Andria Herd (better known as Dre or Dreamz) is a contestant from Survivor: Fiji.
A former homeless street performer, Dreamz was known for betraying various allies throughout the game, though said allies would keep him out of the loop strategically. Most infamously, he broke his "truck deal" with Yau-Man Chan. Despite showing some promise in strategy and challenges, his lack of social game and various betrayals were met with extreme criticism at the Final Tribal Council and he received no jury votes.
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Growing up homeless in the projects of Wilmington, North Carolina, Andria "Dre" Herd spent most of his childhood trying to keep his family together and alive. He slept on the streets, ate at soup kitchens and was able to survive by becoming a street performer with his brothers. In high school, Herd began playing sports and quickly became an athletic superstar, excelling in cheerleading.
Herd spends his summers teaching cheerleading for the Universal Cheerleading Association. He also is training to be a boxer at the gym owned by his brother. Herd enjoys boxing, basketball, tumbling and stunting. He is very proud to have obtained his Associate's Degree from Cape Fear Community College.
Herd describes himself as humorous, energetic and intelligent. Describing his perfect day, he says, "When everybody is happy all day... that's a perfect day."
Herd continues to reside in Wilmington, North Carolina. He is a proud father to his two-year-old son, Giovanni, and his one-month-old son, Luca. His birth date is December 15, 1981.
Dreamz started on the Moto tribe which won all the challenges before the tribe switch. Despite the winning streak, Dreamz's tribe mate Gary Stritesky quit on Day 10, and on Day 11 Moto chose to give up immunity and go to Tribal Council, in order to keep their luxurious camp. At Tribal Council, Dreamz joined the majority in voting out Liliana Gomez. At the Tribe switch, Dreamz was swapped to Ravu. Ravu lost four of the last five challenges, but Dreamz was kept safe until the merge.
At the merge, Dreamz was out on team with Mookie Lee, Michelle Yi, Stacy Kimball, and Alex Angarita. Dreamz's team lost. At Tribal Council, Dreamz voted against Michelle and she was voted out in a 3-2 vote. After Tribal Council, Mookie was angry at Dreamz for voting against Michelle and believed he screwed them over. Cassandra Franklin won the first individual Reward Challenge, and chose to share it with Yau-Man Chan and Dreamz. At the trip, Cassandra and Yau-Man talked to Dreamz about joining the Syndicate Alliance. Yau-Man won the first Immunity Challenge. Back at camp, Dreamz's allies Mookie, Alex, and Edgardo Rivera told Dreamz that they have the Hidden Immunity Idol, but this caused him to waiver because they kept this secret from him. Dreamz jumped sides and told Cassandra, Earl, and Yau-Man that Mookie had found an idol. At Tribal Council, Dreamz voted against Mookie but the others members of the Syndicate Alliance voted against Edgardo, blindsiding him. After Tribal Council, he was confronted by Mookie and Alex, but he tried to cover it up.
Dreamz then aided the alliance in voting out Mookie and Alex at the next two Tribal Councils. At the final six, Yau-Man won a new truck, but then dealt the truck to Dreamz in exchange for individual immunity should Dreamz win it at a prospective final four. After Dreamz returned from the trip, he plotted with Cassandra and Stacy to vote out Yau-Man after realizing what Yau-Man's strategy was regarding giving him the truck, also noting that the deal wouldn't be broken if he voted out Yau-Man before the final four. He along with Cassandra, Boo Bernis, and Stacy voted for Yau-Man, but he played his idol and blindsided Stacy.
Yau-Man then won immunity at the final five, thwarting Dreamz plan of getting rid of him again. At Tribal Council, Boo was unanimously voted out, but Dreamz received a vote from Boo. Dreamz won the Final Immunity Challenge. He was conflicted or whether to honor the deal or not, but at Tribal Council Dreamz decided to go back on his word, so Yau-Man was unanimously voted out.
At the Final Tribal Council, Dreamz received heavy criticism from the jury: Mookie criticized him for spilling the beans about his idol, Alex berated him for lying cheating and backstabbing, Lisi Linares asked him how many zeros were in a million (which Dreamz answered correctly, much to Lisi's shock), and Boo chastised him for breaking his word on Yau-Man and promising on God that he would honor the deal. Ultimately Dreamz became the co-runner-up of the season along with Cassandra, losing to Earl in a unanimous 9-0-0 vote.
|Dreamz's Voting History|
|1||Moto Tribe Immune|
|2||Moto Tribe Immune|
|3||Moto Tribe Immune|
|5||Moto Tribe Immune|
|Co-Runner-Up, Day 39|
^1 In "I Wanna See If I Can Make a Deal", Yau-Man used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Dreamz' vote against him.
- Dreamz has since gotten married and had a daughter named Sailor Zuri Herd on June 17, 2019.
- Dreamz is the youngest member of the original Moto tribe and the youngest man to compete on Fiji.
- Dreamz is the last victim of the infamous Survivor Car Curse. Even though Dreamz did not win the Reward Challenge, Yau-Man Chan gave Dreamz the 2008 Ford Super Duty truck that he won. In return, Yau-Man asked Dreamz to give him the final four individual Immunity Necklace should he win it. The curse would affect both men as Yau-Man finished 4th and Dreamz was the joint runner-up of Fiji.
- Dreamz is the second of two castaways to receive a car during a season without winning it in a challenge. The first was Amber Brkich.
- By virtue of winning the Final Immunity Challenge in Fiji, Dreamz is the first African-American male to make it to Day 39 and the Final Tribal Council.
- Dreamz is the first man and the first winner of the Final Immunity Challenge to receive no jury votes at the Final Tribal Council.
- Dreamz, along with Cassandra Franklin, were the first pair of castaways to be tied in second place. They would be followed by Michael Skupin and Lisa Whelchel from Philippines, Dawn Meehan and Sherri Biethman from Caramoan, Carolyn Rivera and Will Sims II from Worlds Apart, Spencer Bledsoe and Tasha Fox from Cambodia, and Hannah Shapiro and Ken McNickle from Millennials vs. Gen X.
- By virtue of being both runners-up, both Dreamz and Cassandra were each awarded $100,000.
|Survivor: Fiji Castaways|