Fancast interview with Sandra
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- Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 12:38:51 GMT
Clearly she will never like Russell
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by Gordon Holmes
May 17th, 2010 | 3:42 PM | Comments 81
I would have bet money that Parvati, Sandra, JT, and Tom didn?t have a shot
at winning ?Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains.? Why? Because ?Survivor? cast
members hate the idea of someone being a two-time winner.
And yet here we are. Sandra Diaz-Twine managed to survive the stigma of
being a former winner, the break down of Boston Rob?s alliance, and the
hatred of ?Survivor? juggernaut Russell Hantz to win the whole thing.
I had a chance to speak with an exhausted Sandra the morning after her
record-breaking victory to find out why she won the jury vote, how she kept
her nails so nice in the Samoan wilderness, and how Russell?s attitude
ruined her second ?Survivor? win.
Gordon Holmes: Good morning, Sandra.
Sandra Diaz-Twine: Good morning!
Gordon: How are you doing, champ?
Sandra: I?ve got a little cold, but I?m going to do my best. My throat is
Gordon: I figure a million dollars in exchange for a sore throat is a fair
Sandra: Oh, it definitely is. I?m not complaining.
Gordon: So what are your plans for that second million?
Sandra: You know I?ve gotta pay my taxes. I can?t be looking like Richard
Gordon: Now, you?re the first-ever two-time champion in ?Survivor? history.
Which win meant more to you?
Sandra: The first one.
Gordon: Why?s that?
Sandra: Because it was sweet the whole time. This one was bittersweet. It
was tainted. I feel Russell kind of put a damper on things.
Gordon: What was he doing?
Sandra: There was just a bad vibe. It wasn?t a happy place over here
because everyone is upset with him for the most part. And of course he
always has things to say. And I was told by people that he said, ?She?d
better bring her A-game because I?m going to make her look stupid on TV.?
So then I was already in my defensive mode. I guess I was ready. And the
first time it wasn?t like that, it was serene, quiet, and pleasant. This
time it was a bunch of All-Stars and everyone had gotten their feelings
Gordon: How were things left between you and Russell?
Sandra: I really don?t speak to him, and he makes his little comments and I
make mine. He feels like he got robbed. All he says is, ?Millions of
viewers got it right because I?m the player of the season.? Well then, you
know what? You need to have been the real player of the season to get the
Gordon: I spoke with Russell a few minutes ago, and he said once the game
is over the game is over and that he wishes you well. He said he met your
family and he enjoyed them. Is there a chance you two could make peace in
Sandra: There?s a possibility for that, but it?s news to me that he said
that. My daughters know who he is, and they took a picture with him. But
when he does his interviews, all he does is talk smack so I don?t believe
it. He?s really mad, his face is really sour. Yesterday (Sunday) we didn?t
speak. I talk to everybody, I?m a very social person, but I feel like ?Why
should I have to go to you if you?re already badmouthing me?? Because I
personally wouldn?t change a thing. But, whenever he?s ready for
friendship, here I am.
Gordon: Former champions usually don?t do well in All-Star seasons. Did you
think you had a chance heading into ?Heroes Vs. Villains??
Sandra: You know how in the first ?All-Stars? they got rid of all the
Gordon: Yes, absolutely.
Sandra: So, coming into this one I said, ?If I?m nice, of all the winners
there, they?ll keep me around for a while.? And not only that, I?m the kind
of person where I play day-by-day and I?ll do what it takes to get to the
end regardless. And I listen to what?s going on and I go from there. And a
lot of the time they?d say, ?They?ll never vote for you, you?re perfect to
take to the end.? And I?d say, ?Oh, definitely.? If that?s what you want to
hear, that?s what I?m going to tell you.
Gordon: You said that performing badly in challenges was a part of your
Sandra: Well, I?m not a physical person, so that?s natural for me. But I
honestly feel like that?s a good strategy. Yes, everyone loves you when
you?re strong, but the minute you?re on your own you?re going to go home
when you lose a challenge because you?re outnumbered by weaker people. And
that?s why Colby went to the end this time, because he didn?t dominate.
Gordon: Is there a concern that being weak in challenges might be a
liability earlier in the game?
Sandra: It is, but at the same time remember Randy was there and so was
Courtney. So among the weak you can?t be the weakest.
Gordon: Why did you have so much trouble getting the Heroes to go against
Sandra: Because no one believed me. But I told Rupert, and he believed me,
and he told JT, and JT told Russell. So right there and then my plan was
foiled. The second time it was Candice who told on me to Russell. But when
JT went home, everyone realized I was telling the truth. And when Amanda
went home, she realized ?Sandra was trying to help me.? So, when I go up
against Parvati and Russell I got their votes. I got all five Hero votes
and Courtney?s vote.
Gordon: So, last night when you burned Russell?s hat?it was almost like a
perfect symmetry to Samoa where Russell burned Jaison?s socks. Now, of
course you hadn?t seen ?Survivor: Samoa? so you had no way of knowing, but
do you think Russell appreciated the irony of that moment?
Sandra: He might not have, but Jaison did, because when I saw him at the
CBS 10-year reunion I went up to him and I said, ?He burnt your socks, but
don?t you worry because I?ll get him in the end.?
Gordon: I know you have a very busy day ahead of you, but this may be the
most important question you?re asked all day; how did your nails stay
painted throughout the game?
Sandra: (Laughs) That?s the most important question?
Gordon: It is.
Sandra: My blue fingernails were from when they gave us the paint to paint
the flag. But after a couple of hours it started to chip.
Gordon: OK, let?s do some word association. Let?s start off with Parvati.
Sandra: (Expletive deleted)
Gordon: Flammable hats?
Sandra: (Laughs) Polyester.
Gordon: It did burn up quick.
Sandra: That?s because it was sweaty and dirty and nasty.
Gordon: Boston Rob?
Gordon: What was it like being in Samoa while your husband was serving in
Sandra: The first time my husband was home, and this time was different
because he had left for Afghanistan. So I?m going to go all of these days
without talking to him, whether I?m in the game or not. And I wonder if
he?s OK, and if he wasn?t OK would they tell me, and when would they tell
me? And how are my kids doing? It was rough.
Gordon: It seems like your Uncle Fernando has a bit of cutthroat game play
in him too. He hadn?t been on the show for two seconds and he?s trying to
swipe water from the other players.
Sandra: (Laughs) I kept throwing water and it wasn?t reaching him. And I
told him the only way he was going to get water was to get it from the
other people. So that was my fault.
Gordon: So that?s how the Diaz family throws down when it comes to
Sandra: I was hoping he?d have to do it himself because I didn?t want to do
Sandra: It should have been a bug-eating contest because he would have won
Be good and if you can't be good then be good at it
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