Name: Kahlen Schultz
Where do you currently live?: Bay City, MI
Current occupation: YouTuber
Describe some of your favorite activities.: I love to create! Whether that's poetry, music, or film - I'm most passionate about art. I love expressing myself through my life experiences and creating things that can touch or inspire others.
How would close friends and family describe you?: Very outgoing and energetic. I live for others and communication is the key to my happiness. I connect and build relationships with people from all walks of life. My family and friends would say I'm open minded and determined. I crave uniqueness from the people I surround myself with. I don't hide from it. And when I want something, I go and get it.
Name a few fun facts about yourself no one would guess just by looking at you.: I am a creative writer who has been recognized with multiple accolades for my work, including 2 honorable mentions and 2 silver keys for my poetry in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
I have a career as a social media influencer that began when I was 17 years old.
I am enrolled at Delta College for my first, pursuing a two year degree in Digital Film.
I am also a singer/songwriter. I've been in recording studios since the age of 13 creating music.
Do you have a favorite quote?: “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” - Randy Pausch
What is your strategy going into the game?: To lay low, establish good relationships with other contestants, and let everyone create targets for themselves. I have a strong personality but I'd rather use that to benefit my social game that declare myself as a leader and put a target on my back. Especially in the beginning, I find it crucial to not be the center of attention. I don't think I'd survive Pre-Jury that way. My best bet is to align with strong players and hope our group always has at least one bigger target. That way we'll always have someone the other side will come for first before the rest of us. Then when we're in the Jury stages, I'll start to establish my hand more and make important game moves that will solidify myself a seat at the end. This includes making deals and really expanding the trust I build with others. I'm going to have to be dynamic and my game will be constantly changing depending on where I am in the game over the course of the show.
Which past Sequester player did you like the most and why?: I'm a newbie. But I'd say Evie (from online sequester) because of her quirkiness and warmth. I think she had a good aura and it felt natural for other players to trust her. That's ultimately what I believe was her biggest asset. She didn't have to try too hard either. I don't think that's common.
What would you say your biggest weakness is in a game like Sequester?: I would say how honest and open I am is something I'll have to learn to control. Also, I'll have to tone my extra-ness down just a bit to not make myself a huge target. It's not in my nature to fade into the background. It's gonna be hard. I have to learn to become a Wallflower while still building strong relationships with my social game.
What type of person is your biggest threat in a game like Sequester?: Somebody who sees past the easy assumption to be made of someone as light-hearted, fun, and energetic as me. Most would assume I'm just there for the laughs but the person who can understand the game I'm playing would be a threat. I want to be viewed as the most easy-going player in the game. I have to play all my cards but I have to do it unnoticed or with no suspicion. Someone who is suspicious of me would be a threat.
What type of personalities would you describe as opposite of yours?: Condescending and snobbish personality types. I don't mix well with people who treat others badly or look down upon people. Arrogance isn't a cute look. I go out of my way to dismantle huge egos. I will defend myself and others from that personality type.
What do you think is the most common mistake that people make in a game like this?: Playing the game too fast and being the center of attention too soon. When it's early on and you are the only name that comes to people's mind because you're doing too much or you're perceived negatively - you become the easy target. And when there are no other ones that early, you seal your fate.
If you win Sequester what do you predict the final vote count to be?: Not anonymous. I'd expect people who maybe didn't vibe with me the best or bitter jury members to vote for the other player to win.