|Born:||December 12, 1992|
|Millennials vs. Gen X|
Jessica Lynn "Figgy" Figueroa is a contestant from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Name: Jessica "Figgy" Figueroa
Current residence: Nashville, TN
Tribe designation: Vanua (Millennials)
Three words to describe you: Adventurous, free spirit, and crowd pleaser.
Hobbies: Kayaking, videography, and watching football.
Pet peeves: When people are lazy and expect things to just happen. That's not what life is about. Get up and fight.
What does it mean to be a Millennial? Being a Millennial means being blessed with an innovative and creative mind, and the world is at my fingertips. It's all there; I just have to make it happen. I work hard for where I want to be and for everything I have. Millennials get stuff done and work hard while throwing a good snap in our [Snapchat] stories every now and again.
Personal claim to fame: Moving to Nashville and standing on my own two feet at a vulnerable moment in my life. Leaving all that you know for a city of unfamiliarity? Scary. That's why I'm ready for a bigger challenge. Survivor is the ultimate challenge.
Inspiration in life: My mother. She did everything she could to make life for us okay, having gone through a very toxic relationship with our father. She showed me courage and strength in standing up for herself and showing us what we are worth. I admire her for that.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? I'd bring a razor, a pair of water shoes—I'd rather not step on sea urchins, but if I must, I must—and a blanket. I don't consider that to be a survival item; I could use a tribe member for that.
Survivor contestant you're most like: I love Stephenie LaGrossa (Palau, Guatemala, Heroes vs. Villains). She's just so tough in so many ways and she's strategic. She shows some moments of weakness but, at the end of it, she is still a tough chick and she fights to stay alive. I admire her.
Reason for being on Survivor: The challenge. I was brought up in a crazy household outside of the inner city with crime happening right outside our windows. I have had to fight for everything I have ever had in my life, and Survivor is the ultimate fight I want to take on. Mentally and physically, my strength is unreal.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? Of course I'll survive. Why else would I even apply? I'm young and full of knowledge. I don't just go along for the ride; I'm a leader. I will lead my tribe and make it to the end with my lovable personality, my drive, and work ethic. It's destiny.
Figgy started off on the younger Vanua tribe, and formed a quick romantic relationship with fellow tribe member Taylor Stocker, initially alienating herself from the rest of the tribe. Despite this, Figgy and Taylor eventually aligned with Jay Starrett and Michelle Schubert, forming the Triforce alliance. Although the Vanua tribe won the first Immunity Challenge, there was still unrest between Figgy and her tribemates, particularly with Michaela Bradshaw, who was annoyed with Figgy's flirtatious antics.
Upon losing the second Immunity Challenge on Day 7, several members of Vanua conspired to vote out Figgy. However, due to the efforts of her allies Jay and Michelle, the vote was successfully turned onto Mari Takahashi (the leader of the opposing alliance) instead. Figgy remained safe for the rest of her time on Vanua, after they won the next two Immunity Challenges.
On Day 13, the tribe switch sent Figgy and Taylor to the new Takali tribe. Though they won their first Immunity Challenge, a clear division was set between Figgy and Taylor and the former Takali tribe members Jessica Lewis and Ken McNickle, with original Vanua outsider Adam Klein being the swing vote. After losing the Immunity Challenge on Day 18, Figgy believed that she would be safe from the vote, and assumed that Adam would remain loyal to his former Millennial tribe members. However at Tribal Council, Adam sided with Jessica and Ken, voting out Figgy in a 3-2 vote.
|Figgy's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Vanua Tribe Immune|
|2||Mari||Adam, Mari, Zeke|
|3||Vanua Tribe Immune|
|4||Vanua Tribe Immune|
|5||Takali Tribe Immune|
|Voted Off, Day 18|
- Figgy is the youngest woman to compete on Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.
- Figgy received exactly three votes at both of the Tribal Councils she attended, with Adam Klein's being one of them.
|Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Castaways|