After finishing in 14th place in San Juan del Sur, Kelley Wentworth is now the presumed frontrunner to win “Survivor: Second Chance” with leading 3/2 odds from our contest entrants. Below, read our four reasons why she’s leading our winner’s chart and then go and 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.
1. Hidden immunity idol
Kelley first endeared herself to the “Second Chance” audience by finding the first ever hidden immunity idol at a challenge in the season premiere. Watching her weigh the options in her head about whether to grab the idol in full view of her 19 competitors was a moment to remember, and Kelley seized it by taking the idol unsuspected. Since then, she’s done what so many other players before her failed to do: keep it secret. The only person on the island to know that Kelley has the idol is Kelley herself, which will no doubt prove useful down the line.
2. No more daddy issues
Kelley’s game was cut short in San Juan del Sur because of the Blood vs. Water element of her father Dale. Without that emotional connection this time around, she’s been able to play strictly from her head, not her heart.
3. Killer social game
While some second chancers are creating disdain amongst the ranks — Abi-Maria Gomes, we’re looking at you — Kelley’s amazing social game has ensured that she’s well-liked by everyone around her. And we’re not just talking about her fellow players, but also the ones she’s had a hand in voting out. That brings us to …
4. Eliminated players love her
The last three eliminated castaways revealed to Gold Derby during their exit interviews that they absolutely love Kelley’s gameplay. (Listen to Shirin’s podcast here, Peih-Gee’s podcast here and Jeff’s podcast here.) That’s key because, ultimately, the way to win “Survivor” is to convince the people that you’ve had a hand in voting out to write your name down at the final Tribal Council. Kelley, it seems, won’t have a problem convincing the jury to vote for her.
Check out the overall Season 31 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 “Survivor” predictor is Eeric with overall 88% accuracy and 19,821 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.
To vote for who you think will be voted out next, drag your chosen castaways over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order. Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.
If the majority of readers think Stephen will be out, that means he’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the contestants who don’t receive many predictions have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.
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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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