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Alexis Whitney Jones is a contestant from Survivor: Micronesia.

The only member of the Black Widow Brigade to be voted out before a male, Alexis proved to be a strong physical and social player, both being in evident in her prowess in challenges and winning the Q and A challenge. Coupled with her close friendship with Natalie Bolton, she grew as a looming threat, forcing Amanda Kimmel and Parvati Shallow to vote her out after Amanda's successful Hidden Immunity Idol play.


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Alexis Jones was born and raised in Austin, Texas, with four older brothers. She received her bachelor's degree in international relations and Spanish and most recently finished her master's degree in communications management, both from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Jones hosted a college television show (for three years) called "Doing It for Reel," where she interviewed celebrities on the red carpet of movie premieres and press junkets.

Jones is a motivational speaker who works one-on-one with young girls to build confidence and self-esteem. She just created an empowerment/non-profit organization for young girls called "I Am That Girl." While still in school, she worked at Fox Sports and interned with ESPN (mostly because she is a self-described "sports junky"). She also founded and reported for a website that covered the 2005 USC football season.

Her hobbies include hanging out with family and friends, writing (she's currently working on an empowerment book for girls titled "Comatose Barbie") and watching college football. She describes herself as contagiously energetic, fiercely competitive and resilient. She has traveled to Costa Rica, Spain, China and Morocco and has hiked 150 miles to the base of Mt. Everest. She is a member of the Bel Air Presbyterian Church. Jones enjoys playing volleyball, flag football, soccer and has just completed a triathlon.

Jones is currently single and resides in Beverly Hills, California. Her birth date is July 6, 1983.[1]


Alexis was placed on the Airai tribe consisting of "diehard" Survivor fans. She quickly got along with her tribe from the start, and she was initially on the right side of the numbers. However, she was involved in Mary Sartain's blindside on Day 6 after Joel Anderson wanted her gone because of how close she and Mikey Bortone were and how controlling Mikey was trying to be. The next time Airai went to Tribal Council on Day 11, Alexis and Jason Siska stayed loyal to Mikey and were caught off guard when Joel blindsided Mikey instead of voting out the weaker Chet Welch.

After the tribe switch on Day 13, Alexis remained on Airai with Jason, Kathy Sleckman, and Natalie Bolton, and was excited to have Jonathan Penner, Parvati Shallow, James Clement, and Eliza Orlins join them. The Favorites gave the Fans a lot of advice and renovated the disastrous Airai camp. Airai would never have to go to Tribal Council, allowing Alexis to make it to the merge, but not without finding herself in Parvati's new alliance along with Natalie. Once the merge hit and the tribes merged into the Dabu tribe, those three would reunite with Cirie Fields and Amanda Kimmel to form the Black Widow Brigade.

Alexis was in a good position thanks to her alliance, despite Amanda initially wanting to vote her out since she became quick friends with Amanda's de facto boyfriend Ozzy Lusth, but that was no longer a problem when the Black Widow Brigade, minus Amanda and with the help of Jason, blindsided Ozzy on Day 27. The girls continued to dominate the game until the final 6. Erik Reichenbach won the Immunity Challenge on Day 33, meaning a member of the Black Widow Brigade would have to be voted out. Alexis, Natalie, and Erik all agreed that Amanda was a threat that needed to go, and Cirie decided to go with them, not wanting to force a tie. Amanda desperately tried to get people to vote out Alexis because of her chances of winning at the Final Tribal Council, especially due to Alexis's job as a motivational speaker. The majority of the votes were cast against Amanda, but unfortunately for Alexis, Amanda gleefully revealed she had a Hidden Immunity Idol and played it; Alexis was thus voted out with two votes against her. She finished in 6th place.

At the Final Tribal Council, Alexis asked finalists Parvati about what made her a better role model for young girls than Amanda, and Amanda about what part of her game was genuine. She voted for Parvati to win.

Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Airai First to Shore Immunity1 No Lost
Reinventing the Wheel Reward/Immunity No Won
2 Smash and Grab Reward/Immunity No Lost
3 Beach Bash Reward No Lost
Nut Bucket Immunity No Won
4 Diver Down Reward No Lost
Crosswalk Immunity No Lost
5 Cat and Mouse Reward No Won
A Stone's Throw Immunity No Won
6 Build It Up, Break It Down Reward Yes Won
United We Stand Immunity No Won
7 Money Roll Reward Yes Lost
What-er Drag Immunity No Won
8 The Gauntlet Reward/Immunity Exiled2 Won
Tribes Merged, Day 22
9 Dabu Last Gasp Immunity Lost
10 Bai Bai Reward Lost
When It Rains, It Pours Immunity Lost
11 Survivor Auction
Pool Party Immunity Lost
12 Body Slam Reward Won
Shoot to Thrill Immunity Lost
Voted Out, Day 33
^1 This challenge was played for individual immunity at each tribe's first Tribal Council.
^2 Before the challenge, the tribes were asked to send one member of the opposing tribe to Exile Island. The chosen player did not compete in the challenge and was given individual immunity if their tribe lost. Malakal exiled Alexis.

Episode Alexis's
Voted Against
1 Airai Tribe Immune
2 Mary -
3 Airai Tribe Immune
4 Chet;
5 Airai Tribe Immune
6 Airai Tribe Immune
7 Airai Tribe Immune
8 Airai Tribe Immune
9 Eliza -
10 Ozzy -
11 James -
12 Amanda2 Amanda, Parvati
Voted Out, Day 33
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "That's Baked, Barbecued and Fried!", the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Chet and Mikey B., forcing a revote. Alexis did not change her vote on the revote.
^2 In "I'm Gonna Fix Her!", Amanda used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Alexis's vote against her.


  • On January 9, 2010, Alexis attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.[2]
  • Alexis's first book "I Am That Girl" was published on March 18, 2014.[3]
  • Alexis appeared on the New York version of the TLC series Say Yes to the Dress in September 2014.[4]
  • Alexis married Bradley Buckman on September 12, 2015.[5]
  • In 2017 and 2019, Alexis appeared in 2 of the 3 episodes of 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons [6]
  • In 2018, Alexis was awarded the National Jefferson Award for "Outstanding Public Service 35 Years or Under".[7]
  • On January 24, 2023, Alexis announced her pregnancy on Instagram.[8]
    • On February 24, 2023, Alexis gave birth to her son, Bridger Austin Jones-Buckman.[9]


  • When Alexis decided to compete on Survivor, she learned that she missed the application deadline. Undeterred, Alexis used various connections to find the location for the selection of potential contestants. After talking her way into the building, Alexis was able to convince casting to choose her.[10]
  • Alexis is the youngest woman of the original Airai tribe.
  • Alexis is the only member of the Black Widow Brigade to be outlasted by a man.
  • Alexis lost 20 lbs. during her time in Micronesia.[11]


Survivor: Micronesia Castaways
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S16 ozzy t
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