December 23, 2011 05:00 PM by Ryan Haidet
Brandon Hantz’s journey on Survivor: South Pacific was one for the record books. While his uncle Russell became the most notorious villain of all time, Brandon played a much different game. His decisions were frequently based on religion and not necessarily set in strategy. He would openly express all of his opinions and emotions, which often seemed like he wasn’t even thinking before speaking. He made crazy, off-the-cuff decisions that caught nearly everybody by surprise. And in the end, he had very little support from his family, which was evident when none of them showed up for the finale (Russell was brought in by CBS). After the live reunion show, I had the chance to talk with Brandon about his time on the show. In our exclusive red carpet interview, Brandon said that he doesn’t regret the way he played and really teased up his desire to return to compete again — even against Russell. Read on to watch the full interview!
See video interview below
Just like he did at the finale of Heroes vs. Villains by pitching the concept of Boston Rob Mariano against Russell, host Jeff Probst was at it again during the end of Survivor: South Pacific. When Russell finished talking about Brandon’s game this season, Jeff announced that he had a great idea for a future season: Brandon on one tribe, Russell on the other. Many people in the live studio audience excitedly cheered at the concept, but fans posted their frustrations with this possibility all over the web. During my interview with Brandon on the red carpet, he repeatedly teased how he will play the game differently the next time he’s on it. Watch the video below to see more!
What’s your take on Brandon’s performance on the show? Would you like to watch him play again? Do you think it would be fun to see Brandon battle his uncle Russell? 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.
Click here for my red carpet interview with third-place finisher Albert Destrade.
Click here for my red carpet interview with fourth-place finisher Ozzy Lusth.
Click here for my red carpet interview with fifth-place finisher Rick Nelson.
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First image by Ryan Haidet; second image courtesy of CBS.