Kellie Nalbandian, a scrappy and deliberate 30-year-old hailing from Weston, Connecticut, and currently residing in New York, New York, embarks on Survivor fueled by her experiences as a critical care nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kellie is a member of the Belo tribe. Her journey has taught her resilience, perceptiveness, and emotional intelligence amidst sustained stress and chaos. Kellie identifies with Kelley Wentworth’s tenacity but envisions herself as a charming strategist akin to Parvati, with hints of Cirie’s empathetic nature. In an alliance, she values trust, understanding of motives, and a shared sense of fun. Beyond her nursing accomplishments, Kellie’s a strategy board game enthusiast and a soccer lover. Her biggest inspiration is her fiancé, Gabrielle, who’s shown resilience, generosity, and empathy in the face of adversity. Kellie aims to leverage her adaptability, chameleon-like social skills, and strategic prowess to maneuver her way to the title of Sole Survivor.