Zach’s gameplay began as an attempt to ride the middle of two warring alliances in the house, The Chop Shop and The Purple Cobras. He and his fellow Newport alliance member, Jordan Parhar, planned on manipulating both sides into targeting each other, leaving the two of them unharmed amidst the battle. However, his plans began to crumble during his disastrous HOH reign, where he left Jordan on the block, who was then voted out. Zach’s attempts at playing both sides was then uncovered by everyone, and he quickly became the biggest target in the house and had to rely on his Diaper Alliance for safety. This worked until the final six, when Sarah Hanlon nominated him and showmance Ashleigh Wood against each other. Ashleigh won the POV, causing Zach to stay on the block, and evicted in sixth place.
Zach Oleynik is a 22-year-old student from Regina, Saskatchewan. He plays on his school's football team, and thinks this could help his game in the house. He feels that he can relate to different types of people, thus will have a strong social game. Zach says he is most excited for the money at the end, as he believes he can win the series.