Xander Hastings - Survivor 41

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 26 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

  • Survivor 41 (2021) - 3rd place, no jury votes.
  • Received zero jury votes to finish third (7-1-0), in Episode 13, "One Thing Left to Do ... Win" (Day 26).

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Xander Hastings - 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 41 2.17 10.35 0.21 4 2 9 0.44 2.07 0 8 0.00 N/A N/A
Career 2.17 10.35 0.21 4 2 9 0.44 2.07 0 8 0.00 N/A N/A
Xander Hastings - Challenge record
Survivor 41 logo  Survivor 41 challenges

Victory in the Bag - Ep3 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-10; 2 2nds; 1 sit-out):

  • Survivor 41 Ep. 1 RC: (Marooning) - Yase doesn't even leave the barge, loses.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 1 IC: "Bonus Track" - Hauls the sled, but Yase does not win.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Water Sports" - Swims, dives, retrieves the key, but Yase loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Victory in the Bag" - Lands the final four sandbags, and finally, Yase doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 4 RC: (Ball chute, landing) - Yase lands its balls, takes second (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 4 IC: "Kenny Log-Ins" - Lands the last 2 rings, and Yase wins! (1st/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 4 IC: (Obstacles, slingshot) - Fires the slingshot, and Yase wins! (1st/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 6 IC: "Keep Digging" - Digs, pushes, works puzzle for the losing team.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 8 IC: "Puzzle Pieces" - Volunteers to sit out in Erika's place.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 12 RC: "Beach Front Bay Bash" - Helps rebound for the winning team.

 

Uncomfortably Numb - Ep9 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-7; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 71.8%)

  • [Survivor 41 Ep. 8 IC: "Keep On Your Toes" - Sits out in exchange for rice for the tribe.]
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 9 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" - Lasts over 33 min., Xander wins! (1st/5).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 10 RC: "Star Fish" - Working the puzzle as Ricard wins (tie-3rd/8).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 10 IC: (Ball on pole) -  Last person out, in 3rd round (2nd/8).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 11 IC: "Balance on the Line" - Last out, seconds after Ricard (2nd/5).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 12 IC: "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" - Working on the puzzle as Ricard wins (tie-3rd/6).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 13 F5 IC: "Born to Rung" - Fourth to the puzzle; no win (tie-3rd/5).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Let There Be Rock" - Patiently stacks, and Xander wins! (1st/4).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 41: None yet.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
2nd place: 2
Played: 10
Win%: 0.40
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 7
Sat out: 1
Win%: 0.29
Mean% Finish: 71.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Xander Hastings - Tribal Council record
Survivor 41 logo  Survivor 41 Tribal

Ep7 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/0) | Advantages held/played (1/1):

  • Survivor 41, Ep. 1: Won an extra vote via the Risk/Protect dilemma (Day 2).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 2: Grabs the Yase Beware Idol, loses his vote (Day 4).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 5: Finally gets his Beware Idol activated, can vote again (Day 11).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 7: Stashes his loot with Tiffany, dupes Liana with a fake idol (Day 14).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 11: Finally uses his extra vote, voting twice (correctly) for Liana (Day 21).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/8*):

*Xander was present at Ep2 Tribal, but unable to vote due to Beware Idol rules.

**Xander voted twice (extra vote) at the Ep11 Tribal Council.

 

VAP - Votes against (2):

  • Survivor 41, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Danny and Naseer.

 

Jury votes received (0/8):

