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Jolanda Jones

Jolanda Jones, Survivor: Palau
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''Survivor: Palau'': Meet Jolanda Jones

Voted off Feb. 17, 2005

AGE 39

HOMETOWN Houston

OCCUPATION Lawyer

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 Feb 11, 2005