“Survivor” winner Parvati Shallow has a reasonably shocking story for a way she was initially cast on the show. She apparently needed to make a cutthroat, on-the-spot choice and that’s what finally landed her on “Survivor.” Read on to seek out out what she did and what actuality show she was initially making use of for.
Parvati Originally Auditioned For ‘The Amazing Race’
On an episode of the “Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef” podcast, Parvati revealed the wild casting story of how she got here to be an eventual four-time “Survivor” castaway.
“I had a pal who was a recruiter, a casting agent, and he recruited me for ‘Amazing Race,'” stated Parvati, including that she and a pal of hers had been chosen as a workforce however lower in a while within the casting course of and she or he was “devastated.”
“Looking again now, after I talked to them, they lower me from ‘Amazing Race.’ They lower my workforce and I used to be tremendous devastated.”
But ‘The Amazing Race’ Casting Made Her Choose Between Friends And That’s What Landed Her ‘Survivor’
This is the place it will get loopy. When Parvati got here in to audition for “The Amazing Race,” they instructed her to carry a blonde pal and she or he ended up bringing two — and the show made her select between them proper on the spot.
“I really got here in with two girlfriends as a result of [the casting agent] was like, carry a blonde. So I used to be the brunette after which I had the blonde with me. I had two girlfriends and I got here in and Lynn Spillman, the casting director on the time stated, ‘OK, choose which one you wish to do it with’ — in entrance of them. And I used to be like, ‘No, you choose, you are the casting director! Like, no, these are my buddies!'”
Parvati continued, “And she’s like, ‘Do you wish to win? … OK then which one would you win with?’ And then I selected and misplaced a pal that day.”
But then after they had been lower from “The Amazing Race,” Parvati stated that her cutthroat choice is what acquired her on “Survivor.”
“A few months later, I do not keep in mind the timing particularly, they known as me and requested me if I wished to do ‘Survivor.’ And Lynn stated she knew I had what it took to win the sport or be a dominant competitor as a result of I had chosen a pal in entrance of the opposite one,” stated Parvati.
Parvati selected the pal she had identified longer and with whom she had traveled extensively by means of Europe collectively, which simply is sensible as a result of “The Amazing Race” is a travel-based show.
“[That friend] was one in every of my finest buddies in school and we had traveled by means of Europe collectively. That’s why it was very simple for me to decide on her as a result of I had such a depth of relationship along with her. And the opposite pal was extra of a brand new pal, I did not know her as effectively,” stated Parvati.
But the rejected pal didn’t take it effectively.
Parvati Was Roommates With The Rejected Friend
Parvati stated that selecting between her two buddies was form of an enormous deal on the time as a result of she was really residing with the one she rejected.
“It was, yeah, it was a troublesome, robust second. Cause we additionally lived collectively,” stated Parvati, however she added that “Survivor” becames such an enormous a part of her life that she thinks it was destiny.
“I feel that ‘Survivor’ was woven into the material of my future and there is nothing I might have performed to keep away from it now, having had the experiences I had,” stated Parvati. “And that pal, she and I, we grew aside anyhow and she or he moved again to Georgia. So it is like, you develop other than some buddies. It makes really feel higher to assume that method.”
“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific occasions on CBS. The forty second season will air within the spring of 2022. Seasons 43 and 44 are casting now, so if you happen to’ve all the time wished to use, now could be your likelihood!