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La Flor (known informally as the Younger Tribe in their original form) is a tribe from Survivor: Nicaragua.

La Flor was the first tribe to contain only contestants aged thirty and younger. They enjoyed success in defeating their older rivals, but were torn between two warring alliances at the start of the game, as well as one contestant making brazen, unabashed comments about several members of the tribe. Their tribe color is yellow.

Members

 Alina Wilson
23, Downey, CA
Art student
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 Benry Henry
24, Los Angeles, CA
Club promoter
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 Brenda Lowe
27, Miami, FL
Paddleboard company owner
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 Chase Rice
24, Fairview, NC
Professional racecar jackman
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 Fabio Birza
21, Venice, CA
Student
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 Kelly Bruno
26, Durham, NC
Medical student
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 Kelly Shinn
20, Mesa, AZ
Nursing student
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 NaOnka Mixon
27, Los Angeles, CA
Physical education teacher
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 Sash Lenahan
30, New York City, NY
Real estate broker
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 Shannon Elkins
30, Lafayette, LA
Pest control company owner
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 Brenda Lowe
La Flor
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 Fabio Birza
La Flor
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 Jane Bright
Espada
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 Jill Behm
Espada
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 Kelly Bruno
La Flor
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 Kelly Shinn
La Flor
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 Marty Piombo
Espada
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 Sash Lenahan
La Flor
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Tribe History

The "Younger Tribe"

The twenty castaways (undivided into tribes yet) were asked to find a "Medallion of Power" hidden across the beach. When Brenda found it, then they were divided into tribes separated by age. With Brenda aging lower than 30, she was placed of La Flor tribe, thus granting the yellow tribe ownership of the Medallion of Power. When Jeff tempted La Flor to give the Medallion to Espada in exchange for flint and fishing supplies, La Flor decided to surrender the Medallion to their older rivals, with Shannon stating that they cannot lose on any challenge with their strength. This left NaOnka irked, stressing it is a Medallion of Power. After the barter, the tribes were instructed to proceed to their respective camps. Upon reaching camp, Kelly Bruno revealed a startling revelation: having a prosthetic leg due to a birth defect. This caused an uproar among the other tribe members, disturbed by the fact the Kelly B. might win because of a "sympathy vote" should she make it to the Final Tribal Council.

The tribe was torn between two conflicting alliances: Shannon's (consisting of Ben Henry, Kelly Bruno, Jud "Fabio" Birza, and Alina Wilson) and NaOnka's "racial minority" alliance (consisting of Brenda Lowe, Sash Lenahan, and Kelly Shinn). Both alliances were vying to gain Chase Rice, leaving him visibly undecided, since he already had formed friendships with Shannon and Brenda (whom Shannon initially targeted because of her perceived craftiness). Chase's true allegiance was revealed when he decided to help Brenda's alliance, eliminating a visibly scrambling Shannon after losing the Day 5 Immunity Challenge.

Shannon's elimination caused more tension to brew in La Flor, with the remnants of his alliance in serious trouble, especially Alina and Kelly B since Fabio and Benry proved to be valuable in challenges. NaOnka even started to gloat over her perceived power when she shoved Kelly B. for a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol. She showed Brenda the clue and they started to look for the Idol together. When she successfully found the Idol, NaOnka further blasted Kelly B. for an effort to break her spirit. But despite conflicts between the opposing voting blocs, the younger tribe managed to obliterate the older Espada tribe, winning the next two Immunity Challenges.

Post Tribe Switch

After a surprise tribe switch in Day 12, Espada members Marty, Jane, and Jill transferred to La Flor, while NaOnka, Chase, Alina, and Benry moved to Espada. Upon reaching camp, Jane revealed that Marty and Jill have an alliance and should not be trusted, stating her frustrations about them since their Espada days. On the other hand, Marty made a bold move by revealing his own Hidden Immunity Idol, much to Brenda's chagrin.

During a double Tribal Council twist in Day 15, Jill won individual Immunity, as well as tribal reward for La Flor. Brenda's majority alliance set up a split vote between Marty and Kelly B., the two biggest available targets. They were less sure as to who they would vote off in a potential revote if Marty didn't play his idol due to Kelly B.'s potential landslide win at the final vote and Marty's disliked guts. The vote ended in a 3-3-2 tie (Kelly B. and Marty having three votes each, while Brenda had two, coming from Marty and Jill). But during a revote, Kelly B. was sent home, being seen as a bigger threat than Marty.

Sash made a big move, telling Marty that he would be safe at the next Tribal Council if he gave up the Hidden Immunity Idol. Sash sweetened the deal by telling Marty that if La Flor lost the next Immunity Challenge, Sash would return the Hidden Immunity Idol. Marty decided to give the Idol to Sash instead of playing it at Tribal Council, hoping to stay in the game and make it to the Tribal Merge. After losing the Day 18 Immunity Challenge, the younger tribe kept their word about keeping Marty, and his closest ally Jill was sent home by a vote of 3–2–2.

In Day 19, La Flor went to the Espada camp for the merge.

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Trivia

  • La Flor is the third tribe in Survivor history consisting entirely of younger castaways, following Survivor: Panama'Viveros and Bayoneta tribes. Unlike the Panama tribes, La Flor was in existence for the entire pre-merge stage of the game.
  • La Flor's camp site would be later used in Survivor: Redemption Island where Ometepe's camp was located.

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