William "Bill" Posley is a contestant from Survivor: One World.

Clashing bitterly with Colton Cumbie, Bill found himself on the outs of the Misfit Alliance, and, because of his poor relationship with the alliance's leader, Colton, Bill was voted out after his tribe agreed to attend Tribal Council even after winning the Immunity Challenge.


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Name (Age): Bill Posley (28)
Tribe Designation: Manono
Current Residence: Venice, Calif.
Occupation: Stand-Up Comedian
Personal Claim to Fame: First male in my family to go to college.
Inspiration in Life: My grandfather who survived lung cancer. He went from no education to making a life for himself through hard work.
Hobbies: Photography, tennis and music.
Pet Peeves: Clichés.
3 Words to Describe You: Funny, adaptable and persistent.
Reason for Being on Survivor: To push my mind and body to the limit.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: Athletic ex-military experience, intelligence, competitive spirit, ability to adapt and being a team player.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am physically capable; I make a great teammate and would do whatever it takes.[1]


When Bill and the other contestants arrived, they learned that they were going to be divided by gender and living on the same beach. While carrying Manono's supplies to their camp, a "muscle" alliance was made comprising himself, Jay Byars, Michael Jefferson, and Matt Quinlan. The foursome were comfortable in their positioning, ignoring the fact they isolated five members in the process, and being unaware of the fact that the quintet made a counter-alliance to usurp them during their sleep.

While most of Bill's tribemates are delighted by his comedic demeanor, Bill made an enemy of Colton Cumbie, the de facto leader of the "misfit" alliance, who found Bill's peppy attitude as well as his frequent usage of "bro" and "man" to be annoying, and blowing the third Immunity Challenge for Manono. Upon the men's first Tribal Council, Bill was spared on Day 8 when Troyzan Robertson managed to sway Colton and the other members of his "misfit" alliance to keep their votes on Matt. The muscle alliance, minus Michael and Matt, all voted Matt out of the game. Michael, thinking the alliance was done and Bill was a target, voted for Bill.

Bill was informed by Leif Manson on Day 10 that Colton had suggested his name and that he was the next to go, making Bill nervous. On Day 11, Bill attempted to talk to Colton to try and make amends with him, but Colton simply told him to leave as he did not like to talk to people he hated. Bill called Colton a "stuck up brat" and told him he cannot treat people the way he wants to. Colton, however, informed Bill that he would vote him out. Colton contemplated giving Salani immunity so that they could get rid of Bill quicker, however the other members of his "misfit" alliance felt that Leif should be reprimanded for his betrayal and he would be voted out. Ultimately, the men gave a consensus and gave away their immunity and send themselves to Tribal Council, much to the host's shock, who was expecting the rival Salani tribe because they were the losers of the Immunity Challenge. Tempers flared between Bill and Colton, as Colton admitted he viewed Bill as obnoxious, and insulted his career as a stand-up comedian, saying that he was "struggling" and he needed to get a "real job." Bill told Colton that there are no back-up plans when following a dream, and insisted that being a comedian was his dream. He added that Colton would never be able to understand working hard for something, for he lived a well-off life. The discussion got a bit personal and tense as Colton stated he did have African American people in his life, such as his housekeeper. Nonetheless, Colton got his wish as Bill was voted out in a 7-1 vote.

Voting History

Bill's Voting History
Episode Bill's
Voted Against
1 Manono Tribe Immune
2 Manono Tribe Immune
3 Matt Michael
4 Leif Colton, Jay, Jonas, Leif,
Michael, Tarzan, Troyzan
Voted Out, Day 11



  • Bill is the second player to be voted out after a tribe gave up immunity to the opposing tribe following Liliana Gomez from Survivor: Fiji. In the case of Liliana, however, the tribe had to choose whether to keep their camp or keep immunity, in Bill's case, the tribe decided to give up immunity just so they could vote him off.
    • Coincidently, both contestants placed 15th in their respective seasons.
  • Colton's fury over Bill attributed from Bill throwing Colton's Hidden Immunity Idol into the ocean. This would be a direct violation of Survivor rules, as Hidden Immunity Idols are considered to be personal items, and thus cannot be stolen. Leif told Colton about the incident, while production returned Colton's idol to him.[3]
  • Bill is the first male African-American LGBT contestant.


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