CBS are turning the power over to you, the fans of Survivor for season 31, with a shortlist of 32 former castaways being selected and potentially being given the opportunity at a second shot of winning one million dollars.
By going to www.cbs.com/SurvivorSecondChance, viewers can vote for their 10 favourite men and 10 favourite women from a list of 16 of each, and so Female First has reached out to every person on that list, asking them for a plea to the fans about why they should get to play the game one more time.
As more pleas come in, this feature will be updated so make sure to check back regularly if you're struggling on deciding just who to vote for! Without further ado, here are the pleas we've had returned so far...
"It's an honor to be considered for Survivor second chance! As much as I'd like to go back, I can't do it alone, I need your votes. Over the past 9 years, there hasn't been a week that hasn't gone by where I haven't thought about the game. To think that $ 1 million slipped by my hands by 1 inch and 1 second has driven me hard to get back to compete for the title of Sole Survivor. I've listened to your advice and tips on how to better my game, and now I need your votes to put YOUR ideas to good work. Please vote early and daily and to get me back in the island! I won't disappoint you!"
"I think I deserve another shot because my first go 'round I was tethered to my little brother. It was so much fun to play the game with him, but I didn't really get to do my own thing. This time I want to spread my own wings and fly a bit. I also have a one year old son and want to get out there and make his college fund overflow!"
"Last time I played Survivor I was there with a loved one, which is just NOT how Survivor should be played. Being tied to a partner, I wasn't able to focus on my individual game because I was always worrying about two people. This time I am playing MY own game. Making the moves I want to make for MYSELF. I feel that I didn't get the chance to show my potential as a Survivor player, and that's what I am most looking forward to! Vote me back on that island and you are gonna see what kind of moves I have up my sleeve!"
After reaching out to Kelly, we got the following response:
"Kelly took some time to think about it and she decided she wants to spend the next week enjoying family before she potentially leaves. If she goes, please try to schedule again when she gets back. Thank you for understanding."
"If I had to pick one word to describe my first time playing Survivor it would be "naked." No, I'm not just referring to the fact that took off my clothes on national television. I'm referring to the fact that I held nothing back. I played hard, and I bared my soul for all of my fellow Worlds Apart contestants - and for the entire world, for that matter - to see. Some people say that my passion for Survivor got me voted out of the game. They tell me that if I weren't such a starstruck fan that I could have lasted longer. Maybe that's the case. But I'm hoping that the same qualities that got me voted out of Survivor Worlds Apart will get me voted into Survivor Second Chance. I'm proud that I got to live out my dream of playing Survivor. And I'm honored to have been given this chance to possibly play again. I'm looking forward to showing you a lot more of my game in this upcoming season. Remember: just because you've seen me naked doesn't mean that you've seen all that I've got."
"Why do I want to be on Survivor?! OK, I admit it I'm addicted to Survivor... how can you not want more of it?! I'm hungry for the game and winning this time!
"Since I last was on Survivor, I thought I knew it all because I was in law school. Which is hilarious to me now! I was a novice Survivor student!
"Give me a second chance and #Vote4Monica for this season of Survivor! So much has changed since I last played! I am now a thriving attorney in the big bad city of Los Angeles. I delayed the bar exam to be on Survivor last time and look at me now. With that I have an insane plethora of experience that comes with practicing law with the big boys in LA. I now realize how green I was! Although I was smarter than most back then I was really quick to try and trust people but this time I refuse to do it. Moves and votes will be calculated one by one looking 20 steps ahead. I was one of the youngest up against one of the most ruthless players and to the last day I lived on that island I never backed down to the notorious Russell Hantz. Even though I had no idea how big of a villain he was I knew enough to stick up for myself and what I wanted, which was to win. This time I will not only stick up for what I want, I will WIN!
"My game was clouded by Russell and my tribe dominating challenges also clouded out strategy! Now it's my time to shine!
"I'm here to show all the girls of the world that just because you're bigger and stronger than me doesn't mean you're smarter than me.
"I am really stepping up my challenge game and training like crazy to kick butt out there! This time it's for the win! I want this to be a message to girls out there that just because you're bigger and stronger doesn't mean you're better than me or smarter than me. I'm training harder than ever and this is payback for anyone who bullied a girl or judged what she was capable of based on her appearance. Last time I played I didn't see the big picture so I am going into this one prioritizing my end game and really looking at each possible move from day 1 always with day 39 in sight! Last time I was worried about how I was perceived and not hurting feelings... this time I'm going all in and holding nothing back! Put me back in coach! Pretty Pretty Please #Vote4Monica!"
"My last time on SURVIVOR I allowed the environment and circumstances to control my emotions and dictate my actions. This time around I want to keep my emotions in check and allow strategy to drive my game. There is nothing wrong with being feisty in certain situations, and being a caring, team-player in other situations. Ultimately, I want to be more calculated in terms of my relationships, alliances, and most importantly, the way I treat my fellow competitors."
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