Tony Vlachos - Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Game Changers, Survivor: Winners at War

Seasons: 3 | Days played: 84 | Wins: 2 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor: Cagayan (2014) - Winner, 8-1.
  • Received eight jury votes to win in Episode 14, "It's Do or Die" (Day 39).

  • Survivor: Game Changers (2017) - 19th place, 2nd out.
  • Voted out in Episode 2, "The Stakes Have Been Raised (Part 2)" (Day 6).

  • Survivor: Winners at War (2020) - Winner, 12-4-0.
  • Received 12 jury votes to win, in Episode 14 "It All Boils Down to This" (Day 39).

Tony Vlachos on social media: twitter | Instagram

Tony Vlachos - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S28: Cagayan 2.28 12.94 0.18 10 5 10 0.99 3.11 8 9 0.89 2.06 10.73
S34: Game Changers 0.00 0.21 0.00 1 7 2 0.32 1.27 - - - 0.32 1.27
S40: Winners at War 4.56 12.07 0.38 8 0 12 0.67 4.67 12 16 0.75 1.79 13.73
Career 6.85 25.23 0.27 19 12 24 0.79 3.74 20 25 0.80 1.33 7.62
Tony Vlachos - Challenge record

Supertramp - Ep9 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-13; 2 2nds; 2 sit-outs):

  • Cagayan Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Pulls the cart and hauls chests for Brawn, which narrowly finishes second (2nd*/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Phish Farm" - Pulls the traps with his toe for Brawn, which thanks to Sarah on the puzzle, passes Luzon for an easy Aparri win (1st/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Mazed and Confused" - Sits out with Lindsey, as Brawn wins (1st/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 4 RC: "Haulin' Oats" - Blindfolded and tethered to Lindsey, collects items as Brawn stages a last-minute comeback to finish second (2nd*/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 4 IC: "Octopus' Garden" - Sits out as Cliff's basket-shooting thwarts Sarah's attempts to throw the challenge, sending Brawn to another second-place finish (2nd/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 5 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Now with Solana, drags Sarah for the final point, and Solana wins.
  • Cagayan Ep. 5 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Participates for Solana, which barely loses.
  • Cagayan Ep. 6 RC: "Idol Hands" - Easily beats Morgan in his bout, and Solana wins, 4-2.
  • Cagayan Ep. 6 IC: "Styx" - Retrieves Solana's key, and Solana wins.
  • Cagayan Ep. 8 RC: "Rise and Shine" - Part of the losing team (with Woo, Kass, Trish, & Tasha).
  • Cagayan Ep. 9 RC: "Supertramp" - With Spencer & Jeremiah, yay spa day as the winning team (1st/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 10 RC: "Rove, Rove, Rove Your Boat" - Rows for the losing team (with Woo, Trish, and Kass).
  • Cagayan Ep. 12 RC: "Challenge Pitch" - With Trish & Tasha, part of the losing team.

 

Mud Run - Ep13 RC

Individual challenge record (1-for-10): (Mean % finish: 62.1%)

  • Cagayan Ep. 7 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Tenth to drop out, loses in Round 3 to Woo (2nd/11).
  • Cagayan Ep. 8 IC: "Keep On Your Toes" - Fourth to drop out, near the start (7th/10).
  • Cagayan Ep. 9 IC: "Living Color" - With LJ, eliminated in Rd. 2 on the 7th tile (tie-2nd/9).
  • Cagayan Ep. 10 IC: "Hard to Handle" - Third out, within the first 3 minutes of round 1 (6th/8).
  • Cagayan Ep. 11 IC: "Inside Track" - Has one of five balls placed when Tasha wins (tie-3rd/7).
  • Cagayan Ep. 12 IC: "Combo Platter" - One of the many people who were neither first nor second (tie-3rd/6).
  • Cagayan Ep. 13 RC: "Mud Run" - After overfilling his bucket, Tony wins pizza (takes Trish, 1st/5).
  • Cagayan Ep. 13 IC: "Jacob's Ladder" - Blows a huge lead on the slide puzzle, finishes second (2nd/5).
  • Cagayan Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Vertigo" - First to start the puzzle stage, but all are passed by Kass (tie-2nd/4).
  • Cagayan Ep. 14 F3 IC: "Roundabout" - Finishes in third place (3rd/3).

