Mick Trimming - Survivor: Samoa

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 39 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

  • Survivor 19: Samoa (2009) - 3rd place, no jury votes.
  • Received no jury votes, to finish 3rd (7-2-0) in Episode 14, "This Game Ain't Over" (Day 39).

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Mick Trimming - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S19: Samoa 1.17 11.18 0.10 13 4 14 0.93 3.23 0 9 0.00 1.03 4.42
Career 1.17 11.18 0.10 13 4 14 0.93 3.23 0 9 0.00 1.03 4.42

 

Mick Trimming - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

81%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

91%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

98%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Mick Trimming - Challenge record
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa

Canoe Dueling - Ep7 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-11):

  • Samoa Ep. 1 IC: "Yank Your Hank" - Crosses barriers, hauls the crate; Foa Foa loses.
  • Samoa Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Participates, but Foa Foa loses.
  • Samoa Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sea Crates" - Gathers crates with Jaison, but Foa Foa loses.
  • Samoa Ep. 4 IC: "Well Stacked" - Helps gather and stack blocks; Foa Foa wins!
  • Samoa Ep. 5 RC: "Samoa Smoothies" - Downs his giant clam smoothie, but Foa Foa loses.
  • Samoa Ep. 5 IC: "Sack Attack" - Shoots coconuts into Galu's net, Foa Foa loses.
  • [Samoa Ep. 6 RC: "Roll With It" - Russ Swan collapses, is medically evacuated. Challenge not counted.]
  • Samoa Ep. 7 RC: "Brain Food" - Makes one match, and Foa Foa loses, 7-4.
  • Samoa Ep. 7 IC: "Canoe Dueling" - Pushes the canoe, works the puzzle; Foa Foa loses.
  • Samoa Ep. 9 RC: "Coconut Code" - Retrieves and arranges the poles, yellow team loses.
  • Samoa Ep. 10 RC: "Get Hooked" - Pulls the ropes for the losing yellow team.
  • Samoa Ep. 13 RC: "Coco Plunk" - Drops 21 coconuts, the purple team loses.

 

Spear Me the Details - Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-9): (Mean % finish: 64.9%)

  • Samoa Ep. 8 IC: "Nut Cracker" - Lands on two points, does not win (4th/7).
  • Samoa Ep. 9 IC: "Square Peg Round Hole" - Reaches the finals; does not win (3rd/11).
  • Samoa Ep. 10 IC: "Spear Me the Details" - Best final-round shot; Mick wins! (1st/10).
  • Samoa Ep. 11 IC: "Drop a Log" - Sixth to drop out, past the final knot (4th/9).
  • Samoa Ep. 12 F8 IC: "Fauxconut Bowling" - Eliminated in the first round (tie-5th/8).
  • Samoa Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Walk on Water" - Lands two bags, just short of Brett (2nd/7).
  • Samoa Ep. 13 IC: "Combo Platter" - Gets six numbers, but two are wrong (tie-2nd/6).
  • Samoa Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Tentacle" - Racing Brett on the puzzle, does not win (tie-2nd/5).
  • Samoa Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Keep It Up" - First person to drop, at around 6 feet (4th/4).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Samoa: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 11
Win%: 0.09
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 9
Win%: 0.11
Mean% Finish: 64.9%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Mick Trimming - Tribal Council record
Survivor 19 logo  S9: Samoa

Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Samoa: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (13/14):

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Samoa, Ep. 11: One vote, from John.
  • Samoa, Ep. 13: One vote, from Shambo.
  • Samoa, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): One vote, from Jaison.
  • Samoa, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): One vote, from Brett.

 

Jury votes received (0/9):

