Andrea Boehlke is a contestant from Survivor: Redemption Island, Survivor: Caramoan, and Survivor: Game Changers.

In Redemption Island, she was part of the dominant Stealth R Us alliance, but was blindsided once the alliance was forced to turn on themselves. She would then become the first female contestant to win a Redemption Island duel and return to the game as a result. Despite returning, she was voted out at the next Tribal Council, placing 5th overall.

In Caramoan, Andrea was almost immediately recognized as one of the most strategically aggressive and dynamic players in the game and was often targeted for the threat she posed. She was at least partially responsible for a variety of impressive moves, including the pre-emptive blindsides of Francesca Hogi and Corinne Kaplan, as well as a kind of babysitting project that prevented her rival Malcolm Freberg from finding a Hidden Immunity Idol. Ultimately, however, Andrea was blindsided by her allies with an idol in her possession for the danger that her gameplay presented.

In Game Changers, Andrea started off the game in a very comfortable position, being in the majority alliance of her original tribe and subsequent tribes following the switches. Following the merge, Andrea was in a power position until her ally Zeke Smith saw her as too threatening of a player and flipped to the opposing alliance to get her out. Andrea survived many close calls at Tribal Council and used her relationships and persuasive faculties to keep herself in the game. She also proved to be a challenge threat, winning every Reward Challenge she participated in and two individual Immunity Challenges. Eventually, Andrea was blindsided by her allies at the final eight, again due to the threat she posed.


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Name (Age): Andrea Boehlke (21)
Tribe Designation: Ometepe
Current Residence: Random Lake, Wis.
Occupation: Student (University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point)
Personal Claim to Fame: Paying for my own college education and making the Dean's list every semester.
Inspiration in Life: My parents are my inspiration because they are hard-working, down-to-earth and both have a great sense of humor.
Hobbies: Sports, theater, horseback riding, hunting and outdoor activities.
Pet Peeves: "Girly-girls" and electric staplers.
3 Words to Describe You: Hard-working, competitive and outgoing.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Perhaps a mixture of J.T. because he is hard-working and has a farm background and Parvati because she's competitive and knows how to have fun, but I'm also very unique.
Reason for being on Survivor: I crave adventures. I also want to prove how tough I am.
Why you think you'll "survive" Survivor: Growing up on a farm and being a member of the 4-H club has made me both outdoorsy and resourceful. I'm also mentally tough and a bit of a social butterfly. I love being challenged and can handle the pressure.
Why you think you will be the Sole Survivor: People will underestimate me based on my looks, but I am tremendously competitive and driven. I'm feisty, brave and can manipulate people while remaining likeable.[1]

Name (Age): Andrea Boehlke (23)
Tribe Designation: Bikal
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 14th castaway voted out/8th Jury Member
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer
Claim to Fame: Moving to New York from Wisconsin on a whim and I'm still here!
Inspiration in Life: My father, Royal Boehlke - he's one of a kind!
Hobbies: Horseback riding, sports, traveling and getting paid to talk.
Pet Peeves: New York men who cat call women as we walk by. I don't understand what that accomplishes.
3 Words to Describe You: Quirky, driven and fierce.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why: 1) Yoga mat – It could serve as tarp/blanket/world's shortest slip 'n slide. 2) Juggling balls filled with rice – I've always wanted this. 3) A Unicorn, but not one that could fly.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I guess I'm a smidge like Stephenie LaGrossa when it comes to being a force in challenges and being a bit of a tomboy.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I can't really get myself to turn down a second adventure of a lifetime, so here I go again!
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: Besides having the outdoors stuff down, I now have one season under my belt and aim to come out of the gate swinging. I'm hoping all of the crazy people will target each other right off the bat.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: There's so much luck involved, but overall I am pretty good at making friends/alliances and can be pretty sneaky if I want to be. I plan to come out strong and aggressive in an all or nothing fashion and hopefully it works in my favor.[2]

