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S24: Nina Acosta
« on: January 18, 2012, 10:05:52 AM »

 
 
Name (Age): Nina Acosta (51)
Tribe Designation: Salani
Current Residence: Clovis, Calif.
Occupation: Retired LAPD Officer
Personal Claim to Fame: Receiving a full ride basketball scholarship to Santa Clara University, finding the perfect husband and, of course, my kids.
Inspiration in Life: My mom – she was a feminist before it was acceptable. She taught me to be confident and encouraged me to pick sports over cheerleading.
Hobbies: Working out, cooking, gardening and target shooting.
Pet Peeves: I hate whining, being called a “girl” and rude drivers.
3 Words to Describe You: Tenacious, competitive and confident.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Stephenie LaGrossa, because she was tough and stood up for herself, and Sue Hawk, because she spoke her mind.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to prove that a 50+ year-old woman can compete. I love challenges, both physical and mental. The money would also be a great help to my kids with college.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" SURVIVOR: I thrive on being a team player; I have a never-quit attitude and I can deal with pain and discomfort.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: In 1991 and 1993 I competed for the S.W.A.T. Team. Both times the two week tryouts took place in Camp Pendleton and I was the only woman competing against 19 men. There were 40 S.W.A.T. officers judging the process. Neither the competitors nor the S.W.A.T. members wanted me there. I had to mentally, emotionally and physically challenge myself everyday.
 
 
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« Last Edit: January 18, 2012, 10:33:30 AM by georgiapeach »
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Re: S24: Nina Acosta
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 10:08:43 AM »
usual team leader go home but i dont see her go home

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Re: S24: Nina Acosta
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 08:37:44 PM »
Looks like another likeable one! :tup:
Cause you said you'd never let me go, and I said I can but now we know
That it's too hard to say three words, too hard to make it work
When there's nothing left to talk about, cause you know the flame is running out
Two hearts are left to burn... do you know, we're only left with smoke

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Re: S24: Nina Acosta
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 11:47:08 PM »
I like her.

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Re: S24: Nina Acosta
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 12:32:43 AM »
Cause you said you'd never let me go, and I said I can but now we know
That it's too hard to say three words, too hard to make it work
When there's nothing left to talk about, cause you know the flame is running out
Two hearts are left to burn... do you know, we're only left with smoke


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Re: S24: Nina Acosta
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 02:34:06 AM »
I like her.

 :noway: :noway: :noway:

 :lol: :lol3:

Don't make fun of me or my old lady fetish :lol:

She seems really strong and I can't wait for her to get up in the girlier contestants faces :lol:
« Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 02:37:26 AM by Дussie Бabushka »

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Re: S24: Nina Acosta
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 09:11:15 AM »
Initial reaction: Dawn, part two? However I predict she will make it further than Dawn.

Edit after watching video & press interview: My initial assessment stands. She's the Dawn of this season, even has 4 kids, but I think she will do a little better in challenges and make it to about final 8. She could come off as a little bossy. I think the younger cast will not let her last to the end.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 07:37:24 PM by rockhopper78 »
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Re: S24: Nina Acosta
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 09:53:41 AM »
Don't make fun of me or my old lady fetish :lol:

You have your old lady fetish, I have my country girl fetish! :lol:
Cause you said you'd never let me go, and I said I can but now we know
That it's too hard to say three words, too hard to make it work
When there's nothing left to talk about, cause you know the flame is running out
Two hearts are left to burn... do you know, we're only left with smoke

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Re: S24: Nina Acosta
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 10:09:12 PM »
She reminds me of Caryn/Kathy VB :lol: I want her to go far, but I think she might be on the outs doing a Kathy "I WANT THE SHELTER! I WANT FIREE!!" but she could fit in with the guys I think. She can go to merge I think.
By the way, my child is not a brat (:


 

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