Andria Herd (born December 15, 1981 in Wilmington, North Carolina), more commonly known by the nickname Dreamz, was a contestant in the reality television series Survivor: Fiji, finishing in a tie for second place with Cassandra Franklin.
Herd spent most of his childhood homeless in the projects of Wilmington. To survive, he and his brothers became street performers as a means of assisting the family. Because of hard times, Herd was unable to graduate from high school, but eventually received a GED from Cape Fear Community College, and is a cheerleading coach for the Universal Cheerleading Association. Prior to the start of Survivor: Fiji, he was also training to be a boxer at a gym owned by his brother.
Recently a paternity lawsuit was filed in New Hanover County Superior Court by Amanda S. Young, his alleged former girlfriend, seeking medical expenses and child support. The court papers state:
"Plaintiff and defendant lived together for a period of time in 2006 from approximately the end of January 2006 until April 2006. During this period of time plaintiff and defendant engaged in sexual intercourse and as a consequence plaintiff got pregnant."The child, a girl, was born on November 30, 2006. However, the birth certificate does not name a father, and no other documents supporting her paternity claims were filed. Herd was scheduled to appear in Family Court on July 9, 2007.