 

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

  • Cagayan: None.

Serpent Turf - Ep2 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-2):

  • Game Changers Ep.1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Crosses obstacles, digs up a bag, but Mana does not win.
  • Game Changers Ep.2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Hauls the giant snake, but Mana loses again.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Game Changers: None.

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Game Changers: None.

Draggin' the Dragon - Ep2 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-11; 2 2nds; 1 sit-out):

  • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - With Wendell, loses Dakal's only point; Dakal wins, 3-1.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F19 IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Paddles, crosses obstacles, but Dakal loses.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Assembles, hauls and dismantles the cart; Dakal wins.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Along the Watch Tower" - Crosses obstacles, digs and climbs ladder, and Dakal wins.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Sits out with Sandra, as Dakal blows the puzzle, loses.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 5 IC: "Block in a Hard Place" - Still with Dakal, knocks blocks, and Dakal doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 6 IC: "Rice Race" - Crosses obstacles, chops open the bag, but Dakal loses.
  • Winners at War, Ep. 7 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - (Unaired). Dakal finishes last (3rd/3).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 7 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the dish across obstacles, and Dakal doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 9 RC: "New School" - Swims and carries the net for the losing red team.
  • [Winners at War, Ep. 11 RC: Unaired - Not a part of the winning team.]

 

Got a Hunch - Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (4-for-10): (Mean % finish: 66.8%)

  • Winners at War, Ep. 8 IC: "Get a Grip" - Fourth man to drop out (4th/7).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Fifth person out, late in the second stage (7th/11).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 10 IC: "Got a Hunch" - Simply stacks the blocks, and Tony wins. Simple as that. (1st/10).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 11 IC: "10 Foot Pole" - Lasts over 32 minutes, Ben and Jeremy drop, and Tony wins! (1st/9).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 12 IC: "When It Rains" - Lasts 15 minutes, bribes Nick to drop, and Tony wins! (1st/4).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F7 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - One of five working the slide puzzle to not win (tie-2nd/7).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F6 IC: "High Step Back" - One of five people to not win (tie-2nd/6).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - Still on the first layer as Michele wins (tie-4th/6).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "5 on 5" - Races Ben to land the last sandbag; Tony wins! (1st/5).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - First out, on the 3-ball stage (4th/4).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Winners at War: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 8
2nd place: 4
Played: 26
Win%: 0.39
Sat out: 3
Individual challenges
Wins: 5
Played: 20
Win%: 0.25
Mean% Finish: 64.5%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --

 

Tony Vlachos - Tribal Council record

Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (3/2; 0 votes voided)

  • Cagayan, Ep. 2: Dives deep, retrieves Aparri's idol, using the clue from the Ep2 RC/IC.
  • Cagayan, Ep. 6: While raiding Aparri camp, puts a target on Jeremiah by publicly showing him Solana's (useless) idol clue.
  • Cagayan, Ep. 7: Sensing he and LJ are targets at the merge, plays his idol to protect LJ. LJ then plays his own idol to protect Tony. Neither receives any votes, though.
  • Cagayan, Ep. 10: Finds the (not Tyler Perry) Special Idol, digging by an odd tree.
  • Cagayan, Ep. 11: Buys an idol clue at the auction, uses it to dig up another (regular) hidden idol.
  • Cagayan, Ep. 13: Displays both Special Idol and regular idol at Tribal, plays regular idol for himself. Cancels out zero votes.

 

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

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Cagayan, Ep. 8: Four votes, from Morgan, Spencer, Tasha, & Jeremiah.
  • Cagayan, Ep. 12: One vote, from Spencer.

 

Jury votes received (8/9):

  • Cagayan, Ep. 14: Received 8 votes, from Sarah Lacina, Morgan McLeod, LJ McKanas, Jeremiah Wood, Jefra Bland, Trish Hegarty, Spencer Bledsoe, and Kass McQuillen (Tony won, 8-1).

