Witty, charming and arrogant is how Tyson
Apostol describes himself. This former pro-cyclist and
swimmer believes that his natural athleticism, combined with
his "life of the party" personality, will get him
far in he game. His favorite movie is "The Jerk"
and thatís how some people just might describe him.
He compares his game strategy to that of some of the most
entertaining castaways to ever play the game. Much like
them, he is willing to do almost anything to win one million
dollars, including implementing the use of lies and deceit
to feed off the "emotional weakness" of the other
castaways. A Brigham Young University drop-out, he is
actually very well traveled and skilled in street smarts,
previously spending two years in the Philippines as a Mormon
missionary, in addition to six years as a cyclist in
Switzerland, Belgium and Austria.
In many ways Tyson can be brash, egotistical and
unapologetic but, oddly enough, he has no tolerance for
"know-it-alls" or individuals who lack common
courtesy. In addition to, as he describes it, "looking
awesome," his favorite hobbies are exercising and
sunbathing. If he becomes the next sole SURVIVOR, he plans
to use all of the money for selfish purposes, starting with
"the most smoking motorcycle around."
Tyson currently resides in Heber City, Utah and his birthday
is June 17.
Jeff Probst: Tyson's one of
my favorites this season because he's maniacal and I don't
know what he's going to do. The great thing about Tyson
though, is he's smart enough and good looking enough that
people will think he's normal. Some people will be attracted
to him. They'll have no idea he's got that Richard Hatch
sort of diabolical mind always working.