|Relationship|| Jacob (boyfriend at home)|
Christian (mutual attraction)
|Enemies||Isabella, Frances, Graham, Kaitlin, Kelsey, Kingsley, Miles, Rachel, Roald, Suvir, Whitney|
|Talent||Navigating social circles|
Erica was raised in a well-off family from the California coast and attended a high school filled with students from similarly well-off families. She immediately developed a giant friend group that consisted of some of the most materialistic people on the planet, who resided at the very top of the school's social pyramid. They'd often flaunt their wealth around on social media, manipulate less fortunate students, and place all their self-worth in what others thought of them. Erica would sometimes neglect her schoolwork or other extracurriculars to go to wild parties with her friends, something her parents didn't approve of at all. Miraculously, she got into college, and on the day of her high school graduation she had a realization that her friend group was toxic and she needed to start over a new leaf once getting to college. As a result, Erica has adopted a much different outlook since college began. Her friend group is now a bit more... diverse, ranging from nerds to hippies to general weirdos, all of whom she finds time to hang out with. She also broadcasts her feelings a lot more freely, no longer putting up an ice-cold exterior for the sake of popularity. However, even though this is a lot closer to the real her, sometimes she longs for her more superficial high school days - which has led her to accidentally manipulate some of her college friends and deeply hurt their feelings without even realizing it. Erica has a boyfriend who's madly in love with her, and although she does care about him (and just likes the attention), she's gotten very close to cheating on him with random athletes multiple times. She can be a great friend and a caring human being, but doesn't like to admit that.
Erica is a naturally competitive person, and signed up for Total Drama just to compete. She feels confident she'll win due to her already diverse social circle.
- Erica is based on a former close friend of mine, although her name and many smaller aspects of her character and backstory were changed.