Tony Deane
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Contestant Profile
Hometown: Gisborne
Occupation: Ex-army
Survivor Career
Version: New Zealand
Tribe(s): Mogotón
Finish: 14/16
Challenge Wins: 1
Votes Against: 4
Days Lasted: 10
Anthony "Tony" Deane is a contestant from Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua.

Tony Started out as the Leader of Mogotón tribe for his Army experience but after Hannah Gough elimination, He was put on the chopping block for being a big threat and with Avi Duckor-Jones scrambling to save Tom Paterson for his Strength, Shay Tapusoa blindsided Tony. Tony won his first Redemption Duel against Hannah but ended up losing the Following Duel to Fellow Tribemate Izzy Pearson. Where he Placed 14th.


How would you describe yourself? Friendly, easygoing with a fairly positive outlook on life. Pragmatic, logical thinker, straight-up, and I speak my mind.

Why are you doing Survivor? To experience the Survivor challenge and pit myself against the unknown. I'm a big Survivor fan from the first series (Rudy Boesch, the retired Navy Seal was always my favorite character).

What are your pet peeves? Lazy people who contribute little to the team effort, or who beat about the bush and don't come out and say what's on their mind.

What's your strategy? Survivor is a social strategic game that no individual can win on their own. It's all about numbers, so forming alliances is critical.

Why do you think you should win? I have worked hard all my life and never asked for, or relied on any handouts, so maybe lady karma can smile on me this time round… here's hoping!

Survivor NZ

Voting History

Tony's Voting History
Episode Tony's
Voted Against
1 Hannah -
2 Tom Avi, Izzy,
Shay, Tom
Voted Off, Day 4
3 On Redemption Island
Eliminated, Day 10


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  • Tony is the oldest castaway in Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua.
  • Tony is the first contestant to be eliminated from Survivor NZ: Nicaragua who was not eliminated in a unanimous vote.
  • Tony was the first man to be eliminated from Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua.
    • He is also the only male to be voted off pre-merge.