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“What Good Could Giving Me a Fake Idol Do Him?” – RealityNewsOnline’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Gabon’s RandyPage 2
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RNO: Considering the way you have described your own personality, why did you choose to go on a show where social interaction is so important?
Randy: I didn’t choose to go on the show, they chose me. Of course, I said yes. You used the word “choose.” My lifestyle, I choose to live it the way I live it. I’m totally socially adept. I’m good at it. But I choose not to play the game in the real world, but I knew I could do for 39 days in the fake world of Survivor.
RNO: How do you feel towards Bob knowing that he was in on the blindside, even if he didn't actually vote for you?
Randy: I’m glad you brought that up. There’s just no strategy there whatsoever. Bob’s a good guy. But to give me a fake idol and to turn around and vote for Susie? God help the kids at his high school. I just don’t understand that logic. Do you understand that?
RNO: The only thing I can think of, based on what we saw and the previews for next time, is that he’s going to try to convince Corinne that he was played – and use his vote against Susie as evidence for that.
Randy: So you’re saying Bob’s going to try to sell that he actually thought it was a real idol?
RNO: That’s the only thing I can think of.
Randy: (Sarcastically) No wonder I lost. Nice move, Bob. I mean, he made the idol!
RNO: Speaking of Bob maybe making that claim, at the time, did you realize Bob had played you, or did you think Bob was being honest and had somehow been played himself?
Randy: I knew he hadn’t been played. Bob was a friend and an ally. I’m still thinking from a strategic point of view – what good could giving me a fake idol do him? It would get me not to vote for him at the end if he’s in the finals.
When Jeff asked for the immunity idol, I looked down and saw Sugar and Crystal laughing. I knew it was fake, but I said what the hell, Eliza played a stick last season. It was my only move, I was going home anyway.
What you didn’t see last night was when Jeff put out my torch, Sugar was on the ground laughing at me. I’m not smart enough to know what the strategy was there either. Maybe she thought that would be endearing and I’d vote for her in the finals.
RNO: Do you think you underestimated Sugar's intelligence?
Randy: What intelligence? That’s the edit of the show. For whatever reason, she’s looked cute and semi-smart. That’s just not it. She’s not cute. Maybe she’s a little smarter than I gave her credit for. I wish the best for Sugar. I hope she meets a nice guy and gets married. Oh wait, she did that a month ago after meeting the guy for a week. And it’s already annulled.
RNO: Unfortunately, I’m being told we’re out of time. Do you have anything else you’d like to tell us about your time on Survivor?
Randy: It was great. I had a great time. Let me throw in one quick plug for my friend, Ace. Ace did not hit a woman. Ace did not get dragged away saying, “I’m famous, I’m famous.” Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Ace is a good guy.”
(Author’s Note: Randy is referring to a TMZ article from earlier this week that makes claims similar to what Randy just mentioned.)
RNO: Thanks again, Randy!
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