Reality star who rose to fame after getting cast on Survivor: David vs. Goliath. He was a member of the Goliath tribe initially and was voted off the show after 28 days on the island after losing a challenge to Christian Hubicki.
He worked as a bartender in San Clemente, California before getting cast on Survivor.
He was disinvited from the reunion and forfeited all further appearance fees after posting a picture with fellow castmate Kara Kay on his Instagram before the show had aired. This violated the NDA he signed at the time of casting.
He's called his parents his biggest inspiration.
Pubilc defender Nick Wilson ultimately won Merino's season of Survivor.