Amanda Kimmel is a player out for redemption this season. If you ask Amanda, she's one of the most cunning players of all time. And how about it? She made the Final 3 both times she played. And remember, she was actually doing a lot of the decision making both times.
But fans might vividly remember the way Amanda fared in the Final 3. Remember? The jury said things like "I feel like I'm getting stupider just listening to you." If Eliza rolled her eyes one more time they might have stuck like that.
Can Amanda shake her reputation as a doe-eyed, disingenuous beauty queen? And is it really fair to ask her to make the Final 3 yet again just to earn some darn respect around this place?
Perhaps trying to get a jump start on a season as a background character, Amanda didn't talk much during our interview. I guess we'll have to stay tuned to find out.
When did you develop your competitive spirit?
When I was a kid. I've always played sports and have been very competitive.
Who was the stronger player, Survivor: China winner Todd or Survivor: Micronesia winner Parvati?
They are both strong players or they wouldn't have made it to the end. They just play really
Some viewers have teased you for failing to explain your game in front of the jury. Here's another chance. How would you explain your success so far?
I would flat out say, "I've already been on the show twice and made it to the end both times. I
don't care who you are or what kind of game you play. To make it to the end twice is hard. I only made it because I'm good at Survivor."
Prior to Heroes vs. Villains some players believed that a Micronesia alliance threatened to dominate the game. What's your take on that?
Oh come on! I'm not an amateur here. You'll have to wait and see what happens! :)
-Interview conducted by Henry Jenkins