Here in the Philippines, Survivor Nicaragua (This is the 21st season of the most popular reality-competition show on Earth) premieres on September 16, 2010 on Solar TV at 9 PM. Twenty new castaways divided into young (La Flor) and old (Espada) will be outwitting, outplaying and outlasting each other to win the coveted title of sole survivor and one million dollars.
If you ask me, this is quite a risky formula considering the production team considers a new timeslot since 2000 and a new nice twist that can change the course of the entire game. For the past ten years, I am already conditioned to sit at my throne while eyes glued on the tube during Friday nights (my time). Change is change and you know what, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, it does not matter to me anymore. As long as I am alive and kicking, I will watch Mark Burnett’s SURVIVOR and that routine cannot be broken by anything or anyone.
No questions ask.
To get into the details of writing this post, I choose my early impression bets before the pilot tomorrow and I have decided to pick one man and one woman in each tribe to make the selection fair and square.
Ben Henry (24)
Originally, I have picked Chase Rice for this spot but it appears Ben gives more depth in his response when asked “Why you think you will be the sole survivor?” His answer: “Because if you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, you get paid good!”
The only thing that bugs me while reading Ben’s profile is the word controlling when he has given the chance to describe himself. When you are in control of this game, you don’t win except if you’re Richard Hatch or Parvati Shallow. This is a taboo term for SURVIVOR yet if Ben, in any case, has used “controlling” covertly and would continue to take risky chances, he would be fine.
Alina Wilson (23)
The huge reason why I picked Alina is her fire to win SURVIVOR. She is an art student and described herself as creative and sweet.
These are two powerful qualities and it would be enough to outwit her competitors if Alina would sprinkle it with the right amount of competitiveness. Should she failed, Kelly Shin might took her place.
Marty Piombo (48)
Changing my first impression bet the last minute and that decision has to be Marty. You’re questioning me why,
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like:
I’m a mix of Boston Rob and Russell. They are relentless, clever, devious and will do anything to win. I’ll play the game in a similar fashion.
I assume you already know my reasons, right?
Still, it can’t be denied being too powerful has its own downsides. Boston Rob and Russel Hantz were two of the most conniving competitors in SURVIVOR History who never won this game even once. To rewrite the history in his favor, Marty could use his charismatic and funny personality to stay on track.
Yve Rojas (41)
The one nice thing about Yves is she slightly gets annoyed when she was not acknowledged once she speaks. I don’t know why that becomes an annoyance.
She could certainly use this strategy to fly under the radar until she reaches the top. The similar strategy was used by her two SURVIVOR contestants she likes the most: Bob Crawley and Danni Boatwright.
By keeping her emotions in check and be in her physical healthy state, this could be the right formula for the title.
Intelligence + Athleticism + Generosity = YVE
Photos Courtesy of: Survivor.com