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Yes, Monica Padilla was a contestant on Survivor: Cambodia—Second Chance, although you would be forgiven for not noticing considering how little producers showed her over the course of the first month of the season. When Monica did finally get some airtime, it was for all the wrong reasons as an early episode disagreement about clams appeared to seal her fate later when Kimmi rejected Monica’s idea of a possible all-female alliance and used it as ammunition to get her rationing nemesis out of the game.

So how is all of that sitting with Monica now? We caught up with the contestant on the new episode of Survivor Talk (apparently after a very late night out). EW Morning Live co-host Jessica Shaw joins me as we go to Monica with all of our burning questions. Why does she think Kimmi had it out for her? How does she feel about the invisible edit she got for most of the season? And what strategy moves did she make that we didn’t see?

Watch the video above to see her answers to all that and more. Also tune in to see her call Kimmi a “rat” and a “snitch.” So much for that female alliance! It’s a brand new episode of Survivor Talk and it was made just for you. Enjoy!

Also make sure to read Dalton’s full episode recap and Q&A with host Jeff Probst. And for more ‘Survivor’ scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

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