Name (Age): Alexis Maxwell (21)
Tribe Designation: Beauty Tribe
Current Residence: Addison, Ill.
Occupation: Student at Northwestern University
Personal Claim to Fame: Studying abroad in Ireland and visiting eight different countries while I was there. It made me more independent, adventurous and responsible.
Inspiration in Life: My mom, because she is a fearless and confident woman. My dad, because he is smart and hardworking, and my brother, because he is my role model and pushes me to be better.
Hobbies: Traveling, watching scary movies and eating.
Pet Peeves: Guys who turn into “Stage five clingers” and people who blow their nose in public.
3 Words to Describe You: Funny, flirty and smart.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? More than one bikini-- I like to change it up; hair ties—I have a lot of hair and need to put it up for challenges, and a blanket.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Hopefully Parvati, because she combined sex appeal with strategy and intelligence.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: My dad! He loves the show so much and would kill to be on it. I’m playing for both of us.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: My strongest asset is my background in psychology. I have studied and experimented with group dynamics and understand how to play a specific role in a group. I will also use sex appeal and flirting as a means of disguising my intelligence.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have always been aware of my role in a group and know how to lead in a sneaky way. I will use my education and flirty personality to assure I’m always in a good position.
Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? I would consider myself a brain! I work my butt off at Northwestern and consider this an accomplishment that defines me.
Who Do You Think Has the Best Chance in the Game of Survivor: Brains, Beauty or Brawn? I would say beauties for the mere fact that they possess the least threatening label. No one would expect a beauty to be a challenge threat or a strategic player, so they enter the game with the smallest target on their back.