Age: 27
Hometown: New York, NY
Previously played on:
Season 22: Redemption Island, Finished 5th & Jury Member
Season 26: Caramoan, Finished 7th & Jury Member
How have you changed since the last time you played? I'm older and wiser! I was only 21 the first time I played Survivor and then 23 during my second season. I definitely feel more confident as a person, so, hopefully this translates to the game and I'm not-so paranoid. I'm also not so boy crazy, which is ideal!
What skills do you bring to Survivor that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played? I'm confident in my challenge skills, so I know I'll be a great asset early on. After playing two seasons, I know how to work my social skills to form a solid group. My biggest hurdle will be to not come across as a schemer. In Caramoan, I was constantly on the chopping block for that reason, so I've been coming up with strategies to avoid that.
What are you most proud of from the last time? I was pretty satisfied with my game in Caramoan for the reason that I was able to last as long as I did despite being high on the hit list of many people. I was also proud of myself for being able to laugh at being blindsided, and realize it's just a game.
What, if anything, do you most regret? Ha! There's a long list, but off the top of my head it would have to be finding myself in a showmance again! Not playing the Idol! Trusting Cochran!
How will you play differently this time? I will have to play a low-key aggressive game. I definitely tried to overcorrect my Redemption Island game by playing very aggressively in Caramoan, but I think everyone could see I was trying to "make moves." I have to find some sort of balance between the two and also try to break away from my "us vs. them" old-fashioned way of playing the game. I have to be open to working with every single person.[3]


Redemption Island

Andrea was placed on the Ometepe tribe, which received Boston Rob Mariano as a member on Day 1 to complete the tribe. Andrea found herself as a part of his alliance, along with Natalie Tenerelli, Grant Mattos, Ashley Underwood, and Matt Elrod, outnumbering the rival alliance of Kristina Kell, Francesca Hogi, and Phillip Sheppard. Her 3 closest allies and friends throughout the game would be Matt (who she had a heavily flirtatious relationship with), Grant Mattos, and Rob Mariano. Ometepe got off to a bad start, losing three out of the first four Immunity Challenges (and in that stretch, the only victory came as a result of Zapatera throwing the challenge so they could go to Tribal Council to eliminate Russell Hantz). Andrea's role in the alliance was as a vote against Kristina Kell for splitting the votes since Kristina found the Hidden Immunity Idol early on in the game. However, Boston Rob started to lose trust in Andrea when noticing she and Matt were becoming closer to each other than with himself, even comparing them to himself and Amber Brkich from Survivor: All-Stars. So on Day 5, Boston Rob went behind Andrea's back to blindside Matt, when Andrea thought the plan was to split the votes between Kristina and Phillip. Andrea was upset when Matt was sent to Redemption Island but she remained in Rob's alliance, which now included Phillip.

On Day 21, Matt returned to the game and the tribes merged, which meant Andrea was in the majority 7-5. However, Mike Chiesl became friends with Matt and Andrea and asked them to side with the Zapatera tribe, even offered to take them to the end instead of his former tribemates. Andrea considered it but once Matt told Rob about considering voting Rob off, Andrea felt that aligning with Matt could get her in trouble so she voted him off along with the rest of former Ometepe, sending Matt back to Redemption Island on Day 21.

Andrea would be in a good spot for the next several votes, in which she won an Individual Immunity Challenge on Day 24. However she was slowly finding her way down to the bottom of the Ometepe alliance, what with her being the hardest working of the Ometepe girls, her relationship with possible Redemption Island returnee Matt, with alliance leader Rob having a much closer personal bond with both Grant and Natalie, with Natalie and Ashley's stronger friendship, and all others (particularly Rob) hoping to take the game's two most obvious jury goats Natalie and Phillip to the Final Tribal Council with them. Once all the Zapatera members were voted off, Andrea thought the next to go would be Phillip since he originally belonged to Kristina's alliance. However, on Day 32, Andrea would be voted off 5-1 since she was seen as a threat, her 2 closest remaining allies Grant and Rob being the main ones to determine she should be eliminated over Phillip. When she arrived at Redemption Island, she got the cold shoulder from everyone, with Matt being angry with her resulting in an argument and Ralph refusing to let her in the shelter.

On Redemption Island Arena, despite facing tough opposition with the 3 biggest physical and jury threats Grant Mattos (who would be Rob's next blindside victim), Matt Elrod, and Mike Chiesl, Andrea shocked most and won both of the duels she participated in, including the "winner takes all" final 4 person Redemption Island duel, and re-entered the game on Day 36. Andrea was glad to be back in the game, but she felt nervous because she was voted off once already, and obviously being on the bottom rung of the Ometepe alliance and a threat it could easily happen again. Andrea started off pushing for an all girls Final 3 alliance, and began her campaigning to get either Phillip or Rob voted off, by making up a complete lie that Matt, Mike, and Ralph had all said they would vote for Phillip should he reach Final Tribal Council.  Unbeknown to her though, both Natalie and Ashley knew about Rob having a Hidden Immunity Idol that he was almost certain to play at his final opportunity at the upcoming Tribal Council, making an effort to sway them against Rob almost futile.  Since Ashley had recently won an Individual Immunity Challenge and was growing very close to Natalie, Rob planned on sparing Andrea should Ashley lose the Immunity Challenge on Day 37. However, Ashley won immunity, with Andrea a close second, putting Andrea in the hot seat. Andrea did everything she could to convince the girls and Phillip that they needed to make a big move and vote Rob off since he's a major threat to win if he makes it to the end, and informing that Ashley, Natalie, Phillip they were seen as mere pawns of Rob's who at that point had little respect from the jury members she had encountered while on Redemption Island. However, at Tribal Council, the girls and Phillip maintained their loyalty to Rob (Natalie and Ashley stating they did not make a play against Rob here as they felt certain he was playing his Hidden Immunity Idol this round, its last round of eligibility) and even if they had flipped, Rob did play his Hidden Immunity Idol just in case so Andrea would be voted out of the game for good with a 4-0 vote, finishing in 5th place.

