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Simone Nguyen

Age: 25
Hometown: Worcester, Mass.
Current Residence: New York City
Occupation: Diversity Advocate

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Hobbies: Volunteering, yoga, and complaining.

Pet peeves: I dislike people who lack self-awareness.

Three words to describe you: Expressive, loyal, and ambitious.

What's your personal claim to fame?
I don't really have one, but I'm proud of the fact that I earned full rides to Columbia, Harvard, and Tufts.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?
My mentor and friend Susan Shin, a successful businesswoman and attorney in NYC. You would never know the struggles or experiences she has had in life by looking at her. Not only is she one of the most talented people that you could meet, she is also one of the kindest.

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?
I would bring a journal, my red Vietnamese blanket, and Chapstick.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like?
Tai from Koah Rong, because I'm like bamboo in the wind, and Michaela from Millennials vs. Gen-X, because I enjoy judging everyone.

What's your reason for being on Survivor?
I wanted a change... for like a month.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I have good luck and I'm unafraid to make consequential decisions that affect everyone's game.