December 22, 2011 02:00 PM by Ryan Haidet
During his time on Survivor: South Pacific, Albert Destrade claimed to be one of the biggest strategists of the entire season. While he was definitely part of the core alliance, I didn’t really see much great gameplay — and that’s certainly reflected in the fact he didn’t receive a single vote from the jury. After the live reunion show in Hollywood, I had the chance to chat with Albert about his third-place finish. During our exclusive interview on the red carpet, Albert discussed which move he felt was his biggest, talked about his lack of jury management, offered his thoughts on Sophie Clarke’s victory and revealed why he thinks Jeff Probst didn’t really like him. Read on to watch the exclusive red carpet interview.
See video interview below
After admitting he didn’t manage the jury votes as well as he should have, Albert said that his best move was saving himself by getting the Immunity necklace from Brandon Hantz. “Knowing how to socially engineer myself past that spot. I mean, I was a dead man walking. I was able to really go out and convince the guy that, ‘Hey man, this is our bond that we have. This is what we got going on, man. Let me get you back in, man. Remember, it’s me. It’s Albert, bro. You’re my buddy.’ I spoke to him in his language and I connected on the level that I needed to. Dude, I wriggled my way off the noose. … To me, that’s the most important — just slightly second to making the five-person alliance.”
What else did Albert have to say? Watch the video below:
What did you think of Albert’s game? Do you think he deserved any jury votes? Do you think he played as strongly as he claims? Would you ever want to see him play again? Sound off and leave a comment below!
Click here for my red carpet interview with Sophie Clarke, the winner of Survivor: South Pacific.
Click here for my red carpet interview with second-place finisher Benjamin “Coach” Wade.
First image by Ryan Haidet; second image courtesy of CBS.