|Birth Date||October 24, 1959|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Upolu|
██ Te Tuna
Richard "Rick" Nelson is a contestant from Survivor: South Pacific.
Name (Age): Richard "Rick" Nelson (51)
Tribe designation: Upolu, Te Tuna
Current residence: Aurora, Utah
Personal claim to fame: My family and my ranch.
Inspiration in life: My grandfather. He built a very large ranch with his own determination and sheer willpower.
Hobbies: Team sorting, hunting, riding and playing on my horse.
Pet peeves: Quitters and lazy people who don’t keep their word.
3 words to describe you: Outgoing, strong-willed and self-motivated.
SURVIVOR contestant you are most like: J.T. He played a great game and won. He is country, strong-willed, a great competitor, good to get along with, not a quitter and true to his word in the end. I’d like to think if you put 15 years on him, he would mirror me - except I’m better.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to prove that you can survive with next to nothing for 39 days and be one of 23 people in the world to be named “Sole Survivor.” (And a million dollars would be nice).
Why you think you’ll “survive” SURVIVOR: I’m used to living out in the elements on a daily basis. I’m a hard worker. I can build a fire, shelter and I can hunt and fish. I’m easy to get along with, always have a positive attitude and a lifetime of little tricks to make life nicer while camping in the dirt.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: After applying 14 times, I am driven and very determined to win the game. I will stop at nothing!
Survivor: South PacificEdit
|Rick's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Upolu Tribe Immune|
|3||Upolu Tribe Immune|
|5||Upolu Tribe Immune|
|7||Upolu Tribe Immune|
| Cochran, Dawn, Jim,|
Keith, Ozzy, Whitney;
|15||Sophie|| Albert, Coach,|
|Voted Off, Day 37|
| Voted for|
- Rick applied for the show a total of fourteen times before he was actually cast.
- He is the second person to win the Sears competition for a chance to be a Survivor contestant, the first being Survivor: Nicaragua 's Jimmy Tarantino.
- Rick is the only person voted out from Survivor: South Pacific that wasn't sent to Redemption Island, as Ozzy was sent voted out twice before and returned.
- Rick is tied with Edna Ma for the second highest number of votes against a person in Survivor: South Pacific with 15, behind Ozzy Lusth, who recieved 17.
|Survivor: South Pacific Contestants|
Albert Destrade · Brandon Hantz · Christine Shields Markoski · Coach Wade · Dawn Meehan · Edna Ma · Elyse Umemoto · Jim Rice · John Cochran · Keith Tollefson · Mark Caruso · Mikayla Wingle · Ozzy Lusth · Rick Nelson · Semhar Tadesse · Sophie Clarke · Stacey Powell · Whitney Duncan