IS THIS AUSTRALIA’S NEXT SURVIVOR? GC’S FLICK EGGINTON TIPS WHO WILL TRIUMPH
On the first ever season of Survivor Australia, Felicity Egginton made a name for herself as Flick, the Gold Coast girl and former meter maid who turned out to be much more than just a pretty face.
She came fourth overall, losing out to a strong alliance of three after playing a tough, strategic game.
With season two officially underway, Flick gives her two cents on what she’s seen so far.
“I am already loving season two, even more than season one,” she says.
“I think the producers have done an amazing job with the cast, they are all very diverse and it seems there will be a lot of game playing and blindsides this season, which I am excited for.
“I had mixed feelings watching because half of me wants to watch the show as a Survivor fan, but the other half of me wants to be out there playing it.
“It brought back a lot of memories for me, both good and bad.”
The first season of many TV shows often vastly differs to the following season, but considering Survivor’s formula is tried and tested the main differences lie in the contestants.
“I think the biggest difference will be the fact that they have cast contestants who actually are going to play big and hard whereas for our season a lot of people floated through,” she says.
“I also think the challenges and twists will be a lot different this season.”
Even though filming finished long ago, it feels like those survivors are out there right now, crawling through mud and living on rice. Given Flick’s Survivor status, she’s qualified to give some advice. “Play hard or go home!” “It’s important to go out there and play the game especially if you are a Survivor fan.
“I also think they need to prepare themselves mentally for how tough it is going to be, not only during the show but also afterwards.”
FLICK’S PICKS Who are the power players?
I think we have a few power players this season. I think Henry is a huge power player and I feel like he is going to make some pretty big bold moves in this game, which should be exciting. I also think that Luke is a huge power player and because he is so goofy no one will expect this to come from him. He’s one I would personally keep my eye on. I also think we need to keep an eye on Jarrad, AK and also Sarah as they show a lot of knowledge of the game and seem like the type of players that will take control after the first few votes.
Who are the schemers?
I think Henry will be one of the biggest schemers in this game. Lying about his occupation? He is definitely a schemer. I also think Sarah will be a pretty big schemer because she is playing the dumb model but really that girl has her head screwed on for this game.
Who will struggle?
That is really a hard one to pick because everyone struggles in their own way out there. I think all of the contestants seem pretty strong both physically and mentally, so I think they will be able to support each other out there. Whoever gets past day 40 will struggle the most as that’s when the game really starts and you are so depleted by that point.
Who will be in the top three?
It’s hard to say as it’s still early days and anything can happen but I would predict Henry, Jarrad and Anneliese to be in the top three. If it’s a final two, I predict Henry and Anneliese. I would like to say Sarah for the final three as well but I feel people will see her as too big of a threat and she will be voted off but make it pretty far.
Who will win?
Anneliese could. I feel like she is going to surprise us.
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The Gold Coast’s Felicity Egginton finished fourth on the first season of Australian Survivor.