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Name: Xander Hastings
Age: 21
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Current Residence: Chicago, IL
Occupation: App Developer

Hobbies: Free climbing, road tripping, antique shopping, graphic design

3 Words to Describe You: Independent, resilient, adventurous

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.

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Xander's pet peeve; "people who like to bark orders."

Warning to the  older women, Xander is a grown ass man and you are not the boss of him. 

Please don't give him an excuse to vote you out first.

 

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I owe Xander an apology for thinking he was just a typical  frat-boy type.  He's carried his team through challenge after challenge and never been seen to brag or complain about it.  He also appears to be starving to death and not complaining about that either.  I don't think the show ever considers how much harder the food deprivation is for a lean young man than an older woman like Tiffany.

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Does Xander have some kind of birthmarks on his face? When I first noticed them I thought it was dirt, but after several episodes it can't be. Or did he get injured? I don't recall seeing them in the early episodes. 

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On 11/18/2021 at 11:48 AM, Melina22 said:

Does Xander have some kind of birthmarks on his face? When I first noticed them I thought it was dirt, but after several episodes it can't be. Or did he get injured? I don't recall seeing them in the early episodes. 

If you look at the photo at the top of this thread, it doesn't look like he has any.

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2 minutes ago, Melina22 said:

That's weird. Now I don't know what to think. 

He just doesn't like to wash his face?  He is embracing the full Survivor experience?  Thinks he will look more like a Survivor if he looks all dirty?

We have seen how he artfully wears that lock of hair at the side of his face.  Perhaps it is all about image.

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Could be road rash from that one challenge where he was going hard and limped back to his beach after. He had road rash all over. Was before merge. 

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On 11/18/2021 at 1:48 PM, Melina22 said:

Does Xander have some kind of birthmarks on his face? When I first noticed them I thought it was dirt, but after several episodes it can't be. Or did he get injured? I don't recall seeing them in the early episodes. 

 

13 minutes ago, Lamima said:

Could be road rash from that one challenge where he was going hard and limped back to his beach after. He had road rash all over. Was before merge. 

Yes, it is discolored scab healing skin from sunburn or road rash burn.

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