Survivor, the greatest game on television, is in its 45th (!) season, and the franchise has no signs of slowing down. The CBS reality program entered into a “new era” starting with season 41 that has brought a new generation of memorable players fighting to win the $1 million prize. Season 45, which premiered September 27, features seventeen new castaways and one returning player, Bruce Perreault, from season 44.
The new season of Survivor has been wild so far. Here’s the full rundown of who has been voted off so far on Survivor 45.
Hannah Rose, a 33-year-old therapist from Maryland, was the first person eliminated from Survivor 45. But Hannah was not voted out. Instead, she decided to quit at the first Tribal Council after struggling through the first three days. When her tribe, Lulu, lost the immunity challenge, Emily Flippen seemed to be the consensus target. But Hannah had enough of the elements and told her tribemates she wanted out of the game. After getting their blessing, Hannah’s torch was snuffed by Jeff Probst and she left the game on day 3.
Brandon Donlon, a 26-year-old content producer from New Jersey, was the second person eliminated from Survivor 45. Brandon performed poorly in every single challenge leading up to his vote off on day 5. To make matters worse, Brandon lost his vote after he failed a challenge on a journey. It was between Brandon and Emily going home at the Lulu’s tribe second tribal council, and ultimately the group decided it was Brandon’s time to go.
Sabiyah Broderick, a 28-year-old truck driver from North Carolina, was the third person eliminated from Survivor 45. Sabiyah tried to flip the vote on her ally, Kaleb Gebrewold, but Emily Flippen thwarted her plan and united with Kaleb to vote her out at Lulu’s third consecutive tribal council. Sabiyah couldn’t even vote during her elimination episode since she chose to sacrifice her vote to give power to her Hidden Immunity Idol for later in the game.
Sean Edwards, a 35-year-old school principal from Utah, was the fourth person eliminated from Survivor 45. After the tribe swap, Sean ended up on the outs on the new Reba tribe, but there seemed to be a glimmer of hope when the group discussed blindsiding Sifu Alsup. Sean seemed safe heading into tribal council – until he unexpectedly asked his tribemates to vote him out. Sean told them that he felt like he accomplished his goal on Survivor and wanted to go home to be with his husband. The majority of the tribe granted Sean his wish and voted him out.
Brandon “Brando” Meyer, a 23-year-old software developer from Washington, was the fifth person eliminated from Survivor 45. Brando was voted out at his first tribal council. Emily was caught in the middle between two original Rebas (Austin Li Coon and Drew Basile) and two original Belos (Brando and Kendra McQuarrie) after the tribe swap. Ultimately, she decided to vote with the Rebas, sending Brando home by a vote of 3-2.
J. Maya, a 25-year-old singer from California, was the sixth person eliminated from Survivor 45. J. Maya was voted out at “Mergatory” by the rest of the final 13 — but she wasn’t the original target. All the votes went against Kaleb, but he saved himself by playing the Shot in the Dark. Kaleb made Survivor history by negating the most votes against a one person at a single tribal council ever. There was a mass scramble amongst the castaways during which J. Maya tried to put the target on Emily. However, everyone came together and gave J. Maya the unanimous boot.
Sifu Alsup, a 30-year-old gym owner from Illinois, was the seventh person eliminated from Survivor 45. Sifu was voted out during the double elimination episode that aired on November 8. After the final twelve was split into two groups of six, Sifu became a big target due to being a wildcard in the game. Although Bruce was discussed as an option to go home, Sifu was sent home by a 5-1 vote.
Kaleb Gebrewold, a 29-year-old salesperson from Canada, was the eight person eliminated from Survivor 45. Kaleb followed Sifu was the second person voted out during the November 9 episode. Kaleb hatched a plan to tie the vote against Julie Alley, but after Katurah Topps learned from Kaleb that Bruce found the Hidden Immunity Idol days earlier and didn’t tell her, she decided to jump shift and vote Kaleb out. Kaleb became the first member of the jury of eight who will decide the winner of season 45.
Kellie Nalbandian, a 30-year-old critical care nurse from New York, was the ninth person eliminated from Survivor 45. Kellie was totally blindsided by the four remaining Reba members and Emily at tribal council. She thought the plan was to vote out Jake O’Kane, and was shocked when five votes came her way. Kellie became the second member of the jury after she was voted out.