Meet Austin Li Coon from Survivor 45. Does he have a girlfriend? He shared about his mom saying that she is the reason he is in the show.
Find out more about his mom, dad, brother, and job as this article proceeds.
Austin Li Coon On Survivor 45
Austin Li Coon is one of the contestants of Survivor 45.
The veteran reality series’ historic 45th season will maintain the format that has been known as the “new era” over the past few years. Three tribes comprise the initial grouping of 18 players. Over the course of 26 days, they will embark on perilous travels, deal with “mergatory” and rice trades, and engage in a competition for social, tactical, and physical dominance. Their professions range from truck drivers to singers to civil rights attorneys.
The first returning player of the new period is Bruce Perreault, who was given another shot despite just playing one day in season 44, making seventeen of them new to the game. But regardless of where they are from or how much experience they have, they all want to win the game and be the last one standing when it is over.
Austin shared that his Survivor journey started with his mom. He added, “She’s been watching ever since the first first episode. And that came out when I was four. But back then, I was not huge into reality T.V. I didn’t really watch Survivor.”
He added, “One day, I came back. I was like, “Man, it’s kind of sad. I should just sit and watch it.” And I was instantly hooked. I was like, “This is so awesome.” So I just binged everything. And we text every single day about Survivor strategies; we call all the time. This whole process of getting here has been like a shared dream. So that’s really what got me here.”
Austin added that he has been training for this for years. He did a 60-hour fast. He also worked out twice a day.
About his preparation, he added further, “A couple of years ago, when my dream of being on Survivor was starting to really peak, I did a 230-mile backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail. So I started at the base of Yosemite, I climbed to the top of Half Dome, and then I backpacked with 40 pounds on my back 230 miles to Mount Whitney, and I climbed that. And the entire time, I was thinking about Survivor, how I’d win that.”
Austin believes that he is a lot more “sensitive and empathetic for someone who might look like me and big and strong and stuff.” But it also poses a disadvantage for him. “Because the one thing I’m really nervous about is getting actually genuinely really connected with people and then having to cut them off. I already thought that if my tribe lost first immunity and we had to vote someone off, that was going to be a heartbreaker. That’s something I don’t think I can really be prepared for. I just have to be ready to suck it up when the time comes. And I hope I can; I think I can. But we’ll see.”
Austin Li Coon Girlfriend
Austin Li Coon is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Jessica Gingerich. They have been dating at least since 2018. In May 2018, he announced, “Sometimes (most of the time) I don’t realize how I’m dressed until it’s too late and I’ve already left my apartment … but she still holds my hand.”
Later in August of the same year, he added, “She drove from Indiana to Chicago at 5 am and flew across to DC to help me clean and move into my new apartment… The least I could do is give her some insta love. Thanks for letting me be lazy 😍.”
The most recent post of them together is in December 2021.
Per his pics, on Austin’s Facebook, he is now single.
Austin Li Coon Age
Born in 1996, Austin Li Coon is 26 years old as of September 2023.
Austin Li Coon Family
Austin Li Coon is the son of Eva Coon and Brett Coon.
Brett went to Broken Arrow High School (Class of 1985), studied Electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology (1989), and studied Electrical engineering at Stanford University.
On Father’s Day 2023, Austin wished his dad, “Happy Father’s Day to the biggest nerd in the family.”
Find Brett on IG (@brettcoon) and Facebook (@brett.coon).
Austin’s mother Eva is working as a Staff Application Engineer | Support PrimeTime at Synopsys. She went to the University of California, Berkeley, and Shanghai Second Medical University.
Eva recently appeared on Austin’s TikTok and shared how proud she felt about her son appearing on the show.
Furthermore, Austin has one brother named Ethan Coon. He went to Chaboya Middle School, Bellarmine College Preparatory, and Loyola Marymount University.
Ethan is working as a Client Systems Engineer at Epic in Madison, Wisconsin.
Austin Li Coon Job
Austin Li Coon had a job as an Associate Brand Manager at Kimberly-Clark from June 2023 and August 2023. He was a marketing intern at Informed Group, Inc.
Austin’s career began in 2014 as a Summer Volleyball Coach at Bellarmine College Preparatory. He was a coach at Bay to Bay Volleyball Club. Moreover, he was a Research Assistant at Vernon Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory.
Also, his LinkedIn reveals that Austin worked as a Management Consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting, a Team Leader at Galileo Learning, an Emerging Leaders Operations Intern at Nielsen, an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant – Upper Division Economics at Purdue University, and a Senior Research Analyst at The Brattle Group.
Besides his jobs, he has also volunteered at Amor Ministries, Hope Services, Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette, and Rural Dog Rescue.
Austin is a graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory, UNSW, Purdue University (Economics), and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Austin Li Coon Height
Per his Austin Li Coon’s height is above 6 feet 1 inch.
What Is Austin Li Coon Ethnicity?
Austin Li Coon is Chinese-American by ethnicity.
When Is Austin Li Coon Birthday?
Austin Li Coon celebrates his birthday on 23 October.
Is Austin Li Coon On Instagram?
Yes, Austin Li Coon is available on Facebook (@austin.coon14), Instagram (@austinlicoon), Twitter (@austinlicoon), and TikTok (@austinlico).