Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Jeremiah Wood reveals the case of the missing pants
Jeremiah Wood seemed like a pretty mild-mannered dude when he appeared on Survivor: Cagayan. But as Jeremiah reveals now in his Quarantine Questionnaire, there was one time in the game when he did lose his cool, and it all had to do with… Spencer Bledsoe’s pants?!? Allow him to explain.
“Somebody hid Spencer’s pants late in the game,” says Jeremiah. “He had been complaining of being cold for a couple of days, and I found them while looking for an idol. I came back into camp, folding his pants up, laid them down, and then called out the boys. I said if they wanted a piece of me to stand up and try me, and that production can escort me off the island afterwards. Nobody stood up and production rushed me out of camp. Only time I got mad and had a moment, but I didn’t like anybody messing with my little brother Spencer, haha.”
Of course, Spencer could have repaid the favor by giving Jeremiah his hidden immunity idol on day 28 instead of playing it on himself, but he declined to save his pants protector, sending the model to the jury and an eighth-place finish. But Jeremiah does not chalk his ouster up to Spencer’s decision. Instead, he looks back at some critical mistakes he made along the way. Read on for more from the Beauty tribe… er…beauty.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First off, give the update as to what you’ve been up to since appearing on Survivor.
JEREMIAH WOOD: Life after Survivor has been very busy. Modeling, acting and my other career has been busy for me. Very blessed. Been traveling and hiking on the west coast, Glacier National Park, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone. Honestly enjoying life.
What is your proudest moment ever from playing Survivor?
Proudest moments are winning “almost” every team challenge and reward challenges. Then episode 4 winning “Octopus Garden,” beating the NBA legend Cliff Robinson was amazing. The challenges were the best.
What is your biggest regret from your Survivor experience?
My biggest regrets… hmmmm… I wish I didn’t vote out Brice when I did. I had numbers, but I was scared of Brice too. I felt like it was my best play, but it might have been one of my worst. But I regrouped, and the other regret is not giving up my spot on the reward challenge on day 26 to Kass. Should have let her go in my spot and let Spencer and Tasha try to win her and Jefra over to our alliance and possibly win the game.
What’s something that will blow fans’ minds that happened out there in your season but never made it to TV?
Two things that might blow some minds. Within about 20 mins of being on the beach, LJ and I had a fire started. Production told us that if there was a Survivor record of making fires, we just destroyed it, lol. They never had any other tribes on any season make one that fast.
Another time, somebody hid Spencer’s pants late in the game. He had been complaining of being cold for a couple of days, and I found them while looking for an idol. I came back into camp, folding his pants up, laid them down, and then called out the boys. I said if they wanted a piece of me to stand up and try me, and that production can escort me off the island afterwards. Nobody stood up and production rushed me out of camp. Only time I got mad and had a moment, but I didn’t like anybody messing with my little brother Spencer, haha.
How do you feel about the edit you got on the show?
I feel that I got a decent edit from the show. There was so much that went on in our season that they couldn’t show everything. But It was a decent edit.
What was it like coming back to regular society after being out there? Was there culture shock or an adjustment coming back?
When I came home, it took a few weeks getting back to normal it seemed. I was staying up at night and sleeping all day. I was dreaming about the show. Constantly had so many “What if I would have did this?” moments. But finally, I had to let it go. I’m so competitive and it’s hard to let go at times.
Was there ever a point either during the game or after you got back where you regretted going on the show?
I never did have any regrets from being on the show, I had a couple of weak times during the show when my alliance got flipped upside down (“thanks, Kass”), but I snapped out of it and regrouped.
Whom do you still talk, text, or email with the most from your season?
I still talk to a few from the show: LJ, Tony, Sarah, Trish, Brice, and Spencer some. LJ, Trish, Sarah, and I support a great charity in Florida that we have attended almost every time since our season ended. They are such good friends. Me and Tony text and call still. He better reach out, I voted for him to win the million, lol!
Do you still watch Survivor, and, if so, what’s your favorite season you were not on and why?
I definitely still watch Survivor. By far the best reality show on television. Wish I would have been on season 34. Would have loved to played with my buddy Sarah again. Love that girl. I think I would have won it though.
Who’s one player from another Survivor season you wish you could have played with or against and why?
Well, I auditioned for Season 26 and didn’t make it, would have loved to have played that season against Cochran, Malcolm, Reynold, Phillip, etc. I think I would have dominated in the challenges. Plus, all the girls was gorgeous, haha. I have a lot of friends from season 30, that would have been a fun season to be on.
If you could make one change to any aspect of Survivor, what would it be and why?
If I could make any change about Survivor, it would definitely be the idols and advantages. Let’s get back like the first 10 seasons and see who the best is to play. I don’t like seeing ways to keep people in the game when there have been people playing the game better. If you get voted out, you’re out. See ya, haha.
Finally, would you play again if asked?
I would definitely play again if asked. I’m getting a little older, but I still have it, ha! Yeah, that’s right, get me back on there, Survivor!!!!