  • Survivor 41, Ep. 13: Received no jury votes, to finish in 3rd place (7-1-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 1/1
Idols found: 1
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 3
Tribals: 7*
VAP: 2
Jury votes
Made: --
Received: 0
Total jurors: 8
Xander Hastings - Pictures
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    EW pre-game interview shot
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    Boating in, Day 1
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    Excited for the game to start
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    Full cast, greeting Probst
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    Racing to grab paddles
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    Yase debates Savvy vs. Sweat
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    Sweat task complete, with Voce
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    Talking about the Day 2 hill hike
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    Reached the summit
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    Protect your vote, or risk it?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Hauling stuff
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    Abraham wants to keep the tribe strong
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    Yase, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Voce
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    Talking about the idol find, Ep2
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    It's a Beware Idol!
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    Telling Voce and Evvie about it
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    Starting line, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Evvie's back from Dilemma Island!
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    Yase, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Evvie
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    Butterfly talking, pre-Ep3 IC
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    Hey Brad ...
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    Yase wins!
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    Watching Tiffany land balls, Ep4 RC
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    Previously on Survivor...
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    Checking out the baby turtles
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Yase wins again!
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    Just (sort of) told Tiffany about the idol, Ep5
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    Finally activating the idol, pre-Ep5 IC
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    Yase wins!
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    It's the merge! Ep6
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    The obviously overmatched yellow team, Ep6 IC
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    Working the puzzle, finally
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    Even with no feast, stoked about the merge
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    Feasting on rice
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    The merge tribe, minus Erika
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    Erika has an announcement, Ep7
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    Watching the Ep7 IC
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    The merge tribe, now with more Erika
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    Telling Danny about Liana's idol-steal advantage
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    Sure I am, Liana. Sure I am.
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    Merge tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    So I have this idol here...
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    Liana reads her advantage
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    Woo, blindside!
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    Flashback to handing everything off to Tiffany
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    Whispering ensues
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    Pretty pleased with how that went down, Ep8
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    Volunteering to sit out, Ep8 RC
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    Not finding the advantage
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Sitting out this one too, in exchange for rice
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    Viakana, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Shan
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    Starting line, Ep9 RC/IC
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    Showdown with Deshawn
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    Xander wins immunity! And stew!
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    Food and immunity is a good combo
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    Seeing if Danny will vote Liana
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    Blue team, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Made it to the puzzle
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    Not winning
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    Enjoying pizza under the stars, anyway
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    Starting line, Ep10 IC
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    Down to three...
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    Viakana, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    On top of the game, Ep11
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    I got Shan out!
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    Starting line, Ep11 IC
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    ...and Danny wins
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    Not really into Danny's Ricard-boot plan
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    Plotting with Erika
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    Viakana, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Everything is going great! Ep12
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    Rebounding, Ep12 RC
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    The yellow team wins!
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    The reward feast final three alliance?
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    Fresh off the starting line, Ep12 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Viakana, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    The final five, at a new beach for some reason, Ep13
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    Bring it on, etc.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, final five IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    I might play my idol for you, Ricard
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    Viakana, F5 Tribal Council
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    Playing my idol for myself, Jeff
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    Starting line, final four IC
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    Almost there, as Deshawn drops
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    Xander wins! Guaranteed a spot in the final three!
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    Announcing his firemaking decision
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    I don't think Erika will win, Heather. Come on.
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    Viakana, Final 4 Tribal Council
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    Watching the firemaking
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    Morning 26 breakfast
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    Reflecting on his game
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    Heading to one last Tribal
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    The final three, facing the jury
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    Talking about his game
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    Watching the on-location vote reveal
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    Hugs, etc.
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    The "Survivor Aftershow"
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    Talking to Probst
Xander Hastings - Interviews
Survivor 41 logo  Survivor 41 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (9/7/21): "Survivor 41 | Final Six Castaway Preview"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (8/31/21): "Xander Hastings Is More Than His 'Hollow-Headed' Perception"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/16/21): "Xander Hastings reacts to getting blanked by the Survivor 41 jury"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (12/16/21): "Xander Hastings Responds to the Jury's Perception and Finds Closure in the Game"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/16/21): "Survivor 41 Finale Exit Interviews with the Final 5"
Xander Hastings - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 41 bio excerpts (September 4, 2021):

"Pet Peeves: Laziness and cockiness, especially from people who like to bark orders

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Nike Cross Nationals is the Super Bowl of cross country, and I love that people were baffled that my high school team even qualified. The conditions on race day were grim: the field was hilly, drenched, and oozing mud, the temp was a bone-chilling 40°, it was pouring rain and clearly no place for a Florida boy. Everyone was miserable but seeing the best of the best riddled with fear and intimidation, I felt a surge of confidence. Despite predictions that we would flop, we placed top 10.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I love the pursuit of knowledge and experience. I could spend hours discussing the genius of Richard Serra's commission for the NYC IRS building, or how Mandarin enables the mind to think more creatively, or the lab I just finished on rendering an image of the Crab Nebula using doppler shift and Kepler's 3rd Law, or an algorithm for my latest app's feed widget, or the golden warmth of the sun as it crests the horizon on a cold morning in Rocky Mtn. National Park, or meandering through the crowded bazaars of western China … I want to live a thousand lives before mine is over.

Who is your hero and why? Undoubtedly my dad. That man sacrifices everything for his family and especially for me to live out my exuberant adventures and ambitions. He served in the Navy, Peace Corps and now serves as a prominent doctor in the Jacksonville community. People adore him, most of all me. Above all, he lets me know he's proud of me and supports me in any direction I want to take my life.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Any of the pretty-boy-challenge-beast-charmers, just take your pick: Jay, Joe, Devon. I think I'd play most like Jay, a fellow Florida boy, using physical powers to get me to the merge, but more importantly making strong bonds, charming all and secretly thinking hyper-strategically.

Why do you believe you can win Survivor? I will be the final Survivor because I'm the jack-of-all-trades and there's nothing in life that can stop me. If I'm not happy with my situation, I change it and shape the world the way I want to see it. I form deep bonds in every social sphere I encounter and live such a diverse life, there's no one I can't relate to and empathize with. I'm disciplined and won't rest until the million is mine, and no matter what I won't get complacent or cocky."

Pre-game interview video/tweet: