‘Survivor 41’ Contestant Designs ‘Survivor Mount Rushmore’

Ricard Foyé proved to be one of the vital well-liked contestants of “Survivor 41” close to the top of the season, with many followers praising him for his gameplay and strategic acumen. Nonetheless, his menace stage proved to be an excessive amount of for the opposite members of the ultimate 5, who despatched him to the jury after he misplaced the immunity problem within the season finale.

CBS just lately posted Ricard’s post-elimination “Ponderosa” video on-line, the place the viewers can see how he, and his fellow jury members, responded to his being voted out. As Ricard processed his loss within the day following his elimination, he drew a hypothetical “Mount Rushmore” of “Survivor” gamers he thought of one of the best.

Read on to seek out out who Ricard included in his design.

Ricard Went Through Many Iterations of the Design

Ricard went by a basket of a few dozen iconic “Survivor” gamers from all through the years earlier than selecting 4 legends to kind the “Survivor Mount Rushmore.”

Ricard begins off with Chrissy Hofbeck, who was 46 when she positioned second on season 35, “Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers,” saying,I believe she was an exceptional recreation participant. I beloved the truth that she was an older lady and made it actually far within the recreation, which statistically doesn’t occur.” Heather Aldret, who competed alongside Ricard within the recreation, and certainly positioned additional than him, was 52 throughout her time on the season. Ricard has stated that she was his second option to win after her prime ally (and eventual winner) Erika Casupanan.

Other names that Ricard floats as GOATs embrace winners Sarah Lacina, Tyson Apostol (who he calls “an incredible participant, however not phenomenal”), Natalie Anderson (“certainly one of my absolute favourite gamers of all time”), and Jeremy Collins, whose relationship with Natalie in season 29, “San Juan del Sur,” he calls “perfection.” He additionally names Michele Fitzgerald, who was a considerably controversial winner in 2016 when she received season 32, “Kaôh Rōng,” as “certainly one of my favourite winners of all time.”

Michele, who has been open about scuffling with a number of the public backlash to her win, responded positively to Ricard’s point out of her in a December interview with Rob Cesternino. “I’m honored,” she declared. “Honored!” After discovering that she did not make Ricard’s closing 4, she stated, “At least I used to be there for a second…let’s go away it there, let’s simply fake that is the way it ended.” On Ricard together with himself within the closing 4, Michele stated, “Why not, Ricard? Yes. What a king. It’s his Ponderosa, it is his world, we’re all simply dwelling in it, and I’m joyful. He’s a legend.”

Ricard’s Final Four Included Two Winners and Two Non-Winners

When it got here to infamous “Survivor” villain Russell Hantz, Ricard stated that the controversial participant may “simply go proper again within the field. I don’t like his gameplay and I don’t like his saboteur-type habits.” Of one other “Survivor” villain – “Boston”Rob Mariano, Ricard stated, “it took you a whole lot of instances to win. A variety of instances.” As a end result, Ricard didn’t embrace the five-time participant and one-time mentor on his “Mount Rushmore.” “You have already got your idol, large face on an island,” Ricard stated, referring to the statues fabricated from him and Sandra Diaz-Twine on season 39, “Island of the Idols.” “You do not want this one as effectively.”

Nonetheless, Ricard’s semi-final design included two-time winner Sandra, different two-time winner Tony Vlachos (“youkind of dethroned the Queen,” Ricard stated, referring to his two-time win in season 40, “Winners at War,” “so Queen Tony, right here you’re”), in addition to Jeremy, and legendary four-time participant Cirie Fields.

“Some phenomenal recreation gamers simply by no means get the chance to win,” Ricard stated, referring to host Jeff Probst’s personal remark about Ricard within the Tribal Council by which he was eradicated. “Season 41 ought to’ve been Ricard,” Ricard continued. “Ricard ought to have gotten the million {dollars}, similar to Cirie ought to have.”

However, Ricard makes one closing edit earlier than finalizing the design: he ends by changing Jeremy with himself. “One of essentially the most iconic gamers,” Ricard stated, writing his personal identify on the board. “Drop the 4, hold the 1, ‘Survivor 41’ Ricard.”

Ricard additionally stated that he’s “most likely going to be again throughout the subsequent 5 seasons, and he is most likely going to win.” Although host Jeff Probst has stated that “Survivor” will not be having returning gamers for awhile, Ricard is prone to be on the prime of the listing as soon as they do begin wanting, and it is fairly seemingly he can be accepting the invitation.

“Survivor” airs 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. Be positive to catchseason 42when it premieres March 9, 2022.

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