Thomas "Tom" Paterson is a contestant from Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua.


How would you describe yourself? Happy, inquisitive, competitive.

Why are you doing Survivor? To challenge myself mentally and physically, and to see how I hold up when I'm pushed to my limit.

What did you do to prepare? I ate everything! I tried to store some extra energy by packing on the pounds, but one week before flying out I got a stomach virus and lost everything that I had gained – it wasn't pretty. I also watched episodes of the US Survivor to try and see if there was a common factor in how to win (there wasn't one).

What are your pet peeves? Bullies, and people who don't pull their weight.

What's your strategy? I have a general idea of how I want to play it out, but I'm sure that will all change when I get out there.

Survivor NZ

Voting History

Tom's Voting History
Episode Tom's
Voted Against
1 Hannah -
2 Tony Sala, Tony
4 Izzy Izzy, Lou
6 Mogotón Tribe Immune
8 Mike -
10 Shay -
11 Shay -
12 Sala Individual Immunity
13 Jak Individual Immunity
14 Shannon Individual Immunity
16 Shay Individual Immunity
18 Nate Nate
19 Mike Individual Immunity
Nate Nate
Jury Votes
for Tom
Runner-Up, Day 40


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