  • Samoa, Ep. 14: Received zero jury votes, to finish third (7-2-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 13
Tribals: 14
VAP: 4
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: 0
Total jurors: 9
Mick Trimming - Pictures
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    Samoa intro shot
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    Samoa intro shot
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    Paddling in, Day 1
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    Foa Foa, finally arrived
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    As a surgeon, I am a leader, so being chief is fine
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    Selecting a chief (it's Mick)
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC
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    Foa Foa wins!
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    If anyone wants to step up and build camp, that's fine
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    Ben tells everyone how to build the camp
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Starting line
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    Hauling the crate
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    The losing Foa Foas
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    Discussing the vote
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    Foa Foa, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Not paying attention as Russell finds an idol, Ep2
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    Reading treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Temporarily flattened
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    Worried about Borassi's condition after the challenge
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    Foa Foa says goodbye to Mike
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    Listening to Yasmin
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    Not thrilled about Ben
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    Ben does already have around three strikes against him
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    Foa Foa, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Foa Foa finally starts on the puzzle
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    Foa Foa loves Shambo!
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    Shambo visits camp
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    Checking out Russell's idol
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    Foa Foa, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Ashley
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    Listening to the Ep4 hero RC treemail
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    Pre-challenge staredown
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    Watching Dave make the winning toss
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    What do we have to do to win one of these things?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Running with blocks
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    Building the final stack
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    Foa Foa wins!
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    Finally safe from Tribal Council tonight
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    Reading treemail, Ep5
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Ready to eat
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    Enjoying a delicious smoothie with Brett
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    Foa Foa loses ... but gains Shambo again
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    Shambo's back in camp
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Shooting coconuts
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    The losing Foa Foas, once again
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    Sounds like a plan
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    Foa Foa, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Talking about the storm, Ep6
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Working the table maze as Russ Swan faints
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    Galu AND Foa Foa, Ep6 Tribal Council (no vote)
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 RC
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    Not going great for Foa Foa
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Racing out
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    Pulling the boat back in
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    Working the puzzle
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    The losing Foa Foas
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Foa Foa, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    It's the merge! Ep8
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    Happy to finally have escaped Foa Foa and the damn chief's necklace
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    Merge feasting
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    Yay, new tribe flag
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    The men, waiting to bat
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    Erik tries to tell the Foa Foas how to vote
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    Aiga, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Feasting on Natalie's rat, Ep9
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Yellow team, ready to go
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    Trying to work the code
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Starting line, final round
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    Matching shapes
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    Discussing the plan
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    Aiga, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Russell plays his idol
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Ready to haul John around
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    Russell returns with idol clue details
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Yay, throwing one rock for immunity
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    Crossbowing a spear, final round
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    Mick wins immunity!
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    Monica swears she'll flip if they vote for John
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    I dunno, she's a slippery one
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    Aiga, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-auction sit-down, Ep11
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    Just bought a $500 burger
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Still going, 21 minutes in
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    Russell wants to boot John? We promised Shambo it would be Dave!
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    Aiga, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 F8 IC
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    About to be eliminated by Dave
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    Accuracy in subtitling award, Samoa edition
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    Aiga, Ep12 F8 Tribal Council
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 F7 IC
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    Trying to catch Brett
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    Oh well, time to boot Monica
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    Brett and Monica swear Russell's planning to take Shambo and Natalie to the F3
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    They may have a point
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    Discussing the idea with Jaison
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    Aiga, Ep12 F7 Tribal Council
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    Russell has a fancy necklace
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 RC
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    Pulling the strings
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    Seems legit
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    The losing team, taking a consolation vacation day at camp
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 IC
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    Racing out
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    Trying to work the combo
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    Aiga, Ep13 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Shambo
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep14 Final 5 IC
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    Starting line
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    Working the puzzle
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    Russell insists they need to boot Jaison
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    Aiga, Ep14 Final 5 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Natalie
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    Reading treemail
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    Oh yeah, Ben. That guy sucked.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep14 Final 4 IC
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    Still going...
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    Mick is excited about things waving back and forth
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Aiga, Final 4 Tribal Council
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    Morning 39 breakfast. Cheers!
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    Leaving camp for the last time
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    The final three, ready to face the jury
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    Addressing the jurors
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    Watching the vote reveal
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    Hooray for Natalie
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    Full cast, reunion show
Mick Trimming - Interviews
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa

Pre-game interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (8/31/09): "Mick Trimming: 'sometimes instinctively, I'll put the needs of others before my own'"
  • CBS "Meet the cast" video (YouTube)

 

Post-game interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (12/21/09): "Jaison, Mick, and Brett say Russell couldn't win; he was 'too blatantly arrogant and mean-spirited'"
Mick Trimming - Bio
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa

Official CBS.com Survivor: Samoa bio page excerpts (8/27/09):

"Smart, funny, charming and a doctor, Mick is every single woman’s dream and every single man’s nightmare. At 33 years old, this Idaho import is a resident anesthesiologist at UCLA who takes great pride in his intense occupation.  He is highly motivated to do whatever it takes to win the million dollar prize in order to pay off the hundreds of thousands that he owes in student loans.

With all of the stress in his life, he candidly describes his perfect day being one where he is able to sleep in until 7:30 (or maybe 8:00) a.m. In addition to reading trade magazines, he enjoys the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and the ones hidden underneath his mattress.

A man of humor, another one of Mick’s pet peeves is when people cannot admit they are wrong.  He also admits that the quickest way to get him angry is to throw dirt clods at him.  Definitely a conversationalist, topics that are off limits to Mick are ridiculous situations that people find themselves in, and he absolutely refuses to talk about the sexual escapades of people’s grandparents.

In addition to his desire to pay off student loans, he hopes to buy a vacuum cleaner with the winnings. Oddly enough, the wildest thing he would do to win would be to “give a homeless person a tongue bath” but he would never go as far as disabling someone … well at least not permanently.

Currently, Mick resides in Los Angeles, Calif. His birthday is May 10th."