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‘Survivor’ Castaway Lindsey – Rodney Is a “Two-Timing Scumbag”

March 20, 2015

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

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One week it looks like you have an awesome girl power alliance with a Boston-based fourth and the next you’re screaming at people and threatening to feed them their own jaws.

“Survivor” is kind of awesome that way.

I spoke to Lindsey the morning after her elimination to get her take on the logistics of her jaw-eating plan, what happened at Blue Collar, and why people thought she might have an idol…

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Gordon Holmes: I thought you, Sierra, Rodney, and Kelly were running the show at Blue Collar. That obviously wasn’t the case. When did things split up?
Lindsey Cascaddan: For a little while we were a core four.
Holmes: Was it Rodney’s comment about women should  hold themselves to a higher standard that broke things up?
Cascaddan: You have to kind of choose not only who you’re going to play with, but also the type of person you’re going to play with. And I just wasn’t willing to play alongside Rodney and come home and have to explain that. I don’t want my friends and family to say, “You didn’t stick up for women, you didn’t stick up for humanity as a whole. What’s wrong with you?” And the Blue Collar tribe, Rodney aside, we kind of all came to that conclusion. Nobody wanted to go home and say I worked with Rodney. But, I think a couple of people decided to work with him because at the end of the day, who’s going to vote for a guy like this?
Holmes: If he is rubbing everyone the wrong way, it seems like he’s the dream person to take to the end.
Cascaddan: Right.

Holmes: I enjoyed our time together in Nicaragua, but I have to call you out on this; how can you feed someone their own jaw? They won’t have a jaw.
Cascaddan: (Laughs) You know, I think there are a couple of lines that just came so unfiltered because of exhaustion and starvation and…you know…you’re right. But, I stand by the fact that if I was his mother, I would’ve broken it and fed it to him for breakfast.

Holmes: Last week it seemed like everyone had an issue with Mike. Did you notice that Mike and Rodney were patching things up and seemingly getting along?
Cascaddan: No, Rodney and Mike weren’t pow-wowing around camp. Kelly, Sierra, and I sat Mike down at one point and said, “Dude, you’ve got to chill. We haven’t lost. Our camp is running flawlessly. You have to just take a couple of breaths and stop yelling at everybody.” And I think that Mike did the smart thing and adjusted his game. He didn’t want to piss people off all the time. But Rodney and Mike weren’t pow-wowing around camp.

Holmes: When you were discussing the fire with Mike, he was really offended by your statement that God hadn’t been tending to that fire. Have you received any feedback about that comment?
Cascaddan: I actually have not. I did get one email and all it said is “I hope you’re ready for what’s coming because of the comment.” And I’d like to reach out to that person and say, “Nothing has come to me because of that comment.” It wasn’t there to offend any religious people. It was there to say, “That’s great that you have God. We all can have God, and maybe we all do. But that’s not why the fire is being tended to. It’s being tended to because I’m tending to it.”

Holmes: Put me in your shoes for that challenge where you’re tied to a person who’s obviously injured, but you can’t even raise your buff to get a look at how serious it is.
Cascaddan: It was pretty awful. I asked her immediately after she was hit if she was OK and she said, “Yeah.” So we literally brushed it off and kept going. When I heard, “She’s bleeding,” we didn’t know who they were talking about. Kelly didn’t even know she was bleeding. It wasn’t until Jeff was like, “Blue team take a knee. Medics come in.” I asked if she was hurt and she said, “No.” Then she asked if I was hurt and I said, “No.” I think we just had so much adrenaline that when they said it was Kelly it was terrifying. You’re blindfolded, you’re wondering how bad it is. You’re also in the middle of a challenge and your game is on hold because your partner in crime is hurt. This is not good. And even in a challenge for chickens…chickens seem really important on day nine or day ten of not eating. So, I had concern for Kelly and our team.

Holmes: Did you ever think you’d become best friends with a barrel racer?
Cascaddan: I didn’t. But, I’m so happy I did. I love Sierra. I’m so Team Sierra. I can’t even tell you how much I love her.

Holmes: Help me understand Dan. One minute he’s making a savvy move and the next he’s calling everyone stupid for the way they’re building a shelter.
Cascaddan: Dan as a game player is extremely Switzerland. He’s right in the middle, he doesn’t want to have an opinion on things. He doesn’t want to form an alliance that’s actually an alliance. His outward opinion and what he said going into Tribal was, “I’ll vote for anyone who isn’t me. As long as I don’t go home, I don’t care.” I think that Dan is such a fan of “Survivor” that he doesn’t play as player, he plays as a fan. It’s really difficult to work with him. It’s difficult to play any kind of logic with him. He is funny and he is a good guy. He’s a great husband. But, he’s a little bit maddening.

