Francesca Hogi from Redemption Island and Caramoan is a record breaker. No matter what you say about her, or no matter what your opinion is of her, she became the first person in the history of Survivor to be voted out first twice. A record is a record, and while it may not be the proudest record to hold, it’s one that Francesca walks with her head held high knowing she was part of Survivor history. Survivor however was a show that she very nearly wasn’t a part of, and even a second time round seemed a little bit far fetched. But between creating history, her relationship (or lack there of) with Phillip and having questions asked that she just doesn’t like, there is very little about Francesca not to like and makes you wonder just why does she keep getting voted out first?
On her first outing in Redemption Island, Francesca initially sided with Phillip before quickly being turned against him in to what would turn into an entertaining feud. The two went at it at tribal council and Francesca was voted out. She wouldn’t survive any longer on Redemption Island and was the first person eliminated.
Four seasons later she became the first ever first booted contestant to make a return, only to find herself on the same tribe as Phillip once again. History would repeat itself, and she would once again be feuding with the specialist, and she once again found herself back at Ponderosa before anyone had grown any facial hair.
In our chat with Francesca, she speaks about how our intro makes her sound ‘lame’, why she became so disconnected from her second season after she filmed it, talking up an all first boot season, why she never applied for Survivor and was on there by chance, how she found out that Rob and Russell were on Redemption Island, why she was on a tribe of ‘puppies’, Phillip being ‘insane and stupid’, why exactly the two of them hated each other so early on, why the tribal council she was voted out at in Redemption Island created history as well as being close with Matt after the game, her new career as a dating coach and why Andrea was shady and being closer to Cochran than anybody ever knew.