11 Things Woo Hwang Wants You To Know Following His Second Chance Send-Off

Woo Hwang reflects on his Second Chance experience.

1. Woo Hwang reflects on his Second Chance experience.

‚ÄčOn Episode 6 of Survivor Cambodia, castaway Woo Hwang was voted off camp after an incredible blindside from his Ta Keo Tribe members. 

We were able to catch up with Woo and he shared insights about that heavy-hearted moment at Tribal, the reason he feels he was sent packing, and who he'll be rooting for from the sidelines. Read on!
1. What was going through your mind heading into Tribal Council?

2. 1. What was going through your mind heading into Tribal Council?

"I went into Tribal feeling confident that I was on the right side of the votes. I really felt excited. I was anticipating the blindside of Spencer Bledsoe. I felt like I was part of a big decision-making process to get Spencer out considering he's a big strategic threat in the game. 

When Jeff Probst started to reveal the votes and the second vote is revealed and you see that it's your [name], you're, like, 'Wait, I thought we were gonna decoy Ciera Eastin, not me.' Then you start to get really nervous.

Then, obviously, it comes down to one vote, and they reveal I'm the sixth person voted of Second Chance, and then it kinda just hits you." 
2. What it feel like to be blindsided by your own tribe?

3. 2. What it feel like to be blindsided by your own tribe?

"You get hit with a numbing sensation, like you were just pumped up with anesthesia. You feel nothing. You're emotionless. You're just empty. I don't even know how to explain it.

I remember just looking at Jeff Probst, seeing my flame getting snuffed, walking off Tribal looking back like, 'Damn. This is the end of my Second Chance opportunity.'

It gets real emotional because you invested a lot of your time and a lot of people invested their time in you, so you're disappointed in not being able to do well and not meeting people's expectations."
3. Why do you think you were voted out over Spencer?

4. 3. Why do you think you were voted out over Spencer?

"I think I was voted out because they viewed me as someone really close to Andrew Savage and Tasha Fox, and if we made the merge, [we] have pretty good relationships with [our] original Bayon members. And then, if I were to jump on board, I would have those guys as new alliance members. 

Ciera's really close with Savage, she doesn't know me very well, and I feel like it was easy for her to throw my name out there. And, for Kass McQuillen, she probably knows that she's not with the numbers with Savage and Tasha—and that I am.

So, as far as strategy is concerned, Kass made the right move. I know it sucks to say 'cause it was me that got blindsided."
4. Looking back at your Second Chance run, what would you have done differently?

5. 4. Looking back at your Second Chance run, what would you have done differently?

"You know, I felt like I took the most of the opportunity that was given to me. Maybe I regret sharing too much info with certain people. For instance, Kass. The day before Tribal, I tell her how close I am with Savage and Tasha, not focusing on the fact that Savage and Tasha never mention Kass's name as part of their original Bayon member alliance. Kass probably feels the same way about them, that she doesn't feel included in their alliance. 

So, maybe I just gave out too much info and Kass took it and said, 'Hey, listen. I can't take Woo to the merge. He's going to be too strong with Savage's numbers.' She's probably thinking her best bet is to swing Spencer on her side and create her numbers."
5. What would you consider your biggest strength in the game?

6. 5. What would you consider your biggest strength in the game?

"I guess my biggest strength is enjoying every moment, every day, and the fact that I'm playing this game of Survivor. Just staying positive. 

It's such a fun game and great adventure."
6. Who could you picture making it to the Final 3?

7. 6. Who could you picture making it to the Final 3?

"I see Stephen Fishbach going far. I’d like to see him do that, but other tribe members, like Jeremy Collins, who see that Fishbach doesn’t have a lot of confidence in himself. But that could work in his [best] interest.

I see someone like Keith Nale, who’s under the radar, going pretty far. I’d like to see Savage and Tasha in the finals, too."
7. How difficult was the food-eating competition?

8. 7. How difficult was the food-eating competition?

"You know what? When the stakes are that high, nothing's going to get in my way. Plus, it's all Cambodian local delicacies people eat. So, I'm thinking I've been born in a Korean household and we tend to eat things that some people think are pretty gnarly, but they're nutritious and they're packed with protein.

It's really not that bad. I take that back. That spider! It was hairy and then, when you bit into the stomach of it, it literally would pop like a gusher in your mouth. The texture was chunky and soft. 

I was 16 days in. All I had been eating were clams and snails here and there. If I can get more substance in my stomach to fuel me for a few more days, yeah, I'm all about it."
8. How would you compare your first day on your second season to the first day on your first season?

9. 8. How would you compare your first day on your second season to the first day on your first season?

"The first day of my first season was a lot more organic. It felt like we were really trying to build relationships and get to know who each other was. It started off really cool. 

This time around, we all know each other. This time around was a lot quicker. There was less time to converse and get to meet each other. It was more like, 'Hey, let's team up and start blindsiding people.'"



 
9. Would you ever play Survivor again?

10. 9. Would you ever play Survivor again?

"Abso-friggin-lutely. The game of Survivor is not for everyone and it's tough when you're out there. You have to stay sharp with no food, water, or sleep. I felt like I did my best both times around and, hopefully, people have that impression [of me]. 

I would love to play again. Maybe they'll have, like, Survivor: Heros vs. Villains 10 years down the road. I'll be 41 years old. I'll be old Woo and finally come back and redeem myself."
10. Will you be watching the rest of this season?

11. 10. Will you be watching the rest of this season?

"Without a doubt. I'm watching as a viewer like everyone else, every Wednesday on my couch. 

The show is getting good. This part of the show is when it starts picking up and it starts to get exciting. To know that I'm not going to be part of something really cool like that, it's very, very... depressing. 

I wish everyone else who is still playing the best of luck."
11. What can we expect from you next?

12. 11. What can we expect from you next?

"Hopefully, you guys will be able to see me again soon. I won't disappear for too long, but, in the meantime, I'll just continue doing up my martial arts studio [and] enjoying time with my fiancé."

Watch all-new episodes of Survivor Cambodia on Wednesdays at 8/7c.