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Troy "Troyzan" Robertson is a contestant from Survivor: One World and Survivor: Game Changers.

A Survivor superfan, Troyzan was a member of the unlikely Misfit Alliance on the all-male Manono tribe early on. Following the merge, however, all the men were systematically voted out by the all-female Salani Alliance. Despite Troyzan's best efforts to remain in the game by placing a target on Kim Spradlin, he was eventually voted out in 8th place.

In Game Changers, a luck of the draw relegated Troyzan to be an outsider on the Tavua tribe after the first Tribe Switch, but he managed to find a Hidden Immunity Idol and align with Sarah Lacina. He later aligned with Brad Culpepper after the second Tribe Switch. He regrouped with both Brad and Sarah later on and made it to the end along with them. However, he was perceived as a follower throughout the game, leading to him receiving zero jury votes at the Final Tribal Council.


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Name (Age): Troy Robertson (50)
Tribe Designation: Manono
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Swimsuit Photographer
Personal Claim to Fame: Adopting and raising my family of 12 marmoset monkeys.
Inspiration in Life: Muhammad Ali. He changed the face of boxing and perhaps sports in general. He is the most recognized athlete on the planet and an outspoken social activist who crossed the racial limits.
Hobbies: Studying monkeys, swimming, walking in nature with my dogs and working in exotic locations.
Pet Peeves: People that constantly text while I'm having a conversation with them, bad drivers and women with manly hands.
3 Words to Describe You: Adventurous, determined and entertaining.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: If I were to be totally honest I'd have to say I relate to no one. I'm Troy Robertson, I'm like nobody else!
Reason for Being on Survivor: I need this challenge for myself more than you will ever know! I want to know "how" and "who" I am in a major competition like this. This show is all I have thought about and concentrated on in the past 11 years!!! I need to know dreams come true.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I'm a true outdoorsman. I can make a fire with two sticks. I am a swimmer and a natural born leader. I have the ability to make people the best they can be. I have great animal instincts and swim like a dolphin.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I believe it's my destiny. Truthfully, because I believe 100% that Survivor was created for me. I've been waiting 10 years and nothing will stop me! I have the skills and energy for every single category played on Survivor. There is not a single person on this planet more suited for this adventure![1]

Age: 54
Hometown: Miami, FL
Previously played on: Season 24: One World, Finished 8th & Jury Member
How have you changed since the last time you played? I'm mentally stronger and more prepared to be a social person around my tribe in camp life and the game, in general. I'm more aware that most castaways play this as a "game" and don't play it as real life, so I must adapt to that way of thinking.
What skills do you bring to Survivor that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played? I've always been 100-percent a team player. And, I also think of myself as a great motivator with the people I'm around. I like taking the leader role in a low-key way. I've lived my life as an adventure and I'm extremely in touch with nature. I've been a jungle boy my whole life so fishing, fire-making, and shelter-building come very easily to me. Also, I've been re-watching past Survivor seasons to pick up any clues I missed the first time around. I work my best to stay young at heart.
What are you most proud of from the last time? I'm proud that I stayed true to myself. You pretty much saw 100-percent of me! I'm happy that everyone watching, including my tribe mates, got to see all my emotions. Whether I was laughing, smiling, carefree, kind-hearted, ecstatic, sympathetic, happy, sad, angry, irritated, heart-broke, or you name it… you got to see it all. All of Troyzan! I'm also pretty proud of that fact that my rant of "This is MY ISLAND!" is considered one of the 10 most memorable moments in Survivor history. I'll look back years from now and still laugh at that moment!
What, if anything, do you most regret? I regret that I didn't confront my enemies face to face more. I also would have called out Kim Spradlin (eventual winner of Survivor: One World) in front of the entire tribe daily! I was putting too much thought into winning challenges as opposed to letting the tribe see the obvious plan Kim had. My mistake.

How will you play differently this time? I've realized this is an "outwit" game more than anything else. I'll try to keep the bullseye off my back by not showing ALL my cards, like the last time I played. And, at all costs, ALWAYS in ALL ways keep a person around who's a bigger target than myself. Keep your friends close and kiss your enemies![2]


One World

This is my island!


Troyzan started the game on the all-male Manono tribe. He joined Colton Cumbie's Misfit Alliance along with tribemates Jonas OtsujiLeif Manson, and Tarzan Smith. As Manono won the first two Immunity Challenges, he was never in danger of being voted out until Day 8 where his alliance voted out Matt Quinlan. On Day 11, Troyzan agreed to give up immunity to go to Tribal Council where his alliance eliminated Bill Posley.

At the tribe switch, Troyzan was switched to the Salani tribe along with tribemates Jay Byars and Michael Jefferson. While on Salani, Troyzan made an alliance with Jay, Chelsea Meissner, and Kim Spradlin. However, the alliance did not need to vote anybody out as Salani won the next Immunity Challenge and Colton was medically evacuated in the following days. After Colton's evacuation, the tribes were merged into the Tikiano tribe during the Joint Tribal Council on Night 17.

Troyzan won the first post-merge Immunity Challenge and despite thinking that Jonas deserved to stay, he ended up voted with his post-swap alliance in ousting Jonas. Knowing the women had the numbers advantage, the men were thinking of voting out Christina Cha next. However, Kim lied to Troyzan about Michael wanting him gone. Motivated by his reignited anger towards Michael, he voted with the women, eliminating Michael. However, Troyzan was shocked at the next Tribal Council when the women in his alliance betrayed the alliance and blindsided Jay.

