Tony Vlachos - Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Game Changers
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 45 | Wins: 1

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)..
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Tony Vlachos - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury 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
Career 2.28 13.15 0.18 11 12 12 0.91 3.21 8 9 0.89 1.97 7.02
Tony Vlachos - Challenge record
  • S28 logo Cagayan challenges
    Draggin' the Dragon - Ep1 RC/IC
    Supertramp - Ep9 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6.0*-for-13; 2 sit-outs):

    • Cagayan Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Pulls the cart and hauls chests for Aparri, which narrowly finishes second (2nd*/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Phish Farm" - Pulls the traps with his toe for Aparri, 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 Aparri wins (1st/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 4 RC: "Haulin' Oats" - Blindfolded and tethered to Lindsey, collects items as Aparri 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 Aparri 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.

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

     

    Bermuda Triangles - Ep7 IC
    Mud Run - Ep13 RC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-10): (Mean % finish: 54%)

    • 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.
  • S34 logo Game Changers challenges
    Blue Lagoon Bustle - Ep1 RC/IC
    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.

     

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

    • Game Changers: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6.0*
    Played: 15
    Win%: 0.40
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.10
    Mean% Finish: 54%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Tony Vlachos - Tribal Council record
  • S28 logo Cagayan Tribal
    Ep7 Tribal Council
    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).
  • S34 logo Game Changers Tribal
    Ep1 Tribal Council
    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.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 3
    Played: 2
    Votes voided: 0
  • Voting record
    VFB: 11*
    Tribals: 12
    VAP: 12
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: 8
    Total jurors: 9
Tony Vlachos - Pictures
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Tony Vlachos - Interviews
  • S28 logo Cagayan interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None, apart from the CBS one, embedded below.

     

    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"
  • S34 logo Game Changers interviews

    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"
Tony Vlachos - Bios
  • S28 logo Cagayan bio

    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!!!"

     

  • S34 logo Game Changers bio

    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!"

     

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