8 Things Peter Wants You To Know Following His Survivor: Kaoh Rong Send-Off

Peter Baggenstos reflects on his Survivor: Kaoh Rong journey.

Peter Baggenstos reflects on his Survivor: Kaoh Rong journey.

At the end of the latest episode of Survivor: Kaoh Rong, castaway Peter was sent packing after a 4-3 vote in favor of Julia.

We were able to catch up with this ER doctor following his elimination, so find out what he had to say about his disappointing exit, what he thinks about his portrayal on the show, and which castaway he believes is playing the best game. 
1. How shocked were you when you were the one eliminated?

1. How shocked were you when you were the one eliminated?

Peter: "Well, at that time, I knew kind of where I was in my position, so I was not surprised. I had nothing to do. I had no moves."
2. What do you think you could have done differently, strategy-wise, to have stayed in the game?

2. What do you think you could have done differently, strategy-wise, to have stayed in the game?

Peter: "There are two components. [In] the way I was portrayed, I would have said less outlandish things. In regards to game play, I tried my damnedest to get the other people my Brain Tribe members out. I’m still trying to figure out what I would have done differently. I’m so frustrated because I really tried.

I’m debating why no one would work with me; like, what personality flaw did I have that they just couldn’t do it? I was telling them, 'I will vote with you,' but no one was saying, ‘Peter, yeah let’s do that.’ What could I have done differently? I talked to some of them for five or six hours pleading my case…"
3. Do you regret turning on your original Brains Tribe mates?

3. Do you regret turning on your original Brains Tribe mates?

Peter: "No, absolutely not. They had me at the bottom and they treated me like that. They didn’t make any amends or ever try to include me again. So, I looked at it as an opportunity to try and get out of that and find a position of power.

I did my best to talk to everyone but the Brains [Tribe], but everyone I talked to would go straight back to the Brains and tell them what I talked about. It was so frustrating."
4. Do you agree with the castaways calling you arrogant, at times?

4. Do you agree with the castaways calling you arrogant, at times?

Peter: "You know, I think the arrogance they detected was not even with [my] words. It was mainly just the way I carried myself. That’s frustrating, too. I always thought I was self-effacing and sincere with them. I never treated them like they were peons. I’m still dumbfounded.

I get my portrayal of wanting control, but that’s not me saying I'm better than that person or [saying] that person’s a lesser person than me. That scarlet letter preceded me everywhere I went."
5. How did you feel when Joe put you on the spot, asking if you were planning to take him out?

5. How did you feel when Joe put you on the spot, asking if you were planning to take him out?

Peter: "At that time, I was actually trying to take Aubry out. I didn’t directly lie, but it was a lie. What was going through my mind was, I just spoke to Tai five minutes before that about taking out Aubry. [Then Tai] he ran straight to Joe and Aubry, and told them the plan.

I was just flabbergasted that news flew that fast at incriminating [me]."
6. What's the difference between actually playing the game and watching if from home?

6. What's the difference between actually playing the game and watching if from home?

Peter: "In my personal experience, my group was frustrating because there wasn’t as much game play as I expected. It was pretty much, 'Let’s form this little family unit and when we lose a challenge, we’ll start talking game play.'

My perception [of] game play was [that it was] something everyone would be thinking about all the time. After Liz got voted out, that’s when people started to see their mortality or their game at risk. But prior to that, [during] the first six days, it was kind of like tiddlywinks. Like, 'What are we doing?'"
7. Who do you think is playing the best game right now?

7. Who do you think is playing the best game right now?

Peter: "I would say Neal is in the best position. I think Debbie’s becoming too much of an outlier. and so is Tai. He’s too well-liked. People pick up on that and want to vote him out. I think Michele’s playing a good game, too, because she’s under the radar."
8. Is there anything you want people to know about you that they didn’t see on TV?

8. Is there anything you want people to know about you that they didn’t see on TV?

Peter: "I think people are mature enough to watch reality TV and know that it’s a component of reality. They saw a component of me, but it’s not like [I'm] a hateful, derogatory person; [I'm] actually a self-effacing person. [Fans] didn’t see the contrarian view of where I’m really funny and make fun of myself more than anyone else."

Watch the episode where Peter was eliminated now and all-new episodes of Survivor: Kaoh Rong on Wednesdays at 8/7c.