‘Survivor Caramoan: Fans vs. Favorites’ interview: Allie Pohevitz

AllieAllie Pohevitz is one one those “Survivor” players that in some ways, it’s easy to feel pretty sorry for. She obviously came on “Survivor Caramoan: Fans vs. Favorites” with huge expectations that she was going to play the game that she has watched ever since she was s child. So did it end up happening for her? Not exactly. She made a rookie mistake of getting an alliance that was against the numbers, and then it felt almost like her own love of the show came back to bite her in some way she she was sent home rather than another member of the “cool kids” in Hope Driskill.

During a conference call with reporters on Thursday, we were lucky enough to learn a little bit more about Allie’s strategy, what was ultimately her undoing, and what really was the makeup of both her tribe an her alliance. (Suffice it to say, we saw very different things happening on TV than what was really going on at the camp.)

Cartermatt.com – This may sound crazy being on the Fans tribe, but do you think that you being such a big fan of the show ended up actually hurting you?

Allie Pohevitz – Definitely. I was viewed as the most strategic, so had I kept my mouth shut about it and what a big fan I was, how the other tribe was [doing] and stuff, I probably would have done a lot better than I did.

You mentioned to another [reporter on the call that your alliance was more than just four people, which is what it was shown to be. Who did you think was with you? On the show, it looked like Matt and Michael were the swing votes.

We never had Michael. He was always with Julia and Sherri. But we were convinced that we had Matt, and in the beginning we had Laura, but things with Laura didn’t work out … I think up until right before tribal council we did have Matt working with us.

So was there ever any talk of Reynold potentially playing his immunity idol to save you?

I knew about the idol. It wasn’t like I found out about it at tribal council. We had talked about using it for either one of us if we needed it; it’s just that I honestly could have taken it from him that night, but I didn’t want to be the reason that he went home. There was a 1% change in my head that he had of going home, and if I grabbed the idol and he went home, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself.

So one last question: had you made it further in the game, were there any people from the Favorites tribe that you would have been interested in working with?

I would have loved the opportunity to work with either Corinne or Malcolm. Malcolm, we really didn’t know his strategy, but we figured that he have to be good if he was brought back for a second season in a row because that rarely happens. Corinne is just so upfront and in-your-face about things. She is probably someone easier to work with than someone who is back-and-forth and very wishy-washy. She knows what she wants, and if she doesn’t like you, she doesn’t work with you. I’d want to work with someone like that, because she you would know what she is thinking most of the time.

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