|Birth Date||May 10, 1976|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California|
|Tribe(s)|| Foa Foa|
|Placement||2nd Runner-Up (3/20)|
|Alliance(s)||Foa Foa Four|
Michael "Mick" Trimming is a contestant from Survivor: Samoa.
Smart, funny, charming and a doctor, Mick is every single woman’s dream and every single man’s nightmare. At 33 years old, this Idaho import is a resident anesthesiologist at UCLA who takes great pride in his intense occupation. He is highly motivated to do whatever it takes to win the million dollar prize in order to pay off the hundreds of thousands that he owes in student loans.
With all of the stress in his life, he candidly describes his perfect day being one where he is able to sleep in until 7:30 (or maybe 8:00) a.m. In addition to reading trade magazines, he enjoys the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and the ones hidden underneath his mattress.
A man of humor, another one of Mick’s pet peeves is when people cannot admit they are wrong. He also admits that the quickest way to get him angry is to throw dirt clods at him. Definitely a conversationalist, topics that are off limits to Mick are ridiculous situations that people find themselves in, and he absolutely refuses to talk about the sexual escapades of people’s grandparents.
In addition to his desire to pay off student loans, he hopes to buy a vacuum cleaner with the winnings. Oddly enough, the wildest thing he would do to win would be to “give a homeless person a tongue bath” but he would never go as far as disabling someone … well at least not permanently.
Currently, Mick resides in Los Angeles, Calif. His birthday is May 10.
Mick was the leader of the Foa Foa tribe, but he received lots of criticism, since his tribe was fairly unsuccessful. At first Mick wanted to keep the tribe strong and vote off Ashley Trainer, but after Marisa Calihan was the first voted off instead, Mick just went with everyone else in all subsequent votes. When tribes merged and Mick was one of the last 4 remaining Foa Foa members, he and the other Foa Foas made an alliance and would then try to eliminate all the other former members of Galu by staying united and disunifying Galu. And that plan worked, but little to no thanks to Mick, as it was mostly Russell Hantz that got everything to fall into place for Foa Foa. However, Mick did win the immunity challenge in The Day of Reckoning, which was key in getting Laura Morett eliminated. Mick would receive his first vote against him from John Fincher in Off with Their Heads!. Mick would then receive a vote from Shambo Waters on day 36, Jaison Robinson on day 37, and Brett Clouser on day 38, but each of those players would be voted off those same tribal councils, and Mick would eventually make it to the end.
Although Russell got some praise for at least playing the game (albeit rather harshly) and Natalie White got some praise for being very kind and making friendships with the jury, Mick was pretty much ignored since he didn't do too much and he was considered a poor tribe leader for Foa Foa. Shambo Waters referred to his game play as feckless to which Mick replied he did not understand the word, and Erik Cardona referred to him as having a delusional sense of false entitlement. Mick received 0 jury votes and finished the game in 3rd place.
|Mick's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|4||Foa Foa Tribe Immune|
| Jury Votes|
|Second Runner-Up, Day 39|
^1 In The Day of Reckoning, the vote ended with a 5-5 tie between Laura and Natalie, forcing a revote. Mick did not change his vote on the revote.
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- Mick is friends with Edna Ma (who is also a doctor) from Survivor: South Pacific. Edna solicited advice from Mick before heading to Samoa.
- Post-merge, everyone who voted for Mick, he voted for as well.
- Whenever Mick received votes, he only had one cast against him.
- Mick was recruited to play Survivor when he met a casting director while having dinner with a friend.
|Survivor: Samoa Castaways|