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Andrew "Drew" Basile is a contestant from Survivor 45.

Proclaiming himself to be one of the smartest people to ever play Survivor, Drew's game savvy showed early on when he bonded with Austin Li Coon and proceeded to become the strategic head of the Reba Four. Although his occasional egotism drew ire from his fellow castaways, his alliance's domination defused all counterattacks until its members decided to turn on each other. Fixated with eliminating a jury threat in Julie Alley, an oblivious Drew instead found himself blindsided by Julie and Dee Valladares at the final six.


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Age: 23
Hometown: Birmingham, MI
Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Grad Student
3 Words to Describe You: Smart, witty, dynamic.
Why do you want to be part of Survivor? Survivor is the ultimate test of character. I've worked hard building myself up into who I am today, and my growth was in considerable part motivated by watching Survivor. I want the chance to play the game and see how far I've come.
What's one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? During the pandemic, I moved to Philadelphia on my own and worked at a cell center. This gave me practical sales experience that I think a lot of people my age don't have. You had to make a connection in the first 10 seconds or you were out of luck.
Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? People will make the comparison to Cochran, but I identify the most with Penner. Very authentic, leaning into my quirks. In terms of game play, I think it will remind of Ryan Ulrich in season 35.
What will you value in an alliance partner? Loyalty and experience.
Favorite Hobbies: Playing scrabble, writing, trivia.
Pet Peeves: The "oh my god!" autocorrect.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Winning a trivia national championship in 2019. I captained my team, and it was a culmination of years of hard work.
What is something we would never know from looking at you? I am a pretty open book, in the sense that all my nerdy accomplishments are very predictable based on my appearance. In high school, though, I was elected secretary of the student body by my peers.
Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My mom. She is a pillar of strength and has always pushed me to go beyond my limits. I would not have accomplished half as much without her.
Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I am very personable and authentic. I'm also a good strategist and a potent speaker. My hope is these attributes counterbalance for a weak physical game and help me clinch the title.[1]


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Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Reba Barge Simpson Reward No Won
Mud Crutch Immunity No 2nd
2 Smash & Grab Reward/Immunity No 1st
3 Running Down a Dream Reward No 2nd
Draggin' the Dragon Immunity No 1st
Switched Tribes, Day 8
4 Belo Turn the Cage Immunity No 2nd
5 Knock One Back Reward/Immunity No Lost
Tribes Disbanded, Day 12
6 None Super Ramp Reward/Immunity No Won
Tribes Merged, Night 13
7 Dakuwaqa Get a Grip Reward/Immunity Lost
8 Auction
Drop a Log Immunity Yes1 Lost
9 Different Stages Reward/Immunity2 Lost
10 Running on Empty Reward Lost
Invertigo Immunity Lost
11 Unspun Heroes Reward/Immunity Won
12 Barreling Along Reward Lost
Gimme One Step Immunity Lost
Voted Out, Day 23
^1 Drew elected to sit out of the challenge to help his tribe win a supply of rice.
^2 The castaways first competed as three teams for reward. Only the members of the winning team would have the right to compete for individual immunity.

Episode Drew's
Voted Against
1 Reba Tribe Immune
2 Reba Tribe Immune
3 Reba Tribe Immune
4 Belo Tribe Immune
5 Brando Brando, Kendra
6 Kaleb;
J. Maya1
Individual Immunity
7 Sifu -
8 Kellie -
9 Kendra -
10 Jake -
11 Julie2 Individual Immunity
12 Julie Dee, Jake,
Julie, Katurah
Voted Out, Day 23
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "I'm Not Batman, I'm the Canadian", Kaleb successfully played his Shot in the Dark, negating Drew's vote against him. Because Kaleb negated all the votes cast at Tribal Council, a vote restart was held between all the non-immune players. Drew changed his vote to J. Maya on the restart.
^2 In "This Game Rips Your Heart Out", Julie used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Drew's vote against her.


Drew Jeopardy

Drew's first day competing on Jeopardy!.

  • Drew was a contestant on Jeopardy! on June 19, 2024. He is the first Survivor contestant to also be on Jeopardy!. [2]
    • In his first game, he defeated 15-day champion Adriana Harmeyer to become the Jeopardy Champion.[3]
    • In his third game, he won in a tiebreaker after he and challenger Josh Heit were tied at $20,000 after Final Jeopardy. [4]
    • During his run, Drew won seven games (losing his eighth game against Cat Pisacano in second place) and took home $129,601 from his seven game winning streak, plus a $3,000 consolation prize for finishing in second in his eighth game, for a total of $132,601 in winnings. He is set to return to the next Tournament of Champions.[5]



Survivor 45 Castaways
S45 austin t
S45 brando t
S45 brandon t
S45 bruce t
S45 dee t
S45 drew t
S45 emily t
S45 hannah t
 J. Maya
S45 jmaya t
S45 jake t
S45 julie t
S45 kaleb t
S45 katurah t
S45 kellie t
S45 kendra t
S45 sabiyah t
S45 sean t
S45 sifu t