“I have to tip my hat to Natalie because that was a great move,” admits the latest “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” castoff Alec Christy to Gold Derby about Natalie Anderson‘s last-minute decision to vote him off. “I was confident that it was Natalie that switched her vote, but I was not positive at the time.”
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Read our entire Q&A with Alec below.
How important was Natalie’s decision to vote you out of the game instead of Keith?
It changed the course of the game. If she didn’t get me out, Jon and I were going to get her out.
The first time Jon went away, you got in trouble because Jaclyn complained that none of you guys bothered to talk to her. This time when Jon went away, you got in trouble because you were seen as flirting with her. How do you win with these people?
It is definitely tough to win with these people. There is no middle ground. It was all accusations. At first it kind of seemed liked Jaclyn wasn’t playing the game and I didn’t need her and then she started playing. Once I started talking to her I was “flirting.” Missy accusing me of being such a flirt with Jaclyn is ridiculous and I think she just might be jealous.
What was your time like on Exile Island? We didn’t get to see any of that on TV.
Exile Island was a roller coaster. It was emotional and I was hungry. My body was weak. Exile Island was everything it was cracked up to be. I had no food and slept on the ground. I didn’t find an idol. I think Exile put the nail in the coffin for me. After that my body was so drained that I couldn’t win immunity.
Please tell us that you make fun of your brother Drew every single day for throwing that Immunity challenge that got him voted out of the game. What was he thinking?
Yeah. That was not a very good mood on Drew’s part. There is no reason to make fun of him about it though. If it had worked it could have been a different game. Everyone plays the game and unfortunately that wasn’t a good move. What was he thinking is right.
How important was it for you to outlast your brother in the game?
I think it was just important to me. You travel across the world with this person and with my brother especially it was a competition. I really wanted to beat him and I did, but we went into this together and I don’t think it was as important as everyone is making it seem. Drew is on my team. We are not playing against each other.
If you could pinpoint your single favorite moment of the season, what would it be?
Probably the merge because we got a great meal and we had time away from “Survivor.” There was a brief “off” moment. There were about two days where we were not at each others’ throats yet so it was a great experience. We all watched the sunset in Nicaragua together. It was about halfway through the game and we were just happy go lucky.
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Watch all of our ‘Survivor’ Prediction Slugfests:
#29.00 ‘Preshow Smackdown’ | #29.01 ‘Suck It Up and Survive’
#29.02 ‘Method to This Madness’ | #29.03 ‘Actions vs. Accusations’
#29.04 ‘We’re a Hot Mess’ | #29.05 ‘Blood is Blood’
#29.06 ‘Make Some Magic Happen’ | #29.07 ‘Million Dollar Decision’
#29.08 ‘Wrinkle in the Plan’ | #29.09 ‘Gettin’ to Crunch Time’
#29.10 ‘This is Where We Build Trust’ |
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