|Born:||March 17, 1977|
|Hometown:||Union City, New Jersey|
|The Australian Outback|
Mitchell Olson is a contestant from Survivor: The Australian Outback.
Notably known for being the tallest Survivor contestant, standing at 7'0, Mitchell is also remembered for being the first castaway to be eliminated via previous votes.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Mitchell Olson is an aspiring singer/songwriter who has traveled around the country performing in various stage productions. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal music performance from South Dakota State University. He is most proud of having the courage to leave his family and friends behind to move to New York City in pursuit of his career.
Olson describes himself as witty, outgoing and (with tongue in cheek) downright all-around, completely and totally, without a doubt, sexy. He is 7' tall, which affords him a slightly different perspective on many things. His perfect day goes something like this: wake up with friends there to greet him; avoid long commute to work where more friends are there to greet him; lunch with friends; avoid long commute home to make a timely dash to the clubs with friends. His favorite television show is CBS's The Price Is Right while his favorite motion picture is Adventures In Babysitting. He prefers pop music, insisting that Britney Spears has a crush on him, although he concedes that it may be the other way around.
Olson is happy to report that his "List of Things To Do Before I Die" is coming along quite nicely (established when he was 12 years old, he is able to add to the list as he scratches a task off). Being a contestant on CBS's The Price Is Right was Number Two on his list—he accomplished that in 1998. He gleefully admits that he once tried out for the Harlem Globetrotters (Number Twelve). Olson actually applied for the first installment of Survivor, and now that he's finally made the show, is happy to scratch off Number Sixteen. According to Number Six on the list, Olson is to run for President of the United States as soon as he comes of age.
Having been raised on a farm in Vermillion, South Dakota, Olson currently resides in Union City, New Jersey, when not traveling with a production. He is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music for Singers/Songwriters. His birth date is March 17.
Mitchell Olson is an aspiring singer/songwriter who was a contestant on the second season of reality television show Survivor, set in the Australian Outback. Mitchell had formed strong bonds with fellow tribe mates Jerri Manthey and Amber Brkich early on. After winning the first Immunity Challenge, Mitchell's tribe, Ogakor was in no trouble. However, they lost the next three Immunity Challenge's, in the first two Tribal Council's Kel was sent home for being accused of smuggling beef jerky, and Maralyn, for her weakness in challenges. However, after the next loss, Jerri, Amber, and Mitchell thought they had Colby Donaldson's vote in a plan to get rid of Jerri's rival Keith. However, the alliance of Keith and Tina Wesson had better ties with him and that created a deadlock tie between Keith and Mitchell, 3-3. However, due to Keith's vote against him at the previous Tribal Council he was eliminated, making him the fourth castaway to leave the game.
|Mitchell's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Ogakor Tribe Immune|
| Colby, Keith, Tina;|
|Voted Off, Day 12|
^1 In The Killing Fields, the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Mitchell and Keith, forcing a revote. Nobody changed their vote on the revote, eliminating Mitchell due to prior votes at Tribal Council.
- Like his fellow Austrialian Outback Castaways, Olson appeared on Hollywood Squares for Survivor Week on May 18, 2001.
- Mitchell was the first Survivor contestant from South Dakota.
- Mitchell Olson is the tallest Survivor contestant, at 7 feet (213 cm). Scot Pollard and Cliff Robinson are just behind him, at 6' 11" (210 cm) and 6' 10" (208 cm) respectively.
- Mitchell's luxury item was a song book.
- Mitchell was the youngest male on Ogakor.
- Mitchell became the first castaway to be eliminated over a deadlock tie vote and the first person to be voted out by counting their previous Tribal Council votes.
- Mitchell Olson later wrote a song about his season called Back From the Outback. It was a parody of I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
|Survivor: The Australian Outback Castaways|