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Weight loss of Australian Survivor contestants

They spend up to 55 days on a remote Samoan beach in hopes of winning the $500,000 prize money.

From sleep deprivation, constant hunger and physically and mentally draining challenges- life as a contestant on Australian Survivor is never easy.

As the remaining hopefuls edge towards the October 10 final, we look at just how much the experience has changed them, including their shocking weight loss.

 Revealed! The shocking weight loss of Australian Survivor contestants as they compete for $500,000 prize (Pictured: Locky)

The contestants often get by on a restricted and bland diet and win challenged to earn more food for their tribe.

While some tribe members entered the competition fitter than others, the current series’ rivals have all appeared to shed kilos at the same rate.

Just have a look at these dramatic weight loss comparisons!

Sydney professional nanny Michelle, who admitted to never 'roughing' it before the show, looks noticeably slimmer in her appearance since arriving to the island

Sydney professional nanny Michelle, who admitted to never ‘roughing’ it before the show, looks noticeably slimmer in her appearance since arriving to the island

Labourer Henry, who pretended to be a yoga instructor before being voted off, has defined his abs and arms throughout the show's challenges.

Labourer Henry, who pretended to be a yoga instructor before being voted off, has defined his abs and arms throughout the show’s challenges.

Extreme sportsman Locky has grown a large beard during his stint on the show and is believed to have lost some of his muscular tone.

Sydney professional nanny Michelle, who admitted to never ‘roughing’ it before the show, looks noticeably slimmer in her appearance since arriving to the island.

Labourer Henry, who pretended to be a yoga instructor before being voted off, has defined his abs and arms throughout the show’s challenges.

Tara, the barrel racer from Queensland, has proved to be a tough competitor on the series, securing a spot in the final six. 

Tara, the barrel racer from Queensland, has proved to be a tough competitor on the series, securing a spot in the final six

Tara, the barrel racer from Queensland, has proved to be a tough competitor on the series, securing a spot in the final six

Mining technician Luke has admitted he was a big fan of the show before applying and trained extensively ahead of the physical tasks

Mining technician Luke has admitted he was a big fan of the show before applying and trained extensively ahead of the physical tasks

Meanwhile, Jarrad has claimed: 'I was a weird, skinny Asian kid. Well, I still am'

Meanwhile, Jarrad has claimed: ‘I was a weird, skinny Asian kid. Well, I still am’

Mining technician Luke has admitted he was a big fan of the show before applying and trained extensively ahead of the physical tasks.

As the weeks have gone on, his clothes appear to hang over his tattooed frame.

Meanwhile, Jarrad has claimed: ‘I was a weird, skinny Asian kid. Well, I still am.’

Like Luke, flight attendant Jericho claimed it was his ‘childhood dream’ to appear on the show and did his best to prepare for the challenge.

In recent episodes he has showed off his muscular physique, and is known for stealing food around the camp.

Like Luke, flight attendant Jericho claimed it was his 'childhood dream' to appear on the show and did his best to prepare for the challenge

Like Luke, flight attendant Jericho claimed it was his ‘childhood dream’ to appear on the show and did his best to prepare for the challenge

Two-time Olympic athlete and Olympic Bronze Medallist, Nicola, has been comfortable living in her bikini and crop tops on the show

Two-time Olympic athlete and Olympic Bronze Medallist, Nicola, has been comfortable living in her bikini and crop tops on the show

Sarah felt her modelling experience put her in good stead for the game, as living in houses around the world with other models was like a 'mini-Survovor'

Sarah felt her modelling experience put her in good stead for the game, as living in houses around the world with other models was like a ‘mini-Survovor’

Two-time Olympic athlete and Olympic Bronze Medallist, Nicola, has been comfortable living in her bikini and crop tops on the show.

Sarah felt her modelling experience put her in good stead for the game, as living in houses around the world with other models was like a ‘mini-Survivor experience.’ 

Student Anneliese recently lost 35 kilograms before appearing on the show, with the Victorian beauty appearing to shed further kilos on the show.

Digital advertising producer Peter admitted he trained before making his way to the island and was strangely excited by ‘sleeping on a beach and minimal food.’                 Jericho, Peter, Locky, Michelle, Tara and Ziggy are the six remaining contestants in the running for the $500,000 cash prize.

Student Anneliese recently lost 35 kilograms before appearing on the show, with the Victorian beauty appearing to shed further kilos on the show

Student Anneliese recently lost 35 kilograms before appearing on the show, with the Victorian beauty appearing to shed further kilos on the show

Digital advertising producer Peter admitted he trained before making his way to the island and was strangely excited by 'sleeping on a beach and minimal food' 

Digital advertising producer Peter admitted he trained before making his way to the island and was strangely excited by ‘sleeping on a beach and minimal food’ 

Last year’s final five revealed to OK! that life on the Samoan island of Upolu caused them to shed a combined 48 kilograms. 

Lee Carseldine and Matt Tarrant lost the most bodyweight, the former dropping a whopping 17kg. 

Last year’s winner Kristie even claimed the rations got so bad they turned to undesirable options: ‘We did resort to eating rotten maggot-infested coconuts.’  

Australian Survivor contestant Jennah-Louise also revealed that the hostile conditions are taking a serious toll on the cast’s health who are close to ‘starving’ from the lack of nourishment. 

The 27-year-old New South Wales law graduate said that the meagre food rations left cast members ‘dizzy’, fighting off ‘fainting’ and enduring ‘blackouts’ in their hopes of winning $500,000.

‘After five days eating only one banana a day, most of us were in and out of consciousness,’ Jennah-Louise explained to OK! Magazine.   

Channel Ten’s live Australian Survivor finale will take place on Tuesday October 10

Former cricketer Lee Carseldine dropped a whopping 17kg during last year's season

Former cricketer Lee Carseldine dropped a whopping 17kg during last year’s season

 

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