|Born:||February 8, 1985|
|Alliance(s):||Stealth R Us|
Ashley Underwood is a contestant from Survivor: Redemption Island.
A member of the commanding Ometepe Alliance, Ashley was taken far into the merge despite disagreements with its members, especially Phillip Sheppard. However, her physical ability in challenges was not enough to save her from her blindside one day before the Final Tribal Council.
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Name (Age): Ashley Underwood (25)
Current Residence: Benton, Maine
Personal Claim to Fame: Spending time abroad in Switzerland, playing basketball professionally and competing in the Miss USA competition.
Inspiration in Life: My Momma. She raised four kids while managing two businesses and has always been the perfect example of the most devoted wife and doting mother.
Hobbies: Basketball/sports, four-wheeling and helping out on the family farm.
Pet Peeves: I have a million pet peeves. A few of them are "know-it-alls," lazy and unmotivated people, slow drivers or movers in general, people that "chomp" when they chew their food, smokers' breath or just smoking period. The list goes on and on!
3 Words to Describe You: Feisty, competitive and athletic.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm not like anyone but myself.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: The million dollars and the chance to prove that I can do this.
Why you think you'll "survive" SURVIVOR: I'm strong, competitive, and athletic and I have the ability to think under pressure.
Reason why you think you will be the Sole Survivor: I'm mentally and physically strong enough to do this. I will do whatever it takes to get ahead. I'm a leader, but also able to work well with others if it proves to be to my own advantage. I'm not afraid to be a game changer. Bring it on!
Within the first 3 days, she found herself as a member of the successful Stealth R Us alliance consisting of herself, Natalie Tenerelli, Matt Elrod, Grant Mattos, Andrea Boehlke, and returning player Rob Mariano (Phillip Sheppard would join later on in the game). The alliance dominated the pre-merge stage of the game, voting off Francesca Hogi and Kristina Kell, with their only loss being Matt, due to his growing relationship with Andrea and his act of shaking hands with the Zapatera members after their victory at the second Immunity Challenge. Ashley also had a very strained relationship with Phillip Sheppard, who she found annoying, but despite this, the two still worked together in the game. Over time, her relationship with Natalie began to grow, much to the concern of her ally Rob.
Ashley also proved to be a challenge threat, as she managed to throw Rob's plans to get rid of her into a tailspin after she won two consecutive Individual Immunity Challenges at the Final 5 stage of the game. She also became a key strategic threat near the end. At the first Final 5 stage she pushed for Rob to vote out his closest ally and best friend Grant Mattos, arguing to him that none of the 5 left could win over him in a jury decision and that it would improve all of their chances at the final immunities. While Ashley was still originally going home, her immunity win, and arguments to Rob and the others previously to get rid of Grant convinced him to eliminate Grant instead of Natalie or Phillip. She believed having gotten rid of Grant improved her own chances both of making the final, and of winning if she got there as she felt she could beat Rob, Phillip, or Natalie in a jury vote. Her win at the second Final 5 stage of the game also saved her, and allowed her alliance to vote back out Redemption Island winner Andrea Boehlke, another large jury threat. However, Ashley lost the Final and most important Immunity Challenge in the game. Expecting Phillip to get the boot at the Final 4, Ashley was blindsided and betrayed by her closest allies, Rob and Natalie, in a 3-1 vote, with the latter being reluctant to vote out her friend. She had sensed Rob might keep Phillip as an easy jury opponent, but was most upset with Natalie who she had expected to at least force a tie and firemaking challenge with Phillip, and when she had asked Natalie if anything was up right before Tribal Council she had denied it.
At the Final Tribal Council, all of the finalists were lambasted by a very bitter Ashley and she questioned Natalie about her betrayal. In the end, she voted Rob to win the title of Sole Survivor and Survivor: Redemption Island.
|Ashley's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|3||Ometepe Tribe Immune|
|5||Ometepe Tribe Immune|
|6||Ometepe Tribe Immune|
|7||Ometepe Tribe Immune|
|Voted Off, Day 38|
| Voted for|
- Ashley is married to UMAINE basketball star Chris Markwood.
- On December 27, 2014, Ashley announced she is pregnant of their first child.
- They welcomed their daughter London Grace Markwood born on July 2, 2015.
- Ashley originally applied for The Amazing Race.
- Ashley was the only voted out contestant on her season to not be sent to Redemption Island.
- Ashley was the only female to win more than one individual Immunity Challenge in Survivor: Redemption Island.
- Ashley lost 20 lbs. (9 kg) during Redemption Island.
|Survivor: Redemption Island Castaways|