There has been a lot of talk about how many of the returning players brought back for Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites (premiering Feb. 13 on CBS) were not actually very good players their first time around. One contestant who did have some serious game in her first outing, however, is Brenda Lowe. Brenda worked herself into a position of power in Survivor: Nicaragua, but then made two fatal errors: She got too comfortable in her perch, and then did not scramble hard enough to stay once it became evident that the votes may have shifted against her. Now, Brenda gets a chance to make up for those mistakes. I chatted with Nicaragua’s Black Widow last May just days before filming on Survivor: Caramoan began and she spoke about her past mistakes, the other returning player she was concerned about, and the only thing that gave her pause about coming back.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Okay, Brenda, why are you going to win this time?
BRENDA LOWE: Because I am leaving behind a lot of really great things in my life in Miami and I feel like I’ve learned so much from the first time from being able to watch and feeling how much it hurts to get voted off, that I don’t think that I would ever make those same mistakes again. And those mistakes were pretty crucial. I was doing pretty good. Had I not messed up, I probably would have gotten really far so I wanted that second chance to make those corrections and then probably make it to the end. READ FULL STORY »