Will Tasha Fox 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: 6th place
Season 28: Cagayan
"Survivor: Cagayan" gave us the first iteration of "Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty," and while Tasha was designated from the outset as a "Brain," she proved herself to be multifaceted. Not only is she smart, but she's also beautiful and according to her three-week immunity win streak has the brawn, too. Easily one of the favorites of her season, Tasha was an integral part of a tribe that failed early, losing three members in the first four weeks, leaving her, Spencer Bledsoe and Kass McQuillen (both of whom also return for "Second Chance") as severe underdogs from the outset.
Bringing a lot to the table, Tasha enters this new season either as an enormous threat, or as a very solid prediction to win it all. Gold Derby odds to win: 16/1
Tasha is a competitor, ticking all the boxes that it takes to be a winner: she's competitive in challenges, fiercely loyal, thinks strategically and remains calm deep into the game.
Tasha is one of four players from Cagayan to return to the game. While this may be a huge red flag (in terms of pre-game alliance-building) it is important to note that both Woo Hwang and Kass were part of the opposing alliance that sent Tasha home the first time. So, while there are former connections, it's beneficial that they're connections that could easily be seen as bad ones, lessening her threat level in terms of "strength in numbers."
Tasha's failure in Cagayan was, in part, failing to see Kass for the player she was — likely to turn against her alliance with Tasha and Spencer. To win this time, Tasha will have to be more perceptive and less trusting of her competition and her own alliances.
If players see Tasha for the major threat that she is then she'll have a lot of work to do building a better social game than the already great one she built the first time.
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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.
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