Alecia Holden is a contestant from Survivor: Kaôh Rōng.
Alecia is best remembered for being constantly berated by her To Tang tribemates and for her poor performances in challenges. Despite being ostracized around camp, she demonstrated a strong will to keep fighting by making fire and searching for a Hidden Immunity Idol. However, after her tribe lost an Immunity Challenge for the third time, there was nowhere left for her to hide and she was voted out unanimously.
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Name (Age): Alecia Holden (24)
Tribe Designation: Brawn
Current Residence: Dallas
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Personal Claim to Fame: (What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?) I made a bucket list of adventures I wanted to accomplish. I went out and did it; bungee jumping in Indonesia, hang gliding in Rio, skydiving, jumped off the stratosphere in Las Vegas, face to face shark diving in Australia, and interacting with uncaged tigers in Thailand.
Inspiration in Life: My grandpa and grandma are my inspiration in life. My grandparents pastor a Baptist church. Doctors, firefighters, and nurses; they all save lives physically, but my grandparents lead people to be saved eternally. They are my heroes.
Hobbies: I like to seek out and accomplish adventures all over the world.
Pet Peeves: People who lie and can't be straight up. I tell it how it is and expect the same. Also negativity. I'm all about positive vibes and energy.
3 Words to Describe You: (How would your friends describe you?) Fearless, ambitious and adrenaline junkie.
If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? I would want a camera, because capturing moments are priceless. A cellphone to call my family. Pizza, because I LOVE pizza.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm most like Kass. She was the last woman standing, but she also brought chaos.
Reason for Being on Survivor: It's the ultimate challenge.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I'm the daughter of a boxing promoter, I'm tough. Don't let the blonde hair fool you. I won't cry or back down. No one will break me. I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to win. My ambition and drive to succeed will lead me through.
Alecia was initially placed on the To Tang tribe. Due to her slight build, she was instantly viewed as an outsider, with many of her tribemates questioning why she was on the "Brawn" tribe. Kyle Jason and Scot Pollard dubbed her "blondie" and began talking about her behind her back. Although Alecia was a prime target to be the first person voted out, the tribe considered keeping Alecia over Darnell Hamilton after the latter struggled at the inaugural Immunity Challenge. At Tribal Council that night, Alecia convinced her tribe that she could do much better in future challenges and that she could still reach her full potential. Her lobbying, along with Darnell's failure in the challenge, resulted in the tribe splitting their votes 3-3 between Alecia and Darnell. In the revote, Darnell was voted out, sparing Alecia.
After the close call at the last Tribal Council, Alecia was determined to prove herself. While everybody else was relaxing in the shelter on Day 4, she spent five hours attempting to make the tribe's fire and finally succeeded. Despite this, her tribe still considered her the weakest link. After To Tang lost the next Immunity Challenge on Day 6, Alecia's fate seemed set in stone. However, Jennifer Lanzetti proposed creating a women's alliance with Alecia and Cydney Gillon to vote out Jason. Alecia, seeing a weakness in the majority alliance, and Cydney, having more loyalty to the men than the women, exposed Jennifer's plans. At Tribal Council, Jennifer further dug her own grave by saying that the vote was up in the air. This caused Alecia, Cydney, and Jason to turn against Jenny and vote her out.
The following day, Alecia resumed her ongoing search for the Hidden Immunity Idol. She and Cydney found the locked box containing the idol. However, Cydney went back to camp and alerted Jason and Scot to the situation. The entire tribe then began searching for the key, which was located in a canister at the top of a tree. Once Scot dislodged the key, Alecia and Jason struggled for it, with Jason coming out on top to claim the idol, making Alecia vulnerable once again. However, after a close-fought battle, To Tang managed to win their first Immunity Challenge the next day.
At the next Reward Challenge on Day 9, Alecia further ostracized herself by kicking at the sand and encouraging her tribemates while they dug holes in the scorching heat. Back at camp, Scot became infuriated at Alecia for not trying her best in the challenge, telling her that she was only good at being a cheerleader. Alecia, tired of being bullied by Jason and Scot, attempted to stand up for herself in the argument.
After losing the next Immunity Challenge on Day 11, Jason asked host Jeff Probst if they could hold Tribal Council immediately at the challenge site, reasoning that Alecia was going home no matter what. Alecia denied Jason's offer, but could not convince anyone to vote with her back at camp. At Tribal Council, Jeff pointed out that Alecia deserved her place on the Brawn tribe not because of her physical strength, but for her mental toughness and for not taking anybody's insults. Meanwhile, Jason and Scot argued that she was bringing it upon herself and that they were trying to help her be better. In the end, Alecia was voted out in a 3-1 vote, finishing in 14th place. As she left Tribal Council, she wished Cydney good luck.
|Alecia's Voting History|
|Cydney, Darnell, Jason;|
|3||To Tang Tribe Immune|
|4||Scot||Cydney, Jason, Scot|
|Voted Out, Day 11|
^1 In "I'm a Mental Giant", the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Alecia and Darnell, forcing a revote. On the revote, Alecia did not receive any votes to be eliminated.
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- Alecia is the fifth castaway to receive votes from all of their original tribemates but not be voted out at their first Tribal Council, following Shii Ann Huang, Ashley Massaro, Gillian Larson, and J'Tia Taylor.
- They would be followed by Patrick Bolton.
- Alecia is the only castaway with this distinction to survive the Tribal Council at which she achieved this distinction.
- In "The Circle of Life", Alecia's luxury item was revealed to be a letter from her father.
- Alecia and Aubry Bracco had the most votes cast against them in Kaôh Rōng, with 8 each.
|Survivor: Kaôh Rōng Castaways|