Ziggy Zagame
Survivor 2017 Bio Ziggy
Contestant Profile
Born: August 11, 1990 (1990-08-11) (age 27)
Hometown: Sydney, New South Wales
Occupation: Olympian
Survivor Career
Version: Australia
Australian Survivor (2017)
Tribe(s): Samatau
Finish: 6/24
Challenge Wins: 19
Votes Against: 6
Days Lasted: 47

Nicola "Ziggy" Zagame is a contestant from Australian Survivor (2017).


Retrieved from

Name (Age): Ziggy Zagame (26)[1]
Tribe Designation: Samatau
Current Residence: New South Wales
Occupation: Olympian

A two-time Olympic athlete and Olympic Bronze Medallist, Nicola is ready to see what it takes to be a Survivor.

Nicola, or "Ziggy" as she is known in the sporting world and to her friends, represented Australia in water polo at the London and Rio Olympic Games. She has recently retired and is looking at other sporting activities to get into while working as a radiographer in Sydney. But Australian Survivor is her focus for now.

"I already have two Olympic medals. If I can do that, I can win Australian Survivor."

The daughter of an Australian triathlete champion, Nicola has tried every sport under the sun and stays fit by running, surfing, yoga and lifting weights.

"I was born with a competitiveness. When I was a kid, I would race my parents and brother eating at the dinner table. I don't know why," she said.

Her strategy on the island is to focus on winning challenges and building multiple relationships while positioning herself in the middle of a strong alliance.

A former lifesaver and iron-woman, Nicola says her experience of water polo will also help her strategise and play people.

"People just think water polo is about what goes on above the surface, but 90% of it is what happens under the water. It is like being a smiling assassin. You have got to be cool above the water but under the water, you are throwing punches. I will be using some of those techniques to be the Sole Survivor."

Australian Survivor

Voting History

Ziggy's Voting History
Episode Ziggy's
Voted Against
1 Samatau Tribe Immune
2 Anneliese -
3 Tessa -
4 Tessa1 -
5 Aimee -
6 Samatau Tribe Immune
7 Samatau Tribe Immune
8 Mock Vote2
9 Samatau Tribe Immune
10 Samatau Tribe Immune
11 No Elimination3
12 Samatau Tribe Immune
13 Ben -
14 Samatau Tribe Immune
15 Samatau Tribe Immune
16 Luke Individual Immunity
17 Anneliese -
18 Peter -
19 Locky Individual Immunity
20 Sarah -4
21 Luke Jericho, Luke
22 Michelle Jericho, Michelle,
Peter, Tara
Voted Off, Day 47
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In Episode 4, Tessa used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Ziggy's vote against her.
^2 In Episode 8, Samatau was subjected to a mock Tribal Council where the players they voted out (Tara and Anneliese) were merely switched to the other tribe.
^3 In Episode 11, after winning the Immunity Challenge on Day 26, Samatau was subjected to a Tribal Council where they would vote for one person to compete for a special reward. Ziggy was voted by Samatau for the reward.
^1 In Episode 20, Ziggy used a Hidden Immunity Idol, but did not negate any votes against her.


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  • Ziggy is the first female castaway in Australian Survivor to use a Hidden Immunity Idol, but not negate any votes against her