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Previous Finish: 12th place
Season 2: The Australian Outback
It’s been 14 years since Kimmi first played “Survivor” and she still hasn’t escaped the reputation of letting chickens get in the way of her game. In the episode of her eventual expulsion, Kimmi and tribemate Alicia Calaway got into a fight over how often to eat the chickens they had won in a reward. Kimmi had already established she wouldn’t eat them and much to the annoyance of her tribe would theatrically leave the camp when they were being butchered and eaten.
Kimmi struggled connecting to her tribe in season two, so her biggest hurdle this time around will be remaining cool, calm and collected when interacting on a personal level. Gold Derby odds to win: 100/1
Kimmi’s overall threat level should be minimal. Finishing 12th in her season, she doesn’t come with the baggage of being a challenge beast or disloyal to an alliance like some of her competitors.
In the odd foods immunity challenge, Kimmi put aside her unwillingness to eat animals and threw down a mangrove worm quicker than eventual winner Tina Wesson, securing immunity for her tribe that week. That kind of dedication is what “Survivor” is all about.
Kimmi was annoying — so much so that her tribemates were already complaining about her incessant chatter on the hike to camp in episode one. It was this type of personality clash that ultimately sent Kimmi home.
The fact that Kimmi had little opportunity to leave a mark in Australia means that no one knows what kind of game she’s likely to play. As much as that could help her, the mystery factor could actually play against her, too, if people are unwilling to test her game out.
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