Holmes: They split the vote last night between you and Sierra. Did they have a reason to think you had the idol?
Cascaddan: I played hard. I looked for the idol every single day. And for the most part, nobody else looked for the idol unless they were with me. So, they had every reason to believe that I had the idol. And if I had a clue I would’ve had it. I was relentless.
Holmes: Sometimes the clues will be found hidden in a reward. Were you looking through them?
Cascaddan: We searched high and low whenever we got a reward. The first time we kind of knew it wouldn’t be on our one little fishing gear. But, we still looked. And then when we got the comfort, I looked at that huge pile of stuff and said, “It’s in there, I’m going to find it.” I ripped apart that whole thing myself. And I’m telling you there was no clue.

Holmes: Alright, word association time. Let’s start with Kelly.
Cascaddan: Quiet, in the middle…funny…but kind of irrelevant.
Holmes: Mike?
Cascaddan: Hard-working, annoying, funny, and he’s very blue collar.
Holmes: Dan?
Cascaddan: Dan is…annoying. (Laughs) He’s maddening. He’s extravagant.
Holmes: Sierra?
Cascaddan: Beautiful, smart, funny…she’s perfect. She’s what Rodney would say is an “angel.”
Holmes: She holds herself to a higher standard.
Cascaddan: (Laughs)
Holmes: Let’s finish with Rodney.
Cascaddan: Rodney is gross. He’s all for himself. He’s a two-timing scumbag.

Holmes: Did you learn anything about yourself during your time out there?
Cascaddan: I learned a lot about myself. As a mom and someone who runs her own business…as a daughter…I just learned that being away and being kind of lost and being with strangers and…really being alone. You’re around these people, but you’re really alone. I found out what was really important to me. Being away from my daughter was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Hands down. And I learned that ultimately in my life it is more important to stay true to who you are than to win a million dollars. I think that mindset is something that not a lot of people can say that they have. I really am a strong woman and I am proud of that.

Holmes: You were my pick to win.
Cascaddan: I know!
Holmes: And my pick always loses.
Cascaddan: (Laughs) You jinxed me! Jerk!
Holmes: And I feel terrible about it. So, I’m going to make the standard deal where if you play again…
Cascaddan: I promise you’ll see me again.
Holmes: And when we do, I’ll pick someone else.
Cascaddan: Yes! Do that.

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‘Survivor’ Blue Collar Lindsey – “Get Ready to See Me Being Annoyed by People”

February 13, 2015

'Survivor: Worlds Apart' (CBS)

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Name: Lindsey Cascaddan
Age: 24
Current Residence: College Park, Florida
Occupation: Hairdresser

Gordon Holmes: Your hobbies include “anything artistic.” What does that entail?
Lindsey Cascaddan: Painting, drawing, sewing, music…anything. I can get creative with fitness. I love to cook.
Holmes: You have a ton of tattoos. I assume people always want to talk about them.
Cascaddan: (Laughs) Yeah, it’s definitely in your face, so it’s easy to get caught up in them and talk about them.
Holmes: In this case it is literally in your face.
Cascaddan: Literally. I have a face tattoo, and it’s normally people’s first question. I think it’s a statement piece for me. I put a lot of work into my art and who I am and what I do. And I think to finally get my face tattooed, it was meant to be in your face. And I love it. It makes people question me, and I love that. I like to keep people wondering. I’d say I’m the most judged person here, maybe. I think that works to my benefit in real life and in this game.
Holmes:  How does this work to your advantage out here?
Cascaddan: My angle is really kind of easy and smart for me. It’s set up by my look and my job. I’m a single mom and I’m a hairstylist. It’s easy to let people assume that I’m quirky and ditzy and young and I make wild choices. And I’m “dumb enough to get my face tattooed.”
Holmes: So that sentiment is something you’ve experienced?
Cascaddan: Yeah, of course. In this game, it’s going to work to my advantage because people won’t see anything coming. They probably won’t put it past me to make dumb choices or do crazy things. And, I’m going to let them think that.
Holmes: Does a face tattoo hurt?
Cascaddan: A lot of my tattoos hurt really bad. The face tattoo didn’t hurt.
Holmes: I only have the one, but I think I’ve heard that the closer to the bone…
Cascaddan: No, it’s closer to nerves.
Holmes: They’re addictive.
Cascaddan: There’s a law in tattooing that says nobody has only one. I tell people I have one.
Holmes: One big one.
Cascaddan: All over me. There was a point up in my hairline that made my eye water. But there aren’t a lot of nerves there.
Holmes: I’m pinching around my face and I guess it doesn’t feel too nerve-y.
Cascaddan: Right.
Holmes: Cause I’m going to get a face tattoo when we’re done.
Cascaddan: (Laughs)

Holmes: It says your favorite sport is dating.
Cascaddan: (Laughs)
Holmes: Is there a National Dating League I haven’t heard of?
Cascaddan: (Laughs) I could probably coach that league. I’ve been known to love dating, love boys. I love a person’s energy when they start dating and they put all their best assets out there. I think it is kind of a sport. It’s this wild game we play as humans. We now have reality shows about it. And partnering, this game is about partnering. Creating trust and then breaking that trust. Finding these crazy roles…it’s a game, it’s a sport.
Holmes: And how do you keep score?
Cascaddan: (Laughs) Don’t ask!
Holmes:  Fair enough, this is a family site.
Cascaddan: Right.

