‘Survivor’ castoff Abi-Maria Gomes on ‘hypocritical’ way female villains are perceived (Podcast)

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“It’s very hypocritical in the ‘Survivor’ community that [male villains] have such a good reputation, but girls like me are considered irrational, crazy, bitchy,” admits the latest “Survivor: Second Chance” castoff Abi-Maria Gomes to Gold Derby following her elimination. “I think it’s so weird. I’m still trying to figure that one out.”

Listen to our full exit interview below and then cast your vote for who will win Season 31. Hurry — there’s a $100 Amazon gift certificate on the line for whomever does the best at predicting the “Survivor” finale, so start right now before our predictions center closes Wednesday, December 16 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.

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“I think I deserve a little bit more love when it comes to the ‘Survivor’ community,” Abi-Maria continues. “I am not crazy, I am not delusional, I am not unliked, I am not annoying. I do have a lot of people that love and care for me tremendously in my real life. You know, that was a game that I played to the best of my capabilities. We just have to learn to respect each other a little bit more and put more love out there in the world.”

According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that were derived from the predictions made by contest entrants like you, Abi-Maria’s ouster was a shocker as she only had 13/2 odds (13% chance) of being eliminated. Instead, our readers thought that firefighter Keith Nale (43%) would be sent packing. “Me too! I was blindsided,” reveals Abi-Maria, who leaves the show in seventh place just one week shy of the season finale.

When Woo Hwang was voted out in October, he told Gold Derby that Abi-Maria kept him around so long because she had a crush on him. What does Abi-Maria have to say about a potential showmance with Woo? “Doesn’t he have amazing hair? OMG, love that guy’s hair,” she jokes. “It was all in good fun. I did have a little crush on him, but he has a beautiful fiance now. At the time I was single, but that’s not the case anymore.”

Also in our chat, Abi-Maria talks about her worst injury on the show, the major difference between “Second Chance” and “Philippines,” and whether or not she was proud of her personal game. Scroll down to listen to our complete Q&A.

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Check out the overall Season 31 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 “Survivor” predictor is Eric123 with overall 79% accuracy and 75,700 points, but there is still time to play in our contest. Currently, Eric123 is predicting that Spencer will win the season. Don’t forget to update YOUR predictions here.

At the end of each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, so it’s beneficial to keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.

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Who’s going to win Season 31? Making your “Survivor” predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account (or you can register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google) and then start casting your votes.

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.

Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will win 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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