|Birth Date||January 18, 1936|
|Hometown||Mission Hills, Kansas|
|Occupation|| Retired contractor;|
Real Estate Developer
William Byron "B.B." Andersen is a contestant from Survivor: Borneo.
Originally from South Dakota, B.B. studied Civil Engineering at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, before becoming a general contractor and real estate developer. His talents eventually allowed him to own and operate a successful construction and development company. Also active in politics, Andersen was appointed by President Reagan to the Advisory Board of the Defense Intelligence Agency where he then served for 11 ½ years. It was also known that he declined several ambassadorships that were offered him during the Bush administration.
An adventure-seeker by nature, B.B. has toured through Mexico, the western United States and the Great Lakes on his motorcycle. An avid sailor, he had a 53' ketch built in La Rochelle, France and sailed it from the Bay of Biscay into the Mediterranean Sea where he eventually moored it in Hyere, France. In 1993, he sailed from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida across the Atlantic to Lisbon, Portugal and the Canary Islands. While skiing remains his favorite sport, he is also a certified scuba diver. Additionally, he has logged over 8,500 hours of flight time as a private pilot and holds multi-engine, commercial and instrument ratings.
B.B. currently divides his time between Mission Hills, Kansas, and Vail, Colorado, with his wife and their daughter. He has four additional children who live and work around the country. Still active in real estate development, he is currently a member of World Presidents Organization, Kansas City Presidents Organization and the Vail Valley Foundation. His birth date is Jan. 18, 1936.
B.B. was placed on the yellow Pagong tribe. He quickly stirred conflict with his Pagong tribemates with his hard work attitude and his abrasive personality. Tribemate Gervase Peterson even complained that "If you do not work as hard as B.B., you do not work hard at all." B.B. was also responsible for creating a sturdy, albeit uncomfortable tribe shelter, much his tribemates' dismay. After Pagong lost their first immunity challenge, B.B. started saying he wouldn't mind if he went home. It was this (along with him being abrasive) that caused everyone on his tribe, minus Greg Buis, to vote for him and he was sent home in a 6-2 vote.
|B.B.'s Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Pagong Tribe Immune|
|2||Ramona|| Colleen, Gervase, Gretchen, |
Jenna, Joel, Ramona
|Voted Off, Day 6|
- B.B. is the first male contestant to be voted off from Survivor.
- He is the only male contestant born in the 1930's
- His luxury item was a Towel.
- B.B is the second oldest Survivor contestant by birthdate (not by age at the time of play).
- He was the oldest member of the Pagong tribe.
- B.B. is the first contestant from Kansas.
- After Survivor finished airing, an urban legend surfaced that B.B. had died.
- B.B. is the first person to be introduced in the show opening.
- He is the first person on Survivor to be called my their initials. The second was J.P. Calderon, six years and twelve seasons later.
- He was also the first person to use a nickname
|Survivor: Borneo Contestants|
B.B. Andersen · Colleen Haskell · Dirk Been · Gervase Peterson · Greg Buis · Gretchen Cordy · Jenna Lewis · Joel Klug · Kelly Wiglesworth · Ramona Gray · Richard Hatch · Rudy Boesch · Sean Kenniff · Sonja Christopher · Stacey Stillman · Susan Hawk