We are down to the final four members of the Dara tribe on Survivor: Kaoh Rong — Aubry Bracco, Cydney Gillon, Michele Fitzgerald and Tai Trang. Former Brain tribe member Joseph Del Campo was pulled from the game when he developed an enlarged prostate that could have caused damage to his kidneys.
This season has been crazy and unpredictable, and I think it is safe to say that several of the remaining contestants are a bit of a shocker. So who will win Survivor: Kaoh Rong and claim the $1 million prize? Let’s take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of each contestant.
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This 29-year-old social media marketer from Cambridge, Massachusetts, has played the game very well. She does okay in challenges for the most part, but her real strength is the social game. She is able to see and evaluate all of her options quickly (hello — former Brain tribe member) and has been part of some big moves in the game, such as voting out Debbie Wanner. She even lured Tai away from his toxic alliance with Scot Pollard and Kyle Jason. Aubry also stayed loyal to fellow Brain tribe member Joseph Del Campo and had his back during the entire competition.
I think that most members of the jury will agree that Aubry played an amazing game, and she may be the competitor to beat.
As a bartender, Michele excels at getting people to trust her and is good at reading people. For most of the game, she stayed under the radar and voted along with her alliance. She even sacrificed her closest ally, Julia Sokolowski, to earn the trust of her new alliance to further herself in the game. This 24-year-old, who lives in New Jersey, prides herself on her loyalty and hopes that this will earn the respect of the jury members.
Michele, a former Beauty tribe member, does a pretty good job in challenges, so that is always a plus as far as being a well-rounded player. Still, it is Michele’s social game that is the key to her winning the game.
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This gardener from San Francisco definitely had some advantages in the game. He won the advantage of two extra votes and also found an immunity idol. Tai’s gentle spirit and rapport with Mark the Chicken have made him a fan favorite. He has performed well in some challenges and no one can deny that he works very hard at the camp.
Tai’s major fault is that he becomes anxious as far as the social part of the game is concerned. He was in an alliance with bullies Scot and Jason, but when Scot was voted off and needed Tai’s idol to form the Super Idol, Tai refused to give it up. I think it is safe to say that Tai shouldn’t count on any votes from Scot or Jason. Tai also felt threatened by his fellow Beauty tribe member Michele and tried to convince everyone to vote her off. Still, Tai could gather quite a few votes from the jury.
As a body builder, Cydney has been a formidable opponent in challenges. This Georgia native has strength and coordination, which have served her well. In the social aspect of the game, Cydney likes to keep her options open and listen to any and all plans. She isn’t afraid to make big moves to shake up the game, such as when she became annoyed by Nick Maiorano’s cockiness. Cydney convinced all the girls to vote for Nick, which made the men furious.
This blindside became a cautionary tale of why you shouldn’t make Cydney angry. She has been a great player in all aspects of her game, and I think that many members of the jury will respect that.
Who Will Win?
I think that Aubry Bracco will win Survivor: Kaoh Rong and the $1 million prize.
The two-hour Survivor: Kaoh Rong finale airs Wednesday, May 18 at 8pm (followed by the reunion at 10pm) on CBS.
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