Danni was told during casting, “so you’re a conservative and probably a Republican. So you hate Jews.”

Survivor Guatemala winner Dannie Boatwright reveals some of the questions that casting producers asked her while she was being considered for the show.

They started by asked, “Would you take your top off for peanut butter?” She said no, and they then asked her, presumptively, “Who is the most famous person you’ve slept with?” Danni said that after that question, “I was mad. Evidently from the (audition) tape I sent in (one of about 50,000), they thought I was a party girl because I was fun-loving.”

Unable to bait her, they switched tactics in the second round, making statements about her instead of asking actual questions. She said a casting producer told her, “You’re from Kansas, so you’re a conservative and probably a Republican. So you hate Jews.”

Danni, who Knight Ridder says “is a practicing Christian, a member of an Assembly of God Church and part of a family chock-full of ministers,” told the producers “No, I don’t hate Jews. My good friend in high school was Jewish. I think you have Christianity all wrong.” She does tell Knight Ridder that Christianity is “all about loving people. While on earth, you’re not perfect, but the Lord will forgive you for your sins. I wouldn’t judge anybody, and I don’t think anybody should judge people.” That almost seems like she’s comparing being Jewish to sinning, but perhaps not.

But most interestingly, Danni joins previous winner Vecepia in crediting God with her win. When she lost her alliance, she says, “I had to get rid of my strategy and let the Lord lead me in the right direction and let God take control.”

‘Survivor’ values: Winner sticks to her beliefs [Knight Ridder]

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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