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Bill Posley
S24 Bill Posley
Contestant Profile
Birth Date September 28, 1983 (1983-09-28) (age 30)
Hometown Venice, California
Occupation Stand-up comedian;
Former military man

One World

Tribe(s) ██ Manono
Placement 15/18
Challenge(s) Won 4
Vote(s) Against 8
Day(s) Lasted 11
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William "Bill" Posley is a contestant from Survivor: One World.

ProfileEdit

Name (Age): William "Bill" Posley (28)
Tribe Designation: Manono
Current Residence: Venice, California
Occupation: Stand-Up Comedian
Personal Claim to Fame: First male in my family to go to college.
Inspiration in Life: My grandfather who survived lung cancer. He went from no education to making a life for himself through hard work.
Hobbies: Photography, tennis and music.
Pet Peeves: Clichés
3 Words to Describe You: Funny, adaptable and persistent.
Reason for Being on Survivor: To push my mind and body to the limit.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: Athletic ex-military experience, intelligence, competitive spirit, ability to adapt and being a team player.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am physically capable; I make a great teammate and would do whatever it takes.

Survivor: One WorldEdit

When Bill and the other contestants arrived, they learned that they were going to be divided by gender and living on the same beach. While carrying Manono's supplies to their camp, a "muscle" alliance was made comprising himself, Jay Byars, Michael Jefferson, and Matt Quinlan. The foursome were comfortable in their positioning, ignoring the fact they isolated five members in the process, and being unaware of the fact that the quintet made a counter-alliance to usurp them during their sleep.

While most of Bill's tribemates are delighted by his comedic demeanor, Bill made an enemy of Colton Cumbie, the de facto leader of the "misfit" alliance, who found Bill's peppy attitude as well as his frequent usage of "bro" and "man" to be annoying, and blowing the third Immunity Challenge for Manono. Upon the men's first Tribal Council, Bill was spared on Day 8 when Troyzan Robertson managed to sway Colton and the other members of his "misfit" alliance to keep their votes on Matt. The muscle alliance minus Michael and Matt all voted Matt out of the game. Michael, thinking the alliance was done and Bill was a target, voted off Bill.

Bill was informed by Leif Manson on Day 10 that Colton had suggested his name and that he was the next to go, making Bill nervous. On Day 11, Bill attempted to talk to Colton to try and make amends with him, but Colton simply told him to leave as he did not like to talk to people he hated. Bill called Colton a "stuck up brat" and told him he cannot treat people the way he wants to. Colton, however, informed Bill that he would vote him out. Colton contemplated giving Salani immunity so that they could get rid of Bill quicker, however the other members of his "misfit" alliance felt that Leif should be reprimanded for his betrayal and he would be voted out. Ultimately, the men gave a consensus and gave away their immunity and send themselves to Tribal Council, much to the host's shock, who was expecting the rival Salani tribe because they were the losers of the Immunity Challenge. Tempers flared between Bill and Colton, as Colton admitted he viewed Bill as obnoxious, and insulted his career as a stand-up comedian, saying that he was "struggling" and he needed to get a "real job." Bill told Colton that there are no back-up plans when following a dream, and insisted that being a comedian was his dream. He added that Colton would never be able to understand working hard for something, for he lived a well-off life. Nonetheless, Colton got his wish as Bill was voted out in a 7-1 vote.

Voting HistoryEdit

Bill's Voting History
Episode Bill's
Votes
Voted Against
Bill
1 Manono Tribe Immune
2 Manono Tribe Immune
3 Matt Michael
4 Leif Colton, Jay, Jonas, Leif,
Michael, Tarzan, Troyzan
Voted Off, Day 11

Post-SurvivorEdit

  • Bill hosted the Survivor Live After Show for Survivor: Philippines. He also successfully kept up with his comedy, claiming that “I’m not the biggest comic in the world or anything, but people are willing to give me chances where they weren’t willing to give them to me before."

TriviaEdit

  • Bill is the second player to be voted out after a tribe gave up immunity to the opposing tribe following Liliana Gomez from Survivor: Fiji. In the case of Liliana, however, the tribe had to choose whether to keep their camp or keep immunity, in Bill's case, the tribe decided to give up immunity just so they could vote him off.
  • Bill allegedly threw Colton's hidden immunity idol into the ocean, in breach of the Survivor Rulebook. Although the idol was returned to Colton, it has been suggested that this incident was the cause of their feud.
  • Bill shares his birthday with Brendan Synnott and Debbie Beebe.

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