By Dalton Ross
September 05, 2015 at 01:43 PM EDT
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It still makes me hang my head when I think about it. Woo Hwang had Survivor: Cagayan won. The million dollars was his. All he had to do was take Kass to the finals with him. Instead, he thought the jury would respect his move to take the better player in Tony. He thought wrong.

That act of nobility cost Woo $900,000. He said he did not regret it after, but would he do the same thing again? I asked him that very question while out on location for Survivor: Cambodia—Second Chance the day before the game began. If presented with a similar scenario, would Woo take the best player or the person he knew he could beat? Here’s what he told me:

“As soon as I lost to Tony I quickly realized, man, the game of Survivor is not won by popularity votes. Tony wasn’t liked by the jury, but they all respected his game and that’s why he won. So this time around, if I get the decision to take the one who deserves to go or the one that I can easily beat, obviously it’s a pretty easy pick for me. After going through what I went through that first experience, I learned a lot. This time around I’m looking forward to implementing a more aggressive and cutthroat approach to this game, and hopefully that will pay off and I can win it this time.”

Of course, it’s easy to say that, but if push comes to shove, will Woo be able to actually do it? I asked him that as well and you can watch the video at the top of the post to see his reply. Plus, you can check out some in-game footage of Woo and hear him explain how Ninja Stealth Mode has evolved into something called…Ninja Assassin?

For more ‘Survivor’ scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss. 

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