While we have yet to post our full season and winner rankings following the end of “Survivor: One World” (we’ll have those on Tuesday), Kim Spradlin has to be considered one of the best to ever play this game. Not only did she brilliantly orchestrate some big moves in the game, she managed to backstab and blindside with a smile on her face the whole time. With all of this in mind, she kept the jury from being too bitter, and is now a millionaire because of it.
We had a chance to talk with Kim about a few subjects Monday, in particular some of the moves that she either made or was planning to make during the game.
Cartermatt.com – When it comes to Colton, you said [earlier in the call] that you wanted him to believe you would take him to the end if he had made the merge. How far would you have really wanted to take him? He could be someone at the end who everyone hates, and may not get any votes.
Kim Spradlin – It’s so hard to play that out. I don’t think I would have wanted to sit there with Colton at the end — not because I didn’t think that I could beat him, but mostly just for his unpredictability factor. Colton is one of those people who, unlike Chelsea and Sabrina, may have thrown a Hail Mary near the end and said ‘Kim’s gotta go.’ I think I just [thought] of him in that way … I just never felt that solid. I knew he was a player! He was out to win.
One of your biggest moves all season was getting rid of Michael. Did you do anything special to actually keep him and Troyzan from talking, or did they really hate each other that much?
If you had been around and could have felt the tension between Troy and Mike, I think that would make a ton more sense. They were not big fans of each other — they had a ton of stuff going on since day one. So that was me just playing into something that was already existing.
We’re assuming that you’re going to be asked to play again, so if you come back, do you think you would be able to play the same way?
First of all, I am surprised that anyone wants to see me play again since I was a little bit boring. (Laughs.) I would definitely play again, but I don’t know what I would do. I would probably play really differently, honestly. I don’t know how you can go back and play the same game again.
I really have no idea — [playing again] just sounds so overwhelming to even be thinking about today.
Were you rooting for Kim to win this season, and where do you think that she ranks when it comes to being one of the best winners ever?