Kaleb Gebrewold is making his mark on season 45 of Survivor. After dropping nearly all of the pre-merge challenges, the 29-year-old made it to “Mergatory,” the place he was focused by the remainder of the ultimate 13 for being a giant menace. Nonetheless, Kaleb saved himself at tribal council by taking part in the Shot within the Darkish appropriately — a transfer that formally put Kaleb within the Survivor historical past books. As he strikes ahead because the underdog within the sport, right here’s every part that you must learn about Kaleb.

Kaleb is from Canada.

Kaleb is the one Canadian on Survivor 45. He’s the primary contestant to dwell in British Columbia on the time of filming. Solely a handful of Canadians have performed U.S. Survivor, together with season 41 winner Erika Casupanan and season 42 winner Maryanne Oketch.

Kaleb studied enterprise in faculty.

Kaleb attended the Beedie Faculty of Enterprise at Simon Fraser College in British Columbia, in accordance with his LinkedIn. He was awarded the Simon Fraser College Dean’s Excellence Entrance Scholarship.

Kaleb Gebrewold
Kaleb Gebrewold (Photograph: CBS)

Kaleb was a lifeguard.

Kaleb had a facet job as a lifeguard earlier than he went to school. He continued to lifeguard from 2012 to 2013 throughout the faculty 12 months and over the summer time at Simon Fraser College. Kaleb informed Parade he turned a lifeguard with out passing any swim classes.

“I took the lifeguard certification programs. However should you’re athletic sufficient, you possibly can sort of get by on not really figuring out how you can tread water,” he stated within the interview.

Kaleb works in advertising and marketing.

Kaleb’s job was in software program gross sales when he filmed Survivor within the spring of 2023. In response to his LinkedIn, Kaleb at the moment works in technique advertising and marketing at Breakthrough Bodily Remedy Advertising and marketing. In his description for his job, Kaleb wrote, “I assist PTs by analyzing their apply and their on-line advertising and marketing technique, exhibiting them alternatives that can get them extra sufferers, extra time, and more cash by way of direct entry and automation.”

Kaleb already made Survivor historical past.

On episode 6 of Survivor 45, which aired on November 1, Kaleb broke Kelley Wentworth‘s document for essentially the most votes negated at tribal council, with 11. He used his Shot within the Darkish to cancel out each single particular person’s vote towards him, resulting in a revote the place J. Maya was eradicated unanimously.

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