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Tracy Hughes-Wolf
S16 Tracy Hughes-Wolf
Contestant Profile
Born: July 9, 1964 (1964-07-09) (age 52)
Hometown: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Occupation: Residential Builder
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Tribe(s): Airai
► Malakal
Finish: 12/20
Alliance(s): Older Airai Alliance
Challenge Wins: 3
Votes Against: 7
Days Lasted: 20

Tracy Hughes-Wolf is a contestant from Survivor: Micronesia.

Despite being an outsider on the pre swapped Airai tribe, Tracy is best remembered for leading the Older Airai Alliance, formed by the oldest members of the tribe and successfully convincing tribe mate Joel Anderson to vote against his ally Mikey Bortone over the physically weaker Chet Welch, her ally.


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Tracy Hughes-Wolf is a commercial and residential builder. She formerly worked as a fitness studio owner and did some acting and modeling. She attended some college at Chowan College in Murfreesboro, North Carolina and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, before dropping out to start her own aerobic workout company.

Hughes-Wolf's hobbies include scuba diving, skiing (snow and water), rollerblading, parachuting and kayaking. She describes herself as charismatic, funny and fit. She believes her resourcefulness, athletic ability, resilience, and competitive, yet forgiving, nature will help her on SURVIVOR. She is a member of the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America and is a Room Mother at Fredericksburg Academy when she can fit it in her schedule.

Hughes-Wolf currently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her husband of 10 years, Phillip, and their children, Madison and Abigail. They have two Boston terriers, Elliot and Eleanor, and one hamster, Wesley. Her birth date is July 9, 1964.[1]

Survivor: Micronesia

Tracy was initially part of the Airai tribe, but failed to be part of the core alliance of seven, leaving her to align with fellow minorities Kathy Sleckman and Chet Welch. Despite having one of her alliance members (Chet) failing in the challenge, she and her alliance were not targeted during their first Tribal Council, since Mikey Bortone's assumed leadership was threatened by Joel Anderson, who rallied other members of the tribe to blindside Mikey's biggest ally, Mary Sartain.

Prior to Airai's second Tribal Council, Tracy convinced Joel to vote out Mikey B, making the argument that he would betray him later on and that once Chet (who was the initial target) was eliminated, he would have no chance of eliminating Mikey B. On account of this, Joel used the votes of Tracy's alliance and Erik Reichenbach to vote out Mikey B.

Tracy's alliance was soon split due to the Tribe Switch, with her and Chet being transferred to Malakal and Kathy being left in Airai. Chet was again seen as the weakest link after getting a piece of coral jabbed in his ankle from being dragged around by Joel in the challenge. However, Chet and Tracy were saved again when Cirie Fields realized that after the two of them were gone, she'd probably be next. She ended up convincing Ozzy Lusth, Ami Cusack, and Amanda Kimmel to vote out Joel and spare Tracy and Chet.

Chet's ankle only grew worse during his stay on Exile Island, and upon Malakal's next immunity loss, Chet asked the tribe to vote him out. The tribe respected his wishes and voted him out, with Tracy and Chet putting two throwaway votes against Erik.

Before Malakal's next Tribal Council (where the alliance of the Favorites were dominant at a 4-2 split), Ozzy bonded with Erik and chose not to vote him out despite Amanda, Ami, and Cirie's requests to keep Tracy and vote out Erik. However, Ami hatched a plan to blindside Ozzy where she, Tracy, and Erik would vote for Ozzy, then convince Cirie and Amanda to vote for Erik, and have Ozzy still believe that they were voting out Tracy. This would ultimately leave Tracy with 1 vote, Erik with 2 votes, and Ozzy with 3 votes. However, this plan failed when Cirie and Amanda decided to stick with Ozzy and vote out Tracy. This made Ami and Erik decide to stick with the majority vote. As a result, Tracy was voted out with a vote of 5-1, making her the 9th person eliminated (and the 7th voted out).

Voting History

Tracy's Voting History
Episode Tracy's
Voted Against
1 Airai Tribe Immune
2 Mary Joel, Mary
3 Airai Tribe Immune
4 Mikey B. -
5 Joel -
6 Erik -
7 Ozzy Amanda, Ami,
Cirie, Erik, Ozzy
Voted Off, Day 20


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


  • Tracy was the last member of the original Airai tribe to be voted out before the merge.
    • She was, however, the first female to be voted out of Malakal.
  • Tracy applied for Survivor at an Open casting call.[2]


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