Even though he throw away his master plan to rule Survivor One World because of acute appendicitis, Colton Cumbie actually didn’t have that particular ailment, he said in Survivor 2012 post-exit interview.

“It wasn’t actually appendicitis,” Colton said. “I had a severe bacterial infection in the lining of my stomach and my intestines. That was causing the headaches and the pain.”

He said he was flown to a hospital and given antibiotics before heading home. Now he says everything is fine. “I’m all better,” he said. “I’m fat again!”

So what would have happened had the season’s villain not been stricken with the bacterial infection? He thinks he would have won the whole thing. He confesses that he would have targeted his partner in crime Alicia next. Then pick others off one by one until the final four consisted of himself, Kim, Troy and Jay.

“I knew there was no way I was going to win the final immunity challenge, and my argument to the others would have been that I literally had to claw, scratch and bite my way to the end.”

Sounds pretty solid. But he forgot to consider his social game was horrible and that someone if given the chance probably would have taken him out along the way. But he seems pretty confident with his plan.

“I had a producer tell me on day three, ‘You are the first player we’ve had where everyone was on day three and you’re on day 33,’” Colton said.



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