‘Survivor: Philippines’ Pre-Game Interview: Angie Layton


Angie Layton (CBS)

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Name: Angie Layton
Home: Provo, UT
Occupation: Student
Tribe: Matsing

Gordon Holmes: Says here you’re a model. What kinds of attire do you model?
Angie Layton: A lot of bridal stuff. A lot of prom, I’ve done billboards. I’ve done mod bod stuff, it’s more modest stuff.
Holmes: Mod bod?
Layton: It’s for girls who want more modest clothes.

Holmes: Tell me about your pageant career.
Layton: I was Miss Utah Teen USA, then I went on to Miss Teen USA and was third runner up.
Holmes: I remember that, I was sixth that year.
Layton: Sixth? I think if I remember right you were eighth.
Holmes: So mean.
Layton: (Laughs)  I started off pageants through modeling when I was fourteen.
Holmes: Do the skills you learned in the pageant world apply at all to “Survivor”?
Layton: I think that it will apply to it because pageants have helped shape me into who I am today. It’s helped me become really confident in myself and believe in myself. You can achieve whatever you want. And, dealing with cutthroat people.
Holmes: What?!
Layton: A lot of the pageant girls are cutthroat.
Holmes: I thought it was all sisterhood and BFFS and pillow fights…
Layton: Oh yeah…that’s (expletive deleted).
Holmes: Way to shatter my illusions, Angie.
Layton: I think some of the people here are cutthroat. I think they’re all strategizing behind my back.
Holmes: Who do you think is cutthroat?
Layton: I think that black guy with all the earrings. I feel like the guy with all the tattoos doesn’t give a (expletive deleted) if he’s here or not. He just wants to kill people. (Laughs) Just kidding.
Holmes: I’m pretty sure that’s against the rules.
Layton: (Laughs) No, he’s really nice. He’s been smiling at me.
Holmes: In 24 seasons, there’s yet to be a murder. Are you going to tell people about your pageant career?
Layton: Sure. I don’t think it will affect me. It’s who I am.

Holmes: Have you watched a lot of “Survivor”?
Layton: Yeah. I’ve watched a lot of seasons. More from 19 (Samoa) on. I’ve seen all of them…and 16 (Micronesia).
Holmes: You said something in your bio that I’ve never seen before; you’re looking to meet some hotties?
Layton: (Laughs) I did write that didn’t I?
Holmes: Is that part of your gameplan, to be in a couple?
Layton: I just like eye candy! I like hot guys. I have a boyfriend though. But, I still like hot guys.
Holmes: Have you two had a discussion as to what happens if he turns on CBS and sees you putting the moves on some hunk?
Layton: I told him that I’m going to do what it takes, and if I have to flirt, I’m going to flirt.
Holmes: Is he cool with that?
Layton: He’s cool with it one minute and the next he’s like, “Ehhh…” But, I’m like, “This is what I’ve got to do right now.”

Holmes:  You also claim to be a daredevil.
Layton: Yes, I’ll try anything once. Not drugs though. I’m not afraid of anything. I don’t get intimidated by anyone, especially girls. I know who I am and I know what I’m capable of. Nothing stops me. I’m just kick ass like that.
Holmes: So challenge-wise…
Layton: Challenge-wise I’m going to go balls out. Except for puzzles, I hate puzzles.
Holmes: There are puzzles on this show. How do you handle that?
Layton: I’m going to get a really smart person.
Holmes: So you intend to align with smart folk?
Layton: Just like one so we can have someone to do the puzzles.

Holmes: Do you have any problems lying to get ahead?
Layton: No.
Holmes: Scandal.
Layton: (Laughs) I know! It’s “Survivor.” I’ll lie in a cute way.
Holmes: Adorable lying is tough to stay angry at.
Layton: I know.

Holmes: If you could align with any former “Survivor,” who would it be and why?
Layton: I would want to align with Parvati (Shallow). Not because she’s flirtatious, just because she is so fun. She’s always happy, she’s always smiling just like me. I don’t want it to always be so serious. And she strategized and played the game well.

Holmes: OK future millionaire, what’re you going to do with your winnings?
I am going to save the money…go shopping first.
That won’t help you save the money.
Well…I’ll save it after.

Don’t miss the premiere of “Survivor: Philippines” – Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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