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01-22-2012, 11:34 PM
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/Jim674/s24_Colton_Cumbie.jpgName (Age): Colton Cumbie (21)
Tribe Designation: Manono
Current Residence: Monroeville, Ala.
Occupation: College Student
Personal Claim to Fame: I came out as gay when I was 12 years old, sixth grade in South Alabama. My parents definitely did not run out to join Parents of Lesbian and Gay (PFLAG) and it took a long time but they came around. It was weird at school but I didn’t play the victim and run home to cry. I stood up for myself and explained that being gay wasn’t who I was but part of who I am.
Inspiration in Life: My nanny/ grandmother who is technically my great-aunt but she and her husband took my mom in when she was 2 months old after her dad abandoned her. My grandmother is the most amazing person I know. She is literally my 73-year-old best friend! She has been there for me through everything, definitely the biggest impact on who I am today.
Hobbies: Socializing, watching reality TV and writing.
Pet Peeves: Ugly people who think they’re hot.
3 Words to Describe You: Adorable, entertaining and opinionated.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: As far as my personality goes I would be a mix of Queen Parvati, Corinne and JT. I embody three of their distinctive traits; heartlessness (in a loveable way), low tolerance for trash and that people hate me but still want to be my best friend.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to play the game! The strategy, the challenges, I want it all! I don’t care about the fame or whether people love or hate me. I would love nothing more than to see my verbally abusive stepdad’s reaction when I win a million dollars on national TV.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I live my life as I if I’m playing Survivor! I have a strategy for everything. Hell, the way I got my boyfriend was a strategy.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I don’t believe, I know! There has never been anyone with the social skills and charisma I possess on this show. I’m confident, hilarious, athletic, good looking, adorable and I have good teeth with a hint of Southern charm. What more could you want?
Source: CBS.com (http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/cast/81120/)
01-26-2012, 06:34 AM
Regardless of what ppl say about him and his ORG history (I figured it can't be who ppl claim he is), I'm excited to see this guy play the game. I hope he flirts with Michael :p
01-27-2012, 07:22 AM
I’m confident, hilarious, athletic, good looking, adorable and I have good teeth with a hint of Southern charm. What more could you want?
How about someone who isn't a complete and total ahole? I saw his video and he's this year's villian. He goes on about how proud he was of being his highschool mean girl. He has a real talent for turning the entire crowd against someone. (that's supposed to be impressive) I understand he's only 21, but it doesn't stop him from being a jackass.
I'll be happy when this one goes, and first won't be soon enough.
01-27-2012, 09:05 AM
His interview was annoying and pretentious to me. He's definitely going to be a villain this season, and I'm going to love to hate him.
01-27-2012, 10:43 AM
From reading his paragraph, he seems very interesting and I feel like in some ways I can relate. But i heard him on that video and I already dislike him so there goes that one. I do love the Queen Parvati comment. I am trying to figure out which of those three traits belong to JT though. None seem to fit to me.
03-22-2012, 09:51 PM
Survivor's Colton Cumbie Reveals He Did Not Have Appendicitis, and His Master (Evil?) Plan!
Survivor's Colton Cumbie is arguably one of the most hateable reality-show contestants of all time, known for backstabbing, racial slurs and…after last night's episode, [Spoiler Alert!] acute "appendicitis" that lead to his shocking exit.
But guess what? Colton didn't actually have appendicitis! So what's the real story? And does this season's take-your-breath-away villain have any regrets about all the ugly things he said and did? Here's what Colton just spilled:
"It wasn't actually appendicitis," Colton said today in his post-exit interview. "I had a severe bacterial infection in the lining of my stomach and my intestines. That was causing the headaches and the pain." Colton reveals he was flown to a hospital where he was treated with antibiotics, and then had to be treated further once he got back home. Now, though he quips, "I'm all better. I'm fat again!"
OK, so physically, he's 100 percent. But helllooo: What about mentally? How is Colton dealing with all the internet hate from people watching the show? As Colton puts it, "When you watch the show you think I'm evil and you want to just stab me in the face...Obviously, watching it, in certain parts like episode four, I was uncomfortable. I don't want to be seen as someone who treats people that way. But in my personal life, there haven't been any people who have attacked me...They all say, 'You're really not like you are in television!'"
Ahhh…The old Omarosa defense: He's really not like that in real life, people! But actually, instead of blaming it on reality-show editing and trickery, Colton insists he was mindfully acting his way through the game, saying he gave an "Emmy-worthy performance" of which "Susan Lucci would be proud." He adds: "I really can con people. God did not bless me with a high IQ. He blessed me with charisma!"
