[WATCH] ‘Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X’ runner-up Ken McNickle defends controversial legacy advantage

“Immunity is everything in this game, whether it’s Day 36 or Day 6,” says “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” runner-up Ken McNickle about the controversial legacy advantage on the red carpet following Wednesday’s two-hour Season 33 finale. An entire season of speculation and wild fan theories ultimately led to Ken opening the legacy advantage to find out that it was simply immunity. “Either way, it’s an advantage. I think people did have an idea that it would be built up to be something a little bit bigger.”

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Fans are understandably disappointed by the legacy reveal, as none of their theories ended up coming true. “Really big dreams like that would almost be outside of the scope of what’s respectable in the game,” Ken defends of the legacy advantage. “For one person to draw a piece of paper and be able to kick someone out of the game and pull someone from the jury back in, yes that’s huge, but I think it’s a little bit outside of the integrity of the game.”

Ken admits that his biggest strategic move in the entire game was “not accepting where I was in the Gen X tribe, and getting David Wright, who was scared and neurotic and worried, to feel confident that we were doing something that could be powerful, that could be a game-changer.”

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Also in our “Survivor” exit interview, Ken chats about whether he regrets voting out buddy Dave in the final four, what surprised him the most by watching the show on TV, and what he would do differently if he ever got the chance to play again.

What do you think, “Survivor” fans? Did you want Ken McNickle to win? Be sure to vote in our poll below and then sound off on “Survivor” Season 33 in our reality TV forum.

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