Adam O'Brien - SurvivorNZ: Thailand
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 36 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

SurvivorNZ: Thailand (2018) - 5th place, 14th out - 6th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13 (Day 36).

Adam O'Brien - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
NZ2: Thailand 1.82 12.55 0.15 4 4 9 0.44 1.56 - - - 0.58 3.38
Career 1.82 12.55 0.15 4 4 9 0.44 1.56 - - - 0.58 3.38
Adam O'Brien - Challenge record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand challenges

    Idol Hands - Ep3 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-16; 5 sit-outs):

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 RC: "Battle Dig" - With Matt, scores the first of Khang Khaw's three points; Khang Khaw wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 IC: Helps gather stairs and crosses the maze, and Khang Khaw wins again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 RC: "Smash & Grab" - Smashes a tile & grabs a key; Khang Khaw wins melons, Adam vomits.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 IC: "Shoulder the Load" - Sits out, as Khang Khaw wins, 3-0.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 RC: "Idol Hands" - Loses to Dave and to Arun, and Khang Khaw loses, 10-3.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 IC: "Deep In Thought" - Sits out as Khang Khaw wins big.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Goes 2-0 for Khang Khaw, and Khang Khaw wins, 10-5.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 IC: (Chains, bolos) - Sits out, as Khang Khaw throws the challenge, loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness as Usual" - Now with Chani; sits out after Tess's injury, but Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 IC: "Buoy oh Buoy" - Retrieves Chani's first trap with Matt; Chani wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 RC: (Bridge & slide puzzles) - Swims to retrieve puzzle planks; Chani wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 IC: "Discy Business" - Sits out, original Chanis throw the challenge; Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 7 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Sitting at the pole when Chani forfeits/concedes.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 7 IC: (Obstacles, math puzzle) - Helps carry and works the math puzzle, but Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 RC: "Coco Connection" - Misses with his one shot shown, and Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 RC: "Challenge Pitch" - Knocks some blocks off, but the blue team loses.


    Paddle Out - Ep10 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-10): (Mean % finish: 49.5%)

    • NZ: Thailand Ep.1 Ind. RC: Does not advance beyond the first round (tie-11th/18).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 IC: "House of Cards" - Not among the leaders, does not win (tie-2nd/10).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 RC: "5x5" - Makes a late run to four bags landed, but doesn't win (tie-2nd/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 IC: "This Much" - Second person to drop out, does so intentionally (8th/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 IC: "Paddle Out" - Neck-and-neck battle with Dave, and eventually, Adam wins! (1st/8).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 RC: "Over Extended" - Fourth person to drop out, on the transition to seven pieces (4th/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Makes it to the second round, does not advance (4th/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 12 IC: "Offer It Up" - Makes it to the 14th item stacked, but drops (4th/6).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 RC: "Domino Effect" - Eliminated in the first round, not close (tie-4th/5).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 IC: "Get A Grip" - First to drop out, within seconds (5th/5).


    Outpost duel record (0-for-0):

    • NZ: Thailand: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.38
    Sat out: 5
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.10
    Mean% Finish: 49.5%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: -
    Mean% Finish: -
Adam O'Brien - Tribal Council record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand Tribal

    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • NZ: Thailand: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/9):


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 4: One vote, from Kaysha.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 13: Three votes, from Dave, Lisa, and Tara (voted out, 3-2).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 14: Voted for Tess Fahey, who finished second (4-3-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 4
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Adam O'Brien - Pictures
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand image gallery
Adam O'Brien - Interviews
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • (4/11/18): "Why Adam O'Brien got a huge Botox injection before going to Thailand"
    • ZM Online (4/12/18): "Meet the Survivor contestants: Lisa, Adam and Matt!"


    Post-game interviews

Adam O'Brien - Bio
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand bio

    Excerpts from his official TVNZ SurvivorNZ: Thailand bio (4/11/18):


    "With a larger than life personality, Adam is a self-described ‘sassy guy’, who is not afraid to say what he thinks. A lover of Survivor villains, Adam watched the first season with his brother and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be on season two.  Barb is his favourite castaway from the season one. Survivor New Zealand won’t be the first time Adam has graced television screens, he was a competitor on X Factor Australia in 2013.


    What did you do to prepare for Survivor? I got Botox in my forehead to hide my judging forehead and disapproving frown. Usually, I would get 14 units, but this time I went for 36 units because I’m hardcore. Hopefully, this will make it hard for the other competitors to read me and my intensity.


    What survival experience in the outdoors do you have? I climbed Mount Taranaki once; never again, slogging 105kg up that mountain put me in a bad mood! 


    What makes you the ideal teammate? No drama, unexpected, encouraging and I’m a hoot. Also, I will do anything for my team until we’re playing individually – then it is game on.


    Why do you think you should win Survivor? I will be an all-round player. I will play strategically, socially and give my all in the physical challenges!"


    Pre-game interview by ZM: