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EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Survivor competitor Randy Bailey says Parvati Shallow will win the latest season of the reality show because her bikini body has blinded the men on her tribe.
Bailey, a wedding videographer from Missouri, was eliminated when the villains lost a tough wrestling challenge in the mud and chose to send him home over Shallow. Two people from the heroes tribe have been eliminated, but he is the first villain to be sent home.
The 49-year-old told Stuff.co.nz Shallow - who won Survivor's $1 million prize on a previous season set in Micronesia - had used her good looks to hoodwink the men in his tribe.
"She has this spell over people. She smiles, she giggles, she wears her bikini and that's her strategy and people don't vote her out because of it," he said.
"It doesn't affect me but it affects other people. Russell (Hantz) and Boston Rob (Mariano) fell for it. Plus she's already won $1 million. She's just gonna get more powerful.
"We needed to vote her out and I hope it comes back to haunt the people in my tribe who didn't see it that way."
Bailey said the heroes were a stronger tribe than the villains, but couldn't perform if a challenge involved any kind of puzzle solving.
"They have us outmatched when it's pure strength. If you give us a challenge that requires any kind of creativity or cleverness, the heroes are going to lose every time. They've got such big egos, they just fall apart.
"I don't think there's a brain amongst that tribe."
But it wasn't just the heroes Bailey had words for. Many of his tribemates - including Mariano and Hantz - were also in his sights.
"I've got news for you: Boston Rob is not that great," he said. "He's just a control freak. He's a camera whore. He's gotta be the one who lights the fire or raises the flag. It's annoying to be around.
"(And) I didn't think much of (Hantz). He's short and he's fat. Then when I got home and saw him in Samoa, I thought, 'Holy cow'. He's a good player. He's pretty tough doing back-to-back seasons like that."
Bailey, who came 11th in Survivor: Gabon, said his second stint on the show was a shock to the system.
"Looking back on it, I remember the good times. You forget about going without food or going days and days without sleep. You're reminded of that very quickly, on day one. I was freaking out out there the first three or four days."
He had no problems being called a villain.
"All I did was talk trash about people behind their back, and that made me a villain."
Survivor: Heroes vs Villains screens on TV3 every Thursday at 8.30pm. Stuff.co.nz will interview every contestant as they are eliminated.
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