‘Survivor’ castoff Kass McQuillen dishes Tasha feud and being first jury member (Podcast)

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“I am ecstatic with how I did,” admits the latest “Survivor: Second Chance” castoff Kass McQuillen about being the first of a record-breaking 10-person jury. “The most important person in this game, if you’re getting to the end, is the first person you put on that jury and how you put them there. You get your territory in there. You kind of pee on the lawn and say, ‘This is my Ponderosa.'” Listen to our exit interview below and then make your “Survivor” predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which castaway will be kicked off the island next.

Who will win ‘Survivor: Second Chance’? See exclusive predictions

According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by contest entrants like you, Kass’ elimination was not a shocker as she had leading 5/4 odds (45% chance) of being voted out Wednesday night. Was her elimination the result of a two-year-old feud with Tasha Fox?

“Tasha was extremely aggressive with me,” Kass explains about her former Cagayan tribe mate. “We were in an alliance when we were sitting there in the shelter talking. That wasn’t me fishing for information, that was me checking in with an alliance member and her feeding me a lie. I was trying to be very calm and approach her to try to mend this fence. She laid out the gauntlet — she was still mad about Cagayan. This is a woman who’s been stewing for two years. Five minutes on a beach in Cambodia is not gonna change her mind.”

“The first time , it was hard,” Kass recalls. “But this second time, ‘Survivor’ has been so much easier for me. I haven’t personalized all of the Twitter stuff and the social media. I just feel like I went into this season with such a different attitude. That’s why when I came out of the game, I’m like, ‘Yeah, I messed up. I let someone get to me and I reacted and I own that.'”

Also in our chat, Kass talks about her rivalry with Spencer Bledsoe, why Ciera Eastin voted for Andrew Savage at Tribal Council and who her dream Final 3 would be amongst the remaining dozen castaways. Scroll down to listen to our complete Q&A.

Check out the overall Season 31 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 “Survivor” predictor is Eeric with overall 90% accuracy and 28,406 points, but there are still many weeks left to play in our contest and be eligible to win our weekly and overall season prizes. See our contest rules here and don’t forget to update YOUR predictions here.

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Make YOUR ‘Survivor: Second Chance’ predictions right now

Who’s going home next? Making your “Survivor” predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account (or you can register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google) and then start casting your votes.

Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering that week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don’t take them for granted.

Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will be voted off the island next by using our easy drag-and-drop menu below our podcast with the latest castoff. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “Survivor” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.

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