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Jarrad Seng is a contestant from Australian Survivor (2017).

Throughout the game, Jarrad allied with the typical outcasts, with whom he empathized with. Jarrad's calm and collected personality worked in his favor, as he was constantly overlooked in favor to eliminate much bigger threats, allowing Jarrad to form multiple alliances throughout the pre-merge. However, none of his alliances proved strong enough, as he was only seen as a number by other players who were in control of the game. This proved to be his downfall, as his need to build a resume caused others to lose trust in him, eventually resulting in his blindside at the merge.


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Age: 29
Occupation: Photographer
State: Western Australia
Tribe: Samatau

A renowned photographer, Jarrad loves a challenge and is not afraid to push himself to his limits. In fact, he loves it.

"I like putting myself in crazy situations that give me great anxiety and seeing if I can come out alive and stronger. I am always up for a fresh challenge and I want to prove to myself that the underdog can hold their own against the big boys. I'm creative, cunning and focussed and I think that can take me all the way," he said.

The top of his class in high school, Jarrad went on to study law but quit and followed his passion for photography. He now shoots campaigns for various tourism boards around the world and is the official photographer to musician Passenger, also directing some of his music video clips. He has also worked with artists like Ed Sheeran, Matt Corby and Kate Miller-Heidke.

Jarrad believes in giving back and regularly goes on charity trips to third world countries to volunteer, including teaching English at schools in Nepal.

When it comes to the game of Survivor, Jarrad's competitive nature will come out and he admits the other contestants might not know how to take him.

"I was a weird, skinny Asian kid. Well, I still am. Back then, I often wished I could simply be like everybody else. Now I wear my weirdness with honour. At times, I can be a little socially awkward but hopefully the other competitors think it is goofy rather than uncomfortable," he said.

"I'm quite empathetic and would hate to cause pain to people I like or have aligned with – it's a brutal game. On the other hand, if it is someone I do not like, or has done me wrong, revenge will be sweet."

While Jarrad believes he has what it takes to win, he is not sure he has what it takes to be physically competitive.

"In my normal life, I take no consideration of health, diet or exercise. I have tried to take more notice of those things in preparation but not very successfully though.

"I'm no stranger to the odd mountain hike in the pursuit of an amazing photograph, but that's about it. I enjoy no form of exercise and I have never been inside a gym."[1]

Australian Survivor

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Voting History

Jarrad's Voting History
Episode Jarrad's
Voted Against
1 Samatau Tribe Immune
2 Adam -1
3 Kate -
4 Mark H. -
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 Henry, Jericho, Locky,
Luke, Michelle, Sarah, Tara
Voted Out, Day 36
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "Episode 2", AK used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Jarrad, but did not negate any votes against him.
^2 In "Episode 8", Samatau was subjected to a mock Tribal Council where the two players they voted out were 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.




Australian Survivor (2017) Castaways
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