Tina Wesson Biography
Tina Marie Wesson is an American nurse, motivational speaker, and reality TV personality who won $1,000,000 as the winner of the second season of Survivor, on Survivor: The Australian Outback in 2001. Wesson returned in 2004 for Survivor: All-Stars, where she was the first person voted off the show.
After her appearances on the show, Wesson began teaching occasional outdoor survival classes. Wesson returned as a contestant on the show’s 27th season, Survivor: Blood vs. Water with her daughter, Katie Collins. Her daughter finished in eighth place while Wesson ended the season in fourth place.
Tina Wesson Age
Tina Wesson was born on December 26, 1960, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the USA as Tina Nicely. She is an actress, known for The 3, Survivor (2000) and Weakest Link (2001). She is 58 years old as of 2018
Tina Wesson Education and early career
After completing high school, Tina Wesson enrolled at the University of Tennessee. She later graduated from the university in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in therapeutic recreation.
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Tina Wesson was born on December 26, 1960, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the USA as Tina Nicely. She is an actress, known for The 3, Survivor (2000) and Weakest Link (2001). She has been married to Dale Wesson since May 1999. She was previously married to Jim Collins.
Her spouses are Dale Wesson (May 1999 – present) and Jim Collins (1986 – 1997) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Tina Wesson Image
Tina Wesson height, weight, and body measurement are still not known. She has a blonde colored hair which she likes to keep long most of the time and her eyes are brown colored.
Tina Wesson Son
Tina Wesson: ‘I harbor no bitterness’ to a man convicted in son’s death
Knoxville native Tina Wesson, winner of the second season of the CBS reality show “Survivor,” on Monday told the man convicted of criminally negligent homicide in her son’s death, “I want you to know I harbor no bitterness.”
In a story reported by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Wesson spoke in Hamilton County Criminal Court to Braylon Davis, who received a two-year sentence for his role as a driver in the single-vehicle accident that killed Wesson’s son, 25-year-old Taylor Lee Collins, in Chattanooga on Dec. 3, 2013. Collins was the only passenger in the vehicle, and both men had been drinking.
Although Wesson told Davis she misses her son, “with an intensity you cannot realize,” she said, “I have forgiveness for you. I understand mistakes and I understand grace. You have my grace today, Braylon, and I just hope you will take that grace and make better choices in your future.”
Wesson was a Fountain City “soccer mom” to teen children Taylor and Katie Collins when she first competed on “Survivor” in a season that aired in 2001. She won the show’s $1 million prizes and returned twice to compete again, the second time playing with her daughter, Katie, in “Survivor: Blood vs. Water.”
“Blood vs. Water” aired in the fall of 2013, with Wesson and her daughter appearing in the live finale less than two weeks after Taylor’s death.
During the live show, the mother and daughter were subdued as they sat among the other contestants, and when the subject of Taylor’s death came up, Wesson used the opportunity to encourage viewers to wear seat belts because her son wasn’t wearing one on the night of his death.
Wesson now lives in North Carolina, and her daughter now lives in New York.
For more on the story of Braylon Davis’ sentencing, visit the Chattanooga Times Free Press website.
Tina Wesson Career
Tina Wesson made her television debut in the second season of the American competitive reality television series, Survivor. The show was titled Survivor: The Australian Outback and she finished the show as the winner and was given the prize money of a million dollars.
This raised Tina Wesson net worth and her prominence in the media. She later returned in the 8th season of the show which was titled, Survivor: All-Stars. She was the first player voted out from the show. She again participated in the season of the show which was titled Survivor: Blood vs. Water.
Her daughter was also one of the competitors of the show. According to Tina Wesson wiki page, she finished the show in the fourth place, and her daughter finished the show in the 8th position. She published her book titled, Out Live out Laugh out Love, in 2006.
Besides being a television personality and an author, she has also had various other job titles in the past including community education director, flight attendant, substitute teacher, and a swimming instructor. Tina Wesson currently pursues a career as a private duty C.N.A. nurse.
Tina Wesson Survivor
The Australian Outback
Wesson’s first appearance on Survivor was in the show’s second season, Survivor: The Australian Outback. As part of the Ogakor tribe, Wesson was not targeted at the beginning of the game, seems to mesh well with all the contestants and was not seen as a physical liability.
Although Wesson caused the Ogakor tribe to lose the second immunity challenge, her alliance with Amber Brkich, Colby Donaldson, Jerri Manthey, and Mitchell Olson voted out Kel Gleason and Maralyn “Mad Dog” Hershey.
The next time they lost immunity, Wesson managed to convince Donaldson and Keith Famie to force a tie between Olson (who was aligned with Brkich and Manthey) and Famie, whereby Mitchell would be voted off due to having a prior vote cast against him. Wesson and the four remaining Ogakors all made the merge.
With six contestants left, the main faction of the now Ogakor four joined Rodger Bingham and Elisabeth Filarski to vote out Manthey’s old ally Brkich. Donaldson and Famie eliminated Bingham and then Filarski at the next two tribal councils.
In the final immunity challenge, Donaldson continued his winning streak and ultimately chose to sit next to Wesson at the final Tribal Council instead of the more hated Famie.
Wesson became the first female Sole Survivor in a 4–3 vote, in which she gained the votes of Famie, Filarski, Manthey, and Alicia Calloway. At the time, Wesson was aged 40; thus she held the title of oldest female Survivor winner for 11 years (23 seasons, ten female winners) until Denise Stapley, aged 41, won Survivor: the Philippines in 2012.
She returned to the game for its All-Stars season. As part of the Saboga tribe who lost the first immunity, Wesson was immediately targeted for being a past winner. On Day Three, Wesson became the first player voted out.
Blood vs. Water
Wesson returned for a third time on the show’s 27th season, Survivor: Blood vs. Water, alongside her daughter Katie Collins, who previously appeared in the loved ones challenge on The Australian Outback.
Wesson was originally placed on the Galang tribe, which won four out of five immunity challenges over the Tadhana tribe, and she was initially in the majority alliance.
After the merge, Wesson was voted out due to not being in the majority alliance and consistently competed on Redemption Island for a chance to re-enter the game.
After competing in every Redemption Island duel post-merge, she won the final duel and returned to the game, beating Laura Morett and Hayden Moss, but was later voted out on Day 38, becoming the eighth and final member of the jury, where she cast her vote for the eventual winner, Tyson Apostol.
Tina Wesson Net worth and Salary
Tina Wesson salary from her appearances on the Survivor series and from her career as a nurse has helped her amass a huge net worth. She has also earned a good sum of money from the royalties of her book.
After winning the second season of the show, Survivor, Tina Wesson salary was a million dollars. She received the money as prize money. Although the exact figures of Tina Wesson net worth in recent years have not been revealed yet, it is assumed to be thousands of dollars.