Christina Cha was one of the most clueless players on Survivor: One World. Although she was an early target, Christina survived eliminations week after week after week. She became the brunt of verbal attacks from Alicia Rosa and Colton Cumbie — the latter even telling her to jump in the fire so she could do herself a favor to get medically evacuated from the game. Many players in the game even said Christina had no idea what game she was even playing. Her fourth-place finish was very frustrating to watch because it seemed like she had just given up and was totally fine with getting ousted. But during my exclusive red carpet interview with Christina immediately after the live reunion show on Sunday, May 13, she said that she was “totally playing the game” even though the show made it seem as if she had no clue what was happening around her. To hear Christina’s entire interview, read on!
Chelsea Meissner was the country cutie on Survivor: One World who started off the season by catching several chickens with her bare hands. She made it all the way to the final three, but didn’t receive a single vote from the jury, which ultimately gave Kim Spradlin the title of sole Survivor and the $1 million prize that goes with it. Immediately after the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Chelsea talked with me on the red carpet and she explained how being on Survivor was right up her alley, discussed why she thinks nobody voted for her to win and offered her thoughts on Kim’s victory. Read on to see my exclusive one-on-one interview with her!
Sabrina Thompson wound up in second place on Survivor: One World after receiving two votes from the jury. Although she didn’t win, it was clear from the first episode she was clearly a motivated player with strategy in mind — and it all started when she helped form a solid alliance with a few of the women right off the bat. Immediately following the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Sabrina joined me on the red carpet to talk all about her time in the game. She explained why nobody really targeted eventual winner Kim Spradlin, discussed her thoughts on the final vote and said she was satisfied with the outcome. Read on to watch the full exclusive interview!
Kim Spradlin, the person who dominated the entire season, was crowned the champion of Survivor: One World during the big finale in New York City on Sunday. After she was announced as the winner, Kim joined me on the red carpet at the Ed Sullivan Theater to discuss her time in the game. She revealed her thoughts on how she became such a powerful player, explained her plans for the $1 million prize and responded to fans who said this season was boring. What else did this new millionaire (the 11th woman to win the gamer) have to say? Read on to watch the exclusive interview!
It won’t just be Redemption Island that’s missing from Survivor: One World, but so will returning castaways. The cast for the upcoming 24th season features 18 all-new players ready to battle it out for $1 million. The 18 newbies include the show’s first little person, a sushi chef, a banker, a stand-up comic, a retired LAPD officer and somebody simply described as an ex-NFL player’s wife. To meet the entire cast, read on for more!
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!
We didn’t get to see too much of Rick Nelson’s time on Survivor: South Pacific, which became a widespread joke for fans, but the 51-year-old rancher from Utah finally showed up on the finale. When he got to the final five, Rick found himself on the bad side of the vote and was cut loose from the Te Tuna tribe — and his elimination sparked an angry reaction. After the live reunion show in Hollywood, I had the chance to interview Rick on the red carpet to talk all about his time on the show. In our discussion, Rick revealed why he voted for Coach to win the game (even though he was angry with him), talked about his lack of visibility on the show, explained his fame status in his small hometown and weighed in on that butt squeeze he gave his wife during the family visit. Read on to watch my exclusive video interview!
Every time Ozzy Lusth competes on Survivor, he has the fans by his side — and his performance on Survivor: South Pacific is proof of that. Although he wasn’t able to win the $1 million prize and title of sole Survivor, Ozzy walked away with the $100,000 check since he was voted as the fan favorite. After the live reunion show, I had the opportunity to talk with the Mowgli-like castaway about his third experience on Survivor. During our one-on-one chat on the red carpet, Ozzy discussed being so close to winning the game, talked about his relationships on the island and explained why he loves nature so much. Read more to watch the full interview from the red carpet in Hollywood!
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.
I will admit this right up front. I am a huge fan of Benjamin “Coach” Wade. Since the self-described Dragonslayer first appeared on Survivor: Tocantins, I have been rooting for him to win the entire game each time he’s played it. His gameplay on Survivor: South Pacific proved to be Coach’s most successful stint to date, and I’m extremely bummed the jury was too bitter to see he played so great. Coach 3.0 really did dominate the shores of Samoa whether you want to admit it or not. Yes, I’m biased in this situation and I’m happy to admit it. Coach is a fun castaway to watch, a creative character and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met from the show. Anyway… After Coach’s loss to Sophie Clarke, I had the chance to speak with him on the red carpet for an exclusive interview. In our chat, Coach reveals why he never wants to play Survivor again, explains his strategy on why he didn’t take other people to the end and leaves us with a farewell quote that only he could concoct. Read on to watch the exclusive red carpet interview!