The 41st season of Survivor was coming to its conclusion. And Xander Hastings, who was the youngest and the fan-favorite, was still in the contest and was very likely to win. The fans of the show wanted him to win.
If you are among the fans who love Xander, read all about him today. And if you are not a fan, you must still be curious about how the youngest contestant in the history of Survivor is on the verge of winning the show. Read on.
Xander Hastings On Survivor 41
Xander grew up watching Survivor. His father was in the Navy and was not home always. But when he was home, he would sit with Xander and the family and they would watch Survivor.
When he entered the show, Xander believed he could win the show because he was, in his own words, “jack-of-all-trades” and “nothing in life” could stop him.
So far, Xander has survived. He was not overly social in the game. He was friends with everyone but did not go into strong alliances. When asked about what he was looking for in an alliance partner, he said, “someone that doesn’t necessarily need control” but also not “someone who is trying to tell me what to do”.
Xander focused more on the strategy part of the game. His background in running (he is a track and field athlete) also helped him on the show.
Furthermore, Xander has been authentic self on the show, to some extent. He did hide his job and education a secret. He is a self-taught app developer. And he studies economics at the prestigious University of Chicago.
Xander was always an underdog in the show. He was the youngest contestant and the others had an image of him as a “hollow-headed tool”. But fans love the underdog. When Gold Derby conducted a fan poll about their favorite contestant, Xander got 61 percent of the votes. The second favorite got 9% of the votes.
If he wins the show or not is yet to be seen.
How Old Is Xander Hastings?
When he started the show, Xander Hastings was only 20 years old. As of Dec 2021, he was 21 years old.
Xander Hastings Height
Xander Hastings stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 11 inches.
Xander Hastings Net Worth
As of December 2021, Xander Hastings did not have a net worth of more than $100 thousand.
At the time, Xander was a student as well as an entrepreneur. He was also a star track and field athlete at the college level. He was a computer science and pre-med major at the University of Chicago and played for the university team.
Xander went to The Bolles School for his high school education. And during his high school, he ran on cross-country circuits and track field for three years. He was also nominated for Bolles Athlete of the Year in 2017. In the same year, he also found a sponsor for his athletics.
On the entrepreneurial side, Xander was an app developer and could work with Flutter. Reportedly, he also started his software start-up in recent times.
Xander’s hobbies were free climbing, road tripping, antique shopping, and graphic design. He also loved traveling.
Xander’s pet peeves were laziness and cockiness.
Does Xander Hastings Have A Girlfriend?
We cannot say for certain. Xavier Hastings did have a girlfriend in the past. Her name was Catherine Kunz. And Xander took Catherine to the prom. We do not know what happened to their relationship. They don’t appear on each other’s social media as much. They might have separated.
During a “secret scene” from Survivor, Xander admitted that he found fellow contestant Liana Wallace attractive. Liana was also one of the youngest participants in the show. She was about the same age as Xander. Liana was eliminated on the 11th episode of the show.
When Does Xander Hastings Celebrate His Birthday?
Xander celebrates his birthday every year on the 12th of August. And that is why his zodiac sign was Leo.
Where Is Xander Hastings From?
Xander’s hometown is Jacksonville, Florida. However, he was currently residing in Chicago.
Who Are Xander Hastings Parents, Siblings?
Xander Hastings’ parents are Dr. Timothy Hastings (or just Tim) and Kim Hastings.
Dr. Timothy was an orthopedic surgeon and has worked in the US Navy and Marine Corps. In Jacksonville, he worked as the Assistant Department Head of Orthopaedics at Naval Hospital-Jacksonville. Xander has often said that his father was his hero.
Xander has two siblings, both of them sisters called Claire Hastings and Kate Hastings. Kate is a couple of years younger than Xander.
Xander also had a grandmother, Agnes Jane Hastings, who passed away in 2012.
Is Xander Hastings On TikTok, Twitter?
Yes, Xander is on Tiktok and Twitter. And on Instagram, Facebook. He was everywhere. His Instagram handle was @xander_hastings and his Twitter handle was @hastings_xander. On his Tiktok channel, @xanderhastings, which he started only in October 2021, he had 16.6k followers and 229.3k likes.
Xander also had a regular Facebook profile.