Ep2 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Game Changers: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Game Changers, Ep. 2: Seven votes, from Aubry, Caleb, Hali, Malcolm, Michaela, Troyzan, and Varner (voted out, 7-2).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Game Changers: None.

Ep9 Tribal Council

Idols/advantages held/played (1/1; 0 votes voided):

  • Winners at War, Ep. 11: Gets up early after Kim played an idol, and in short order finds one (Day 26).
  • Winners at War, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): Plays his idol for himself, voiding no votes (Day 36).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (8/12):

 

VAP - Votes against (0):

  • Winners at War: None.

 

Jury votes received (12/16):

  • Winners at War, Ep. 14: Received 12 jury votes, from Adam Klein, Amber Mariano, Ben Driebergen, Boston Rob Mariano, Danni Boatwright, Denise Stapley, Kim Spradlin, Nick Wilson, Sarah Lacina, Sophie Clarke, Wendell Holland, and Yul Kwon, to win, 12-4-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Found: 4
Played: 3
Votes voided: 0
Voting record
VFB: 19*
Tribals: 24
VAP: 12
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: 20
Total jurors: 25

 

Tony Vlachos - Pictures
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    Cagayan intro shot
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    Cagayan intro shot
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    Bonus Cagayan intro shot
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    Aparri arrives in the truck, Day 1
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    Opening sequence confessional (pre-Brawn tribe)
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    Greeting Probst
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    Brawn tribe
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    Watching Sarah get picked as Aparri's leader
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    Early confessional, post-arrival in camp. Already worried about Cliff.
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    Denying Sarah's cop accusations
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Early stages
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    Opening a chest, with Cliff and Sarah
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    Watching the puzzle with Cliff
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    Brawn doesn't lose! Ep1 RC/IC
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    Brawny group hug
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    Helping Cliff drain the capsized canoe, early Ep2
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    Brawn pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching Sarah do the puzzle
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    Cheering on Sarah, with Trish
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    Brawn gets their trophy, post-Ep2 RC/IC
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    Just found an idol clue in the Ep2 reward
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    Found the idol
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    Pleased with his idol, Ep2
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    King of the jungle
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    Early Ep3, building his alliance with Sarah
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    Admitting he's a cop to Sarah, Ep3
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    Oh dear
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    Making the best of the rain during the Ep3 storm
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    Aparri arrives, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Liking the sound of the Ep3 reward
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    Aparri wins!
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    Helping Cliff put up the tarp, Ep3
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    Rooting through the reward items to dispose of the idol clue
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Getting tangled up with the Brains
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    Brawn doesn't lose! Ep4 RC
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    Collecting their eggs and heading back to camp
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    Describing walking up on Sarah and Woo's challenge-throwing discussion, Ep4
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Opting to sit out
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    Aparri doesn't lose! Ep4 IC
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    About to get swapped, early Ep5
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    The new Solana tribe
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    Watching the second round, Ep5 RC
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    Pulling Sarah off Aparri's pole
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    ...and done. New Solana wins! Ep5 RC
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    Victorious (new) Solanas arrive in camp with donuts
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    More listening to Probst
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    Solana charges the barrier
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    Losing Solanas, Ep5 IC
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    How did we lose that?
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    Getting filled in by Trish on the vote
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    New Solana heads to its first Tribal Council together, Ep5
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    Solana, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    In the middle of two alliances
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    Enjoying the Lindsey-Trish arguing, early Ep6
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    Learning of Lindsey's quit, Ep6
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    Post-quit conference with Probst
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    We got a two-for-one!
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    Solana's arrival, Ep6 RC
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    Charging in for the point
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    The winning Solanas, getting ready to raid Aparri's camp
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    Talking through his plans with Woo, Ep6 camp raid
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    Giving Jeremiah a useless clue
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    Heading out with the loot
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Assembling Solana's staircase
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    Solana wins! Ep6 IC
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    Anticipating the merge, early Ep7
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    Digging up his idol in preparation for the merge
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    Arriving back at Aparri camp, for the merge
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    Giving Aparri back their recently looted items
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    Officially made the merge
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    There's an idol with special powers? I'll be looking for it!
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    Merge feasting, Ep7
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    We now join the Ep7 IC, already in progress
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    Ep7 IC, down to Tony vs. Woo
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    The original Aparris, concerned about Sarah's apparent flip to new Aparri
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    Making a last attempt to turn Sarah
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    Solarrion tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Taking a question, Ep7 Tribal
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    Getting his idol validated by Probst
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    I'm playing this for LJ
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    Just a minute, Jeff
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    Sarah is out! Jefra is saved!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Starting line for the purple team, Ep8 RC
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    Crossing the floating bridge, trailed by Woo
