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Ashley, "Survivor: Redemption Island" - Facts About Ashley Underwood, "Survivor" 22

Facts about Ashley Underwood of Survivor: Redemption Island. Learn more about this Survivor contestant.

Looking for facts about Ashley Underwood of "Survivor: Redemption Island"? She's going to be one of "Survivor's" most competitive contestants of season 22 and is one of producer, Jeff Probst's favorites.  See what there is to know about Ashley.

Facts About Ashley, "Survivor: Redemption Island" - Glamorous Country Girl

Ashley is 25 and from Benton, Maine. The striking blonde is a nurse whose claim to fame was spending time in Switzerland playing professional basketball and being a contestant in the Miss USA Pageant.

In 2009, the Ashley Underwood competed in the Miss USA competition, but didn't make the top 15. She is friends with other contestants, including Miss Texas Brooke Daniels, Miss South Carolina Stephanie (Smith) Waltrip, and roommate, Miss West Virgina Jessi Piersen.

Ashley is inspired by her mother who managed raising four children while juggling two businesses.  Somehow she always remained a doting mother and wife.

See photos HERE of Ashley Underwood

Facts About Ashley, "Survivor: Redemption Island" - She Thanks Her Dad Now

The 25-year-old "Survivor" contestant has always lived on a farm -- starting with raising pigs then onto strawberries, raspberries, and produce. It's basically just her mom and dad who run the operation, but she's a part of their hard work as well. Ashley admits she used to be mad at her dad for wanting her to work so hard as a kid, but she thanks him now. Her appreciation for farmers and what they contribute is noted in the time they invest in farming.

The "Survivor" contestant loves country life, often helping on the family farm and four-wheeling. She still plays basketball and keeps in amazing physical condition.

Facts About Ashley, "Survivor: Redemption Island" - Fun Ashley Underwood Trivia

  • Ashley has a number of pet-peeves, including slow drivers, people who chomp when they eat food, smoking, bad breath, and an endless list of more things that tick her off. 
  • Ashley auditioned with Stephanie (Miss South Carolina) to be on "Amazing Race," but it didn't work out. She took the advice of friends and auditioned for "Survivor."
  • When she began pageants, she claims she was lost due to the "girly" factor. She didn't know how to do her makeup or use a curling iron.
  • The former Miss USA contestant said getting ready for "Survivor" is similar to playing Division basketball in that it required gaining weight and gaining muscle.

What makes Ashley feel she'll go far on "Survivor: Redemption Island"?

In her "Survivor" bio, Ashley says:

"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!"

See Ashley Underwood on season 22 of  "Survivor: Redemption Island" Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m., ET on CBS.

Sources: cbs.com, thepageantguy.com, zap2it.com

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sounds like a great show

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