About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly

TV

Survivor: Simone says Ali and Patrick knew each other before the game

Posted on

Simone Nguyen stepped outside her comfort zone to appear on Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, but she never got comfortable with her tribe, which resulted in her being the first Hustler voted out of the game.

What went wrong? Did she think she had a chance of turning the tribe against Patrick? And just how proud is she of her aqua dump? Simone shared all — including the advice she got from Andrea Boehlke before she went out to play — when she called into EW Morning Live (Entertainment Weekly Radio, SiriusXM, channel 105), and you can now hear the entire interview on the EW Morning Live podcast. Here are a few highlights, including the bombshell that Ali and Patrick knew each other “for years” and lived across the street from each other before heading out to play.

On her reluctance to go to the bathroom in the water:
“I didn’t go until day 4. I was that scared. The producer Woody was yelling at me from the pier, ‘Simone! Come back!’ My God, it was so terrifying. I was telling him, ‘Look away! Look away!’ I guess I was like too close to the pier and he was like, ‘What if a boat comes?’”

On her biggest concern about being filmed naked:
“You have to bathe in the ocean, obviously. I was really afraid of being naked on camera basically ever, because I was like, okay, what if I want to run for Senate one day? What if I want to be a judge? I don’t want this footage of me to exist, so for six days, I was basically never naked, and I was like, oh my God, this is the first time I’m experiencing this in my life.”

Watch Fan Forum: Survivor, available now, on PeopleTV. Go to PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite mobile or connected TV device.

On what camp life was like with Patrick:
“I love Patrick, but he would get up in the middle of the night and he would be like, ‘EVERYBODY, WAKE UP! IT’S THE MORNING!’ And then we would all wake up and it would be the middle of the night, and I would get so angry. He really enjoyed the camera time, and I couldn’t hold it against him. He’s on TV. We’re on TV. He’s dancing with a crab. This is what he’s living for.”

On Ali and her secret connection to Patrick:
“Ali is terrifying. She’s terrifying for a lot of reasons, but one of the reasons she’s terrifying is she’s so beautiful. So, in the beginning, I met her and I think it’s just my way of expressing myself, I was like, ‘Oh my God. It’s so good to meet you. I hate you. You’re so beautiful!’ And immediately she was like, ‘You hate me?!?’ And I was like, ‘NOOOOOOOOOO! Friendship with this goddess over!’

She’s a player. She’s smart. And that’s something that was obvious to everybody. She wasn’t a goofball. She was the opposite of Patrick, which was so weird because they went to college together. They lived across the street from each other. These two people who look like they’re so different, they have this secret backstory. Of course you’re going to choose the person who you’ve known for years over the person you met six days ago. They both went to University of Auburn. Patrick lived across the street from her. He helped her move her mattress upstairs.”

On if she finally got air conditioning at Ponderosa after being voted off:
“Oh my God, yes! Finally! Finally! Not only do you get air conditioning, you get your own bungalow — your own air-conditioned bungalow, your own shower, your own bathroom, and three beds! You have three beds when you’re voted off in Ponderosa! It’s amazing.”

To hear the entire interview check out the EW Morning Live podcast by subscribing on iTunes right here. And for more EW Morning Live podcast news, follow us on Twitter @EWMLPodcast.

Outbrain

Tags