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    The losing purple team
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    Oh well, time to go hunt for idols
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    Trying to get everyone on board looking for idols while the others are gone on reward
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    I'm new at this! I swear!
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    Just got the clue from Woo, thanks to his searching of Spencer's pants
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    Woo stole Spencer's clue? Time for a mad treasure hunt!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    ...and done.
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    Post-challenge lecture from Probst
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    Solarrion, Ep8 Tribal
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    Returning to camp, post-Morgan boot
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    Taking a walk with LJ, trolling for spinnable deceit
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    Now that LJ's said he wants to target Woo, I can use that
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    On the final stage
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    Green group wins! Ep9 RC
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    Enjoying the Ep9 reward with Jeremiah and Spencer
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Briefly distracted from congratulating Tasha on her win
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    Hatching the plot to take out LJ
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    Solarrion, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Good thing I brought my bag of tricks tonight
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    Explaining himself (at length) to Jefra, early Ep10
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    Putting the spy shack to good use
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Paddling
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    Watching Woo and Kass do the puzzle
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    Having a friendly chat with Kass
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    Time to look for idols again
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    ...and out.
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    And there it is
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    Tyler Perry time
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    Getting interrogated by Trish and Jefra
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    Heading out to the Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Solarrion, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Distracting the young lad
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    Not planning to buy any food at the auction, only advantages
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    Auction time
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    Winning the advantage rock draw
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    With everyone in a food coma, time to look for an idol again
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    There's another idol somewhere!
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    Ah, there it is
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    Do you guys have enough shots of me wearing idols yet?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Trying to catch Tasha
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    Table maze time
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    Dang
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    Watching Tasha get her necklace
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    Getting a little suspicious that Spencer is still looking for idols
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    Heading out to the Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Say hello to my little friend
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    Waiting for the vote reveal
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    Another post-tribal explanation/apology tour, early Ep12
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    More arguing
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    Still more arguing
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    Knocking down some blocks
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    Watching Tasha work the puzzle
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    Hearing stories about the school visit reward
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    Running back to try a combo
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    Still going...
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    Listening to Tasha, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Solarrion, Ep12 Tribal
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    Solidifying the alliance, Ep13
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 RC
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    Heading back, muddy
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    De-mudifying
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    Time's up. Tony's bucket is overflowing.
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    Heading over to Probst to accept his prize.
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    Inhaling pizza
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    Chatting with Trish, mid-reward feast
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    The idol bluff begins
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    It's actually only good to five, but they don't know that
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    Llama talk, Ep13
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 IC
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    Taking an early lead
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    Well... better luck next time
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    Solarrion, Ep13 Tribal Council
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    Another Spencer lecture
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    Oh, uh... one more thing... I have this
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    Displaying idols for bluffing purposes
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    Playing his regular idol, F5 vote
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    Final four! Woo!
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    Hoping the special idol bluff continues to work, early Ep14
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    The loved ones are here!?!
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    Greeting his friend (not wife)
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    The traditional morning 37 Loved Ones feast
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    Heading out to the F4 IC, with loved ones
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    Probst's mid-finale Green Room invasion
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F4 IC
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    Filling his tube
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    Out to an early lead, once again, F4 IC
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    Kass, starting to catch up
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    Good for you, Kass
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    Spencer has figured out it's a final two
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    Listening to Spencer's pitch to keep him as an F3 vote shield
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    Heading to the Final Four Tribal Council
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    Solarrion, F4 Tribal Council
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    The least-thrilled final three in recent memory, night 37
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    One last chance for immunity, dead ahead
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    This is huge! I really didn't need this!
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    In there, somewhere
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    Good for you, Woo.
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    You can't boot me! You'd be violating the loyalty and integrity claim you've been making!
