|Birth Date||February 20, 1987|
|Tribe(s)|| La Flor |
Alina Wilson is a contestant from Survivor: Nicaragua.
Occupation: Art Student at California State University in Fullerton
Personal Claim to Fame: Finishing a six day, 30 mile hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains after almost having my finger bitten off by a dog on the first night. No stitches, no emergency room.
Inspiration in Life: Paris Hilton... just kidding. I hate this question because I am moved and inspired by a lot of people.
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, scuba diving, swimming, cycling, photography, scrapbooking.
Pet Peeves: People who love the sound of their own voice and people who call me "hun" or "sweetie."
3 Words to Describe You: Creative, determined, sweet.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm like Stephenie LaGrossa because I am super competitive and athletic, Ozzy Lusth because I work really hard and sometimes keep to myself and Amanda Kimmel because I tend to be too trusting.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: I want to prove I'm not just a pretty face.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because I really want it and no one can mess with me when I set my mind to something.
Being one of the younger castaways of the season, Alina was placed under the La Flor tribe, with members aging 30 and below. Though branded as one of the strongest females of the season, Alina became an alliance outsider at the beginning.
After La Flor bartered the Medallion of Power to the rival Espada tribe for fishing supplies, Alina and Kelly B. discovered a clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol, though the clue was found to be very difficult to decipher. Though Wilson had reservations for Kelly Bruno's prosthetic leg (stipulated that Kelly B. might have an easy win should she make it until the end), she was still forced to align with her after finding the clue together.
After losing the Day 6 Immunity Challenge, Wilson and Bruno sided with Shannon Elkins to eliminate Brenda Lowe because of her perceived craftiness. With Elkins blindsided, Wilson and Bruno were left alone to defend themselves against Brenda's alliance. When Lowe and NaOnka Mixon found the Hidden Immunity Idol, Mixon decided to rant on an unsuspecting Bruno, much to Wilson's chagrin, though their scrambling will have to wait longer because La Flor would eventually win two more successive Immunity Challenges.
After the surprise Day 12 tribe shuffle, Alina, along with Ben Henry, Chase Rice, and enemy Mixon, were all transferred into the Espada tribe. Upon reaching their new camp, Wilson and Mixon somewhat settled their differences, with the former comforting the latter's emotional distress during a heavy rain. She would remain safe at the next few rounds up until the merge, though she will be in serious trouble because her remaining closest ally Kelly B. was eliminated back at La Flor.
When the tribes merged in Day 19, NaOnka (reunited with her alliance partners) boldly told Alina that she was being targeted by the tribe. The new Libertad tribe was split between voting for Marty Piombo or Alina. Sash asked his alliance to keep Marty around for one more Tribal Council so that he could keep his word on the deal that he made with Marty to give up the Hidden Immunity Idol. At Tribal Council, Marty became vocal that Jane was the biggest threat to win the game, even going so far as announcing that should Jane reach the Final Tribal Council that he would vote for her, leaving Jane more driven to eliminate him. Alina on the other hand was campaigning against Marty, because she thought that she had Mixon and Rice and Kelly S. already betrayed Sash and Brenda's alliance and believing that she had Jane Bright, Fabio Birza, and Holly Hoffman on her side. But ultimately, Alina was left with only Jane, sending Alina to the Jury in a 10-2 vote.
At the Final Tribal Council, Alina viewed Fabio Birza as the "ultimate surfer boy" but she wanted to give her vote to a man. She asked Sash to convince her why she should vote for him. Sash said that Fabio was clueless about the game and Chase was wishy washy and dependent on others. Alina was most pleasantly surprised by Chase. Chase said he was focused on getting himself in position so he was not condemned if his alliance failed. Then the finalists had an argument about Fabio's Strategy and "Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast", which Alina enjoyed because she viewed it as the finalists fighting for the prize. Alina was most impressed by Chase's determination to win and gave her jury vote to him. however, Chase would lose against Fabio by one vote.
|Alina's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||La Flor Tribe Immune|
|3||La Flor Tribe Immune|
|4||La Flor Tribe Immune|
|7||Espada Tribe Immune|
|8||Marty|| Benry, Brenda, Chase, Dan,|
Fabio, Holly, Kelly S.,
Marty, NaOnka, Sash
|Voted Off, Day 22|
| Voted For|
Alina got married to singer/musician Ryan Welch on August 31, 2013 and is now known as Alina Welch.
- Alina is tied with Survivor: Samoa's Erik Cardona for having the most votes received in a single Tribal Council, having 10. Additionally, both of them received those votes at the first post-merge Tribal Council. Later, Jonas Otsuji from Survivor: One World would also earn this distinction.
- Alina was voted out in a Tribal Council that breached beyond the standard 3-day cycle. The gap between Tribal Councils of “What Goes Around, Comes Around” and “Company Will Be Arriving Soon” was four days, the longest gap between two successive Tribal Councils in the history of the series. This would then be followed by “Not Sure Where I Stand” and “This Is Going to Hurt”.
- Alina revealed that she let Kelly Shinn have her scarf after being voted off.
- Alina is the first female since Eliza Orlins in Survivor: Micronesia to be the first member of the Jury.
- Alina is the first person to be voted out on Day 22.
- Alina states she was asked back to Survivor: South Pacific, but not made the final cast.
|Survivor: Nicaragua Castaways|