At Final Tribal Council, Andrea wasn't impressed by Natalie at all, dissed her betrayal of best friend Ashley in favor of Rob at the Final 4 Tribal Council as weak coattail riding, and called her relationship with Rob creepy.  Andrea told Phillip that she never knew the real one at all, which he noted was because of not being in the original alliance. Andrea didn't like Boston Rob's gameplay on a personal level. However, recognizing Boston Rob played a very strong game overall, Andrea voted for Boston Rob to win the title of Sole Survivor.

Voting History

Andrea's Voting History
Episode Andrea's
Voted Against
1 Kristina -
2 Kristina1 -
3 Ometepe Tribe Immune
4 Kristina -
5 Ometepe Tribe Immune
6 Ometepe Tribe Immune
7 Ometepe Tribe Immune
8 Matt -
9 Mike -
David Individual Immunity
10 Julie -
11 Ralph -
Steve -
12 Phillip Ashley, Grant,
Natalie, Phillip, Rob
Voted Out, Day 32
13 On Redemption Island
Returned, Day 36
14 Rob2 Ashley, Natalie,
Phillip, Rob
Voted Out, Day 37
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "You Own My Vote", Kristina used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Andrea's vote against her.
^2 In "Seems Like a No Brainer", Rob used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Andrea's vote against him.


Like fellow Redemption Island returnee Phillip Sheppard, Andrea came into this season ready to play a more aggressive game as opposed to merely being a pawn. Andrea and Phillip restarted the Stealth R Us alliance from their original season and managed to vote off past nemesis Francesca Hogi on Day 3 while recruiting Malcolm Freberg, Corinne Kaplan, John Cochran, and Dawn Meehan. Despite having a solid alliance of 6, Andrea continued to play a strong strategic game, working on her friendship with volatile outsider Brandon Hantz along with trying to plot a plan to blindside Corinne, whom she didn't trust. Andrea was initially against Phillip giving names to everyone on Bikal (including outsiders Brenda Lowe and Erik Reichenbach but she didn't really care afterward. She was one of the players most affected by Brandon's outrage in "Persona Non Grata", and along with the rest of the tribe voted him off at an impromptu Tribal Council.

Andrea ended up on Gota after the Tribe Swap and was in the majority along with Brenda, Erik, and Malcolm. Since the new Gota comprised of the stronger players won all the challenges, Andrea was immune until the merge.

Upon the merge, Andrea established a majority alliance consisting of all the Favorites along with a sub alliance consisting of herself, Cochran, Dawn, and Phillip. When Dawn informed her of Corinne's plan to vote off Phillip in the final 11 vote, Andrea became part of the campaign to vote off Corinne, managing to get potential swing votes Brenda and Erik in on the plan and Corinne was successfully voted off 7-5 on Day 22. Andrea would start to grow closer to Eddie Fox and managed to obtain information from him that she was a target for the next vote. Afraid of being blindsided by a Hidden Immunity Idol, Andrea convinced her alliance of Cochran, Brenda, Dawn, Erik, Phillip, and now Sherri Biethman to vote off Michael to play it safe. An idol would be played for Malcolm that Tribal Council, but it was ineffective as Michael was voted off.

After Phillip was blindsided, Andrea stayed loyal to the Stealth R Us remnants to get rid of Malcolm and Reynold, going as far as following Malcolm around to prevent him from looking for another idol. However, after Andrea and Brenda's battle in the first Immunity Challenge in "The Beginning of the End", Andrea decided that Brenda was a big threat that needed to go. Erik found a Hidden Immunity Idol using Andrea's clue from the Auction and gave it to her, which made Andrea feel safe. However, when Andrea brought up blindsiding Brenda along with the fact that she had an idol, this concerned Cochran and Dawn. The Stealth R Us alliance minus Andrea made a plan to split the vote between Andrea and Eddie to get rid of Andrea's idol and they voted her off 3-2-2. Andrea finished in 7th place and became the first woman voted off in possession of an idol.

