Juneau woman voted off Survivor show

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2002

JUNEAU (AP) -- Juneau-born Sarah Jones doesn't want anyone feeling sorry for her because she was voted off the CBS reality television show Survivor: Marquesas.

Jones, 24, was one of 16 contestants chosen to spend 39 days on a deserted island in the South Pacific. Each week, two tribes of contestants compete for sundries and the chance to stay on the island, through a series of challenges. Each week the losing team has to vote one of its members off the island.

The last person on the island wins a cool $1 million and the title of sole survivor.

Jones was the latest contestant to leave Survivor Island. According to her mother, Jane Walters of Juneau, she returned a little bug-bitten but not at all bitter.

''Those bugs on the island were eating her alive, she was miserable,'' Walters said Thursday. ''She called me from New York today and said, 'Don't worry, Mom, I'm fine with it, I had a great time and it's just a game,' so she has a really great attitude about the whole thing.''

Walters said Jones, who lives in Newport Beach, Calif., will use the Survivor experience as an opportunity to revive her photography career.

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