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

Alongside Fenella McGowan, Shonee made up one half of Shonella. A social powerhouse, Shonee played a vital role in many early Contenders voting decisions. The duo would later form a cross tribal alliance with Brian Lake and Monika Radulovic at the merge, and use their perceived position on the bottom to create chaos amongst the Champions. After a crucial error on Brian's part at the Final 6 resulted in Fenella's elimination, Shonee would flip, again, to help Shane Gould in taking out Monika, only to have her torch snuffed the very next Tribal Council.

Shonee returned for All Stars where she formed a close bond with Harry Hills and Nick Iadanza. After initially being voted into exile by her tribe, Shonee returned with a vendetta. Alongside Harry, Shonee flipped on her previous tribemates to join Locky Gilbert and his Vakama alliance. Come merge, however, the new Mokuta tribe proved impenetrable, resulting in Shonee's alliance slowly being picked off. After fellow former Champions v Contenders castaway Sharn Coombes backed out of a last minute plan to vote out David Genat at the final 7, Shonee saw her game come to an end for a second time, being eliminated in a close 4-3 vote.


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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]

27, Personal Assistant — Season 3

As one part of the Shonella duo in Season 3, Shonee is back without her best mate Fenella but isn't going to let it slow her down.

The personal assistant from London who loves chilling on the beach and drinking margaritas is not afraid to get her hands dirty. After coming fourth in her season, Shonee is happy when people misjudge her.

"I was the last Contender standing and survived 17 Tribal Councils in my season! I am an All Star!"

With a plan to keep her alliances tight and work with the villains because as she says, "they're the ones you want to know what they're planning," Shonee will miss her husband Benny and real life luxuries while living on the island.

Known for being cheeky and having fun while playing, Shonee also won't listen to haters and believes she's got what it takes. "Why would I bother playing if I didn't think I could win! I almost won last time and that was my test run. Now I'm ready!"

Shonee says she'd use the prize money to help her family and put a deposit on a house and knows the moment she's most looking forward to – "Jonathan handing me a cheque for half a million dollars. It's go big or go home and I'm not going home."[2]

Australian Survivor

Champions v Contenders

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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.

All Stars

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Voting History

Shonee's Voting History
Episode Shonee's
Voted Against
1 Shane -
2 Mokuta Tribe Immune
3 Mokuta Tribe Immune
4 Henry -
5 Henry Henry, John,
Lee, Lydia, Zach
6 Mock Vote2
7 Abbey Abbey, Lydia
8 John -
9 John -
10 Mat Mat
11 Vakama Tribe Immune
12 Flick Flick
13 Vakama Tribe Immune
14 Sharn Individual Immunity
15 Jacqui -
16 Moana Individual Immunity
17 Jacqui Tarzan, Zach
Voted Out, Day 36
18 Zach David, Tarzan, Zach
Returned, Day 38
19 Moana;
20 David David, Moana,
Sharn, Tarzan
Voted Out, Day 42
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In Episode 5, Shonee used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 5 votes against her.
^2 In Episode 6, Mokuta was subjected to a mock Tribal Council where the two people who received the most votes were sent to Exile Beach. Shonee received the most votes and was exiled until the Tribe Switch.
^3 In Episode 19, the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Jacqui and Moana, forcing a revote. Nobody changed their vote on the revote, forcing a unanimous consensus tiebreaker. Shonee voted for Jacqui on the tiebreaker.


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


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