‘Survivor’ castoff Shirin Oskooi blasts ‘evil’ Will Sims: I’m not a victim (Podcast)

“I’m not a victim,” says the latest “Survivor: Worlds Apart” castoff Shirin Oskooi during her exit interview with Gold Derby about why she denied Will Sims his letter from home last week (listen below). “You had people there like Mike, Jenn and Sierra who wanted to see me raise my hand. Me raising my hand instills pride in them [and] I won over all of their jury votes.” Hurry — make your predictions for next week’s episode and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated next.

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Shirin delves deeper into her controversial decision, saying, “That guy did not deserve his letter. Everybody only had their letters in the first place because of me, including the people that I didn’t like. If I hadn’t brought up the $20 work-around [at the auction], then one or two people would have bid for their letters at like $400 and that would have been it. And so, quite frankly, it was my choice whether or not for him to get his letter because I’m the one who got everybody else their letters anyway. The right life move was not to award his abusive behavior.”

So, what’s her relationship with Will like today? “Nothing has been resolved and it’s an ongoing issue.”

When we inform Shirin that Jenn Brown called Will “evil” during her Q&A with Gold Derby, Shirin tells us, “I think it is the perfect word to describe him. I will say that was not the first time that he attacked me. It was just by far the biggest attack. There had been many blow-ups leading up to it. He was constantly questioning my integrity and telling people not to trust me and telling people I was a horrible person because I don’t have a soul. This word ‘soul’ and this concept of me not having one and therefore being able to treat me the way that he did … is dark and it comes from an evil place.”

Scroll down to listen to our entire exit interview with Shirin, including whether she thought Mike Holloway should have given her his idol, why she walked around bottomless and if being a super fan hurt or helped her in the game. She also has great advice for other fans looking to take the plunge and audition for the show.

Whose torch do you think will be snuffed next? Be sure to visit our predictions center and make/update your forecasts before voting closes Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT. The user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

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Where do you fall on our overall Season 30 leaderboard?

All season long, three users — Smartdude, Benutty, Taloson — have been battling it out for the top spot, and this week Smartdude took the #1 position on our leaderboard with his “smart” predictions of Episode 11. He now has leading 65% prediction accuracy while Benutty is in second place with 63% and Taloson is in third place with 62%. Talk about a true nail-biter!

Rounding out the top five are Sunhound and JasonNolette who are both tied at 57%. Click here to see where you score on our overall season leaderboard.

Can YOU beat these frontrunners to win our prizes? Then be sure to take part in our “Survivor” prediction contest. We’re giving away $100 Amazon gift certificates to our weekly winners plus at season’s end. The deadline for each episode is Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT.

Our current overall leader Smartdude predicted Joe’s elimination back in Episode 9. However, he missed calling the next two back-to-back ousters of Jenn and Shirin (see complete predix), proving that it’s possible to do well in our contests without getting everything right.

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.

To vote for who think will go home next on “Survivor,” drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order. For example, if you think Sierra will be eliminated, make sure you put her in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’ recap: Did you predict Shirin Oskooi’s elimination in Episode 11?

Average Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can change them later as often as you like.

We are forecasting everything from the results on TV shows like “The Voice,” “Survivor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol” and “The Amazing Race” to the winners of the Emmys and Tonys.

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

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