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    Final Three Tribal Council
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    Whew!
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    Woo, final two
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    About to enjoy some beef bacon, probably
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    Sneaking yet another clue, sadly not for an idol
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    Whoa!
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    Can I use the mirror to double my jury votes?
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    What's up, jurors?
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    Making his case to the jury
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    Listening to Woo's opening statement
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    Any questions?
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    Waiting for the jury vote reveal, finale/reunion
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    The Final Two, revisited
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    The winner of Survivor: Cagayan...
  • Tony Vlachos S28
    Hugging Woo, victorious
  • Tony Vlachos S28
    Reunion show
  • Tony Vlachos S28
    Relieved, reunion show
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Game Changers intro shot
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Game Changers intro shot
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Bonus Game Changers intro shot
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    S34 CBS pre-game interview
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    On the boat, Day 1
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Opening sequence confessional, "You ain't seen nothing yet"
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Made it to camp
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Screw you guys, I'm going ho-unting for idols
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Talking about his antics
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Morning 2 for Mana
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Digging deep
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Nuku wins. Great.
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    The losing Manas
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Heading to Tribal
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Mana, Ep1 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Talking to Probst
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Talking about his new alliance, Ep2
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Recruiting Aubry
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Pulling in Sandra
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Getting in some #Spybunker time
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Now unaware of Sandra's countermeasures
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Telling Aubry about Sandra and Troyzan's lies
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Touching base with Malcolm
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Listening to Probst
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Starting line
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Hauling asp
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Watching Malcolm on the ring toss
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    It doesn't look good
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Mana tribe, Ep2 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Listening to Probst
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Listening to Malcolm
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Second person voted out...
  • Tony Vlachos S34
    Snuffed, Day 6 (Episode 2)
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Winners at War intro shot
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Winners at War intro shot
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Bonus Winners at War intro shot
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    On the boat, Day 1
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    This is like the Super Bowl for Survivor!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    A toast to 20 years, 20 winners...
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    The new Dakal tribe
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Battling for a ring, Ep1 F20 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Dakal wins!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    In camp, making peace with Sandra
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking about consciously not running off and looking for idols
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 F19 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pushing the boat out
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Watching Wendell toss rings
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    The losing Dakals
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking about the vote
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Dakal, Ep1 F19 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Listening to Sandra
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking about building his ladder to keep himself out of trouble, Ep2
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Left, left, left right left
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Success
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Cops R Us is back in business
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Watching Tyson retrieve a key
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pushing the cart
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Dakal wins!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Hugs
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Tony 1, shark 0
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Poor decision making
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Happy to help Sarah get her advantage
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    The all-important nighttime camouflage
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Hauling the ladder
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Watching the puzzle stage
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Dakal wins!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Listening to Tyson's pitch to keep the higher-profile players together, Ep4
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC/IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Enjoying his time on the Sandra bench
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Sophie wants Tyson out
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Tyson pitches the threat alliance again
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    It makes sense!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Dakal, Ep4 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking to Probst
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Picking new buffs, Ep5
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Three new tribes
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Still red: The new Dakal tribe
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Showing the new tribemates the camp
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Chatting with Sandra
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking to Kim
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Starting line
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Knocking blocks with Jeremy and Kim
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Getting to the puzzle stage
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Hauling rice
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Watching the table maze
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking about the vote
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    But first, some spy shack time
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Dakal, Ep6 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Listening to Sandra
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Post-Sandra Dakal chats, Ep7
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Carrying the dish
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Watching the puzzle stage
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Dakal, about to not lose
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Merge time! Ep8
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Yay, Tyson's back
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Checking out the new fire token menu
