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Jenna Morasca Questions Survivor’s Core In Apparent Invitation To Play Again

October 20, 2011 09:00 AM by Ryan Haidet

Jenna Morasca, two-time Survivor competitor (season six champ) and recent Amazing Race alum, spilled some interesting news during her appearance on Rob Cesternino’s podcast.  At the beginning of the podcast, which can be heard in its entirety at RobHasAPodcast.com, Jenna said that she and Ethan Zohn were actually invited back to compete on Survivor: South Pacific after getting the call to compete on the Amazing Race.  Very interesting!  But the most interestingly stupid thing about her comments came when she discussed her disdain with the concept of having to actually compete against Ethan on Survivor.  Read on for all of Jenna’s gossip and ridiculously delusional remarks.

The question posed to her was simple.  It was the first one that came out of Cesternino’s mouth.  “What do you make of Coach and Ozzy being back this season?”  But instead of offering her thoughts on the question she was actually asked, Jenna immediately started talking about herself.  “They asked Ethan and I to come back, actually,” she said.  “Whenever we decided to do Race, we got the call and they were like, ‘You wanna do Race?’  We were like, ‘We’ll call you back.’  We talked about it for a couple of days and then we said, ‘OK, we think we’re up for it.’  Then a couple days later we had gotten a call saying, ‘OK, the people at Survivor found out that you were going to do Race and they wanted to see if wanted to come on Survivor instead.  And we were like, ‘Well, talk to me.’”

I was intrigued by all of the things Jenna had to say — until the next few sentences spewed from her lips about the decision to turn down Survivor.  “They were like, ‘You and Ethan would come on (Survivor) and you would each be team captains.’  And I’m like, ‘So you mean Ethan and I are competing against each other?’  And they were like, ‘No.  No.  You would be like the captains — like the role models.’  I’m like, ‘That still sounds like we’re competing against each other.’  It would be rough for us to both end up on Redemption Island and, you know, Ethan have to hit me in the face with like a giant Q-tip or something for one of those challenges.”

Seriously?  What planet do you live on, Jenna?  Survivor is about competing against each other.  The winner becomes sole Survivor, not Survivor duo.  Get real, Jenna.  This truly makes you look like a major diva with no clue how silly you sound.  Why wouldn’t they have you competing against each other?  That’s the foundation of Survivor.  Duh!  Why even bother questioning the concept?  If you didn’t like the invitation to play Survivor again because you would have to battle Ethan, then simply say no.  Done.  That’s it.  Simple.

Jenna also said that producers offered to have only Ethan come back and she could visit when the loved ones stop by the island.  After hearing all this, I’m glad they didn’t come back to Survivor.  Well, I’m glad she didn’t come back.  I have no problem with Ethan playing again.

What are your thoughts on Jenna’s remarks?  Do you think she’s flipped her lid?  Do you think she’s spot on?  Would you like to see Jenna and Ethan square off in a future season of Survivor?  Sound off and leave a comment below!

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3 Responses to “Jenna Morasca Questions Survivor’s Core In Apparent Invitation To Play Again”

  1. Rick Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I think you’ve completely missed the mark on this one. Jenna and Ethan have gone through hell with his cancer scare and her not wanting to compete against him makes perfect sense. Given the choice of playing Race as a team or Survivor as “captains” or opponents made their decision easy. Be careful not to jump into the deep end without considering all angles. Thanks

  2. Ryan Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    First of all, thanks for reading my article. I really do appreciate it. Now, to defend myself.

    When you say that I’m jumping into this without considering all angles, that isn’t true. I’m very aware of Ethan’s personal situation. I’m also very aware of how readers will take this article. There’s a natural defense mechanism that goes off — especially when talking about people who have been through a lot. But one important thing to note: You will not find a single negative comment about Ethan’s cancer or the difficult times they’ve had with it as a couple. Having been personally touched by cancer, I would never EVER make light of something like that. Ever.

    My criticisms come from Jenna’s rampant remarks in Rob Cesternino’s podcast about possibly returning to play Survivor. I want one thing to be clear: I totally understand why Jenna wouldn’t want to face off against Ethan. Everybody understands why she wouldn’t want to compete against him. I’m not being critical of that. Not one bit. I’m simply being critical that she questioned producers on their intentions of how the game would be played when she already knows the concept at its core. Instead of asking the Survivor producers to, as she put it, “talk to me,” about the possibility of a return, she should have flat out said up front, “We don’t want to compete against each other. We are doing the Race.” Done. Period. That should have been it. But she made a point to discuss a potential return knowing how the game is played — everybody is an individual. There is no team.

    My point is this: Jenna never should have asked the producers to discuss how the game would work if she and Ethan would return because she already knew that answer. They wouldn’t have two people play as one. Her understanding of the game should have been enough. She never should have asked for them to “talk to me.” It is almost like Jenna was hoping they will change the rules for her. That’s all I’m saying. I was never intrusive into their personal lives and never (nor will I ever) discuss their personal lives in a combative manner. Ever.

    Thanks again for reading…

  3. Jay Says:
    October 26th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Yes, her response was stupid. Obviously, they would have to compete against each other, whether it was from the beginning or near the end.

    But she hasn’t “flipped her lid.” She just made a foolish remark. Let’s be realistic… she’s a reality contestant. NOT a brain surgeon.

    Do I think she or Ethan or ANY PAST CONTESTANT should be on Survivor (or Amazing Race). NO NO NO NO NO. They had their chance, sometimes two or three. In her case, she won. Let someone else get a shot. It’s not fair to the others when someone else has already gained the experience. Plus they got their money and fame. Let another unknown take the spot.


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