Mark Wales - SurvivorAU: 2017
Mark Wales on social media: Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: 18 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

SurvivorAU: 2017 (2017) - 18th place, 7th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 7 (Day 18).

Mark Wales - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
AU2: 2017 0.64 1.47 0.44 1 7 3 0.26 0.85 - - - 0.70 1.49
Career 0.64 1.47 0.44 1 7 3 0.26 0.85 - - - 0.70 1.49
Mark Wales - Challenge record
  • SAU2 logo SurvivorAU: 2017 challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep5 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-12; 1 sit-out):

    • AU: 2017, Ep.1 RC (Rice race) - Helps carry the raft and try to get rice, but Asaga loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.1 IC (Obstacles, tiki puzzle) - Crosses obstacles and rolls cubes, and Asaga loses again.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.2 RC (Water slide) - Loses twice to Locky, and Asaga loses, 7-5.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.2 IC (Three little pigs OC, war clubs) - Smashes through the obstacles, and eventually, Asaga wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.3 RC (Big balls) - Helps push the ball, but Asaga can't hook the levers, and Asaga loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.3 IC (Rafts, bamboo tower) - Paddles and stacks bamboo, and Asaga wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.4 RC (Coconuts, surfing) - Helps gather coconuts and move the raft, but Asaga loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.4 IC (Builders & runners) - One of the builders, literally carries people, and Asaga wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.5 IC (Team "This Much") - Holds up his disc with Henry for over 105 minutes, and Asaga wins!
    • AU: 2017, Ep.6 RC "By the Numbers" - Sits out, as Asaga loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.6 IC (Water obstacles, puzzle) - Chops through the log, but Asaga mysteriously blows lead, "loses."
    • AU: 2017, Ep.7 IC "Sumo'an Mud" - Beats Jarrad twice, but overall, Asaga loses, 7-6.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • AU: 2017: None.


    Ep1 Hero RC

    Duel/ hero challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % Finish: 100%)

    • AU: 2017, Ep. 1 Hero RC - With Jacqui, patiently builds a solid fire, and eventually, Asaga wins! (1st/2).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.33
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 1
    Played: 1
    Win%: 1.00
    Mean% Finish: 100%
Mark Wales - Tribal Council record
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • AU: 2017: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • AU: 2017, Ep. 7: Seven votes, from Ben, Henry, Jacqui, Kent, Michelle, Odette, and Sarah (voted out, 7-3).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • AU: 2017: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Mark Wales - Pictures
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Mark Wales - Interviews
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found.


    Post-game interviews

    • Ashling Lee at (8/15/17): "Mark on His Alliance with Sam on Survivor: 'We Didn't Have Ambitions to Dominate the Tribe'"
    • Ryan Brink at Brink of Reality (5/19/18): "Samantha Gash and Mark Wales Deep Dive | Australian Survivor 2017 Retrospective"
Mark Wales - Bio
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official Ten SurvivorAU: 2017 bio excerpts (July, 2017):


    "Mark is an ex-SAS Troop Commander who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, East Timor and the Solomon Islands who has recently launched his own fashion label.


    Currently living in New York, Mark has also completed an MBA and works as a business consultant. But it is his SAS skills that he plans to bring to Australian Survivor.


    “I think my time as a combat officer in the SAS was very, very formative, changed me a lot and has given me the skills to try this game. I have had to fight my way out of some desperate situations and I am great at hanging in there until the bitter end. It’s often when you think it’s all over that you pull through and something good happens,” he said.


    One of his abilities is reading people. Mark says he has learnt how to look at someone and determine whether they want to kill him or be his friend. He also has taken some traits from last year’s contestants.


    “I think I will be a lot like Lee but not so naïve – of course you can’t be that honest all the time. Sue was a killer and just got on with it. I would like to be like her, she was physical and good on the team but I will be more ruthless when I need to be,” he said.


    “I love breaking rules. A great quote that I love is by Lord Nelson: ‘No one ever made history by following the rules’.”


    Mark also loves cooking, travelling and surfing and after dealing with the after effects of war, he knows what he wants. “I genuinely think I will be good at it but I am also here to inspire other veterans to live a full life. It can be hard after leaving the military so I am encouraging them to have a go.”"