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Prices have gone up!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Merge feasting
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Trying to convince the "lions" to join together
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Starting line
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    I still think the lions need to stick together
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Heading to Tribal
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Koru, Ep8 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking to Probst
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Hauling the net
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Watching the puzzle stage
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Nick gets a present
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    That was not a smart move, Sarah!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Starting line
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Still going...
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Consulting with Kim and Tyson
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Now talking to Michele and Jeremy
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Koru, Ep9 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Explaining the voting process to Adam
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-loved ones lineup, Ep10
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Finally getting a (full) family visit
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    All of the loved ones
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Heading back to camp with the loved ones
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Stacking tiles
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Almost there...
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Tony finally wins immunity!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Immunity plus two fire tokens!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Happy to finally have the necklace
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Checking in with Sarah
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Ben wants Jeremy out
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Koru, Ep10 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Watching Jeremy and Sarah jockey for advantage position
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Jeremy left Tribal?!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Hunting for idols, Ep11
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Redirecting Nick
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Found it!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Reading the paperwork
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Telling Jeremy and Kim he's with them
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking about getting the Extortion advantage note
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Against me?
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Michele is fresh out of fire tokens
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Borrowing from Ben
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Got the stack he needs
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Challenge underway
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Still going...
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Tony wins!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Getting Nick on board for a Big Move
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Trying to convince Jeremy
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Koru, Ep11 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Listening to Jeremy
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Sarah is mad about the Sophie blindside, Ep12
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Trying to reassure Ben
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking about the damage control
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Spy nest activated!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Just caught Ben finding an idol
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Please!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Starting line
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Down to Nick vs. Tony
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Tony wins again!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Three in a row!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Getting the scoop from Ben
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Were you plotting against me, Nick? Nick: Uhhhhhhh...
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Koru, Ep12 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Jeremy debates whether to play Michele's 50-50 coin
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Checking the calendar with Jeremy, Ep13
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 F7 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Starting line
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Working the slide puzzle
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Plotting with Nick and Jeremy
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Heading to Tribal
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Koru, Ep13 F7 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Listening to Probst
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Post-Tribal chat with Ben
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 F6 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Challenge in progress
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Time to use the spy nest
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Spying in progress
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Checking with Sarah
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Koru, Ep13 F6 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Listening to Michele
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Full cast, finale composite
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    About to watch the final EoE re-entry challenge
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Yay, Natalie's back
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Natalie's telling everyone that I'm the biggest threat. That's not good
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep14 F6 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Fresh off the starting line
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Working the puzzle
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking to Sarah
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Koru, Ep14 F6 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Listening to Sarah
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    See? Natalie did have an idol
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Playing this for myself, Jeff
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Looking for another one
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, F5 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Starting on the sandbag toss
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    Tony wins!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Safe at Tribal Council tonight
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Time for another spy nest visit
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Natalie has another idol!
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Koru, F5 Tribal Council
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Listening to Probst
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Pre-challenge lineup, F4 IC
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Challenge in progress
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Practicing fire-making with Sarah
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Heading to Tribal
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Ready to start the firemaking challenge
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Not looking good...
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Tony wins! But Sarah loses...
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Reading the morning 39 treemail
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Morning 39 breakfasting
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Reflecting on his game
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Talking to the jury
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    Waiting for the vote reveal
  • Tony Vlachos S40
    The winner of Survivor: Winners at War...

