Brando Meyer - Survivor 45

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 11 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 45 (2023) - 14th place, 5th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 5, "I Don't Want to Be the Worm" (Day 11).

Brando Meyer on social media: twitter | Instagram

Brando Meyer - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
Survivor 45 0.37 1.73 0.21 0 3 5 -0.60 0.00 - - - -0.39 0.37
Career 0.37 1.73 0.21 0 3 5 -0.60 0.00 - - - -0.39 0.37

 

Brando Meyer - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

N/A

Tribal: VFB% percentile

4

Tribal: rVAP percentile

32%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Brando Meyer - Challenge record
Survivor 45 logo  Survivor 45 challenges

Running Down a Dream - Ep3 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-7; 2 2nds; 1 sit-out):

  • Survivor 45 Ep.1 RC: "Barge Simpson" - Tries to retrieve the flint with Kendra, but Belo loses.
  • Survivor 45 Ep.1 IC: "Mud Crutch" - Works the puzzle with Kellie, and Belo wins! (1st/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.2 RC/IC: "Smash and Grab" - Works the puzzle with Kellie, and Belo is second by seconds (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.3 RC: "Running Down a Dream" - Lands one ring, but Belo loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.3 IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Sits out, as Belo takes second place.
  • Survivor 45 Ep.4 IC: "Turn the Cage" - Helps carry the cage, rebounds, and Belo doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 45 Ep.5 RC/IC: "Knock One Back" - Collects keys, sandbags; does not shoot, Belo loses (3rd/3).

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 45 : None yet.

 

Sweat vs Savvy - Ep1 Hero IC

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50%)

  • Survivor 45 : Hauls logs with Jake, but can't solve puzzle in time; Belo loses.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
2nd place: 2
Played: 7
Win%: 0.29
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 50%
Brando Meyer - Tribal Council record
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Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 45: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

  • Survivor 45: None.

 

VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Survivor 45, Ep. 5: Three votes, from Austin, Drew, and Emily (voted out, 3-2).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 45: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1
VAP: 3
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Brando Meyer - Pictures
Survivor 45 logo  Survivor 45 image gallery
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    Survivor 45 intro shot
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    Survivor 45 intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Greeting Probst
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    Trying to retrieve the key, Ep1 IC
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    Oh no
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    I can honestly say this is the hardest thing I've ever done
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    Not solving the puzzle as time runs out
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Working the puzzle with Kellie
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    Belo wins!
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    Talking about playing the middle in Belo, Ep2
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    Belo buff on his middle
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    Chatting with Kendra and Kellie
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    With the guys and Kellie
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Working the puzzle with Kellie
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    Ep3 RC, now in progress
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    Landing a ring, but Belo loses
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Sitting out, with Kellie
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    Still with Belo, Ep4 swap
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    Welcome, new tribemates
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Talking Pokémon with Drew, Ep5
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    Somewhat mystified Drew immediately shot down his alliance offer
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC/IC
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    Belo trailing
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    Offering Drew his Shot in the Dark
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    Belo, Ep5 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst about the ambiance
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    Fifth person voted out of Survivor 45...
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    Snuffed, Day 11 (Episode 5)
Brando Meyer - Interviews
Survivor 45 logo  Survivor 45 interviews

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (10/26/23): "Brando Meyer reveals he received an unseen Survivor tribe swap advantage"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (10/26/23): "Brandon 'Brando' Meyer Reveals He Found a Note at the Survivor 45 Swap"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/26/23): "Survivor 45 | Exit Interview with the Fifth Player Voted Out - Ep5"
Brando Meyer - Bio
Survivor 45  logo  Survivor 45 bio

Official CBS Survivor 45 bio excerpts (from Mike Bloom's Parade.com gallery, 9/7/23):

3 Words to Describe You: Curious, clever, motivated

Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? Playing Survivor has been a dream of mine since I was 10 and watched Nicaragua with my parents. Growing up as a mixed Asian kid, I never thought I would be “Asian” enough or “White” enough to play the game I love. I’m here to prove that kid wrong and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? When I was 16, I weighed almost 200 pounds and struggled with self-confidence issues. I realized that my situation wouldn’t get any better if I didn’t do anything about it, so I started running 3 miles every night. Within a year, I became much more confident and 50 lbs lighter.

Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? I identify the most with David Wright, who helped inspire me to put myself out there and push my limits when I struggled with my weight. I think I will play the most like Yau-Man - a strategic, innovative and friendly game (although I don’t plan on giving away any trucks).

What will you value in an alliance partner? Someone who can pick up the pieces I miss. This could be physical challenge strength or connections with people. Also if they are someone I would be proud of as a winner. In the era of betrayals (Ricard/Shan, Jesse/Cody), I think this is important.

Favorite Hobbies: Running, disc golf, baseball, and Pokémon Go. Oh also puns, especially when they get a good groan out of everyone.

Pet Peeves: When someone takes the urinal directly next to you, despite plenty of others being open

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? In 2021 I wrote, illustrated and published my own childrens book! I have always had a passion for writing, and this helped me put this passion to the test.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I am a massive baseball fan. Growing up, I was an all-star pitcher and avid Ichiro supporter. The Mariners are still my favorite team, and I spend countless hours watching and discussing baseball with my family. I also don’t eat sushi – probably my biggest sin as a half-Japanese man.

Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My grandpa, Tom. He’s a 94-year-old beast that helped spur my love for baseball and also loves to garden. He grew up in Japanese internment camps, and always reminds me to keep pushing my hardest. He also still has a full head of hair.

Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I will be the sole Survivor because my combination of quick thinking and acute attention to detail will make sure nothing gets by me.