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Ashley Nolan

Age: 26
Hometown: Satellite Beach, Fla.
Current Residence: Satellite Beach, Fla.
Occupation: Lifeguard

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Hobbies: Surfing, working out, training, and eating.

Pet peeves: Ignorance, laziness, and complainers.

Three words to describe you: Impressive, tough, and hilarious.

What's your personal claim to fame?
Just about as well rounded as any woman could be. I'll be just one of the guys—out saving lives, working out, and cracking jokes all day and then all of the sudden I can put myself together into a well-spoken lady who can charm your socks off and still kick butt.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?
This whole world inspires me. Everywhere you look there is opportunity to make a change for the better and to really go out there and live the exact life you want to live. People get so caught up in the day to day that they forget that in each of us is the power to change. The way I see it, there's nothing stopping anyone who wants something bad enough from going out and making it happen; and if that thing doesn't work out, you learn, you grow, and you move on.

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?
A surfboard to keep me sane, headphones to tune out other people's complaining, and a journal to secretly document everything and tactically plan how to use it against others.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like?
Richard Hatch seemed to have the right idea, and because he won. I am a winner.

What's your reason for being on Survivor?
Life is WAY too short to not say YES to everything. My dad and I have wanted me to be on Survivor since Season 1—and I finally decided that I should stop messing around and go out and win a million bucks for myself and the family. I get super anxious when life starts to settle too much so I really needed another curve ball in life to mix things up a bit and this is certainly it.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
If you're not first, you're last—and I refuse to be last. I have never given up or settled for second best at anything in my life. I know that my body is capable of way more than the average human and mentally I have the strong will, stubbornness, and confidence to ensure that I will be there at the end. Being the Sole Survivor is what is meant for my life next.