Drew Basile, a 23-year-old grad student hailing from Birmingham, Michigan, and now residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is characterized by his intellect, wit, and dynamism. Drew is a member of the Reba tribe. He views Survivor as the ultimate character test and an opportunity to challenge himself. Drew’s practical sales experience gained during the pandemic, working in a cell center, has equipped him with valuable skills in making quick connections. He identifies with Penner’s authenticity and plans to play a strategic game akin to Ryan Ulrich from season 35, prioritizing loyalty and experience in alliance partners while aiming to clinch the title with his personable, authentic, and strategic qualities.