Name: Nina Poersch Age: 51 Current Residence: Palmdale, California Occupation: Hearing Advocate Personal Claim to Fame: Overcoming my deafness. At no point did I let it rule my life. I did not let it bring me down. I have been able to educate people about the Cochlear Implant. I am very proud to say that I have inspired people to not let life’s unexpectedness beat them up, to find the positive, and to live life like there’s no tomorrow. Hobbies: Running, hiking, reading, and photography. Pet Peeves: Laziness, rudeness, and people who can’t park between the lines. Three Words to Describe You: Persuasive, resourceful, and funny. “Survivor” Contestant You Are Most Like: I would say that I can relate to Tina Wesson because she played the game how I would – strategically and with integrity. She’s also physically fit, active, and enjoys adventure, much like myself! Reason for Being on “Survivor”: My primary motivation would be for the million dollars. I’d buy my parents first class tickets to Japan! My secondary motivation would be for the adventure and to be able to show people that you can overcome anything life throws at you. I would love for more people to know about the Cochlear Implant! Why Will You Be the Sole “Survivor”?: I have always said that to win “Survivor” you need to sell yourself. That is something in my favor because of my own persuasive abilities. I also feel strategy is important and I have always been a proactive person. I don’t like surprises and therefore I am always thinking one step ahead. Discuss. Will I have as much luck as I did with Sarah "Oh, Honey" Lacina? Time will tell!