Erica Durousseau is a contestant from Survivor: Fiji.
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Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Erica Durousseau received a track scholarship to Grambling College, also in Louisiana, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. She then moved to Jackson, Mississippi for three years before relocating to New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, Durousseau was forced to move to Lake Charles and then Baton Rouge.
Durousseau currently works as a youth market director, traveling between two states while managing fundraisers. She previously worked as an advertising sales representative, store supervisor and waitress.
She describes herself as subtle, confrontational and outgoing. Her hobbies include writing, reading and spending time with her family. Her favorite sports are football and soccer. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Currently single, Durousseau's birth date is December 11, 1979.
When the 19 castaways were first marooned in Fiji, Erica started the game looking for any kind of instruction from host Jeff Probst, but was unable to find any. She, under the guidance of Sylvia Kwan, joined the rest of the undivided group in building a luxury camp. On Day 3, Sylvia was asked to divide the other eighteen contestants into two tribes, with Erica being placed on the Ravu tribe. After losing the first Immunity Challenge, which forced Ravu to live in squalor and allowed the victorious Moto tribe to keep the luxury camp, Erica became angry and talked about who to vote out, which led to an alliance between Erica, Jessica deBen, and Rocky Reid. However, the rest of the tribe planned to vote out Jessica for costing them the challenge. Erica's alliance went into Tribal Council with no real plan, which resulted in the three-person alliance voting for three different people. Erica voted for Yau-Man Chan, but Jessica ultimately ended up being blindsided.
Erica, along with the rest of her tribe, became lethargic due to lack of water. When Sylvia joined the tribe from Exile Island to take Jessica's place on Ravu, she was immediately outcast from her tribe. Erica discussed voting her out as soon as possible, which the whole tribe agreed to. At the next Immunity Challenge, Erica started yelling at her tribemates while solving the puzzle, contributing to Ravu losing the challenge. At camp, Erica assumed the plan was to vote out Sylvia, but the rest of the tribe targeted Erica instead due to her outburst at the challenge. At Tribal Council, only Anthony Robinson voted with Erica, who was blindsided 6-2.
|Erica's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Sylvia|| Michelle, Mookie, Rita,|
Rocky, Sylvia, Yau-Man
|Voted Out, Day 6|
- On January 9, 2010, Erica attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
- Erica currently lives in New Orleans and works as a fashion designer, stylist, and personal shopper.
- Erica is the first person to place 18th and be the second person voted out, followed by Betsy Bolan in Samoa and Jeremy Crawford in David vs. Goliath.
|Survivor: Fiji Castaways|