Seasons: 2 | Days played: 65 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 0
Mark Wales on social media: Instagram
|Challenge stats||Tribal council stats||Jury stats||Overall scores|
|AU7: Blood v Water||3.44||18.76||0.18||14||5||17||0.82||2.56||-||-||-||2.00||12.00|
Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-12; 1 sit-out):
Individual challenge record (0-for-0):
Duel/ hero challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % Finish: 100%)
Tribal/team challenge record (12-for-21):
Individual challenge record (2-for-16): (Mean % Finish: 63.0%)
Hero challenge/ duel record:
|Mean % Finish:||63.0%|
|Mean % Finish:||100%|
Idols held/played (0/0):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3):
VAP - Votes against (7):
Jury votes made (0/0):
Idols/advantages held/played (2/2; 3 votes voided):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (14/17):
VAP - Votes against (5):
Jury votes received (10/10):
Official Ten SurvivorAU: 2017 bio excerpts (July, 2017):
"Mark is an ex-SAS Troop Commander who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, East Timor and the Solomon Islands who has recently launched his own fashion label.
Currently living in New York, Mark has also completed an MBA and works as a business consultant. But it is his SAS skills that he plans to bring to Australian Survivor.
“I think my time as a combat officer in the SAS was very, very formative, changed me a lot and has given me the skills to try this game. I have had to fight my way out of some desperate situations and I am great at hanging in there until the bitter end. It’s often when you think it’s all over that you pull through and something good happens,” he said.
One of his abilities is reading people. Mark says he has learnt how to look at someone and determine whether they want to kill him or be his friend. He also has taken some traits from last year’s contestants.
“I think I will be a lot like Lee but not so naïve – of course you can’t be that honest all the time. Sue was a killer and just got on with it. I would like to be like her, she was physical and good on the team but I will be more ruthless when I need to be,” he said.
“I love breaking rules. A great quote that I love is by Lord Nelson: ‘No one ever made history by following the rules’.”
Mark also loves cooking, travelling and surfing and after dealing with the after effects of war, he knows what he wants. “I genuinely think I will be good at it but I am also here to inspire other veterans to live a full life. It can be hard after leaving the military so I am encouraging them to have a go.”"
Official Ten AU: Blood v Water bio excerpts (January 24, 2022):
"Last time Mark played Survivor, he thought being fit and strong would be enough to go far in the game, but he quickly realised this was not the case and that his social game would need to improve. He won’t be making the same mistake twice.
What’s one thing people won’t expect from you? That I am a soft heart. I do feel everything and have a lot of empathy and that made it extremely hard for me as a peacekeeper and a combat soldier.
How will you try to ensure you don’t get blindsided? Try to use a trusted network of people and using my lie detection to read the votes before we go to Tribal!"