When people think about the final three in Fiji, they often don’t talk too much about Cassandra Franklin. As equal runner-up with Dreamz, she wasn’t as loud and controversial as him and also didn’t walk away with the million dollars as her fellow final tribal council finisher Earl. But there was a lot to her strategy that helped get her to the end, and a lot of things we didn’t get to see. There is also a lot that Cassandra has to say about her fellow tribe members, including two people she never wants to see again and somebody else she wants to throw in the fire.
Cassandra found herself on the outs early on but fought her way through various obstacles and ended up right at the end at the final tribal council. Once there she was unable to sway the jury to give her any votes, and she finished as equal runner-up with Dreamz to the winner Earl.
In our chat with Cassandra, she talks about why she enjoys her experience now more so than she did when it first aired, why she played along with people and planned to be behind the scenes, not being a fan before she played and being a huge fan now, just whether or not she really did say ‘mmmhmmmm’ all the time, having to put up with Rocky & Lisi and who she would’ve rather, why Yau-Man was edited better than he played, her close bond with Dreamz and why they got along so well, which two contestants she never wants to see again as well as which player she wanted to throw into the fire and how she plays Survivor in her everyday job.