Mike Borassi - Survivor: Samoa

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 19: Samoa (2009) - 19th place, 2nd out.
  • Medically removed in Episode 2, "Taking Candy from a Baby" (Day 5).

Mike Borassi on social media: None found

Mike Borassi - 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 0.00 0.21 0.00 1 0 1 0.26 1.08 - - - 0.26 1.08
Career 0.00 0.21 0.00 1 0 1 0.26 1.08 - - - 0.26 1.08

 

Mike Borassi - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

NA

Tribal: VFB% percentile

46%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

7%

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.

 

Mike Borassi - Challenge record
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa

Schmergen Brawl - Ep2 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-2):

  • Samoa Ep. 1 IC: "Yank Your Hank" - Helps work the puzzle, Foa Foa loses.
  • Samoa Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Runs into people in the pit, Foa Foa loses, then Mike develops heart problems and is removed from the game.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Samoa: None.

 

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

  • [Samoa Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Does not participate, but Foa Foa wins.]
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Mike Borassi - Tribal Council record
Survivor 19 logo  S9: Samoa

Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Samoa: None.

 

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

 

VAP - Votes against (0*):

  • Samoa: None. (*Mike was removed from the game between the Ep2 IC and Ep2's Tribal Council.)

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Samoa: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 1
VAP: 0
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Mike Borassi - Pictures
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Samoa intro shot
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    Samoa intro shot
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Paddling in, Day 1
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    Foa Foa, finally arrived
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Selecting a chief
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC hero challenge
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    Impressed with Jaison's swimming
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Foa Foa wins!
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Not winning
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    The losing Foa Foas
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Need to make sure they know I'm not the weakest
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    Discussing the vote
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    Foa Foa, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Ashley
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    Talking to Probst
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    Fetching treemail with Betsy, Ep2
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Betsy's worried about us being the old people, but I think we're fine
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Listening to treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Taken a few hits in the pit
  • Mike Borassi S19
    The losing Foa Foas ... feeling a bit woozy
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Getting checked by medical
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    Dr. Ramona decides to pull Mike from the game
  • Mike Borassi S19
    Saying goodbye
  • Mike Borassi S19
    This is not the way I wanted to go out
Mike Borassi - Interviews
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa

Pre-game interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (9/4/09): "Mike Borassi: 'I've got to show them I'm not the old man here'"
  • CBS "Meet the cast" video (YouTube)

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (9/25/09): "Castaway Interview - Mike Borassi and Betsy Bolan"
  • Christopher Rocchio at RealityTVWorld.com (9/25/09): "Mike Borassi talks about his Survivor: Samoa journey"
Mike Borassi - Bio
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa

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

"This California transplant, originally from New York, will do or say anything to become the next Survivor. After a career as a college football coach at Boston University in the 1970’s and over 30 years in the food industry, he currently works as a personal chef.

Married without children, he enjoys gardening, reading, working out and spending time with friends. He is funny, dependable and quiet, yet, he is never afraid to tell it like it is. He can’t stand bad drivers, republicans or bigots and admits that the easiest way to make him angry is to move around his kitchen equipment.

At 62 years old, he has been preparing for his experience on Survivor by working out with a personal trainer on a daily basis and has lost over 30 pounds in preparation for his chance at the million dollar prize. A true Survivor fan, he has watched every single episode from the very beginning and came close to being part of the cast last season. His strategy includes remaining cooperative and low-key so the “stupid, cocky ones self-destruct.”  Rather than making aggressive moves, he plans to allow his leadership qualities to emerge naturally which may mask the fact that he can, at times, be competitive and almost predatory.

Mike resides in Marina del Rey, Calif. and his birthday is March 13."