Taylor Lee Stocker is a contestant from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.
Emerging as a dominant personality on the Vanua tribe with his mischievous attitude and antics, Taylor quickly developed a relationship with fellow Millennial Figgy Figueroa, with the two becoming part of the Triforce alliance that took control of the tribe. After a Tribe Switch that split their alliance, however, Figgy was blindsided by Adam Klein, causing Taylor to begin targeting Adam. After the merge feast, Taylor was caught stealing and hiding food from the others and, after an explosive argument at Tribal Council with Adam, was voted out at the final twelve.
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Name: Taylor Lee Stocker
Current residence: Postfalls, ID
Occupation: Snowboard instructor
Tribe designation: Vanua (Millennials)
Three words to describe you: Spontaneous, inventive, and thinker.
Hobbies: Playing music, brewing beer, and snowboarding.
Pet peeves: Wobbly tables, people not cleaning up their dogs' poop, loud chewing, slow walkers, selfies, forms without enough space for answers.
What does it mean to be a Millennial? Come on, man! We are open-minded, liberal, self-expressive, upbeat, connected, tech savvy, and we invented the words "sicky sicky, gnar gnar, rachet, clutch, bae, and LOL." I love my generation. We are all-around epic.
Personal claim to fame: Learning to play guitar. Not many people keep their passions.
Inspiration in life: [Scottish knight] William Wallace. I am a fan of fearless people.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A toothbrush, lip balm, and, most of all, my banjo.
Survivor contestant you're most like: I would say Woo Hwang (Cagayan, Cambodia) because I am tricky and funny. But, if it came to it, I would not let another castaway walk off with my money!
Reason for being on Survivor: In all honesty, I have not thought about the money; I just want to kick ass at this game.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I make friends easy. I also believe most would have a hard time voting me off because people like me. I am not annoying and I am a hard worker. It's just one day at a time.
Taylor was initially placed on the Vanua tribe consisting of Millennials. On Day 1, he formed the Triforce alliance and recruited Figgy Figueroa, Jay Starrett, and Michelle Schubert. He began developing feelings for Figgy and on Night 5, the two started kissing, but were caught by Michaela Bradshaw, who then ratted them out to the rest of the tribe the next day. When Vanua lost the second Immunity Challenge on Day 7, Figgy became a target. However, the Triforce alliance was able to turn the vote on Mari Takahashi by pulling in Michaela and Will Wahl, blindsiding Mari at Tribal Council.
At the Tribe Switch on Day 13, Taylor, Figgy, and Vanua outsider Adam Klein were switched to the Takali tribe, along with original Takali members Jessica Lewis and Ken McNickle. When Takali lost immunity on Day 18, Taylor and Figgy believed Adam would side with them. At Tribal Council, however, Adam joined Jessica and Ken in voting out Figgy, leaving Taylor on the outs. Afterwards, Adam talked to Taylor about betraying him and eliminating Figgy, but Taylor still vowed revenge. The next day, Taylor tried to sway Jessica and Ken into turning on Adam, which they considered as they perceived Taylor as less strategic than Adam. However, any plotting was put on hold when Takali won the next Immunity Challenge.
When the tribes merged into the Vinaka tribe on Day 21, Taylor reunited with his remaining Triforce allies Jay, Michelle, and Will. That night, Taylor stashed food from the merge feast, but was overheard by several others. As Taylor snacked, Adam came over in an attempt to align, telling Taylor about his Reward Steal advantage and wanting to target Will, telling Taylor that Will was Jay's new closest ally. However, Taylor decided to use this information against Adam; the next day, he told Jay that Adam was targeting Will. When Will won the first individual Immunity Challenge, the Triforce set their sights on Adam. Before Tribal Council, Adam asked Taylor what was going on, but Taylor gave him false hope that he was on Adam's side. At Tribal Council, Taylor and his allies voted for Adam, but the rest of the tribe blindsided Michelle, whom they felt was least likely to have a Hidden Immunity Idol.
Now on the outs of the tribe, Taylor, Jay, and Will tried to recruit more allies. Adam and Taylor promised to protect each other's secrets—Adam about Taylor's food stash and Taylor about Adam's Reward Steal advantage. After Ken won the next Immunity Challenge, Taylor told Jay about his stolen food stash and Adam's advantage. Jay encouraged Taylor to tell their tribemates about Adam's advantage in order to spark distrust. At Tribal Council, Taylor falsely claimed that Adam had eaten the food with him, and also revealed Adam's advantage, which Adam confirmed. However, his scrambling did not work; the rest of the tribe split their votes between Taylor and Jay, and Taylor was sent to the jury in a 7-4-1 vote.
|Taylor's Voting History|
|1||Vanua Tribe Immune|
|3||Vanua Tribe Immune|
|4||Vanua Tribe Immune|
|5||Takali Tribe Immune|
|7||Takali Tribe Immune|
|9||Adam||Adam, Chris, David, Jay,|
Ken, Sunday, Zeke
|Voted Out, Day 25|
- Taylor and Figgy Figueroa briefly dated after the game.
- On October 28, 2016, Taylor announced that his girlfriend was pregnant with their first child.
- Taylor is the lowest-placing man from the original Vanua tribe.
- Taylor lost 15 lbs. after competing on Millennials vs. Gen X.
- Taylor is the only contestant from Idaho to have never reached the Final Tribal Council.
|Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Castaways|