Age: 24

Occupation: Senior Accountant Executive

State: NSW

Sydney-based Kristie describes herself as independent, brutal, defensive, effervescent, tactful, curious and stubborn and says she is in Australian Survivor to win.

In preparation for her time on the island, Kristie upped her exercise routine and started yoga and meditation to help her handle the fast pace and strategic game play. She also prepared by not washing her hair for the six weeks leading up to the show.

Candid, confident and kooky, Kristie shares her love of Survivor with her father and wants to make him proud. She says: “Since season one of Survivor, my dad and I would watch and strategise the show together. I told him I would get on Survivor and win it for him.”

Proud of her strong will and “never say die” attitude, Kristie already knows what will set her off with her tribe mates. “People’s inability to make decisions and take action makes my blood boil. Stop faffing about, if you say you’re going to do it, bloody well do it.”

A senior account executive, Kristie likes meeting new people, studying cognitive psychology and behavioural change and “getting up to mischief” in her spare time.