Shii Ann: being a New Yorker mattered more than being Asian; thinks Robb had a crush on her.

Shii Ann: being a New Yorker mattered more than being Asian; thinks Robb had a crush on her.
Shii Ann Huang was the first Asian person to appear on Survivor, but she tells TV Guide that “the biggest cultural difference” was that she is “a New Yorker.” On Survivor Thailand, she most often clashed with Robb, which she thinks might have had to do with his attraction toward her. “I think there’s a very fine line between love and hate, and I think there might have been a little crush thing going on there,” she says. Who does she have a crush on? “Papa Jake.”

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