Throughout her season, Erin stayed quiet and aligned herself with the majority alliance. However, a fake merge began to deeply weaken the Sook Jai tribe, causing Erin to be eliminated just a day before the merge.
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Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Erin Collins relocated to Texas when she was 20 years old. She is currently a senior at the University of Texas, Austin, majoring in Nutrition.
Erin is also a licensed real estate agent and bar manager. She is an avid wakeboarder and yoga enthusiast, and she loves to shop. Her perfect day would include sleeping in late, getting a massage, wakeboarding until sunset, followed by a great filet and lobster dinner and cocktails with close friends.
Erin currently resides in Austin, Texas. Presently, she is single and living with her two dogs, Payton and Bailey. Her birth date is January 7, 1976.
Erin was initially placed on the Sook Jai tribe as a result of being the last woman left during the Schoolyard Pick on Day 1. Sook Jai won challenges early on, but the tribe was divided due to different viewpoints in life. After Sook Jai threw the Immunity Challenge on Day 9, she joined the majority in voting out Jed Hildebrand for not contributing to the shelter and eventually stopping contribution to camp life. Sook Jai rebounded from its loss and won the next two challenges. Unfortunately, Sook Jai the lost the fifth and sixth Immunity Challenges and Erin helped eliminate outsiders Stephanie Dill and Robb Zbacnik.
On Day 19, Sook Jai arrived with Chuay Gahn to what was thought to be a merge. Sook Jai then moved to the Chuay Gahn camp, which had a natural shelter, where they noticed that Shii Ann Huang was bonding too well with the former Chuay Gahns. At the Immunity Challenge, Erin was shocked when host Jeff Probst announced that the tribes had not merged. Sook Jai lost subsequent the Immunity Challenge again and the tribe voted out Shii Ann for her scheming. Unfortunately, Sook Jai again lost the next Immunity Challenge and Erin was unanimously voted out in a heart-wrenching Tribal Council. Despite not making the merge, Erin became the first member of the jury.
At the Final Tribal Council, Erin asked the two finalists why the other did not deserve to win. Brian Heidik said that Clay Jordan did not put in enough effort. Clay said that Brian felt that he was the leader and wanted to know everything. Erin decided to cast her vote to Clay over Brian, the reason being that she felt that Clay was more honest than Brian. However, Clay would lose to Brian in a 4-3 vote.
|Erin's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Sook Jai Tribe Immune|
|2||Sook Jai Tribe Immune|
|4||Sook Jai Tribe Immune|
|Voted Out, Day 24|
| Voted for|
- On January 9, 2010, Erin attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
- Erin's luxury item was body paint.
- Erin is the youngest female on Thailand.
- Erin is the first jury member who was not part of a merged tribe.
- Erin was nominated for Survivor: America's Tribal Council in the "Hottest Female" category, but lost to Amber Brkich.
- Erin is the oldest contestant by birthdate to be the youngest of a gender in a season.
|Survivor: Thailand Castaways|