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Now for a look at our favorite swimsuit model. Okay, second favorite, behind any other one. Can Jenna look any more obnoxious, and does she have a clue as to how she comes across? First of all, let me state the following: I think it's neat that she's close to her parents, and I'm sorry her mom has cancer, and I sincerely hope she beats it. And while I can understand why Jenna badly wanted to get a letter from home, did she think it was her birthright? Christy had no idea what Jenna's personal situation was, and even if she did, that doesn't necessarily mean she would've stepped aside so Jenna could have a letter from home, nor should have. And if the situation were reversed, don't think for a minute that Jenna would've shown that kind of compassion to Christy. I can hear her saying, "Hey, you knew when you signed up for this you had an ill relative back home. I'm not stepping aside just for you."
Jenna's biggest problem is the selfishness she's accused Deenna, and now Rob, of having. She's probably so used to getting her way, and being able to use her sex appeal to get it, that she's not sure how to react when it doesn't work. Matthew's right when he said Jenna was being selfish. One of Jenna's most telling comments was, "It's possible to play the game without hurting anyone in this group," meaning her alliance, the "in-crowd."
Maybe it's because I've usually been on the outside in such situation, but I find her smugness infuriating. In addition, most of the time I can look at someone's behavior in the game and give them the benefit of the doubt that they're probably nice away from it. Even Jerri is probably nice away from the game. But for some reason, I get the feeling that what we're seeing from Jenna is the real deal. In other words, she's always rude to the people she has no use for, or whom she deems beneath her. Maybe she'll realize that she can't be a swimsuit model her entire life.
In the previews of next week's episode, she's shown telling Rob he doesn't care about personal relationships, that he only cares about himself. I think what she really means is, "You don't care one iota of helping me advance in the game. How dare you not realize that I'm the center of the universe. I AM a swimsuit model after all." What Rob cares about is playing the game. In the words of Kelly Wigglesworth, "If you want to make friends, go to summer camp." And let's see how close she remains to Heidi and Alex once the game is over and everyone is back in the states. She may be so used to using people that she gets all huffy when all the kids at her lunch table don't ostracize whomever she tells them to.
Now for a question regarding Christy: Has anyone else noticed the irony of her now aligning with Matthew? Earlier, she said he creeps her out, but now they're voting together. I don't know if she's changed her opinion of him, but she knows what she needs to do to advance. Did anyone else get a kick out of her comments about Alex drooling over Jenna and Heidi? Was it jealousy on her part? Maybe a little, but it was still fun to see her say it.
Out of the three women left in the game, she is easily my favorite. Rob had it pegged when he said girls like Jenna and Heidi were probably mean to her in school. At least we learned from the letter from a friend that Christy has a whole community of people that are waiting for her when she gets back to the states. Not only do I think she'll go back to the deaf community a conquering hero, but maybe to a lot of people who aren't hearing impaired. While she probably isn't conniving enough to pull off the win, she's shown that a disability needn't preclude you from going far in the game.
Here's a question to wrap things up: Did anyone else notice the comments of Rob when asked by the host how important relationships were to the game? He said it's not just the relationships with your alliance, but rather, knowing where everyone's head is. He proved that by winning the immunity challenge. Whether or not he pulls off the win, he has probably played the best mental game by far of anyone this season. Yes, you can say he had the benefit of five previous editions of the show to guide him, but so did the others. They just haven't taken advantage of it nearly as well. His comments should be set in stone and memorized by everyone who wants to be on the show and win.
Ken can be reached with any comments, criticisms, or money orders at YourNextOfKen@aol.com.
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