‘Survivor’ contest frontrunner on why he’s jumping on the Jeremy Collins bandwagon

While I’m personally rooting for Baylor Wilson to win “Survivor: San Juan del Sur,” one of our contest frontrunners, Ryan Lapierre, says he’s jumping on the Jeremy Collins bandwagon. “He is a firefighter and he is very smart,” explains Lapierre. “I can see him blindsiding a lot of people, like he did with Drew Christy, to get to the very end.”

After previously giving us his thoughts on “Project Runway,” this young movie-theater worker from Massachusetts now sets his sights on “Survivor.” Below, our new Q&A with Lapierre.

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Hello again, Ryan! Congratulations on accurately predicting the past two eliminations of John Rocker and Drew Christy. How did you do it?

Lapierre: Like I said, next week’s previews. The previews showed John Rocker throwing a fit at the challenge. And Drew acting like an idiot going around saying he’s the king. I knew it would be them going home.

And who are you predicting to get the boot next week?

Lapierre: Well, currently I’m predicting Julie McGee, for no reason really. The preview shows Jon Misch ranting but I don’t know if he’ll get the boot or not.

Who do you think will win Season 29 and why?

For the winner, it’s really hard. You and Matt Noble make good points about Baylor. I can see that happening. I was predicting Josh Canfield for a while, but now I’m jumping on the Jeremy bandwagon.

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What are your tips and hints for predicting Survivor?

Watch the next week’s previews. Also, really pay attention to the screen time each contestant gets. Lots of screen time either means that they’re going home early, or that they’re in it for the long run.

How long have you been watching “Survivor”?

Lapierre: I’ve been watching “Survivor” ever since Season 20, Heroes vs. Villians. But I caught up on previous seasons like China, Borneo, and Gabon. But Heroes vs Villains was the first time I’d ever watched “Survivor.”

What other reality TV shows/awards shows do you predict at Gold Derby?

I predict mostly everything that’s given to me at Gold Derby. I am a reality show buff. I’m currently predicting “Survivor,” “Project Runway,” “The Walking Dead” (which is a great show), “Dancing with the Stars,” “Top Chef,” “The Amazing Race,” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” So, everything!

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It’s time for you to take on other fans of “Survivor” and show them how it’s done by predicting who will win this season, who’ll be voted out next, and which tribe will win Reward and/or Immunity.

Get these questions right and you could find yourself on our leaderboard next week. Knock me off of my perch and show everyone you are the true champ when it comes to predicting the outcome of “Survivor: San Juan del Sur.”

Show us that you have what it takes to win the cutthroat reality competition here at Gold Derby and win our prizes, including a $100 Amazon gift certificate and your chance to do webchats or phone interviews with the eliminated castaways.

To get started, click here or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Don’t worry, you can keep changing your predictions right up until show time. But we urge you not to wait till then. 

Why? Because your predictions will factor into our official racetrack odds that are pored over by other “Survivor” fans and TV execs who want to know which castaways you love and hate, who you want to win and who you are desperate to see get a send-off. 

What do you think will happen next? Can the Coyopa tribe win Immunity again now that they’ve finally succeeded at a challenge? Will Jon Misch or Julie McGee be voted off, like our racetrack odds predict? Is Jeremy Collins still your frontrunner to win Season 29?

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Among those predicting last week’s results, our user seano25 scored the most points for Episode 4. Second place was benutty and third place went to Lapierre.

To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google. After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Project Runway” to the body count on “The Walking Dead” to the winners of the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys. 

Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions. For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode.

To vote for who think will win, drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order of finishing. For example, if you think Jeremy will win Season 29, make sure you put him in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Baylor will win, that means she’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the castaways who don’t receive many votes of confidence have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.

Watch all of our ‘Survivor’ Slugfests:
#29.00 ‘Preshow Smackdown’ | #29.01 ‘Suck It Up and Survive’
#29.02 ‘Method to This Madness’ | #29.03 ‘Actions vs. Accusations’
#24.04 ‘We’re a Hot Mess’

The standard bet for each question is 100 points, which are wagered against the odds you locked in when you saved your predictions. However, for each TV episode you are given one special 200 point bet that you can use strategically to gain more points.

Here’s how racetrack odds work. If you bet 100 on something that has 50/1 odds and you end up being correct, you will receive 50 x 100 points, which equals 5,000 points. You’ll also get your original 100 points back, for a total of 5,100 points.

Get started by making your prediction as to which of the remaining players will end up as the winner of “Survivor” using our easy drag-and-drop menu below our Editors’ slugfest on Episode 4.

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