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Heroes vs. Villains:
Blood vs. Water:
Tyson Apostol (born June 17, 1979) is a contestant of the reality show Survivor. He participated in Survivor: Tocantins and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. He returned as a contestant in Survivor: Blood vs. Water. Apostol is a former professional bicyclist.
Tyson Apostol was raised in Lindon, Utah and currently lives in Heber City, Utah. His occupation is a bike shop owner, and he used to be a professional cyclist in Switzerland, Belgium, and Austria. He is also a dropout of Brigham Young University and he spent two years in the Philippines as a Mormon missionary.
"You can look me in my sweet blue eyes all day and I’ll tell you sweet nothings and you’ll believe all of them." -Tyson Apostol
Apostol was preselected on the Timbira tribe before his arrival on the island for Survivor: Tocantins. He is recognized as the secondary antagonist of this season, second to Benjamin "Coach" Wade. For the first two episodes Apostol stuck with the majority of the alliance, forming a particular alliance with Benjamin "Coach" Wade, who dubbed Apostol his "assistant coach." In episode three Wade and Apostol wanted to blindside Erinn Lobdell and ignore the sick Jerry Sims. But the rest of the tribe disagreed and voted out Sims. At the merge Apostol won the first individual immunity by outlasting former tribe mate Debbie Beebe; Apostol went on to win Final Nine immunity as well, in the next episode. In the next episode Wade and Apostol aligned with Stephen Fishbach, James "J.T." Thomas, Jr., and Beebe to form a "warrior alliance," who blindsided Brendan Synnott with Lobdell and Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George's cooperation. In the next episode, Sierra Reed was the target, but Thomas and Fishbach joined the other group who decided that Apostol was more of a threat than Reed, and Apostol was voted out 5-3.
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Apostol accepted an offer to participate in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains season, where he was assigned to the Villains tribe. Apostol's tribe dominated the initial immunity challenges, and after forming an alliance with Jerri Manthey and fellow Tocantins participant Benjamin "Coach" Wade, he appeared to be safe after joining the alliance of Rob Mariano, Sandra Diaz-Twine, and Courtney Yates, along with Wade and Manthey. This group held a majority over the bloc of Russell Hantz, Parvati Shallow, and Danielle DiLorenzo. When both the Heroes and Villains had to vote someone out after the Individual Immunity Challenge, Mariano knew that Hantz had a hidden immunity idol, so he directed his alliance to split their votes; thus, if Hantz gave the idol to Shallow to play, then Hantz would be eliminated, and if instead Hantz played the idol himself, Shallow would be eliminated. Hantz manipulated Apostol into failing to adhere to the plan. After Hantz gave Shallow the hidden immunity idol and she played it, Tyson was eliminated by a vote of 3-2-0. (Had Apostol stuck to the vote-splitting plan, he and Hantz would have tied 3-3, and Hantz would presumably have been eliminated on the revote.) Apostol was the sixth survivor and the second "Villain" to be voted out in the season. Apostol's essentially voting himself out of the game has been called one of the dumbest moves in Survivor history.
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Apostol is competing in the show's twenty-seventh season, Blood vs. Water, alongside with his girlfriend Rachel Foulger. Apostol was assigned to Galang tribe and Foulger to Tadhana. However, Foulger was voted out fourth in the game and the second contestant to be voted out in tribal council. In the next morning, Foulger competed for a second Redemption Island Duel on day seven and competed with Candice Cody and Marissa Peterson. But she lost in the Duel and ending in 18th place. Meanwhile, a tribe switch put Tyson in a tribe with fellow former Galang members Gervase Peterson and Aras Baskauskas, plus old Tadhana members Hayden Moss, Ciera Eastin, and Caleb Bankston. Tyson rallied everyone except Aras together, under the common bond of having lost their loved one, and at the merge these five joined with Monica Culpepper and Ciera's mom, Laura Morett, who returned from Redemption Island, to take out Aras and everyone else besides Katie Collins. From here, Tyson began looking further past this alliance of seven, orchestrating the re-sending of Morett to Redemption Island and voting out Bankston, who was conspiring to blindside him.
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