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Dalton Ross: Who were you surprised that did
make the cast?
Ciera Eastin: I was surprised Monica Padilla
made it. I thought that Natalie would have made it over her.
Abi-Maria Gomes: I'm surprised that Monica
Padilla made the cast. You know, she really didn't make that much
of an impression on me when I watched her season.
Peih-Gee Law: I think Monica Padilla was one of
those people that you really weren't sure that she would make it or
not. She didn't make a big impact. Maybe one other one, Jeff
Varner and Kimmi Kappenberg. They were on the most watched season
of all time. So a lot of people, even if they never watched
Survivor more, everyone tells me, "You know what, I watched the
first couple of seasons."
Kass McQuillen: I was kind of surprised that
Monica Padilla and Kelly Wentworth made it. They weren't really on
my radar in terms of making it or people that I think of when I think of
great Survivor players. So those are the two big surprises, for
Terry Deitz: You know, on the guys side, I'm not
surprised that all of those people made it, because all but three of
them are highly relevant. They're all post 15 and above.
Somebody like Fishbach who is almost old school, he's got a podcast.
People are listening to him talk about Survivor all the time. The
rest of us, we just ran good campaigns and stuff like that and we got in
the mix. For the women, I'm a little surprised that Abi made
it. I'm a little surprised that Monica made it.
Shirin Oskooi: I'm surprised Kimmi made it,
especially over T-Bird.
Spencer Bledsoe: I was a little surprised that
Kimmi made it. I know her probably the least of all 32 people that
were in the mix. I definitely had to kind of refresh myself on Australia
and remember what happened.
Tasha Fox: I do remember her as far as the chicken
incident, but that's about it.
Andrew Savage: Kimmi, she was out day 14 on a
huge season. What did she do other than have an argument with
Alicia about a chicken?
Monica Padilla: Kimmi's one. I mean she's
not a big one, but for some reason I didn't think that Jeremy and Keith
would both make it. I'm surprised to see how many of the seasons
have the entire cast here. You have like 4 people from Cagayan
hanging out on the beach right now. And then you have 3 people
from San Juan Del Sur. Which is insane to me.
Dalton Ross: Does that worry you?
Monica: It does and it doesn't. They're
easy targets. They're easy alliances to weaken. You don't
have to figure out who's hooking up with who. You can already
assume, even if it's not a safe assumption, that they're hooking up with
each other. You want to at least weaken them by one,
automatically. And that's my take on it. I don't know how
everyone else is looking at it.
Jeff Varner: I was surprised to see Woo get in
there. I was surprised to see Keith get in there.
Woo Hwang: All 32 contestants are candidates to
make it to Second Chance. We all deserve a shot at it.
Looking around, I feel that everyone who got picked is the appropriate
pick for this season.
Dalton Ross: So there was no surprise in the
people that did make it, for you?
Vytas Baskauskas: No, I think everybody had a
pretty fair shot. I guess people like Savage or Terry, I'm
surprised America remembered them. I think there's definitely a
recency bias. People just remember what's new. There's a
nostalgia from Season 1 and 2. I'm not surprised that Kelly and
Kimmi and Jeff made it on here. The people in Season 12, 7, those
people I'm a little bit more surprised at.
Jeremy Collins: I'm surprised that Kimmi made
it. I'm surprised that Varner made it. I was surprised that
Kelley made it. Kelley Wentworth. Keith, I didn't think he
was gonna get on. I thought either Savage or Terry was gonna get
on. I didn't think both of them were gonna get on.
Shirin Oskooi: I thought Savage was a bit of a long shot.
Big character in his season, but his season had some of the biggest
characters of all time, so I was happy to see him make it. I bet
it was close for him.
Stephen Fishbach: I'm most surprised by Savage,
actually. I'm surprised by Savage and not Shane. I didn't
think that he would have that kind of big popular support. I know
that he's a favorite of Jeff's, but he was a premerge boot in a Season
from a long time ago. I didn't think he had that kind of classic
nostalgia that someone like Jeff Varner has, but here he is, and I think
he's in a great position to win.
Kimmi Kappenberg: Honestly, with some of the
players, they seem very cookie cutter to me. A lot of the girls,
they're all cute twenty-somethings. It's hard to differentiate
what they did on their seasons. I know this is a terrible thing to
say, but there's not one that stands out more than the other that I'm
surprised is here. I think people are more surprised that I'm
Kelly Wentworth: I'm surprised that Keith made
it, and Woo. I know they have kind of the recency bias and people
like them but I thought that maybe some of the older players might make
it over them, just because people really wanted to see older players in
Dalton Ross: Was there anyone that did make it
that surprised you, besides yourself?
Keith Nale: Yeah, besides me. Well,
I don't know much about Jeff and Fish. They kind of surprised
me. I know Terry's won challenges, Andrew, Joe. You know
Kass and Spencer and all them from recent seasons. Women wise,
maybe Monica, Abi. I don't really know much about them,
Dalton Ross: You're gonna find out soon.
Keith: Oh yeah, about everybody.