Survivor Palau’s Coby says he “was trying to play the Jonny Fairplay card.”

Survivor Palau’s Coby says he “was trying to play the Jonny Fairplay card.”
Survivor Palau‘s first jury member, Coby Archa, says that he suspected he was the first to go, and thus his meltdown was a strategy. “I stirred up a lot of trouble before I left,” he tells TV Guide. “At the end, I was trying to play the Jonny Fairplay card. I was going to be the crazy a-hole that nobody liked, in hopes that somebody [would] want to take me to the final two.” Coby says that he “was part of the team when it came to challenges. But when it comes to camp life and playing the ‘game’? No. That is why I got so bitter and twisted. No matter how good I was in challenges or how much hard work I put into the camp, still nobody wanted to play with me.”

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