Zach Wurtenberger & Maryanne Oketch Respond to ‘Love Story’

“Survivor” has seen its fair proportion of romance over the current years; lately, “Survivor 41” noticed 20-year-olds Xander Hastings and Liana Wallace share a secret scene by which the previous declared his love for the latter; sadly, that hopeful romance did not find yourself figuring out ultimately.

Last night time’s episode of “Survivor 42,” nevertheless, noticed the potential for an additional romance to develop – that between 21-year-old Zach Wurtenberger and 23-year-old Maryanne Oketch. Since the episode aired, each contestants have responded in jest to Maryanne’s revelation of her crush for the unfortunate first boot.

Here’s what that you must know:

Maryanne Reveals Her ‘Survivor’Crush

At the immunity problem inepisode 2 of “Survivor 42,” Maryanne, of the Taku tribe, made it clear she was shocked and dismayed at seeing Zach eradicated from Ika. When pressed by host Jeff Probst about why this was, Maryanne responded that “Zach is, like, each kind of white man that I’ve a crush on, so, there goes that.” She added that she has had a “100% rejection price with all the fellows I’ve preferred,” so her hope is all the time alive for one thing to blossom. Though she didn’t come to “Survivor” on the lookout for love, she was clearly open to the potential for it.

Taku misplaced immunity, so at Tribal that night time, Maryanne reiterated her crush, saying, “I wanna do extra and study extra with my tribe members, like, do not ship me to Zach, I’m not prepared, please!” She added that being 23 and single has heightened insecurities about herself, saying she has anxious, “Maybe there’s one thing fallacious with [me] as a result of nobody romantically likes [me], you already know?”

She went on to say of Zach, “The factor is, Zachary actually, image excellent, and I’m like, hey God, is that you simply? Like, wow! … Even although the a part of the sport is about successful, you continue to take into consideration the little issues too!”

Although Maryanne didn’t get to fulfill Zach that night time, Zach certainly heard about Maryanne’s revelations from Marya and whoever the next pre-jury boots could also be. Since the episode aired, each he and Maryanne have publiclyresponded to Maryanne’s revelations.

Zach Posts Photo Comparing Him & Maryanne to Rob & Amber

Shortly after the episode aired, Zach reposted on Instagram a photo posted by Brian Scally on Twitter, superimposing Zach and Maryanne’s faces on Rob and Amber Mariano on the “Survivor: All-Stars” reunion show in 2004. At the time, Rob and Amber had simply develop into engaged, and Amber was carrying an “I Rob” t-shirt. The picture replaces “Rob” with “Zach,” and Scally jokingly referred to the saga between Maryanne and Zach as “Survivor’s subsequent nice love story.”

Zach additionally re-tweeted a put up made by his former tribemate Swati Goel, by which she publicly requested whether or not Zach ought to “exit” along with her or Maryanne. He additionally posted an image parodying the well-known sceneinvolving Billy Garcia and Candice Cody in “Survivor: Cook Islands,” by which the previous declared his love for Candice, whom he mistakenly believed had reciprocated his emotions. At Tribal Council that night time, shortly earlier than Billy was eradicated, he declared, “My prize is not even the million {dollars}. My prize was that I fell in love on this sport.” To this,Jeff responded, shocked, “Candice? From Raro tribe?!” in a scene which has develop into fairly well-known amongst followers.

In Zach’s put up, his head is superimposed onto Billy’s physique, with Billy’s well-known quote subtitled beneath him. The caption reads, “Maryanne?? From Taku tribe??” One fan on-line humorously responded, “Bro, you are Candice right here. Don’t promote your self brief.”

Also apparently, each Zach and Maryanne have modified the final names on their Twitter profiles to match the opposite’s – i.e. Zach is now “Zach Oketch,” and Maryanne is “Maryanne Wurtenberger.” Though this too is probably going in jest, the 2 certainly coordinated about this, and different posts, beforehand.

Poking enjoyable at herself, Maryanne tweeted shortly after the episode aired, “Wait… so this WASN’T [‘Love Island’]???!????”

Clearly, this potential love story remains to be unresolved. Unfortunately, we are going to by no means get to see the 2 meet on the show – and that features on the reunion, given that it’ll possible happen completely on the island, as seen in season 41. Alas, it possible will not be till after Maryanne is eradicated, or till after the finale, when followers get an actual replace as to what occurred between the 2 younger Survivors. We will preserve updating the potential love story as time goes on.

“Survivor 42” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.


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