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Kaleb Gebrewold is a contestant from Survivor 45.

Despite being branded as a threat early on due to his charisma, Kaleb would manage to survive through his bond with unlikely ally Emily Flippen and a series of lucky breaks, such as a tribe switch that allowed him to make new allies within the Belo tribe and successfully playing his Shot in the Dark to negate a unanimous vote against him at the merge. His luck would eventually run out, however, as his threat status and burnt bridges with the Reba Four sealed his fate at the Double Elimination.


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Age: 28
Hometown: Port Coquitlam, Canada
Current Residence: Vancouver, Canada
Occupation: Software Sales
3 Words to Describe You: Charismatic, opportunistic, golden retriever.
Why do you want to be part of Survivor? I remember laughing with my mom at the pathetic, crying Survivors on TV. She'd always say she couldn't wait to watch me out there, so it'll be meaningful to close that chapter. Also, $1 million USD goes even further in Canada.
What's one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? Lifeguarding at 17 to start a painting business. I ran this business throughout university to pay for school. I've been failing lots all my life, but I have the life and street skills to bring to Survivor.
Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? I'd love to say Tony, but out of respect I won't.
What will you value in an alliance partner? Someone who can control their emotions and who has relationships and can gather information from other members of the tribe, so we can build the most complete picture possible.
Favorite Hobbies: Basketball, travel, trying things for the first time, friend-related activities, trouble.
Pet Peeves: People with no sense of humor. People who talk about wanting things but won't do anything about it.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I work for a marketing company that partners with businesses to educate their communities about choosing conservative healthcare (physical therapy, chiro, etc) over addictive medication and invasive surgery. It's a mission I'm passionate about. Over the past five-plus years I've generated [millions] in sales, which means I'm helping thousands of patients and hundreds of local businesses.
What is something we would never know from looking at you? I've worked remotely since 2017 and have lived in 27 countries. Fiji is 28.
Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My dad, who never graduated high school and was in jail five years (one and a half in Ethiopia, three and a half in Somalia), yet has a degree from Russia, along with his nursing degree. My parents have sacrificed a lot for their kids to have opportunities to do better and experience more, which pushes me every day.
Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I've never been qualified for anything I've done, so why not me? Whether getting my first job at 13 [by] lying and saying I was 16, to slinging pizzas, starting a painting biz having never picked up a brush, or working in software sales, I've never had the "resume" but I always figure it out and bring my entire personality, and I expect the best in Survivor.[1]


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Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Lulu Barge Simpson Reward No Lost
Sweat vs Savvy Reward No Lost
Mud Crutch Immunity No Lost
2 Smash & Grab Reward/Immunity No Lost
3 Running Down a Dream Reward No 1st
Draggin' the Dragon Immunity No Lost
4 Turn the Cage Immunity No 1st
5 Knock One Back Reward/Immunity No 2nd
Tribes Disbanded, Day 12
6 None Super Ramp Reward/Immunity No Lost
Tribes Merged, Night 13
7 Dakuwaqa Get a Grip Reward/Immunity Shared1
Voted Out, Day 14
^1 The challenge was played for team reward and individual immunity, with the last person standing winning reward for their team. Kaleb did not win immunity, but was on the team that won the reward.

Episode Kaleb's
Voted Against
1 No Vote
2 Brandon -
3 Sabiyah Sean
4 Lulu Tribe Immune
5 Lulu Tribe Immune
6 Ineligible1 Bruce, Dee, Drew,
Emily, J. Maya, Jake, Julie,
Katurah, Kellie, Kendra, Sifu
7 Julie Austin, Dee, Julie, Katurah
Voted Out, Day 14
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "I'm Not Batman, I'm the Canadian", Kaleb used his Shot in the Dark die, making him ineligible to vote at Tribal Council. His Shot in the Dark succeeded, negating 11 votes against him. Because Kaleb negated all the votes cast at Tribal Council, a vote restart was held between all the non-immune players.


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  • Kaleb is the first contestant to reside in British Columbia at the time of filming.
  • Kaleb is the first contestant to use the Shot in the Dark successfully and negate votes.
    • Kaleb holds the record for the most votes negated at a single Tribal Council, with 11.
  • Kaleb received the most votes cast against any castaway in Survivor 45, with 16.


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