Andrea Boehlke is hoping she can finally get to the end of the game in her third season of Survivor.
Andrea is back for a third time on Survivor: Game Changers this spring. The 27-year-old from New York City currently has a great job as host of People's web talk show People Now, but she is looking to fulfill another dream - winning Survivor.
In her first season, Survivor: Redemption Island, Andrea was young and not very knowledgeable about how to successfully play the game. She developed a strong relationship with Matt Elrod on the Ometepe tribe in the first few days but Rob Mariano grew concerned about their relationship and helped blindside Matt, leaving Andrea stunned. She ultimately found a way into Rob's unbreakable alliance and assisted in successfully picking off the remaining Zapatera tribe members in the post-merge.
However, when it got down to just the Ometepe tribe, Andrea became the biggest threat to go home due to her not having close ties with anyone and being the strongest woman left in the game. She was voted out unanimously and was sent to Redemption Island, at which point she battled her way back into the game. Her battle back was short-lived, though, despite correctly pointing out that Rob was going to win the game if they didn't take him out now. She was again voted out unanimously.
Andrea returned for Survivor: Caramoan as a woman looking to prove herself. She didn't want to be perceived as a pawn and got into a majority alliance with fellow Favorites tribe members Malcolm Freberg, Phillip Sheppard, John Cochran, Dawn Meehan and Corinne Kaplan, and helped vote off Francesca Hogi. Andrea received four votes at the first Tribal Council, but made it through the rest of the pre-merge unscathed.
Malcolm and Corinne would drift away from Andrea at the post-merge, and she joined the rest of the Favorites in voting off Corinne. She stayed loyal to her Favorites, particularly Cochran, Dawn and Phillip, until Malcolm and his alliance of Eddie Fox and Reynold Topefer Idoled Philip out of the game. Andrea then memorably followed Malcolm around in the jungle to prevent him from finding another Idol, and helped successfully voted out him and Reynold.
Things took a turn, though, when Andrea wanted to orchestrate a vote against Brenda Lowe, at which point Cochran and Dawn became concerned about Andrea and she was voted out in seventh place.
Fifth place in her first season and seventh place on her second season isn't bad, but Andrea is hoping to make it a few days further in Survivor: Game Changers. She says in her CBS bio that she is now now older and wiser," noting, "I was only 21 the first time I played 'Survivor' and then 23 during my second season. I definitely feel more confident as a person, so, hopefully this translates to the game and I'm not-so paranoid."
Andrea says that she needs to find a balance in Game Changers after over-correcting her game in Caramoan. "I have to find some sort of balance between the two and also try to break away from my "us vs. them" old-fashioned way of playing the game. I have to be open to working with every single person."
Survivor: Game Changers premieres Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.