Dallas, TX, February 18, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Alecia Holden, daughter of Holden Productions founder Tony Holden and Tina Holden is a member of Survivor: Kaoh Rong – Brawn vs Brains vs Beauty 2.
The series debuts Wednesday, February 17 at 8 PM ET on CBS.
Raised in Tulsa, OK but based in Dallas, TX, Holden is a full time real estate agent who also models and acts. The 24-year-old grew up around boxing and built friendships with Holden Productions' fighters including former heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, undefeated Joe Mesi and 1996 Olympian Zahir Raheem.
Self-described as an adrenaline junkie, Holden enjoys bungee jumping, shark diving, sky diving and was even once with uncaged tigers. Interested in a new challenge, Holden applied for Survivor and was quickly chosen.
In a preview for the show, host Jeff Probst referred to Alecia as one of the season’s more unpredictable players while mentioning that she came from a boxing legacy.
“When she told me about applying to be on Survivor, I had a strong feeling that she'd be selected,” said Tony Holden. “She is a fighter at heart and worked hard for everything she has. After she went to college for a year, Alecia received a work visa and trekked to Australia followed by a short stay in Indonesia, which are just two of the 16 countries she’s visited. The fact she literally took a chance by going to the other side of the world by herself and did what she had to in order to make it epitomizes what it means to be a survivor.”
To physically prepare for Survivor, Holden returned to Tulsa to train alongside Holden Productions prospect Trey Lippe-Morrison.
“Trey was impressed with her work ethic,” stated Tony Holden. “She was in great shape before coming back home to train but she is that serious. Alecia wanted to make sure she was as prepared as anybody out there because there are other contestants on the show that were professional athletes, bodybuilders and FBI agents. I told her that she can't trust others there because it’s everybody for themselves on Survivor and if she had to become a villain that is just fine.”
Fans can follow Alecia on Twitter @leashyleash2.
Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Publicist) – 551-206-0578 or @kopublicity