Survivor Worlds Apart - Season Preview
White Collar Tribe Preview
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
February 23, 2015
4) Scheduled to be on last season with her sister, So Kim was forced out of the season when her sister didn't pass the final physical. But casting liked her so much; they brought her back the very next season. That says something to me. However, there are a ton of red flags in her bio and introduction video. She's obsessed with making big moves and not riding coat tails. The worry here is that she'll make stupid moves in an attempt to make a big move. She considers herself a combo of Ozzy, Parvati and Cochran. ANYtime someone compares herself to Parvati, they're in for an early exit. She says she has a hard time trusting people and is worried about the lack of food. She plans to "kill it" in challenges and has no trouble manipulating people. All of this screams early boot to me. By what I'm reading, she's giving very little respect to the game. We've seen this game take much stronger, tougher people and chew them up and spit them out. She's going into this too hot and that's gonna cause a quick cool down. She might make a tribe swap, but she's definitely not datable.
5) I went back and forth on the last two, but decided to put Joaquin Souberbielle in the five hole because I think he'll be a challenge horse and the tribe will put up with him for a little while to have that help in challenges. But this guy is WAY full of himself. And he knows it. His plan is to come in and be the alpha male. Um, dude, the alpha male is one of the first people targeted. His bio is tiny claiming he's not like ANY other player. We've never seen anyone like him. Actually, we probably have. We just won't remember him because there's a muscle bound meat-head dumped early in every season. He says he likes to be in charge and is very erratic. Also, he's a Leo, so there's that! Basically, everything he says screams early boot to me. He'll stick around for a minute because I think it might take a bit for this tribe to go to Tribal. But once there, he'll be a name thrown out as a first boot off his tribe. He won't be the first, but he definitely will not be datable.
6) Joaquin won't be first off this tribe because that honor will go to Tyler Fredrickson. Tyler is a former college football player, who spent some time in a couple NFL training camps as a kicker. His most recent gig was as a Talent Agent Assistant at CAA, which he will name drop at every opportunity. But, honestly, he's a secretary. He's not a high powered exec like some of these other people. He's much more of a "yes sir" type that someone who will jump up and try to run things. He screams coat tails; until he starts talking about...you guessed it, "making big moves." Also, the Survivor player he's most like is Boston Rob Mariano. That is almost a guaranteed first boot. Note to future Survivor players: you're not like Boston Rob. You're not like Parvati. You're not like Hatch or Sandra either. Or Yul or JT or Kim Spradlin. So stop it now! Okay, moving on. Tyler lists his time spent with seven NFL teams as a reason he'll outlast. Um dude, you didn't last until the regular season. Not the example I'd have gone with. He does have two Masters degrees, but we have no idea in what. I think when all is said and done; Tyler will be the first one taking the walk of shame from the White Collar tribe. Imminently un-datable!
And there you have it, folks. One tribe down and two more to go. I'd love to hear what you all think of my assessment. You can hit me here at BOP or on Twitter: @vannestjc! Follow me and stay up to date with all of the Box Office Prophets Survivor coverage as well as Amazing Race coverage and all of the other amazing content here. Check back tomorrow as we tackle the Blue Collar Tribe. Until then...take care!