'Ziggy' Zagame - SurvivorAU: 2017
Nicola 'Ziggy' Zagame on social media: twitter | Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: 47 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

SurvivorAU: 2017 (2017) - 6th place, 19th out - 7th (then 6th) juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 22 (Day 47).

'Ziggy' Zagame - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
AU2: 2017 4.14 11.22 0.37 7 6 14 0.50 1.40 - - - 0.87 5.54
Career 4.14 11.22 0.37 7 6 14 0.50 1.40 - - - 0.87 5.54
'Ziggy' Zagame - Challenge record
  • SAU2 logo SurvivorAU: 2017 challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep15 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (16-for-25):

    • AU: 2017, Ep.1 RC - Helps carry the raft and get the rice; Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.1 IC - Crosses obstacles, rolls cubes, and Samatau wins again.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.2 RC (Water slide) - Beats Odette for a point, and Samatau wins, 7-5.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.2 IC (Three little pigs OC, war clubs) - Throws war clubs, hits zero tiles; Samatau blows a lead, loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.3 RC (Big balls) - Helps push the big ball, and Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.3 IC (Rafts, bamboo tower) - Paddles and stacks bamboo, but Samatau loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.4 RC (Coconuts, surfing) - Helps gather coconuts and move the raft; Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.4 IC (Builders & runners) - One of the runners, throws sandbags with AK, but Samatau loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.5 IC (Team "This Much") - Final Samatau pair with AK, lasts 105 minutes, but Samatau loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.6 RC "By the Numbers" - Crosses successfully, and Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.6 IC (Water obstacles, puzzle) - Crosses the obstacles, and with an assist from Henry, Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.7 IC "Sumo'an Mud" - Scores twice vs. Jacqui, and Samatau wins, 7-6.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.8 RC (Ball on disc, tiles) - Helps carry the ball on the disc, but Samatau loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.8 IC (Gates, sled) - With Peter, unable to solve the gate maze, and Samatau blows a lead, loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.9 IC (Water football) - Part of every team shown; Samatau wins, 3-1.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.10 RC (Palm tree puzzle) - Helps push the cart; Samatau blows their lead, loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.10 IC (Disc race, circle puzzle) - Helps move discs along the rope, Samatau wins, easily.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.11 RC (Keys, logo puzzle, sandbags) - Jumps for a key, and eventually, Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.12 RC "Idol Hands" - Scores twice vs. Tara, but Samatau loses, 7-6.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.12 IC (Filling up barrels) - Successfully holds up one of Samatau's buckets; Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.13 IC (Team "When it Rains") - Holds up her bag the entire time, but Samatau loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.14 RC (Blindfolds, catapults) - Successfully smashes a watermelon, and Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.14 IC (Planks, hanging puzzle) - Gathers and stacks planks; Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.15 IC (A-frames, rope) - Last person standing, and after 2 hrs, Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.20 RC (Survivor Charades) - Part of the orange winning team.


    Ep16 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-8): (Mean % finish: 59.6%)

    • AU: 2017, Ep.16 RC "Ring Leader" - Fourth person out, fairly quickly (9th/12).
    • AU: 2017, Ep.16 IC (Planking) - Holds on for over 51 minutes, and Ziggy wins! (1st/12).
    • AU: 2017, Ep.17 IC (Rings, ropes, ramp) - Eliminated in the first round (tie-7th/11).
    • AU: 2017, Ep.18 IC "Bow Diddley" - Fourth person to drop, in the first stage (7th/10).
    • AU: 2017, Ep.19 IC "Over Extended" - Battles Luke in the final stage, and Ziggy wins (1st/9).
    • AU: 2017, Ep.20 IC (Log rolling) - Eliminates Peter in the first round, but loses to Locky (tie-3rd/8).
    • AU: 2017, Ep.21 IC (Memory race) - Eliminated on the fourth item, after grabbing the wrong one (4th/7).
    • AU: 2017, Ep.22 IC "Will It Go Round?" - Third person to drop out (4th/6).


    Duel/ hero challenge record (0-for-0):

    • AU: 2017: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 16
    Played: 25
    Win%: 0.64
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.25
    Mean% Finish: 59.6%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
'Ziggy' Zagame - Tribal Council record
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/1; 0 votes voided) | Advantages held/played (1/1; 1 idol blocked):

    • AU: 2017, Ep. 11: Sent to Exile Beach as part of reward; finds the idol nullifier/ "super idol" (Day 26).
    • AU: 2017, Ep. 17: Plays her super idol (nullifier) on Anneliese, un-voiding 8 votes, booting her (Day 38).
    • AU: 2017, Ep. 20: Plays her idol (other half) for herself, voiding no votes (Day 44).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/14):

    *Note: Both Ep.8 votes ended in the surprise exile of Tara and Anneliese to Asaga.


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • AU: 2017, Ep. 21: Two votes, from Jericho and Luke.
    • AU: 2017, Ep. 22: Four votes, from Jericho, Michelle, Peter, and Tara (voted out, 4-2).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Advantages found/played: 1/1
    Idols found: 1
    Idols played: 1
    Votes voided: 0 (-8)
  • Voting record
    VFB: 7
    Tribals: 14
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
'Ziggy' Zagame - Pictures
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
'Ziggy' Zagame - Interviews
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found.


    Post-game interviews

    • Ashling Lee at Popsugar.com.au (10/3/17): "According to Ziggy, Winning Survivor Is All About Balance"
    • Ryan Brink at Brink of Reality (10/3/17): "Nicola 'Ziggy' Zagame Exit Interview | Australian Survivor 2017 Ep22 Exit Interview and Recap - (Monday October 2nd)"
'Ziggy' Zagame - Bio
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official Ten SurvivorAU: 2017 bio excerpts (July, 2017):


    "A two-time Olympic athlete and Olympic Bronze Medallist, Nicola is ready to see what it takes to be a Survivor.


    Nicola, or “Ziggy” as she is known in the sporting world and to her friends, represented Australia in water polo at the London and Rio Olympic Games. She has recently retired and is looking at other sporting activities to get into while working as a radiologist in Sydney. But Australian Survivor is her focus for now.


    “I already have two Olympic medals. If I can do that, I can win Australian Survivor.”


    The daughter of an Australian triathlete champion, Nicola has tried every sport under the sun and stays fit by running, surfing, yoga and lifting weights.


    “I was born with a competitiveness. When I was a kid, I would race my parents and brother eating at the dinner table. I don’t know why,” she said.


    Her strategy on the island is to focus on winning challenges and building multiple relationships while positioning herself in the middle of a strong alliance.


    A former lifesaver and iron-woman, Nicola says her experience of water polo will also help her strategise and play people.


    “People just think water polo is about what goes on above the surface, but 90% of it is what happens under the water. It is like being a smiling assassin. You have got to be cool above the water but under the water, you are throwing punches. I will be using some of those techniques to be the sole survivor.”"