, and Tess wins! (1st/5).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 IC: "Get A Grip" - Lasts several minutes, and Tess wins! (1st/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" - Lasts over 90 minutes, and Tess wins (1st/4).


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

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 OP: Beats JT in fire-making, promptly shares the idol clue with him.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 11
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.69
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 3
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.25
    Mean% Finish: 54.5%
  • Duels
    Wins: 1
    Played: 1
    Win%: 1.00
    Mean% Finish: 100.0%
Tess Fahey - Tribal Council record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand Tribal

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 2: Receives the idol clue at the Outpost (Day 5); shares it with her alliance, and Brad gets the idol (Day 6).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/9):


    VAP - Votes against (3):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 4: One vote, from Dylan.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 12: Two votes, from Adam and Matt.


    Jury votes received (3/7):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 15: Received three jury votes, from Adam O'Brien, Brad Norris, and Renee Clarke, to finish second (4-3-0)..
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 3
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    Received: 3
    Total jurors: 7
Tess Fahey - Pictures
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand image gallery
Tess Fahey - Interviews
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Stuff.co.nz (4/12/18): "Survivor NZ contestant Tess Fahey's big OE set her up for the Thai jungle"
    • ZM Online (4/13/18): "Meet the Survivor contestants: Dylan, Eve, Tess and Liam"


    Post-game interviews

    • None yet.
Tess Fahey - Bio
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand bio

    Excerpts from her official TVNZ SurvivorNZ: Thailand bio (4/10/18):


    "Out to prove that “pretty girls can be tough too”, Tess is a huge believer in living life fearlessly, being brave and doing something that scares you. When the call to apply when out, Tess decided that being part of the world’s toughest competition looked insane, she just had to go for it! With a love of yoga and tarot cards, Tess is hoping the cards will be in her favour to take out the title of Sole Survivor. 


    What travel experience do you have? I backpacked all over Europe and Thailand by myself, and prior to that was living overseas in London. Had the time of my life, but man-oh-man do you learn to have your wits about you and fend for yourself! I’ve been mugged in England, took a wrong turn in Paris and then got jumped, found myself completely lost with nowhere to stay in Latvia, have survived on instant noodles and free toast from hostel breakfasts…this list goes on. It was a whirlwind of events, tough days, hard times, but above all you learn not to sweat the small stuff and to get back on the horse and keep going! 


    What’s your strategy on the island? My strategy is to give it everything, stay strong and be myself! I’m not going to wear a mask and say “oh but that’s just ‘game me’ not ‘real me’!” I’m the same person, why would I try being anything else! I want to play a game I can be proud of, wherever that may get me.


    Why do you think you should win Survivor? I’m here to show that I’m one tough little cookie and will fight hard to win this! I don’t plan on getting to the end by back stabbing and lying – I want to get to the end by staying true to my morals, even when it’s hard to do so. I want to get to the final by fighting hard and winning challenges like a true survivor should. "


    Pre-game interview by ZM: