Will Abi-Maria Gomes win "Survivor: Second Chance"? With the show's 31st season set to premiere on CBS Sept. 23, keep coming back to Gold Derby for in-depth analyses of all 20 returning players, including pros and cons that may affect their chances this time around. Hurry – 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 first.
Previous Finish: 5th place
Season 25: Philippines
By my assessment, "Survivor: Philippines" is one of the worst incarnations of the show in 30 seasons. Looking back on the 18 players that season, none truly broke out as stars. Sure, Malcolm Freberg was a fan favorite, but he never really lived up to his potential even in his own second chance on "Survivor: Caramoan." That being said, Philippines gave us Abi-Maria, one of the most likably unlikable contestants of all time. One of the multi-episode narratives of Philippines was the fallout of the friendship/alliance between Abi-Maria and R.C. Saint-Amour. On one side of the argument, Abi-Maria overreacted and began to throw R.C. under the bus, but on the other side is Abi-Maria's fierce loyalty being taken for granted.
Her aggressively outspoken personality made many waves on her first season, and I can't think of a better returnee to ruffle the feathers of a cast of all-stars. Gold Derby odds to win: 100/1
No one expected that fans would vote Abi-Maria on to the season. The fact that her competitors may have been ignorant to her (relative) popularity provides Abi-Maria the opportunity to continue to catch everyone off guard.
Abi-Maria's dedication to loyalty and an alliance could protect her long enough to make a difference, should she make it past the first few vote-offs.
Abi-Maria has one of the most abrasive personalities to ever hit a "Survivor" beach. The chances of a cast of all-stars wanting to keep around people they don't get along with are slim. Sending Abi-Maria home early could be a very easy vote.
Although she managed to win one individual immunity (in addition to finding and successfully using a hidden immunity idol), Abi-Maria should be known best for the amount of times her tribe elected her to sit out challenges and her general lack of strength in the ones she did compete in.
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