NOTE: At this point a handler told us we were being too loud.

Holmes: Keep it down, troublemaker.
Cascaddan: Sorry, my voice is so loud.
Holmes: You’re going to be away from your daughter for quite a bit. How hard is that going to be?
Cascaddan: Being away from her is tough. It’s been tough. I’ve never been away from her. I am a single mom. I’m relying on my mom who is the most amazing human being ever. It’s hard to be away from someone who is like a limb to you. And I think I depend on her as much as she depends on me. She’s my favorite hobby, she’s my full-time job. She’s everything to me.

Holmes: Judging by your pet peeves, I have a feeling you might be annoyed by some of things you’re about to experience on “Survivor.”
Cascaddan: Yeah, I think the audience had better get ready to see me being annoyed by people. Maybe I won’t be as in your face as some of the players that have been on the show. Even though I look loud and have a loud voice, I love privacy. Even though there is no privacy in this game, there can be if you let there be. I try not to bore people with my kid stories. I’ll need a personal bubble.

Holmes: How do you feel about lying within the game?
Cascaddan: I think if any person in the real world tells me that lying is not a pet peeve of theirs, then that would be a huge red flag. Is lying going to happen? Yeah, it’s “Survivor.” They should just call the show “Lies.” Will I lie? Yeah.

Holmes: How about flirting?
Cascaddan: I think any man that I’ve ever come in contact with would be lying if he said I don’t use that to my advantage. And, it’s not something that I even do flamboyantly. I think every girl or guy that is attractive, that does play into your life. Of course that’ll play into my game.

Holmes: Any experience in the outdoors?
Cascaddan: I’d like to say I have experience, but I don’t think I’ll say that in a couple of weeks. (Laughs) I’m really tough-minded. And more than having experience, I think that’ll get me far.

Holmes: Are you a “Survivor” fan?
Cascaddan: I’m a huge fan. It was our family show growing up until around season sixteen. But then I was partying and having my own life. When I became a mom again I became a huge fan again. Now, I’ve caught up on all the seasons I’ve missed.
Holmes: Is that an advantage?
Cascaddan: Yeah, you know what to look for. You know about idols, you know about twists, you know about challenges. You know if you’re going to Tribal and they say “This person is going home, but we’re going to tell them it’s you,” then it’s probably you.

Holmes: If there is a twist, what do you think it is?
Cascaddan: Stop, there’s going to be a twist. When I saw there were eighteen of us I thought they’d add two returning players. Then I thought Redemption Island, but that’s not really a twist anymore  because they’ve done it so many times. I hope it’s snacks.
Holmes: Like “Survivor: Buffet.”
Cascaddan: (Laughs) That’d be awesome.
Holmes: “Survivor: Hammocks and Snacks.” That’s actually what it is. I’m not supposed to tell you that.
Cascaddan: (Laughs) Yes!

Holmes: If two returning players joined you, who would you most like to see?
Cascaddan: John Cochran and Ozzy…only because we have another guy who reminds me of Ozzy and I think they’d get into this huge fight…throwing clams at each other.
Holmes: You just want to see people fight.
Cascaddan: Yeah!
Holmes: Who would you least like to see?
Cascaddan: Parvati. I don’t want to see her. And I don’t want to see anyone from season twenty eight.

Holmes: How do you do without food?
Cascaddan: My boyfriend keeps snacks in his car and I am literally a nightmare…a human being’s worst nightmare when I’m hungry. I think that’s going to be really fun to watch on TV for other people.
Holmes: When my girlfriend doesn’t eat…it’s like she’s not a person anymore.
Cascaddan: You know the shark in “Finding Nemo”? When he smells blood and his eyes go back? We have a joke in our family that that’s me when I’m hungry. I’m bubbly and I’m fun, and then I get hungry and I’m the devil.
Holmes: What about excessive sun?
Cascaddan: I am pretty fair, I’m sure that won’t be comfortable. But I think lack of sleep and lack of food is going to be the worst.
Holmes: What about paranoia?
Cascaddan: I am probably going to follow people into the forest. I’m not sure how I’m going to handle it.

Holmes: What are your first impressions of this cast?
Cascaddan: I think there are a couple of people who look interesting. There are definitely people who are going to bug me. I can just tell by the things that they do. And then, a lot of them I would like to work with. They look like hard workers, they look like people who are going to put up a fight. And I love the fight. I’m ready.

Holmes: What’re you going to do with the million bucks when you win it?
Cascaddan: When, not if?
Holmes: I’ve got confidence in you. When.
Cascaddan: (Laughs) I’m going to invest every penny and go back to work like I never won it.
Holmes: Fiscal responsibility. Love it.

Don’t miss the 90-minute premiere of “Survivor: Worlds Apart” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8 pm ET on CBS.


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