Tyson Apostol Biography
Tyson Apostol is an American reality television personality, best known for his appearances on multiple seasons of the CBS reality television show Survivor. Apostol originally competed on Survivor: the Tocantins in 2009, returning as a villain on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains in 2010. In 2013, he returned to the show for his third season, and ultimately went on to win the million dollar prize, on Survivor: Blood vs. Water.
Apostol is a former professional cyclist and starred in Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 2 with his then-girlfriend, now-wife, Rachel Foulger. He is a frequent guest on the Reality TV Podcast, Rob Has a Podcast, hosted by fellow Survivor contestant Rob Cesternino, and hosts News AF, a weekly news podcast.
Tyson Apostol Age
Tyson Apostol was born on June 17, 1979, in Provo, Utah United States. Tyson Apostol is 39 years old as of 2018.
Tyson Apostol Net worth
Tyson Apostol earns his income from his businesses and other related organizations. He also earns his income from the Awards industry and so forth. He also earns his income from his as a reality television personality. He has an estimated net worth of $ 250 thousand dollars.
Tyson Apostol Education
Tyson Apostol attended Brigham Young University where he earned a swimming scholarship but did not graduate. He spent two years in the Philippines as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tyson Apostol Wife
Tyson Apostol got married to Rachel Foulger in 2014. He has married a responsible wife in his life ever. He lives with his family in the United States.
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Tyson Apostol Survivor
On the 18th season of Survivor, Apostol was placed on the Timbira tribe, initially sticking with the majority alliance and forming a particularly close bond with Benjamin “Coach” Wade, who dubbed Apostol his “assistant coach”. Early on, Apostol wanted to blindside fellow contestant Erinn Lobdell; however, he eventually sided with the majority and voted out the ill Jerry Sims. At the merge, Apostol won the first individual immunity by outlasting former tribemate, Debbie Beebe.
He went on to win immunity again with nine contestants left as well. Wade and Apostol aligned with Stephen Fishbach, James “J.T.” Thomas, Jr., and Beebe blindsiding Brendan Synnott with the cooperation of Lobdell and Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George. Sierra Reed became the target, but Thomas, Lobdell, and Fishbach joined the other group, deciding that Apostol was a bigger threat than Reed; Apostol was voted out and became the second juror. He eventually voted for Thomas to win the game. Jeff Probst stated that Apostol was one of his favorites of the season because he was maniacal and unpredictable.
Tyson Apostol Heroes vs. Villains
Apostol accepted an offer to participate again, in the show’s 20th season, where he was assigned to the Villains tribe. His tribe dominated the initial immunity challenges. He formed an alliance with Jerri Manthey and the fellow Tocantins participant Benjamin “Coach” Wade. He appeared to be safe after joining the alliance of “Boston 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 tribes had to vote someone out consecutively, Mariano directed his alliance to split their votes due to Hantz’s possession of a hidden immunity idol. Hantz manipulated Apostol into disobeying Mariano’s plan, and instead of forcing a tie, Apostol switched his vote to Shallow.
After Hantz gave Shallow the hidden immunity idol she played it and was eliminated by a vote of 3–2, with Hantz’s idol negating four votes against Shallow. Had Apostol stuck to Mariano’s plan, he and Hantz would have tied 3–3, and Hantz would presumably have been eliminated on the revote. Thus Apostol was the sixth survivor and the second Villain to be voted out of the season. His switching votes has been called “one of the dumbest moves in Survivor history.” His vote switch caused huge ramifications on the game as Hantz would make it all the way to the Final Tribal Council.
Tyson Apostol Blood vs. Water
Apostol returned for Survivor’s 27th season, Blood vs. Water. This time, he and his longtime girlfriend, Rachel Foulger, were both casts as contestants. He was assigned to the Galang tribe, while she went to Tadhana. Foulger was the fourth person eliminated from the game after being the second contestant to be voted out in a Tribal Council. Later on, a tribe switch put Apostol on a tribe with fellow former Galang members Gervase Peterson and Aras Baskauskas, as well as former Tadhana members Hayden Moss, Ciera Eastin, and Caleb Bankston.
Using the clues to the hidden immunity idol’s location, given to him verbally by Moss and Bankston, Apostol found the first idol by himself and kept it a secret. He also formed an alliance with Peterson, Moss, Eastin, and Bankston. At the merge, this alliance joined with Monica Culpepper and Eastin’s mother, Laura Morett, to take out Baskauskas and his brother, Vytas, as well as Tina Wesson.
From here, Apostol began looking further past this alliance of seven, orchestrating Morett’s return to Redemption Island and voting out Bankston, who was conspiring to blindside him. In this Tribal Council, Apostol used his idol, even though no votes were cast against him and Bankston still received the majority of votes. With the sudden revelation that he had had the idol all along, Apostol began facing rebellion within his alliance from Moss and Eastin, who continuously appealed to Culpepper to switch her vote and go with them to vote against Apostol and Peterson.
However, Apostol maintained control of Peterson and Culpepper, and even found the idol a second time, utilizing the clue that Eastin was given. Apostol later won the final two immunity challenges, thus guaranteeing himself a spot in the final three. He then decided to vote out former Survivor winner Wesson, who had just returned from Redemption Island, recognizing she was his only remaining threat for jury votes. Thus he went to the finals alongside the less-liked Peterson and Culpepper, who were both widely viewed by the jury as riding
Apostol’s coattails, letting him make all the decisions and doing little to play their own games, with Culpepper especially being criticized for failing to make a big blindside move against Apostol and Peterson despite numerous opportunities to do so. Culpepper was also razzed for her lack of social bonds with any of the other players outside of her alliance, and she broke down crying during Final Tribal Council. Though Apostol was responsible for most of the jury members’ eliminations, his method of playing the game was praised, and he was voted the $1 million winners, receiving seven of the eight jury votes (with Culpepper receiving the dissenting vote, from Vytas Baskauskas).