Winner of Survivor: The Australian Outback (Season 2): Tina Wesson
Tina Wesson was named the winner of Survivor: The Australian Outback (Season 2) during the finale on May 3, 2001. She defeated runner-up Colby Donaldson by a vote of 4-3. At the time of her win, Tina was a 39-year-old personal nurse from Knoxville, Tennessee. Tina was the first female winner and utilized under-the-radar gameplay to convince Colby to take her to the Final Tribal Council. She was the first winner to never receive a vote against her at Tribal Council or win Individual Immunity. She remains the winner of the longest U.S. season of Survivor that lasted 42 days instead of 39.
In addition to Survivor: The Australian Outback, Tina competed on Survivor: All-Stars (Season 8). She was voted out on Day 3, finishing in 18th place.
Tina also returned with her daughter, Katie Collins, for Survivor: Blood vs. Water (Season 27). She was voted out on Day 24, but won her way back into the game on Day 36 before being voted out again on Day 38, finishing in 4th place.
Tina Wesson’s Appearances on Rob Has a Podcast
- Tina Wesson on the Survivor Swing Vote – December 9, 2010
- Post-Finale Interviews with the Survivor Blood vs Water Final 7 – December 16, 2013