Bobby Jon Drinkard - Bio

Bobby Jon Drinkard is a native of Troy, Alabama. Drinkard attended Troy University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism and Public Relations. While at Troy University, Drinkard was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Upon graduation from Troy, Bobby Jon moved to Los Angeles, to pursue a career in entertainment.

While in Los Angles, Drinkard represented the state of Alabama by being named one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelor’s across the United States.  He also had the opportunity to model and walk the runway for clients such as Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, and Ralph Lauren.  However, his claim to fame came in the CBS hit reality television show “Survivor.” Drinkard appeared as a contestant for season 10, “Survivor: Palau,” and was asked back for the 11th installment of the show “Survivor: Guatemala.” Bobby Jon is one of the first contestants in the show’s history to ever be asked back for a second season.

Drinkard has appeared on news segments such as: Entertainment Tonight, Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, The E Channel, The TV Guide Channel, ESPN, VH-1, and the CBS Early Show. You can also catch a cameo of Bobby Jon in the “box office hit,” Warner Brothers film “We Are…Marshall.”

Currently, Drinkard also serves as a Project Manager for AIDT, where he helps create, develop, and deliver training services and solutions for new and expanding businesses in Alabama.

Before settling down in Alabama, Bobby Jon made stops in Los Angeles, Miami, and Italy.  Drinkard is also proud to be involved in numerous foundations and charities throughout the state of Alabama.

Bobby Jon and his wife Hayley are proud parents to two daughters, Vivian and Drew. They reside in Pike Road, and are members of Church of the Highlands in Montgomery.