Jenny Kim was the latest castaway to be voted off Survivor 42, and she’s ready to spill some Survivor secrets that we just don’t ever get to see in the edited one-hour episodes.
She spoke with Entertainment Weekly following her ouster, and we have some of those details for you here, like what it was like to watch her fate be determined before her very eyes by Daniel and Hai.
“Yeah, that was tough to watch,” Jenny told EW. “I knew that Mike and I had been working with Chanelle and Daniel for some time. But all along, I knew that Chanelle and Daniel were riding the middle. To what degree, I did not really know until my final Tribal Council. I did not know Daniel was sharing so much in information with Hai until Tribal Council happened and what they did not show was that Hai definitely called Daniel out and shared information that I had shared with him.”
What we really wanted to know was did Jenny think that Daniel laying his Lydia vote on Chanelle was fair.
“I think that was fair. I think that if Chanelle had said, ‘Hey, let’s just vote for Jenny and be done with it.’ Daniel would’ve gone along with the plan. But when Chanelle said, ‘No, let’s split the votes….’ Chanelle still wanted to work with me and Mike. Both Chanelle and Daniel still wanted to work with me and Mike. I think Daniel would’ve been quicker to throw us under the bus and was ready to drop us like a hot potato if he needed to, but Chanelle was really trying to make it work.
Chanelle knew she didn’t have a vote. She pretty much knew when she got back to the beach that she had made the wrong decision — a decision that will haunt me for the rest of my days. Like, how did I not keep Chanelle out from risking that vote there?”
Jenny also revealed some conversations that were edited out. Like how she reacted after the first tie at Tribal Council was revealed.
“Immediately I glare over at Chanelle saying, ‘Do something!’ And she’s like, ;’I don’t have a vote.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, no s—! I know that, but say something to Hai.’ And when she wasn’t fighting for me, I thought it was true that maybe she did lose her vote for two Tribals. So she was trying to stay safe with the group that would be left if I went home. I just couldn’t believe that she would risk her vote like that.”
To read the rest of Jenny’s exit interview with EW, click here.