Andrea proved not to be bitter about her elimination in Ponderosa and at the Final Tribal Council. She asked Cochran to pick an animal that best suits how he played the game and he picked the chameleon. She reassured Dawn that she wasn't upset about how Dawn played the game, saying that she, in fact, was proud of her gameplay. Nonetheless, she joined the entire jury in voting for Cochran to win the title of Sole Survivor.

Voting History

Andrea's Voting History
Episode Andrea's
Voted Against
1 Francesca Brandon, Brenda,
Erik, Francesca
2 Bikal Tribe Immune
3 Bikal Tribe Immune
4 Bikal Tribe Immune
5 Brandon -
6 Gota Tribe Immune
7 Gota Tribe Immune
8 Corinne -
9 Michael Eddie, Michael,
10 Eddie1 -
11 Malcolm;
Eddie, Malcolm,
12 Reynold Individual Immunity
Brenda Brenda, Erik,
Voted Out, Day 33
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Eddie used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Andrea's vote against him.
^2 In "Come Over to the Dark Side", the vote ended with a 3-3-3 tie between Andrea, Malcolm, and Reynold, forcing a revote. On the revote, Andrea did not receive any votes to be eliminated.

Game Changers

Andrea started on Nuku. Nuku won the first two challenges. She was switched to the brand-new Tavua tribe after the first Tribe switch which won the next three challenges, then back to Nuku after the second tribe switch. After Nuku lost immunity on Days 16 and 18, Andrea joined the majority in voting out Sandra Diaz-Twine and Jeff Varner.

After the merge, Andrea won the first Individual Immunity Challenge. On Day 25, she was targeted by the Power Six alliance. At Tribal Council, she received five votes but Power Six member Sarah Lacina flipped to her side, narrowly blindsiding Debbie Wanner. She won her second Immunity Challenge on Day 29. She then campaigned for her alliance member Zeke's elimination because he had been targeting her for a while. Andrea got her way as Zeke was blindsided at Tribal Council. On Day 33, Andrea believed Brad Culpepper would be the target, both her and Aubry Bracco voted for Brad at Tribal Council, but the rest voted against her, so Andrea was blindsided. She took her elimination well and before she left Tribal Council, she playfully tickle-attacked her ally Cirie Fields after realizing Cirie had also voted for her.

At the Final Tribal Council, Andrea commended Sarah Lacina's game but criticized her for the way she played with people's emotions, and she criticized Brad for not socializing with people on the bottom. Andrea was one of the seven jurors that voted for Sarah to win, saying she felt her game was overall far more strategic and better all around than Brad's, in spite of Brad's impressive number of immunity wins.

At the season's Reunion, she stated she would have voted Brad to win in a Final 3 of Brad, Tai, and Troyzan.

Voting History

Andrea's Voting History
Episode Andrea's
Voted Against
1 Nuku Tribe Immune
Nuku Tribe Immune
2 Tavua Tribe Immune
3 Tavua Tribe Immune
4 Tavua Tribe Immune
5 Sandra -
6 Jeff -
7 Michaela Individual Immunity
Zeke -
8 Debbie Brad, Debbie,
Sierra, Tai, Troyzan
9 Zeke Individual Immunity
10 Sierra Brad, Sierra,
11 Brad Brad, Cirie, Michaela,
Sarah, Tai, Troyzan
Voted Out, Day 33
Voted For
Sole Survivor



Andrea and her then-boyfriend, Josh Henderson.

  • Andrea moved to New York.
  • Andrea was in a relationship with Dallas actor Josh Henderson.
  • Andrea was nominated for Miss Survivor on RHAP for 2012 and 2014. She finished in 4th in 2012 and defeated Candice Cody and Ciera Eastin for the title in 2014.
  • Andrea appeared on the second episode[4] of the third season of Dallas, where she starred opposite Josh's character.[5]
  • Shortly after Survivor: Caramoan ended airing, Andrea starred in a skit called "Welcome To Life... After Survivor".[6]
  • In October 2015, Andrea became the Co-Hostess of People Now.[7]
  • Andrea is set to star in an upcoming Sc-Fi TV Series called Identical which is to premiere in 2016.[8]
  • On December 20, 2017, Andrea was in attendance at the Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers finale show participating in a challenge alongside fans.
  • Andrea, along with nineteen other former Survivor, Australian Survivor, Survivor South Africa, and Survivor New Zealand contestants, competed in the second Survivor-themed mini-competition of Sequester on June 20, 2020. She was eliminated in the ninth round, finishing in 12th place.[9]



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