This season on Survivor
earned one of the worst reputations in the game for being difficult and argumentative. Early in the game, he was named the leader of the Fang tribe, a title that came with responsibilities he never asked for. Misunderstood by many, GC failed to form an alliance that would at least get him to the merge. When Fang lost yet another challenge last night, the tribe took their opportunity to vote him out of the game, after he suggested that he was ready to go home. Today, GC spoke to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview.
Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview.
Tell me what made you want to try out for Survivor. Were you a fan of the show, in the past?
Yeah, a fan of the show. I’m really into a lot of outdoorsy type of stuff. I really like to fish and go camping. I’m really focused on trying to get my music career started and it takes money to really get a business going the way I would like it to go. I was thinking this might be a good show for me to get on and win that million so I could change some things in my life. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the million but it might still change my life.
Early in the game, you stepped up as the leader and then changed your mind. What changed for you?
Well, the thing about it was that I really didn’t want to be the leader ever to begin with. I don’t know if it was really shown the way that it went down. I was telling the other guys, “If you would like to be the leader, I think one of you should step up because I don’t feel like this is the role that I want to take out here.” There was nothing I could say to get out of it. It just got put on me and I had to roll with it so that’s what happened. After they picked me to be the leader, that’s when everyone started coming down on me and criticizing every little thing I was doing and getting on my case no matter what I did. Someone had something to say about it and I was like, “You know what? Before I was leader, I was at least able to just do my own thing and help out around camp, like I’ve been doing, so I really don’t want to be the leader.” I just feel like it put a target on my back.
Do you feel like you were misunderstood this season?
Yeah, I do but it’s alright because I still think it was a good show. It kind of sucks that all the good talks that we had and the good times that we had weren’t really shown but it was still fun to watch.
When you took off in the boat on last night’s episode, before the immunity challenge, were you always planning on coming back?
Yeah, I was planning on coming back. I just went fishing because we hadn’t had any fish since the first time I caught some. I was just really hoping to get some more food before we started that next challenge. I went out there and kinda lost track of the time but I did catch some fish. I was having a good time but I heard those guys calling for me so I was like, “Oh man, it’s probably time for the challenge,” so I headed straight back.
Yeah, your tribe was so dramatic about it, acting like you were just never coming back. Were you happier with your tribe before the switch or after?
I was probably a little happier afterwards because I didn’t really get along with Randy or Dan that much. After we got switched, it gave me the chance to meet people and be around the people that I thought I was closer to in the game like Matty and Kenny.
Despite leaving fairly early in the game, are you happy that you made it onto the show and got to experience the game?
Definitely. I have no regrets, other than I didn't get that million. Other than that, it was the greatest experience. I don't think anything out there compares to that.
You mentioned earlier that you would like to get a music career going. Can you tell me a little bit about that and what you're hoping to do in the future?
Yeah, I actually produce and I rap also. What I plan on doing is putting out an album right around January or February, which will be my third album, actually. I'm working on a website right now and put my music on there for people to listen to and also to purchase. Hopefully, in the future, I'll be able to produce things for people who are in the industry and hopefully, I'll be in the industry myself one day. I'm workin' on it!
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