February 10, 2013

Three Underwood cronies called back to reality show

The Oakland school nurse reflects on her 'Survivor' experience and reveals her favorites this season.

By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling mhhetling@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

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Former “Survivor” competitor Ashley Underwood works as a nurse at the Atwood Primary School in Oakland.

Staff photo by David Leaming

"Seems like a No Brainer"
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Ashley Underwood has her torch snuffed out after she was voted out in the season finale of “Survivor: Redemption Island,” which was broadcast on CBS on May 15, 2011. Underwood made it to the final four before being ousted.

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Underwood said Driskill, and all the new players, must work hard in the early going.

"You want to be helpful around camp," she said. "Right from the first, there's not much to vote on. If you're lazy, they'll probably get rid of you. If you're strong in the first challenge, that's good for you."

And, of course, she recommends that people put their desire to win the game ahead of their need for rest.

"Nobody sleeps the first night," she said. "That's an unwritten rule. You don't go to sleep because someone is scheming."

She said "Survivor" romances tend to outlast those on love-themed reality shows like "The Bachelor" because "Survivor" is "so organic and real."

On "Survivor," she said, people who fall for each other are "dirty, gross, and emotionally broken down. It can only get better from there."

Underwood said she will watch every episode this season with her family, but she's not sure whether she'll watch them live.

"I kind of go back and forth between that and 'American Idol,'" she said. "I'll DVR one or the other."

Morning Sentinel Staff Writer Matt Hongoltz-Hetling can be contacted at 861-9287 or at:



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