Erin Collins
S5 Erin Collins
Contestant Profile
Born: January 7, 1976 (1976-01-07) (age 42)
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Tribe(s): Sook Jai
Finish: 9/16
Alliance(s): Sook Jai Alliance
Challenge Wins: 6
Votes Against: 3
Days Lasted: 24

Erin Collins is a contestant from Survivor: Thailand.


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Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Erin Collins relocated to Texas when she was 20 years old. She is currently a senior at the University of Texas, Austin, majoring in Nutrition.

Erin is also a licensed real estate agent and bar manager. She is an avid wakeboarder and yoga enthusiast, and she loves to shop. Her perfect day would include sleeping in late, getting a massage, wakeboarding until sunset, followed by a great filet and lobster dinner and cocktails with close friends.

Erin currently resides in Austin, Texas. Presently, she is single and living with her two dogs, Payton and Bailey. Her birth date is January 7, 1976.[1]


Erin Collins was placed on the Sook Jai tribe as a result of being the last woman left. Erin was shocked but humbled by the experience. Sook Jai won challenges early on but the tribe was divided due to different viewpoints in life. Erin agreed with building shelter. When Sook Jai lost their first Immunity Challenge, she joined in voting out Jed Hildebrand for not contributing to the shelter and eventually stopped contributing to camp life. Sook Jai rebound from its loss and won the next two challenges. Unfortunately, Sook Jai lost the next Immunity Challenges and Erin helped eliminate the outsiders, Stephanie Dill and Robb Zbacnik.

At the final ten, Sook Jai arrived with Chuay Gahn to what was thought to be a merge. Sook Jai moved to the Chuay Gahn camp which had a natural shelter. Sook Jai noticed that Shii Ann Huang was bonding too well with the former Chuay Gahns. At the Immunity Challenge, Erin was shocked when she learned that the tribes had not merged. Sook Jai lost the Immunity Challenge again and Erin voted for Shii Ann for her scheming. Unfortunately, Sook Jai lost the next Immunity Challenge and Erin was unanimously voted off in a heart-wrenching Tribal Council. Despite not making the merge, Erin became the first member of the jury.

At the Final Tribal Council, Erin asked why the other finalist did not deserve to win. Brian Heidik said that Clay Jordan didn't put in enough effort. Clay said that Brian felt that he was the leader and wanted to know everything. Erin decided to cast her vote to Clay over Brian. The reason being that she felt that Clay was more honest than Brian. However, Clay would lose to Brian in a 4-3 vote.

Voting History

Erin's Voting History
Episode Erin's
Voted Against
1 Sook Jai Tribe Immune
2 Sook Jai Tribe Immune
3 Jed -
4 Sook Jai Tribe Immune
5 Stephanie -
6 Robb -
7 Shii Ann -
8 Ken Jake,
Ken, Penny
Voted Off, Day 24
Voted for
Sole Survivor


  • On January 9, 2010, Erin attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.