Name (Age): Nina
Tribe Designation: No Collar
Current Residence: Palmdale, Calif.
Occupation: Hearing Advocate
Personal Claim to Fame: Overcoming my
deafness. At no point did I let it rule my life. I did not let it bring
me down. I have been able to educate people about the Cochlear Implant.
I am very proud to say that I have inspired people to not let life's
unexpectedness beat them up, to find the positive, and to live life like
there's no tomorrow.
Inspiration in Life: My mom. She
moved to the U.S. after marrying my dad and giving birth to me. It wasn't
a dream of hers to move to the U.S., but she fell in love and made the
ultimate sacrifice. Upon moving here, she took English lessons and got
her citizenship. Moving here did not come easy, people were prejudiced
and mean-spirited, but she didn't let that get her down. She taught me
that no matter how bad my day may have been that I shouldn't take it out
on others. She taught me kindness, helpfulness and respect.
Hobbies: Running, hiking, reading and
What is your favorite sport? Rugby
Pet Peeves: Laziness, rudeness and
people who canít park between the lines.
3 Words to Describe You: Persuasive,
resourceful and funny. If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What
Would They Be and Why? 1. A journal so I could write about my
experiences and share with my family and friends later. 2. A picture of
my family to look at, find me strength and keep me grounded. 3. Deck of
cards for entertainment.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like:
I would say that I can relate to Tina Wesson because she played the game
how I would Ė strategically and with integrity. She's also physically
fit, active and enjoys adventure, much like myself!
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: My
primary motivation would be for the million dollars. I'd buy my parents
1st class tickets to Japan! My secondary motivation would be for the
adventure and to be able to show people that you can overcome anything
life throws at you. I would love for more people to know about the
Why You'll "Survive" SURVIVOR:
I'm physically fit and have climbed the six tallest peaks in Southern
California. I'm hard working and have great organizational and
leadership skills and Iíd bring energy and motivation since Iím
always the optimist.
Why Will You Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I
have always said that to win Survivor you need to sell yourself. That is
something in my favor because of my own persuasive abilities. I also
feel strategy is important and I have always been a proactive person. I
donít like surprises and therefore I am always thinking one step