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Adam Parkin
Survivor 2017 Bio Adam
Contestant Profile
Hometown: Brisbane, Queensland
Occupation: International Poker Player
Survivor Career
Version: Australia
Australian Survivor (2017)
Tribe(s): Samatau
Finish: 23/24
Challenge Wins: 3
Votes Against: 5
Days Lasted: 6
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Adam Parkin is a contestant from Australian Survivor (2017).

While Adam begin the game on top of his tribe, however after finding a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol after the reward challenge on Day 5, and failing to find it, he enlisted the help of allies Locky and Ziggy to help him find it. When his allies found only the Samatau-colored ribbon in the dirt, Adam had said to vote him out. Locky felt that something suspicious was afoot, not knowing A.K. had already found the idol. Locky, Annelise, Aimee, Jarrad, Peter and Tara decided to vote Adam out because of their distrust with him, and voting Kate as a contingency plan if Adam had played an idol. With the help of A.K., Adam was voted out by a scattered 5-4-2-1 vote.

Profile

Retrieved from tenplay.com.au

Name (Age): Adam Parkin (40)[1]
Tribe Designation: Samatau
Current Residence: Queensland
Occupation: International Poker Player

At over 198cm tall and an international poker player, award-winning salesman and ex-SES volunteer, Adam is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to research, planning and strategy.

Also a dedicated, note-taking super fan of Survivor, Adam is ready to hit the island running.

“I can’t wait for Jonathan to say the words, ‘Welcome to Australian Survivor’. I don’t plan on winning the game, I plan on dominating the game and being a player to remember,” he said.

“I have watched and studied this game. I plan on leaving my moral compass back in Australia and doing the fans of the best game in the world – and the entire Survivor franchise proud – by playing the game as a game, not as a competition to find Australia’s most honourable citizen.”

As an SES volunteer, Adam has helped with search and rescue operations and has learned to find small clues in the bush. He plans to use these skills to search for hidden immunity idols. He has also researched previous seasons of the game, taking notes on plays and moves and even looked at where immunity idols have been hidden in the past, to give him ideas on where to look.

A born salesman, Adam has won multiple awards for his small businesses and taught sales courses while also winning over 40 poker tournaments in Australia. He played in the World Series in Las Vegas last year.

“My strategic mindset, ability to read people and situations, adapt to changing situations and think on my feet are all skills that are going to help me on the island. I’ve played poker tournaments where I have to outlast, outplay and outwit thousands to win the game.”

It is not all about ruthless game-playing for Adam. He is also a married father of two who says his family is his world and that they will be devastated without him.

“I am Mr Mum. I spend all week with the kids, doing the school and kindy drop-offs and pick-ups, helping at soccer practice and games around school.”

Australian Survivor (2017)

Adam started off strong on the Samatau tribe, finding himself in a majority alliance. Furthermore, thr tribe was united against A.K. who overplayed in the first few days making several alliances. A.K. confronted Adam saying he was hoping to start fresh with Samatau, and Adam assured A.K. that he would be given that chance if he chilled for the next few days. However, Adam felt A.K. was too dangerous and wanted to make sure he was voted out as soon as possible. After winning the fishing gear and canoe reward, both A.K. and Adam spotted a clue to the hidden immunity idol in the canoe. Adam managed to get the clue first, but A.K. followed Adam to another island in order to find the idol. Adam asked his allies Kate, Tara, and Ziggy for backup but Tara felt is was a higher priority to build the shelter. They were also not happy when Adam forced them to look with him to prove their loyalty to the alliance. Adam managed to convince some of his allies to follow him to the idol location, but he was unsuccessful in finding it which made Locky suspicious. Adam tells them if they don't believe him to vote him out, which made Locky think he has the idol and is trying to draw votes towards him. A.K. catches on and uses this opportunity to begin campaigning against Adam. With the rest of the tribe suspicious of both A.K. and Adam, A.K. pleaded to Jarrad to convince others to save him. Likewise, Adam tried damage control of his own by apologizing to Tara. Ultimately it wasn't enough as most of the tribe voted against either Adam or Anneliese, and 5 votes was enough to send Adam out of the game in 23rd place.

Voting History

Adam's Voting History
Episode Adam's
Votes
Voted Against
Adam
1 Samatau Tribe Immune
2 Anneliese A.K., Aimee,
Jarrad, Locky, Peter
Voted Off, Day 6

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