Jolanda Jones - Survivor: Palau

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 3 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 10: Palau (2005) - 18th place, 3rd out.
  • Voted out in Episode 1, "This Has Never Happened Before!" (Day 3).

Jolanda Jones on social media: twitter | Instagram

Jolanda Jones - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S10: Palau 1.00 1.11 0.90 0 6 1 -0.67 0.00 - - - 0.23 1.00
Career 1.00 1.11 0.90 0 6 1 -0.67 0.00 - - - 0.23 1.00


Jolanda Jones - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.


Jolanda Jones - Challenge record
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Ep1 ind. IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-1):

  • Palau Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Supply Dump" - Ulong carries too much, can't paddle, loses.


Individual challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

  • Palau Ep. 1 ind. IC: First woman to the flag (barely ahead of Jenn), and Jolanda wins! (1st/10).


Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Palau: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 1
Win%: 1.00
Mean % Finish: 100%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Jolanda Jones - Tribal Council record
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Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Palau: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Angie Jolanda Jones (voted out, 6-3) -
  • Palau: None.


VAP - Votes against (6):

  • Palau, Ep. 1: Six votes, from Angie, Ashlee, James, Jeff, Kim, and Stephenie (voted out, 6-3).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Palau: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1
VAP: 6
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Jolanda Jones - Pictures
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    Palau intro shot
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    Palau intro shot
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    On the rowboat, Day 1
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    Listening to Probst describe the opening challenge
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    Almost there...
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    The sprint begins
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    Jolanda wins the necklace, steps ahead of Jenn
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    I was not about to let that little young girl beat me
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    Camp set-up begins
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    Watching Janu climb a tree
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    With Ian, ready to pick tribes
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    Happy with the physicality of her tribe
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    Ulong and Koror
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    The Ulongs chat
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Untying items
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    Ulong, trailing
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    Ulong, going the wrong way
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    Koror wins, is about to give Ulong a free gift
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    Making plans with Bobby Jon and Ibrehem
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    I like Angie, but we need strength
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    Talking to Stephenie
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    Ulong, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Ashlee
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    First person voted out of Palau...
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    Snuffed, Day 3 (Episode 1)
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    Full cast, reunion show
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    Wanda sings again
Jolanda Jones - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • EW staff (2/26/05): "Survivor: Palau - Meet Jolanda Jones"


Post-game interviews

  • Angel Cohn at (2/24/05): "Survivor's Jolanda Stays Strong"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (6/24/40): "Black Voices of Survivor Roundtable"
  • Dalton Ross at (10/2/20): "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Jolanda Jones on being portrayed as the 'bitch' in Palau"
Jolanda Jones - Bio
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Official Survivor: Palau bio page excerpts (1/26/05):

"Jolanda "Jo" Jones attended Alief Elsik High School in Houston, Texas, where she graduated magna cum laude and was an All-American in both track and field and basketball. She is the only person to win the Texas State 5A Team Championship as an individual. After high school, Jones went on to graduate magna cum laude with a degree in political science from the University of Houston. She served on numerous university and community boards and organizations and was a member of the student government. Jones was nominated by the university for a Rhodes scholarship and received the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. In 1995, Jones earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. She is currently self-employed as a lawyer/consultant/community activist.

Jones was the 1989 US Track and Field Heptathlon Champion and earned an unprecedented three NCAA heptathlon championships. She was the runner-up for SWC Female Athlete of the Decade for the 80s, two-time Academic All-American while at the University of Houston and a 1989 NCAA Top Six Award winner.

An abusive relationship forced Jones to retire from track and field for seven years. Despite the odds, she resumed training while working part-time as a corporate lawyer. Within three months, she had qualified for the 1996 US Olympic Trials. Unfortunately, her 19 year-old brother was murdered two weeks before she was to compete. His death and her meager five months of training proved too much to overcome (although she did win the high jump portion of the heptathlon and was in sixth place after three events). After competing in three events, she became severely dehydrated and was forced to withdraw ....

Jones largely credits her success to her tumultuous childhood. When she was 13 months old, her father committed suicide while she was in the room. Her mother had four more children, and Jones became their primary caretaker while their mother worked. There were times when the family went without water, electricity or heat. When Jones was a teenager, their rented house burned down due to the use of candles in place of electricity. Two of her uncles committed suicide, her aunt was murdered and various members of her family are in prison and on welfare. Jones credits her criticizing mother and supportive grandmother for teaching her to be the best and stand up for the poor and disenfranchised.

Jones' niece died of SIDS in 2000. Consequently, she sits on the board of the 501c(3) named after her niece, the U'jana Conley Foundation for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. She also sits on the board of the Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority for the City of Houston.

Jones currently resides in Houston, with her son, Jiovanni (13). Her birth date is November 6, 1965."