Hope Driskill
S26 Hope Driskill
Contestant Profile
Born: July 6, 1989 (1989-07-06) (age 29)
Hometown: Jefferson City, Missouri
Occupation: Pre-Law Student
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Tribe(s): Gota
Finish: 18/20
Alliance(s): Cool Kids Alliance
Challenge Wins: 1
Votes Against: 8
Days Lasted: 7

Hope Driskill is a contestant from Survivor: Caramoan.

Hope was doomed by the minority status of the Cool Kids Alliance following the blindside of her ally Allie Pohevitz, as she was soon eliminated by the majority alliance for her relative dispensability in challenges.


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Name (Age): Hope Driskill (23)
Tribe Designation: Gota
Current Residence: Jefferson City, Mo.
Occupation: Pre-Law Student
Personal Claim to Fame: Graduating summa cum laude and with general honors from the University of Missouri in May 2012.
Inspiration in Life: My father because he came from very little and has worked so hard. He has been a great role model for my brother and me.
Hobbies: Traveling, working out and reading.
Pet Peeves: Complainers
3 Words to Describe You: Tenacious, intelligent and personable.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) A picture of my family to keep me motivated. 2) Mosquito repellant because they love me. 3) Toothbrush & toothpaste because I can't stand the feeling of grimy teeth!
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Andrea Boehlke, Brenda Lowe and Parvati Shallow because they are attractive, social, personable, but mentally and physically strong.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to win the money to pay for law school and keep life exciting.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" SURVIVOR: I grew up around the outdoors and can hold my own in physical and mental competitions. I'm also very social, likable and personable.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am a nice Midwestern girl that competitors will like and see as non-threatening, but I have an underlying competitive drive to win.[1]


Hope was a member of the Gota tribe, along with nine other die-hard fans of the show. Following the first Reward Challenge, Hope joined an alliance with Eddie Fox, Reynold Toepfer, and Allie Pohevitz. However, the rest of the tribe feared the four's control (especially after Reynold found the Hidden Immunity Idol) and proceeded to blindside Allie at Gota's first Tribal Council, leaving Hope and her allies in the minority.

After Gota lost the third Immunity Challenge on Day 7, the majority alliance targeted Hope for being the weakest of the three outsiders. Thus, they devised a plan where they would have their three men vote against Eddie and their three women vote against Hope, in case Reynold gave either of them the Idol. If Reynold did not play the Idol, the vote would end in a three-way tie and they would then vote Hope out on the revote. This move did not please Shamar Thomas, who informed Hope of the plan, urging her to vote for Eddie to prevent the tie.

Ultimately, Hope did not follow Shamar's advice and joined Reynold and Eddie in voting against him. As a result, there was a 3-3-3 tie between Hope, Eddie, and Shamar. On the revote, the majority alliance stuck to its plan and Hope was voted out 5-1.

Voting History

Hope's Voting History
Episode Hope's
Voted Against
1 Gota Tribe Immune
2 Shamar -
3 Shamar;
Julia, Laura, Sherri;
Julia, Laura, Matt,
Michael, Sherri
Voted Off, Day 7

^1 In There's Gonna Be Hell to Pay, the vote ended with a 3-3-3 tie between Hope, Eddie, and Shamar, forcing a revote. Matt and Michael changed their votes to Hope on the revote, eliminating her from the game.


  • Hope is moving to New York according to Allie Poehvitz's post on Facebook about not being able to be on stage at the Caramoan Reunion Show.
    • Eddie also confirmed this in his exit interview. He said that Hope will be living in New York. 


  • Hope was Miss Missouri USA 2011 and competed in Miss USA 2011 with Survivor: Philippines castaway Katie Hanson, who represented Delaware.
  • Hope is the first female castaway to be voted out after a three-way tie.
  • Hope was the only person voted out of the Gota tribe who was not blindsided.
  • Hope is the only castaway in Survivor history to last more than one episode and only receive one confessional during the entire season.
    • Hope also has the lowest average confessionals per episode of any castaway in Survivor history, with an average of only 0.33.