Colton also contends that had his GI tract not flared up, he would have gone all the way to the end. "I had a producer tell me on day three, 'You are the first player we've had where everyone was on day three and you're on day 33.'" Colton had a master plan that included getting rid of Alicia next ("I knew about her relationship with the women") and then picking off the others until Jay, Troy, Kim and Colton remained in the final four. "I knew there was no way I was going to win the final immunity challenge, and my argument to the others would have been that I literally had to claw, scratch and bite my way to the end."
But alas, his time was cut short, and that is Colton's biggest (only?) regret. "I feel like I don't have closure to my game," he lamented today. "Had they all grown brains and said 'Let's get rid of Colton and the idol!' I would have said props to them. But I got outed by something that was out of their control and my control. That's what's so disheartening. It's like I was in the middle of story and ran out of ink."
And now he's dying to go back for some kind of All-Star installment. "I feel like Natasha Beddingfield. The rest is still unwritten. I want to go back and write it."
03-22-2012, 09:58 PM
'Survivor: One World's' Colton Cumbie realizes that karma got him
Colton Cumbie was one of the most polarizing castaways in "Survivor" history. He tells Zap2it what he regrets about his behavior and how much he wants to go back for another chance.
How are you feeling? How did everything go once you were medi-vac'd out of there?
"I'm obviously 100% better. What happened was I was taken to a hopsital where they determined it was a severe bacterial infection. They gave me a round of antibiotics, I got back to the States and I had to do another round of antibiotics. They thought it might still be appendicitis when I got back to the States, but I still have my appendix."
You were a very divisive player this year. Were you playing a character for the purposes of TV or for strategy?
"Um, that's hard. Obviously, there was strategy behind some things that I did. I think I could've handled it differently. Christina, for example, whenever I was calling her out, saying those things to her, I really was doing it more so because I wanted to make it very clear that if you go against me, I will send you home. I wanted the guys to be afraid to talk to her and in a way they were ... It was almost a Boston Rob Redemption Island cult-type deal."
People have referred to you as hateful and mean - are you like that in life? Do you think you came across that way on TV?
"Oh, I definitively came across that way on TV. In life, you really just have to know me as a person, in regards to my sense of humor. Calling Leif a munchkin, that was supposed to be funny ... I'm not that mean. You have to meet me and get to know me to see past all that."
Did you come home regretting how you spoke about some of the people?
"I'm going to be completely honest - when I got home, no. I was still so fixated on the fact that I got taken out by something that was totally out of my control. I was running that show. I really could've won had I not gotten sick. It wasn't until I actually saw it unfold on television. You don't really realize it when you're saying it, but when you see yourself say it, it's totally different."
So you regretted it once you saw it on TV?
"Well, in a sense i did, but in another sense I'm kind of glad I said it so I could see myself behave that way so I could grow as a person and make changes in my own life. If it had not been for 'Survivor,' I probably would've lived the rest of my life with this self-entitled, selfish attitude because no one would've brought it to my attention ... it was great because it allowed me to have some personal growth."
Have you spoken to anyone, particularly Bill? That really rubbed people the wrong way, the way that went down.
"Bill, Leif, Christina, all the people, we all know where we stand with each other. We're all in good standings. None of us have any animosity towards each other. I think they're all great people. I think they understand that I was a 20-year-old kid who lived a very sheltered life, I'd never really been out of my bubble ... I think this has really opened my eyes to see that it's OK that people don't live exactly like I do. It's OK that people are different and have different opinions and dreams and goals. I think that was the biggest eye-opener for me."
Would you return to "Survivor" if asked?
"In a heartbeat, are you kidding? ... Right now, I feel like I don't have that closure. Had I been blindsided, it would've been one thing. I would've been like, 'OK, they got me.' But they didn't get me. I was running that show. I love the game so much. I've watched the show since I was nine years old, dreamed of playing it ... and to actually be awarded the opportunity to play and then be taken out the way I was, it was bad. Even though, I will say, yes, I know your next question is probably going to be 'Do I think it was karma?' I think I found out the hard way that there is a bigger b**** than me and it's karma."
03-22-2012, 10:06 PM
I don't buy it. He's repeated so many times that he knows how to say all the right things, and he's doing that here to increase his shot for another go at Survivor. He severed his Alicia ties, and tried to link himself with the 'good' people, Kim, Jay, Troy. How he knew they had aligned while he was over on another island... I don't know :lol
He compared himself to Boston Rob :cry I think that's a thing now for players with a negative edit to compare themselves to Boston Rob, who is a 'villain' with fans.
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