Ami originally applied for The Amazing Race, admits she “got a little too confident.”

Ami originally applied for The Amazing Race, admits she “got a little too confident.”
Survivor Vanuatu‘s Ami Cusack admits that she made the fatal Survivor mistake and became too cocky. “I got a little too confident that it was going to be me and Leann in the final two for sure,” she tells TV Guide. She also says that the women’s alliance started with a discussion between Scout and Eliza. “It started out with Scout and Eliza talking about the fact that no women’s alliance had ever made it to the end. I’m like, ‘That is silly. Us ladies should be supporting each other and I’m willing to stand for that. I’d love for us to make it to the final four.'” Ami also says that she’s not a man-hater, and that she thought she had a friendship with Rory. “I really liked all the guys that we played with; it was just that my alliance was all women. I liked every one of them. In fact, I really got along with Rory. It is funny to see he was all mad at me and wasn’t liking me on the show–I was shocked! He and I were buddies, and I didn’t get it, until I saw the show, that he hated me so much. Call me na&#239ve.”

In a similar interview with The Advocate, the magazine reveals that Ami “and her girlfriend, Crissy, had auditioned to be on The Amazing Race, but producers instead asked Cusack to be an island castaway.” Ami tells the magazine she “didn’t think it was that big a deal” that Mark Burnett edited out her kissing her girlfriend. And
she says of Twila, “I think Twila’s just as queer as I am, god bless her! [laughs] If she’s not, she should be.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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