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Tina Wesson Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 December 1960Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameTina Nicely
Nicknames Tennessee Tina
Sunshine

Mini Bio (1)

Tina Wesson was born on December 26, 1960 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Tina Nicely. She has been married to Dale Wesson since May 1999. She was previously married to Jim Collins.

Spouse (2)

Dale Wesson (May 1999 - present)
Jim Collins (1986 - 1997) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

A nurse & homemaker from Tennessee
She is a member of the Outstanding Young Women of America.
Two children, Katie (Katie Collins) and Taylor.
Wesson describes herself as happy, content, adventurous, outgoing, and very much in love. Her favorite hobbies are racquetball, paddleball , running, swimming, and motorcycling. Her favorite television show is Rosie, while her favorite feature films are Out of Africa and Shadowlands. She prefers classic, contemporary Christian, and pop rock music, citing Match Box 20 as her favorite band. While rooting for the University of Tennessee Volunteers, she's always game for a round of Balderdash.
Wesson obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Tennessee in 1983.
An avid athlete, she is most proud of having completed the Dublin, Ireland Marathon, placed first in the Tennessee State Racquetball Tournament and placed first in her age division in her hometown mini-triathlon, all in the same year (1998).
Currently works as a private duty C.N.A. nurse while also working as a full-time mom.
Formerly, she worked as a community education director, flight attendant, substitute teacher and a swimming instructor.
Adopted at birth by parents Jim and Carolyn McClain, along with her brother Joe.
She was originally an alternate for Survivor II, and only found out that she was going to Australia two weeks prior to the scheduled start date.
Loves games, particularly backgammon, which is what she brought as her luxury item on "Survivor."
Was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1995.
Won "Survivor: Australian Outback" (2001), with no votes cast against her until Jury vote, winning no Immunity Challenges.
Was first person voted off in "Survivor: All-stars" (2004).
Used part of her million dollars from winning Survivor: The Australian Outback, to buy a large, ranch-style home in the mountains.

Personal Quotes (1)

(When she cast her vote for Mitchell, ending the Jerri, Mitchell, and Amber alliance on "Survivor") "As they say in the Olympics, let the games begin!"

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