Katie Maxwell
Contestant Profile
Birth Date May 16, 1987 (1987-05-16) (age 31)
Hometown St. Louis, MO
Occupation Lawyer


Tribes Manlai
► Noyon
Placement 7/20
Challenges Won 11
Votes Against 11
Days Lasted 31

Katie Maxwell is a contestant from Survivor: Mongolia.

She is known for being the Noyon Four's primary opposition after the merge. She was able to successfully play a hidden immunity idol before being voted out at the following Tribal Council. She won the Player of the Season award for Survivor: Mongolia.


Name (Age): Katie Maxwell (26)
Tribe Designation: Manlai
Current Residence: St. Louis, MO
Occupation: Lawyer
Personal Claim to Fame: Getting through law school with a 4.0 GPA.
Inspiration in Life: I'm honestly a self-motivator. I like to watch movies where the underdog becomes inspired and comes in and wins or gets the girl...stuff like that. But for real life, I tend to rely on myself most of the time.
Hobbies: Running, spending time with friends, travelling.
Pet Peeves: Sloppy people and people who dress their pets up.
3 Words to Describe You: Independent, Confident, Charming
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) My iPod to listen to music during some down time, 2) A camera or something that has video on it to record my experience, 3) A set of juggling balls, cause I've been trying to learn how to juggle for years...
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I have the intelligence of Sophie Clarke and the flirtatious charm of Parvati Shallow.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To get my hands dirty and to have some financial security going into my career.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: My upbringing was very stern, and I learned to heavily rely on myself in law school. I can also charm and strategize with the best of them.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: My knowledge of the game is top-tier. So is my charm game. I'm usually subtle about it, so if no one finds out before it's too late, then I'll become a millionaire!

Survivor: Mongolia

Katie was one of twenty contestants chosen to compete in Survivor: Mongolia. She started off the game by aligning with Abby Quinn, Jake Robinson, and Nicholas Parrish, a self-claimed accident. She would carry her alliance with Jake, however, into Manlai as both were placed on the yellow tribe on Day 5. On Day 8, she found a clue to a hidden immunity idol and wanted to keep it to herself until the time was right. On Day 11, she found the idol and on Day 14, she told her allies Jake and Melissa Edwards that she had found it. On Day 16, Manlai placed last in the reward challenge, causing the tribe to be absorbed by the two rival tribes Noyon and Sevrei. She was picked to be on Noyon along with Antonio Dyson and Heather Williams. On Day 18, Katie guaranteed herself at least one more day in the game by winning individual immunity. Once the merge arrived, Katie realigned with her former Manlai tribemates. She and Jake pleaded to the swing votes Cassie Abbott and Tony Alvarez to vote with them to give them majority. They, instead, sided with the Noyon Four and voted out Antonio. After Julia Liu's elimination, Katie's idol was shown to the tribe, without her knowing until later, by Jake as a bluff to Elliott Trudeau. At the following Tribal Council, she retained possession of her idol as Jake was sent to the jury. Now down 6-2, Katie and Melissa were expecting another split vote at the next Tribal Council, but when Melissa won immunity, it opened up their options. Katie played her idol and sent Ruth home in the hopes of fracturing the Noyon Four. With new life, Katie lobbied to Cassie and Tony to jump ship and go to the final four with her. However, their bond with Jenn was too strong to overcome and Katie became the fifth member of the jury with a 5-2 vote. She voted for Jenn Klesko at the final Tribal Council.

Voting History

Katie's Voting History
Episode Katie's
Voted Against
1 Wayne -
Katie's Team Immune
2 Manlai Tribe Immune
3 Manlai Tribe Immune
4 Manlai Tribe Immune
5 Manlai Tribe Immune
6 Ruth Individual Immunity
7 Noyon Tribe Immune
8 Eric -
9 Julia -
10 Elliott Individual Immunity
11 Ruth Cassie, Elliott, Eric,
Jenn, Ruth, Tony
12 Eric Cassie, Elliott, Eric,
Jenn, Tony
Voted Off, Day 31
Voted for
Sole Survivor


  • Katie was a nominee for Miss Mongolia, but ultimately lost to Cassie Abbott.