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Natalia Azoqa is a contestant from Survivor: David vs. Goliath.

A strong player with an even stronger personality, Natalia tended to speak her opinions, which led to frequent conflicts between herself and Natalie Cole, another strong personality. After the Tribe Switch, Natalia found herself in the majority, only to be blindsided by fellow ally Alec Merlino due to her bossy personality.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Age: 25
Hometown: Irvine, California
Current residence: Irvine, California
Occupation: Industrial Engineer
Hobbies: Fitness, reading, and game nights with friends and family.
Pet peeves: Number one for me is if people do not clean their teeth properly. It is the first thing I look at when I talk to people and sometimes it looks like a person hasn't brushed their teeth in days. What is that life?

I also do not like when people stand too close to me in lines and people who tap their feet loudly. If I can feel the table moving because of your foot then there is a problem.
Three words to describe you: Confident, charismatic, and blunt.
What's your personal claim to fame? I am driven and persistent when I take on a task and those qualities are what helped me pursue my degree in Engineering. It was not an easy path to take and even though I dealt with personal challenges, I continued to stay focused on my goal.
Who or what is your inspiration in life? My dad because he left Jordan to come to the U.S. when he was 18 years old with no parents or friends, yet he managed to become very successful for his family. He inspires me to be strong and to always strive to be better.
If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why? A blanket to keep me warm at night. Binoculars so I could creep on people strategizing out in the ocean. Maybe I'll find out I have a secret talent of reading lips. A toothbrush because whenever I see contestants cleaning their teeth with twigs I cringe. I could care less if I smell nasty. Now, if my teeth aren't clean, I know I will be disgusted.
Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Kelley Wentworth because even though she kept finding herself at the bottom, she took all the necessary steps to get further in the game. I am not your stereotypical engineer and that drives me to prove people wrong and succeed in life.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? To WIN! I love Survivor and I have wanted to be on the show from the moment I saw it as a kid. I've seen every episode and always imagined what it would be like if I was one of the contestants. It wasn't until recently when I saw Jeff at a Survivor event that the opportunity seemed realistic. I got him to take a quick selfie and then told him I would be on the show, and of course I had to make it happen after that. It will be challenging, but that is the best part. It's going to make winning so much more rewarding.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor I believe I will be the final Survivor because not only am I good at reading people, but I know how to get what I want. I know how to work people into doing things for me and that could help me make big moves in the game.[2]

Survivor

Natalia was initially placed on the Goliath tribe because of her occupation as an industrial engineer. On the first day, Natalia formed an immediate conflict with Natalie Cole, in regards to how the shelter would be constructed. Despite this, Natalia was quickly brought into an alliance with the other women of the tribe, and also recruited Alec Merlino into the group. Goliath remained dominant in Immunity Challenges until Day 9, where they suffered their first loss. Although Natalia pushed for Natalie to be voted out, she ultimately voted with the rest of her alliance against Jeremy Crawford, a supposed threat down the line.

On Day 10, a Tribe Switch sent Natalia to the Vuku tribe, along with her allies Kara Kay and Alec. Though they held a 3-2 majority against the original Davids, Natalia grew wary of Kara and Elizabeth Olson's budding friendship. However, Kara assured Natalia that Elizabeth would not be a threat to their alliance. Even so, when Vuku lost the next Immunity Challenge, Natalia wanted to vote Elizabeth out. This plan nearly came to fruition, but both Elizabeth and Davie Rickenbacker plotted against Natalia with Alec, who had grown irritated by her bossiness. At Tribal Council, Alec sided with the original David members to blindside Natalia, who left the game angry and upset.

Voting History

Natalia's Voting History
Episode Natalia's
Votes
Voted Against
Natalia
1 Goliath Tribe Immune
2 Goliath Tribe Immune
3 Jeremy -
4 Elizabeth Alec,
Davie, Elizabeth
Voted Out, Day 11

Post-Survivor

  • On November 11, 2018, Natalia got married.[3]

Trivia

  • Natalia is the second castaway of Muslim faith, following Ibrehem Rahman and the first woman to be so.

References