The women continued voting out the men, with Troyzan being safe by winning individual immunity on Day 27 with Leif being voted out at that night's Tribal Council. On Day 30, after Troyzan failed to win immunity, he took the loss hard and turned his back for the duration of the Immunity Challenge. That night at Tribal Council, despite an effort to mess with the majority Salani Alliance's split vote plan and get Christina out, he was eliminated for being the strongest male contestant left, as well as his clashes with the women.

At the Final Tribal Council, he voted for Sabrina Thompson to win, though she lost to Kim in a 7-2-0 vote.

Voting History

Troyzan's Voting History
Episode Troyzan's
Voted Against
1 Manono Tribe Immune
2 Manono Tribe Immune
3 Matt -
4 Bill -
5 Salani Tribe Immune
6 No Vote
7 Jonas Individual Immunity
8 Michael -
9 Kim Chelsea, Kat1
10 Kim Individual Immunity
11 Christina Alicia, Chelsea,
Kat, Kim
Voted Out, Day 30
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "Go Out with a Bang", Troyzan used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 2 votes against him.

Game Changers

Troyzan started on the Mana Tribe. On Day 2, he caught Tony Vlachos working on his spy bunker. He told this to Malcolm Freberg. The word then spread to everyone. Mana lost the first Immunity Challenge. Troyzan joined the majority in voting out Ciera Eastin at the first Tribal Council. The next night he talked to Sandra Diaz-Twine about voting out Tony. Tony hears them and confronts them, but they deny it. Mana loses immunity again. Troyzan, Sandra, and Hali Ford plan to get Tony out. Tony was voted out at the subsequent Tribal Council.

At the Tribe switch, Troyzan is switched to Tavua. He was the only original Mana member on Tavua so he felt like an outsider. However, he managed to find a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol, and after winning the Immunity Challenge; he managed to find the idol while no one was looking. Tavua dominated the next few challenges. He was switched back to Mana after the second tribe switch. On Mana, he aligned with Brad Culpepper and joined his alliance.

Troyzan, along with Aubry Bracco, Michaela Bradshaw, and Hali were the only original Mana members to make it to the merge. He won immunity on Day 25. However at Tribal Council, Sarah flipped on his alliance so his ally Debbie Wanner was blindsided. While he was now in the minority, he was not targeted. On Night 35, Troyzan, Brad, and Sarah successfully blindsided Michaela.

On Day 36, Brad won immunity and chose to share the reward with Sarah and Troyzan. On the reward, the three agreed to target Tai Trang. At Tribal Council, Tai played both of his idols on himself and Aubry respectively, then Sarah played her Legacy Advantage, and this prompted Troyzan to play his idol. Since Cirie was the only one that was not immune, she was eliminated by default. On Night 37, Troyzan received a vote from Aubry, but Aubry was unanimously voted out. On Day 38, Tai was unanimously voted out, but Troyzan received a voted from Tai. Troyzan made it to the end along with Sarah and Brad.

Troyzan was mostly ignored during the Final Tribal Council, and the few times he was spoken to, he was accused of being a follower. However, he argued that he had personal relationships with everyone, and he made quiet moves. He ended up receiving zero jury votes. He lost to Brad who came in second place with three jury votes and Sarah who won with seven votes.

Voting History

Troyzan's Voting History
Episode Troyzan's
Voted Against
1 Ciera -
Tony -
2 Tavua Tribe Immune
3 Tavua Tribe Immune
4 Tavua Tribe Immune
5 Mana Tribe Immune
6 Mana Tribe Immune
7 Hali -
Ozzy -
8 Andrea Individual Immunity
9 Tai -
10 Andrea -
11 Andrea -
Michaela -
12 Tai1 -1
Aubry Aubry
Tai Tai
Jury Votes
for Troyzan
Second Runner-Up, Day 39

^1 In "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished", Troyzan used a Hidden Immunity Idol, but did not negate any votes against him. Also, Tai used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Troyzan's vote against him.


  • Since late 2012, Troyzan has been a member of Dick At Nite, a Survivor podcast hosted by Big Brother 8 winner Evel Dick. 
  • In 2015, Troyzan, along with Joel KlugBrooke StruckJamie NewtonJill Behm, and Nina Poersch participated in the Durham Warriors Survival Challenge.[3] Troyzan finished in 5th place.[4]
  • In June 2017, Troyzan appeared as a guest in the first episode of Aubry Bracco's podcast "Odd With Aubry".[5]


  • His nickname "Troyzan" is similar to fellow One World contestant Greg Smith's nickname, "Tarzan".
  • Troyzan is the highest-placing man from the post-switch Salani tribe.
  • Only women voted against Troyzan throughout the entirety of One World.
  • Troyzan is the only person to play a Hidden Immunity Idol in One World.
  • Troyzan lost 14 lbs. during his time on One World.[6]
  • Troyzan was one of 32 contestants eligible to be selected to compete on Cambodia,[7] but was not chosen for the final cast.
  • Troyzan and Brad Culpepper are the only two players from the Cambodia ballot who were not voted in, but later competed in another season.
  • Troyzan is the oldest castaway to compete on Game Changers.
  • Troyzan is the only contestant in Game Changers to not have previously played on a season with any other castaway.
  • Troyzan is the only member of the original Mana to be switched to the Tavua tribe.
  • Troyzan is the only male member of the original Mana tribe to make the merge.
  • In Game Changers, Troyzan lasted the longest without getting elimination votes against him.
  • Both times Troyzan played, he played with one of the Culpeppers. A similar coincidence happened with Monica Padilla playing with one of the Morett women, and Terry Deitz playing with one of the Baskauskas brothers.
  • Troyzan originally attended casting finals for Guatemala, and was initially cast on Caramoan and Blood vs. Water (with his brother).[8]


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