Survivor Worlds Apart - Season Preview
No Collar Tribe
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
February 25, 2015
5) In fifth in the No Collars is a guy listed as a "YouTube Sensation," Will Sims. Honestly, I shouldn't have to expound on this. That really should be enough. But since I love you guys, I'll go more in depth. Will Sims and his wife are internet famous for being punked on the Jay Leno show (you'll remember him...he kept Carson's seat warm for Jimmy Fallon). Anyway, he was caught singing Bon Jovi to a gas pump (that's all I'm giving you, look it up if you care that much). Anyway, he's 41-years-old and not in that good of shape. Not that a heavy dude can't do well, they just usually don't. The only thing he seems to be bringing to the table is his social game and if that's really the case, he'll be eaten alive by the more cutthroat players out there.
With this many lifelong fans on the show this season, strategy will rule the day. Friendships will be made and destroyed the same way Sue Hawk destroys the English language. To make it worse, he worries that he is too trusting and could be prone to trusting other players too much. Yeah, everyone say "hello" to this season's patsy. Patsy, everyone. Everyone, Patsy. But say it quick because he ain't long for this game. Good thing he’s married, because after his showing here, he’ll be un-datable.
6) The final person on our list is easily the cutest player on the tribe, Hali Ford. Hali's a 25-year-old law student hoping to one day change the representation received by indigent defendants. A noble goal, no doubt. It also has nothing to do with Survivor. She claims to look like a southern belle on the outside but to be more of a biker dude on the inside. She claims she'll stay in the willpower challenges until she drops into a coma.
What it sounds like is this tiny little girl thinking a little too much of her own skills. She tells us in her video that she's already picked out an alliance-mate in MacGyver Joe. I'm here to tell you, Joe might align with her, but he'll cut her off in a heartbeat, I feel pretty sure of that. Some bad signs: she wishes she could bring a ukulele to the island. That's the same thing that first-ever Survivor boot Sonja brought as her luxury item. Oh yeah, she's exactly like Parvati. If they ever met, they'd probably be besties. THAT'S how much alike they are. And finally, she can't wait to make big moves!! Listen, big moves are great...but only when they're needed. You don't make a big move just to make a big move. Ask Cochran v 1.0 about how the "big move" worked out for him. Save your tweets, I know he got to play again and then won. But it wasn't because of the big move. Trust me. Hali seems like a real sweet girl. She's incredibly cute. She's also incredibly toast. I expect No Collar to lose the first challenge and Hali to exit the game as the first boot of Survivor Worlds Apart. Again, cute - but definitely un-datable.
And there you have it, folks. All three tribes have now been broken down. You are now officially ready for the premiere of S30 - Survivor Worlds Apart: White Collar, Blue Collar, No Collar (longest name ever).
Oh, you want my predictions for the end game? Really? Ok then. I'm predicting a final four of Shirin, Sierra Dawn, Mike and MacGyver Joe. MacGyver Joe will be seen as a huge threat and when he loses the final four immunity, he'll be dumped right before the finale. Sierra will be seen as a coattail rider and Shirin will have annoyed people. That only leaves Mike Holloway as the Sole Survivor of Survivor Worlds Apart. Thanks for reading along with me over the last couple days, and come back tomorrow for the recap of the super duper 90 minute premiere!! Think I'm an idiot? Think my predictions suck? Are you Mike Holloway and you want to spoil me and tell me I'm right? Well, you can reach me on Twitter @vannestjc or via email at vannestjc(at)gmail(dot)com! Love to hear your impressions and thoughts!! 'Til tomorrow, take care!