“I knew was going to be bomb-barded about that!” Tony gasped backstage when asked about all of the oaths he swore throughout the TV show on his wife, daughter, dead father and policeman’s badge, then quickly flipped and betrayed his promises. During the TV season, he often bragged and giggled to the camera that those oaths meant nothing to him because all that mattered was that he win the contest prize of $1 million.
“It means nothing,” he scoffed at one point, for example, about a promise he had just made to fellow cop Sarah, swearing on his police badge, moments after he lied to her about hearing a rumor. “You can swear on your kids, your family, dead gradmother. It doesn’t matter to me. It’s just words.”
But once the TV show was over and he was confronted backstage about his selfish antics, he conveniently changed his story.
“I don’t regret it because at the moment (I said those things) I meant it,” he tells Gold Derby. “My heart was in the right place, but my brain wasn’t. Later I got the chance to say, ‘You know what? The brain is going to take over the heart.’ My mind was all over the place.”
Would there have been a different winner if Yung “Woo” Hwang had made a different choice for the final two face-off?
“Seeing what I see now, yes, I think that if Woo had taken Kass (McQuillen) to the end, Woo would’ve beaten Kass. I think anybody would’ve beaten Kass. None of us respected Kass’ game.”
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