Jak Thomas
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Contestant Profile
Hometown: Lower Hutt
Occupation: Banking Consultant
Survivor Career
Version: New Zealand
Survivor NZ: Nicaragua
Tribe(s): Hermosa
► Mogotón
Finish: 6/16
Challenge Wins: 7
Votes Against: 9
Days Lasted: 36

Jak Thomas is a contestant from Survivor NZ: Nicaragua.


How would you describe yourself? I'm all about a good time. I can be pretty passionate (or just loud). I'm malleable; I'm not everyone's cup of tea. I love a good chortle. I'm very lazy. I use words I don't know the meaning of. I'm very indecisive. Get a few drinks in me and I'll try anything.

Why are you doing Survivor? It all comes down to being a fan of Survivor. I couldn't turn down the opportunity and I've criticised too many contestants to not give it a go myself and see where I stack up against them. The goal is to have fun and I'm excited to take whatever comes from the experience. Winning would also be nice.

What did you do to prepare? Very little – I tried jogging, which quickly turned to walking. I didn't see the point in just walking so I tried swimming. The swimming was fun but I don't think it helped much. I definitely didn't lose any weight.

What are your pet peeves? If you think cats are better than dogs we probably won't get along. People who hate Kanye West just because he is Kanye West. Leave him alone. When people hate on me for not always getting veges in my fried rice. Sometimes I just like rice and meat.

What's your strategy? I feel like if I go in hunting for the win, I won't make it all the way to the end. I'm just going to take it easy and go with the flow. I'll try and let other people make the big decisions so I don't get pinned for the big moves, but I will try and do enough so that if I do make it to the end I have a realistic shot at winning.

Survivor NZ

Voting History

Jak's Voting History
Episode Jak's
Voted Against
1 Dee -
2 Hermosa Tribe Immune
4 Hermosa Tribe Immune
6 Mogotón Tribe Immune
8 Shay -
10 Shay -
11 Shay Individual Immunity
12 Sala Avi, Sala, Shay
13 Nate Avi, Barb, Nate,
Shannon, Shay, Tom
Voted Off, Day 26
14 On Redemption Island
Eliminated, Day 36
Voted for
Sole Survivor


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  • Jak is the youngest man in Survivor NZ: Nicaragua.
    • He is also the youngest member of the Casar tribe.
  • Jak was the only Jury member in Survivor NZ: Nicaragua to vote for Tom Paterson at the Final Tribal Council.