JT Muirhead - SurvivorNZ: Thailand
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 21 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

SurvivorNZ: Thailand (2018) - 12th place, 7th out.

  • Medically removed in Episode 7 (Day 21).

JT Muirhead - 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 1.01 3.60 0.28 3 0 4 0.75* 5.25* - - - 0.85 2.69
Career 1.01 3.60 0.28 3 0 4 0.75* 5.25* - - - 0.85 2.69
JT Muirhead - Challenge record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand challenges

    Idol Hands - Ep3 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-14):

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 RC: With Liam, loses match point to Brad and Josh; Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 IC: Works the puzzle with Karla, but Chani loses again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 RC: "Smash & Grab" - Smashes a tile & grabs a key, but Chani loses again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 IC: "Shoulder the Load" - Loader for Chani, but Chani loses, 3-0.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 RC: "Idol Hands" - Loses his one bout to Brad, but Chani wins, 10-3.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 IC: "Deep In Thought" - Waits to work the puzzle, which never happens; Chani loses big.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Goes 0-2 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 Khang Khaw, helps move the boards, Khang Khaw wins!
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 IC: "Buoy oh Buoy" - Works the puzzle for a late-arriving Khang Khaw, and Khang Khaw loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 RC: (Bridge & slide puzzles) - Works the puzzles with Lisa, 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.


    Ep2 Outpost duel

    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 69.4%)

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 Ind. RC: Reaches the second round, but does not advance (tie-4th/18).


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

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 OP: Loses at firemaking vs. Tess, but persuades her to share the clue (2nd/2).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.43
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 69.4%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50.0%
JT Muirhead - Tribal Council record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand Tribal

    Ep5 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 2: Receives the idol clue from Tess; no idol present for Chani, though.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):


    VAP - Votes against (0):

    • NZ: Thailand: None.


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • NZ: Thailand: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: --
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
JT Muirhead - Pictures
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand image gallery
JT Muirhead - Interviews
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Stuff.co.nz (4/9/18): "Meet contestant JT Muirhead, chilled out entertainer, cantankerous nerd"
    • ZM Online (4/11/18): "Meet the Survivor contestants: Josh, JT, Tara and Josefien!"


    Post-game interviews

    • Jack Van Beynen at Stuff.co.nz (6/3/18): "Bacterial infection forces contestant JT Muirhead to quit"
    • Kyle & Bryan at 2 Boys Talk Survivor (6/4/18): "NZ Thailand E07 Exit Interview Pt I"
    • Shannon Gaitz at RHAP (6/5/18): "Thailand Bonus Podcast | Week 7 Exit Interviews"
    • Ryan Brink at Brink of Reality (6/7/18): "JT Muirhead Deep Dive | Survivor New Zealand - Episode 7"
JT Muirhead - Bio
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand bio

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


    "Having openly admitted to wanting to become the second (and top) notable figure on the Ashhurst Wikipedia page, JT is described by friends as a “cantankerous nerd who loves to vacuum.” The ultimate super fan of Survivor, JT has wanted to play ever since watching the first US season back in 2000, with his wife encouraging him to sign up for season two of the local version. Instead of training to get ready to take on the ultimate survival game, JT prioritised getting customised hats made rather than learning to make fire like he promised his wife he would…


    What’s your strategy on the island? My only strength will be my complete lack of any obvious strength – so that’s what I’ll be playing to. I’m just going to be as non-threatening as possible, with a few key strategies. First is to do the bare minimum in the challenges until the merge, be as honest as possible, and never tell anyone what to do around camp. People will assume I’m strategic just because of the fact that I’m not athletic at all and have glasses, so I’m going to play a slightly exaggerated version of myself, making sure everyone knows that I’m just there to have fun. Or Plan B is just to vote everyone out post-merge in order of height from tallest to shortest, then make them line up at final Tribal, and tell them what I’d done. 


    Why do you think you should win Survivor? I’ve got a good plan: get on with people, never tell anyone what to do (just be a reliable source of information of what others are planning to do), and try and be everyone’s #2. I think I can be a real role model to young New Zealanders with little to no athletics, or without any discernible talents or gifts. Besides, who doesn’t want a millennial with a good job to get yet another leg up in life?


    How would you describe your strategy in one word? S̄nuk, which is fun in Thai (I think)!"


    Pre-game interview by ZM: