You read that headline right. Alexis Maxwell, one of the funniest, most bubbly castaways I’ve ever interviewed, says she landed her spot on Survivor: Cagayan for her twerking ability. Strangely, she and her father actually applied to be on the show together even before CBS decided to do Survivor: Blood Vs. Water. Alexis also admits she could forsee the exact days the tribal swap and merge were coming. How? These are just a few of the fun factoids Alexis, who openly admits her numerous game mistakes, dished out when we talked today. I think you’re really going to appreciate this one. Enjoy!
Does she regretting quitting Survivor: Cagayan? ”Hell no!” Despite her desire to stay in the competition, Lindsey Ogle, a hairstylist from Indiana, opted to remove herself from the game to prevent a possible physical showdown with her arch enemy, Trish Hegarty. From the first day, the two never seemed to gel and it all ignited in an argument at Solana beach when Lindsey’s ally, Cliff, was voted out. To escape the war of words, Lindsey walked away and sat in the sand away from camp. When Jeff Probst arrived, she was ready to pull herself out of the game. Today, I got to chat with Lindsey about her decision at length. She stands by her move and became emotional at one point when discussing her daughter. Although she did ultimately wish Trish the best in life, it didn’t stop Lindsey from dishing her true opinions of the woman she was moments away from scrapping with. Plus, Lindsey also weighed in on a goofy YouTube video — see it for yourself inside this article — that’s circulating online that mimics Trish’s scratchy laugh. Enjoy!
The twist of Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty may have dissolved on Survivor: Cagayan, but a new battle has brewed — Lindsey vs. Trish. As soon as the Aparri tribe returned to camp after Cliff was voted out of the game, the spat started. Trish immediately started prodding Lindsey about having nowhere to turn in the game now that her alliance was dead. Lindsey snapped back saying everything about Trish is annoying — including her laugh, teeth and face. Sure, arguments happen all the time on Survivor. It’s what happened next that got Jeff Probst involved.
After getting a later-than-usual premiere, Survivor: Cagayan will have a later-than-usual finale date. But there’s an even bigger change. For the first time since the original season, the finale will be held on a Wednesday night. CBS made the announcement today without offering any reason for the finale shift. When is the finale slated to take place? Find out inside this article!
His presence was unmistakable. Cliff Robinson was a towering force on Survivor: Cagayan. Because of his strength and imposing size, Cliff became an instant target. Hell, his own tribe even tried to purposely lose a challenge earlier this season just so they could vote him off. Once the battle of Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty was dissolved into two new tribes, Cliff found himself on the bad end of the vote as his new Solana tribemates sent him packing — primarily at the hands of Tony and his lies. What does Cliff have to say about Tony today? Was he truly blindsided or did he have a clue that he was about to be voted off? Check out all those answers and more inside.
“Drop your Buffs.” Jeff Probst uttered those famous words as the three tribes on Survivor: Cagayan — Brains, Brawn, Beauty — were dissolved into two new divisions. While many fans seemed happy with this twist already popping up, I’m bummed out. I wanted to go another one or two episodes with the triple tribe competition. It would have been fun to watch the Brains tribe battle the others without J’Tia Taylor‘s worthlessness around. Would it have made a difference? Could Spencer overcome another vote? All questions that will remained unanswered forever. Oh well. To see how the new tribes shuffled out and for more pictures from the episode, check out full details inside.
Oh, J’Tia Taylor. Being a nuclear engineer, it was fitting that she was placed on the Brains tribe of Survivor: Cagayan. But some of her decisions, like dumping out nearly all of her tribe’s rice on Day 6, left some fans wondering how the hell this supposed brainiac was able to survive this long. In my interview with her, J’Tia explained her reasoning behind dumping out the rice and responded to David’s post-game comments in which he called her useless. Plus, J’Tia revealed why she believes she could have won the game. Jump inside this story for the full interview and to see loads of pictures from the show. Be sure to also follow me on Twitter for more behind-the-scenes Survivor news @RyanSurvivor.
I’ve never ever liked the idea of a tribe purposely losing a challenge on Survivor. It’s never a good idea, in my opinion, because it causes a shift in momentum and morale. If you’re on a roll, keep it strong. No need to drop the ball. But several members of the Brawn tribe, who admitted in tonight’s episode of Survivor: Cagayan that throwing a challenge is a bad idea, wanted to send themselves to Tribal Council with a desire to oust one of their own. *Forehead slap* But the Brains tribe, which has become notoriously weak in challenges because they chose to keep rice-dumper J’Tia, really made any attempt by another tribe to throw a challenge a hopeless wish. It really was an on-the-edge-of-your seat hour of television that took lots of twists and turns — proof that Survivor is still a powerhouse 28 seasons deep.
The self-described “fabulous” Brice Johnston found himself on the ugly end of the vote as the Beauty tribe sent him packing on the latest episode of Survivor: Cagayan. During my interview with Brice, he didn’t hold anything back as he fired off hilarious comments about his fellow castaways — mostly without referencing any of them by name. He weighed in on why the tribe targeted him so early and also explained his very funny story about how he actually applied to be on the show. You’re gonna dig this one, folks. Dive in and enjoy! Oh yeah, follow me on Twitter, too, @RyanSurvivor for loads more exclusive Survivor updates.
Survivor: Cagayan kicked off its latest episode with one of the worst storms we’ve seen on the show in years. The wicked winds whipped the three tribes who struggled to stay warm, dry and happy as Mother Nature peppered them with pelting rain. It was hardcore Survivor in every way. ”This is what Survivor is all about, baby,” Woo said. Tony described the experience in a much different way. ”This is what I envisioned hell to be like,” he declared. It really was intense — and the weather was just the beginning. The bigger question? Would the Brains tribe be able to weather each other and avoid going to their third Tribal Council in a row?