Shonee Fairfax is a contestant from Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders (2018).

Alongside Fenella McGowan, Shonee made up one half of Shonella, an alliance that would last the entirety of the season. Starting out on the bottom of the Contenders tribe, Shonee played up to the others' perception of her as a non-threat in order to avoid being targeted. This allowed her to reach the merge with ease, where she quickly turned into an aggressive strategic player, forming a late game majority alliance with Brian Lake and Monika Radulovic, and using her position on the bottom to create chaos amongst the Champions. Ultimately, she was voted out in at the final four as the last Contender standing.


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Age: 26
Occupation: Pro-Skater's Wife
State: QLD
Tribe: Contenders

From partying with The Rolling Stones to holidays in Paris, Shonee is not the typical Survivor player.

Married to a famous pro-skater, Shonee spends her life between London and Noosa where she is an HR assistant. With her husband Ben's success as a skater, Shonee is very keen to step out of his shadow and show the world what she's got.

"My husband's achievements are endless so this is my chance to shine and do something super cool for myself and contribute to our lives. I may just be a wife but I 100% believe I can outwit, outplay and outlast anyone you put me up against.

"My life doesn't allow me to have a traditional job so this is my chance to do something amazing and really shine! People are constantly talking to me about my husband's achievements, I want them to speak about mine."

Admitting she's very stubborn but loyal and fun, Shonee may not be used to the rough conditions Survivor will bring but she believes she can handle it once she's there.

Shonee thinks her strengths will come from the social game saying, "I already know I have a great social game and I can persuade people to give me what I want.

"I will be the best Sole Survivor because I am basically just a professional athlete's wife so when the other contestants hear this, I think they'll disregard me as a threat and that's when I will go in for the kill."[1]

Australian Survivor

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Voting History

Shonee's Voting History
Episode Shonee's
Voted Against
1 Matt -
2 Contenders Tribe Immune
3 Contenders Tribe Immune
4 Steve K. Paige
5 Jenna -
6 Contenders Tribe Immune
7 Tegan -
8 Heath1 -
9 Zach -
10 Paige -
11 Brian Jackie
12 Brian Brian, Samuel
13 Champions Tribe Immune
14 Lydia -
15 Robbie -
16 Samuel -
17 Mat -
18 Sharn
+ Sharn;
19 No Elimination3
20 Sharn;
Steve W.
21 Sharn5 -
22 Monika -
23 Shane Shane, Sharn
Voted Out, Day 47
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In Episode 8, Heath used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Shonee's vote against him.
^2 In Episode 18, Shonee used a Vote Steal advantage on Sharn, allowing her to cast an additional vote in Sharn's place. Also, the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Benji and Sharn, forcing a revote. Shonee did not change her vote on the revote.
^3 In Episode 19, rather than voting someone out, Koro Savu had to vote to give someone the status of Dead Man Walking. Shonee had won Individual Immunity and could not be voted to receive this status.
^4 In Episode 20, the vote ended with a 2-2-2 tie between Fenella, Sharn, and Steve W., forcing a revote. Shonee voted for Steve W. on the revote.
^5 In Episode 21, Sharn used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Shonee's vote against her.


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  • Shonee is the highest placing member of the original Contenders tribe.


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