|Birth Date||June 17, 1979|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Timbira|
|Alliance(s)||Rob's Villains Alliance|
Witty, charming and arrogant is how Tyson Apostol describes himself. This former pro-cyclist and swimmer believes that his natural athleticism combined with his "life of the party" personality will get him far in he game. His favorite movie is "The Jerk" and that’s how some people just might describe him.
He compares his game strategy to that of some of the most entertaining castaways to ever play the game. Much like them, he is willing to do almost anything to win one million dollars, including implementing the use of lies and deceit to feed off the "emotional weakness" of the other castaways. A Brigham Young University drop-out, he is actually very well traveled and skilled in street smarts, previously spending two years in the Philippines as a Mormon missionary, in addition to six years as a cyclist in Switzerland, Belgium and Austria.
In many ways Tyson can be brash, egotistical and unapologetic but, oddly enough, he has no tolerance for "know-it-alls" or individuals who lack common courtesy. In addition to, as he describes it, "looking awesome," his favorite hobbies are exercising and sunbathing. If he becomes the next sole SURVIVOR, he plans to use all of the money for selfish purposes, starting with "the most smoking motorcycle around."
Tyson currently resides in Heber City, Utah and his birthday is June 17.
Apostol was preselected for the Timbira tribe before his arrival for Survivor: Tocantins. He is recognized as the secondary antagonist of this season, second to Benjamin "Coach" Wade. For the first two episodes, Apostol stuck with the majority of the alliance, forming a particular alliance with Wade, who dubbed Apostol his "assistant coach." In episode three, Wade and Apostol wanted to blindside Erinn Lobdell and ignore the sick Jerry Sims. However, the rest of the tribe disagreed and voted out Sims. At the merge, Apostol won the first individual immunity by outlasting former tribemate Debbie Beebe; Apostol went on to win Final Nine immunity as well, in the next episode. In that episode, Wade and Apostol aligned with Stephen Fishbach, James "J.T." Thomas, Jr., and Beebe to form a "warrior alliance," who blindsided Brendan Synnott with Lobdell and Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George's cooperation. In the next episode, Sierra Reed was the target, but Thomas and Fishbach joined the other group, who decided that Apostol was more of a threat than Reed, and Apostol was voted out 5-3.
For this season, Jeff Probst stated that Apostol was one of his favorite contestants for being maniacal and unpredictable.
|Tyson's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Timbira Tribe Immune|
|4||Timbira Tribe Immune|
|5||Timbira Tribe Immune|
|7||Timbira Tribe Immune|
|8||No Tribal Council|
|10||Sierra|| Erinn, J.T., Sierra,|
|Voted Off, Day 27|
| Voted for|
Note: In Episode 8, though Tyson won the Immunity Challenge, his immunity was voided due to Joe Dowdle's medical evacuation.
Survivor: Heroes vs. VillainsEdit
Apostol accepted an offer to participate in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains season, where he was assigned to the Villains tribe. Apostol's tribe dominated the initial immunity challenges, and after forming an alliance with Jerri Manthey and fellow Tocantins participant Benjamin "Coach" Wade, he appeared to be safe after joining the alliance of Rob Mariano, Sandra Diaz-Twine, and Courtney Yates, along with Wade and Manthey. This group held a majority over the bloc of Russell Hantz, Parvati Shallow, and Danielle DiLorenzo. When both the Heroes and Villains had to vote someone out after the Individual Immunity Challenge, Mariano knew that Hantz had a hidden immunity idol, so he directed his alliance to split their votes; thus, if Hantz gave the idol to Shallow to play, then Hantz would be eliminated, and if instead Hantz played the idol himself, Shallow would be eliminated. Hantz manipulated Apostol into failing to adhere to the plan. After Hantz gave Shallow the hidden immunity idol and she played it, Tyson was eliminated by a vote of 3-2-0. (Had Apostol stuck to the vote-splitting plan, he and Hantz would have tied 3-3, and Hantz would presumably have been eliminated on the revote.) Apostol was the sixth survivor and second "Villain" to be voted out of the game. Apostol's essentially voting himself out of the game has been called one of the dumbest moves in Survivor history. He realized that he cost himself the game upon exiting, but then claimed that he is "still pretty awesome".
|Statistics of Tyson Apostol|
|Total number of days||42|
|Total votes received||8|
|Days spent at Redemption Island||N/A|
|Tyson's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Villains Tribe Immune|
|2||Villains Tribe Immune|
|4||Villains Tribe Immune|
|5||Villains Tribe Immune|
|Voted Off, Day 15|
At the Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Reunion Show, Tyson was nominated for the Dumbest Move in Survivor History for switching his vote to Parvati Shallow, who played a Hidden Immunity Idol, causing himself to be voted out of the game. Tyson lost to his fellow Survivor: Tocantins tribemate J.T. Thomas.Tyson worked with Teddie Films to make a parody of the song Somebody That I Used to Know called "The Star Wars That I Used to Know" which was released on June 27, 2012.
Heroes vs. VillainsEdit
- Tyson is left-handed.
- Every time Tyson lost the individual immunity challenge, he was voted out
- Tyson was blindsided both of the times he was voted out.
- In both of his seasons, he was on the same tribe as Coach Wade and on the opposite tribe of J.T. Thomas.
- In one of his commentaries, he stated Coach tried to nickname him "Tribal" but it never stuck.
- Tyson is the fifth person and first male to be voted out of Survivor as a direct result of a Hidden Immunity Idol played after the vote.
- Tyson participated in the casting for Survivor: Caramoan but ultimately was cut.
|Survivor: Tocantins Contestants|
Brendan Synnott · Carolina Eastwood · Candace Smith · Coach Wade · Debbie Beebe · Erinn Lobdell · J.T. Thomas · Jerry Sims · Joe Dowdle · Sandy Burgin · Sierra Reed · Spencer Duhm · Stephen Fishbach · Sydney Wheeler · Taj Johnson-George · Tyson Apostol
|Survivor: Heroes vs Villains Contestants|
Amanda Kimmel · Candice Woodcock · Cirie Fields · Coach Wade · Colby Donaldson · Courtney Yates · Danielle DiLorenzo · J.T. Thomas · James Clement · Jerri Manthey · Parvati Shallow · Randy Bailey · Rob Mariano · Rupert Boneham · Russell Hantz · Sandra Diaz-Twine · Stephenie LaGrossa · Sugar Kiper · Tom Westman · Tyson Apostol