 

Tony Vlachos - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/22/14): "Survivor: Cagayan Winner Tony - 'Hey Russell, This Is How You Win the Game"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/22/14): "Cagayan Exit Interviews with Tony, Woo, Kass and Spencer"
  • Josh Wigler for Parade (5/22/14): "Survivor: Cagayan Winner Tony Vlachos in Truth, Lies, and Victory"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/22/14): "Tony on dealing with boos, Woo, and that epic takedown by Trish"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (5/27/14): "Tony Vlachos talks Survivor: Cagayan"
  • Dom Harvey & Colin Stone at the Dom & Colin Podcast (7/3/14): "A Closer Look at Cagayan with Tony Vlachos"

Pre-game interviews

  • CBS Game Changers pre-game interview (YouTube)
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (2/8/17): "Inside Tony Vlachos's New Bag of Tricks"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/8/17): "I'm Going to Play It Maybe Faster This Time. I'm Going to Turn It Up Two Notches"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (3/9/17): "Tony: 'The Writing Was on the Wall and It Was in Plain English'"
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (3/9/17): "Tony Vlachos Breaks Down That Royal Rumble"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (3/9/17): "Tony responds to Sandra taunting"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/9/17): "Double Exit Interviews | First Two Players Voted Out - 3/8/17"

Pre-game interviews

  • Sangita Patel for ET Canada (1/15/20): "Tony Vlachos Wants to 'Play the Players' for Survivor: Winners at War"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (1/24/20): "Tony Vlachos - 'I'm Going to Be As Ruthless As Possible'"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (1/30/20): "Tony Vlachos Is Sure to Surprise on Survivor: Winners at War"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/14/20): "Gordon interviews Tony Vlachos" (YouTube)
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com : "Tony Vlachos reveals all his antics we DIDN'T see on Survivor"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/14/20): "King of the Survivor jungle! Tony Vlachos tells his Winners at War story"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/14/20): "Survivor 40 FINALE Exit Interviews with the Final 6"

 

Tony Vlachos - Bios

Excerpts from his CBS Survivor: Cagayan bio page:

"Personal Claim to Fame: Becoming a Jersey City police officer.
Pet Peeves: Thugs who wear skinny jeans. Also, people who see me speaking on the phone, but yet they feel the need to start a conversation with me. Like it’s that urgent for them to know 'how's it going' while I'm speaking on the phone. SO RUDE!!!

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? Cigarettes, coffee and liquor. I don’t smoke or drink coffee or liquor, but I would love to bring those items with me just so that I can barter with my tribemates! You know at some point in the game they would even give up immunity just to have a little taste of these items.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Russell Hantz, because I can be just as devious. Boston Rob, because I can be just as slick.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I have been a street cop for 12 years. My experiences as a cop give me a huge advantage going into this game. Being outside my element is my forte. That's what I do for a living. What’s going to be normal for me will be very stressful for the average castaway.

Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? Sounds like a trick question. We'll let’s see. I'm a beautiful person that has a sharp brain and strong muscles. Based on appearance, I would consider myself "Brawn." For the purposes of Survivor though, I would consider myself "Brains." Maybe I wasn't the smartest in school, but I was always the sharpest!!!"

Excerpts from his official CBS Game Changers bio page:

"How have you changed since the last time you played?
I'm older and much wiser. Just kidding. I'm older, but definitely not wiser. You will see the same guy in this season as you saw in Cagayan.

What skills do you bring to Survivor that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played? 
Unfortunately, the skills I bring to Survivor are skills that will NOT make me a useful member. Instead, they will make me a very threatening member.

I haven't learned any new skills since I played on Cagayan, which could be my downfall going back on an all returnee season. I wish I could have learned the skill of being able to be quiet and try to play under the radar, but I don't see that happening. It’s just not in my DNA.

How will you play differently this time? 
Going into the game this time around, with all the players knowing my game style, I know that I'm going to be a huge threat. Having said that, I know I will have to take it down a few notches until I can plant my roots.

Knowing myself, I won’t be able to take it down any notches and will be in trouble. I hope I have what it takes to adapt right away and "go with the flow"—if that’s even possible for me to do.

I will have my fingers crossed for sure!"

Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: Winners at War cast bio page (1/15/20):

Pet Peeves: One-uppers, know-it-alls, laziness, entitlement, and passive-aggressiveness.

Three words to describe you: Respectful, reliable, and responsible.

When did you first watch Survivor? Season 1 (on and off throughout the years).

Do you still watch Survivor? Yes.

What does Survivor mean to you and your family? Survivor has been a financial blessing to me and my family, and we'll always be extremely grateful for that.

As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy? It's truly as surreal as it was for me the very first time I played. I'm genuinely humbled that Survivor looks at me as one of their top winners, so much that they would invite me back to play again not once, but TWICE! Being a part of this unimaginable milestone of a season is HUGE!

How will you play differently than you have in your past seasons? I've played Survivor twice (Season 28 and 34)—I won once, and lost once. I've learned that my game-winning performance was similar to that of a one-trick pony. There is no way I can perform the same tricks playing with Survivor legends and expect to get away with it. Hence my second time playing on Game Changers. Fortunately for me, I'm well aware that I will have to change the way that I'm wired. I will play this season differently by not being as loud/flashy and will try my best to control the votes/game without making it obvious that I'm doing just that. Wish me luck! LOL!"