''Survivor: Palau'': Meet Jolanda Jones

Jolanda Jones, Survivor: Palau

(Jolanda Jones: Monty Brinton/CBS)

”Survivor: Palau”: Meet Jolanda Jones

Voted off Feb. 17, 2005

AGE 39



THE SCOOP The mother of a 13-year-old son, she overcame an intensely tumultuous childhood to become a successful criminal-defense attorney.

PROS Her harsh early years — Jones’ father killed himself in front of her as a young girl — ought to make intra-tribe drama seem inconsequential.

CONS Jones won three NCAA heptathlon championships back in college, and tough jocks often get pegged for early elimination.

Originally posted February 26 2005 — 12:00 AM EST

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