Erica Hersh

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FOllOW ERICA

Age: 27

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California Current occupation: Nanny

Fun Interesting facts:

• When I was born, the doctors projected my height to be 5'9, I have been 5'2 since I was 9 years old. :P

• I play coed flag football on the beach, I kickbox and am very athletic.

• I was on an MTV show called "The Hookup" with my friends in college.

• I have a twin sister

Favorite quote: “Well-behaved women seldom make history”

How would close friends and family describe you?: Adventurous, independent, witty and kind- hearted

What is your strategy going into the game?

My strategy is to go in and be personable and empathetic towards peoples emotions. In an environment like this, it is so important to make people feel safe and heard allowing them to trust me easily and feel close to me. I think these relationships will benefit me in a positive way as people will be drawn to me and feel safe telling me things.

What type of personalities would you describe as opposite of yours? Personalities that are opposite of me would be people that try too hard. I cannot stand when people are doing the most. People who NEED to be the center of attention are so annoying to me. I like having attention on me, but I know when it is appropriate to show my colors or loudness.

Favorite Sequester player: I liked Rachael from season 2 a lot. I wouldn't necessarily play my game like her, but I liked how she played her own game. She was a bit introverted, but was vocal when she needed to be when calling snakes out. She knew when to say her peace and knew when to pounce. I also liked Ceejae from season 2 because of her quirky personality and I feel that I have similar athleticism and personality.

What would you say your biggest weakness is in a game like Sequester? My biggest weakness would be that I can be very emotional. I am very empathetic towards other people and their feelings. Lets say there was a confrontation and someone was upset about something I said, I would feel for them and understand the emotions that they are feeling, but at the same time I know I am right with the facts, My emotions can be all over the place, but I am pretty heard strong about my own opinions. Going in I will need to make sure that I am conscious of this and remain skeptical no matter how convincing they may seem.

What do you think is the most common mistake that people make in a game like this? I think people jump too quick to making huge alliances. I think it is important to suss out the group and figure out 1 or 2 people that I could really trust. It's all about quality.