Dave Lipanovic - SurvivorNZ: Thailand
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

SurvivorNZ: Thailand (2018) - Third place, no jury votes.

  • Received zero jury votes, to finish 3rd (4-3-0), in Episode 15 (Day 39).

Dave Lipanovic - 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 2.90 15.05 0.19 11 11 12 0.91 1.71 0 7 0.00 1.10 4.61
Career 2.90 15.05 0.19 11 11 12 0.91 1.71 0 7 0.00 1.10 4.61
Dave Lipanovic - Challenge record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand challenges

    Ep6 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-16):

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 RC: With Arun, loses a point to Matt & Adam; Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 IC: Helps gather stairs and crosses the maze, but Chani loses again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 RC: "Smash & Grab" - Smashes a tile and grabs his key, but Chani loses again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 IC: "Shoulder the Load" - First Chani weight-bearer to drop, at 50 kg; Chani loses, 3-0.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 RC: "Idol Hands" - Beats Adam, but loses to Brad; Chani wins, 10-3.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 IC: "Deep In Thought" - Fails to retrieve any of Chani's puzzle wheels; Chani loses big.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Goes 2-1 for Chani, losing to Adam & Josh, and Chani loses, 10-5.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 IC: (Chains, bolos) - Chained, gathers bags, and finally, Chani wins!
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness as Usual" - Now with Chani, helps move the boards along, but Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 IC: "Buoy oh Buoy" - Retrieves the second fish trap with Arun, and Chani wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 RC: (Bridge & slide puzzles) - Works the bridge and slide puzzles with Dylan; Chani wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 IC: "Discy Business" - Original Chanis throw the challenge; Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 7 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - With Arun, drags Eve through the mud; 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" - Makes one of two shots, and Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 RC: "Challenge Pitch" - Knocks the final blocks off, and the yellow team wins.


    Offer It Up - Ep12 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-12): (Mean % finish: 69.7%)

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 Ind. RC: Eliminated in the first round (tie-11th/18).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 IC: "House of Cards" - Makes a wide base, but does not win (tie-2nd/10).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 RC: "5x5" - Early leader, and first to four bags, but does not win (tie-2nd/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 IC: "This Much" - First person to drop out, under 30 minutes in (9th/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 IC: "Paddle Out" - Drops entire paddle while placing the final ball, re-places two (3rd/8).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 RC: "Over Extended" - Lasts through to the ninth section, then drops (2nd/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Makes the final (third) round, but finishes third (3rd/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 12 IC: "Offer It Up" - Uses his advantage, stacks just 11 items, but Dave wins! (1st/6).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 RC: "Domino Effect" - Makes it to the final round, but loses to Tess (2nd/5).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 IC: "Get A Grip" - Last to drop out, within few minutes (2nd/5).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 14 RC: "One Track Mind" - First to the maze puzzle, and Dave wins! (1st/4).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 14 IC: "Vampire Bats" - Last to drop out, after 90 minutes (2nd/4).


    Outpost duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50.0%)

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 7: Loses to Lisa in a word scramble (2nd/2).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.31
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.17
    Mean% Finish: 69.7%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50.0%
Dave Lipanovic - Tribal Council record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand Tribal

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (1/0)

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 7: Finds an idol clue at the Outpost; immediately grabs the idol upon returning to camp (Day 19).
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 15: Never played his idol, but did bring it out at Final Tribal Council as a display (Day 39).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (11/12):


    VAP - Votes against (11):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 8: Three votes, from Brad, Tara, and Tess.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 9: Three votes, from Adam, Renee, and Tess.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 10: Three votes, from Adam, Renee, and Tess.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 11: One vote, from Eve.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 14: One vote, from Tess.


    Jury votes received (0/7):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 15: Received zero jury votes, to finish in third place (4-3-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 11
    Tribals: 12
    VAP: 11
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    Received: 0
    Total jurors: 7
Dave Lipanovic - Pictures
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand image gallery
Dave Lipanovic - Interviews
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Stuff.co.nz (4/9/18): "Why competitive contestant Dave Lipanovic wants to embrace mediocrity"
    • ZM Online (4/10/18): "Meet the Survivor contestants: Brad, Karla, and David"


    Post-game interviews

    • Shannon Gaitz at RHAP (8/2/18): "Thailand Deep Dives | Dave Lipanovic"
    • Kyle Dessent & Bryan at 2 Boys Talk Survivor (7/29/18): "NZ: Thailand E15 3rd Place Finalist Interview"
Dave Lipanovic - Bio
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand bio

    Excerpts from his official TVNZ SurvivorNZ: Thailand bio (4/9/18):


    "While filming, Dave will turn 26 on the island, but he definitely can’t expect a cake! Dave is extremely competitive with an impressive sporting background including representing Otago in rugby league while at university studying. He’s hoping this will help when it comes to the physical challenges. When it comes to surviving on the island, Dave is a little worried about mozzie bites, they love him, but the feeling is definitely not mutual. 


    Why did you apply for Survivor? My partner is a big fan of Survivor, and she initially got me into it. We both enjoy reality TV and Survivor has always been our favourite. I applied for the show to test myself and to push myself to the absolute limit – physically, mentally and emotionally. It's kind of like the modern-day Hunger Games for me, and I wanted to see how I went. Plus, it looked super fun!


    What did you do to prepare for Survivor? I tried to eat a bit cleaner and cut down on snacking and casual beers too. I knew the hunger would be a tough hurdle for me, so I wanted to prepare my body as well as I could by minimising unnecessary calories.


    Why do you think you should win Survivor? I'm a pretty straight-up guy, and I've got really well-rounded set of skills. I'm going to be me and be as genuine as I can and trust in my abilities to get the end. If all goes according to the way I want to play, I think people will respect my game and see how much I deserve that Sole Survivor title."


    Pre-game interview by ZM: