Downey resident competes on 'Survivor'

Producers of "Survivor" may have an affinity for Downey, or perhaps it's the other way around. In any case, the reality show will feature its third Downey resident when it premieres Wednesday on CBS.Alina Wilson, 23, is a Downey resident studying art at Cal State Fullerton. She is the third Downey resident to be featured on the show: in 2007, Alex Angarita competed in "Survivor: Fiji" and made it to Week 12. A year later, Paloma Soto-Castillo was voted out in Week 3 of "Survivor: Gabon." In her official bio, Wilson says her claim to fame is, "Finishing a six-day, 30-mile hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains after almost having my finger bitten off by a dog on the first night. No stitches, no emergency room." The new season of "Survivor" is based in Nicaragua.

********** Published: September 9, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 21