Exclusive: Chris Noble talks 'Survivor: Ghost Island' -- I'm sorry their fragile egos couldn't handle me
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/17/2018
Chris Noble was voted out of Survivor: Ghost Island after the three tribes merged into Lavita during Wednesday night's episode on CBS.
Chris, a 27-year-old male model from Florida Keys, FL, was voted out of newly-merged Lavita on Night 22 of the game at Tribal Council -- the first Tribal Council he actually attended all season long -- through a 10-2 vote instead of Libby Vincek, a 24-year-old social media strategist from Houston, TX.
Survivor host Jeff Probst only revealed seven of the votes for Chris at Tribal Council. The two castaways who voted for Libby were Desiree Afuye, a 21-year-old student from Brooklyn, NY, and Angela Perkins, a 42-year-old Army veteran from Cincinnati, OH.
Chris, however, could not vote because he had wagered his vote on Ghost Island in attempt to lengthen the time he could play a hidden Immunity Idol he had found. Chris said he was "blindsided" and the idol sitting in his pocket on his way out of the game was cursed.
During an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Thursday, Chris talked about his Survivor: Ghost Island experience. Below is the concluding portion of what he had to say.
Reality TV World: You thought you had formed close bonds on the island, but a lot of castaways -- like Laurel Johnson -- were shown talking about how they couldn't stand it when you'd gloat. Was any of that hurtful to you watching the season back? Were you surprised to see some of the castaways talking about you the way they did?
Chris Noble: I was definitely surprised. Yeah, you know, look, I was surprised. I think I was misunderstood by them. I have accomplished a lot in my life, and we were out on that island talking about our lives.
I've lived a very interesting life, and I think people with bruised egos hang their hats on some of the bright things I talked about that I have done in my life instead of also realizing that I also failed a lot of times in my life, and I was honest about all of that.
And I never went out of my way on that show with my tribemates to be arrogant or cocky. In my confessionals, yes I did, because this is part of the fawnings in the show, but never to them and never to disrespect them.
So to get the reactions by some of my tribemates was just a misunderstand of who I am, but I'm sorry their fragile egos couldn't handle someone who was confident and didn't care what they had to say per se.
I mean, I wouldn't say I didn't care about what they had to say, but I was confident and comfortable in my own skin. How's that?
Reality TV World: How long were you actually gone for when you took your round-trip boat ride to Ghost Island? Did it actually take several hours as suggested during the episode?
Chris Noble: No, time was a blur. It was such an incredible experience. It was so thrilling, and it probably lasted an hour. But it was probably one of the most amazing hours of my life, and I got to be the only one to experience this, and I had a peace and a quietness about it because I wasn't with anyone else. I'll take that memory forever.
Reality TV World: Okay, you being gone an hour better explains how no one woke up in the middle of the night and noticed you were missing. After all, castaways typically say they sleep terribly because of the conditions out there and whatnot.
Chris Noble: Yes. At Naviti though, we had won so many challenges throughout our time that we had the comfort items, we had the chairs, we had pillows and blankets.
And so, as far asSurvivor terms are concerned -- or the Survivorconditions -- we actually had a fairly comfortable setup by the time we got to the merge, with all of the things we had accumulated, so people actually got decent sleep at times.
The only guy I was worried about was [Domenick Abbate]; that guy is a night owl! And he's the last person I want to see catch me running around. So I waited an hour or two until everyone was knocked out, and I scoped out the field, and when I saw my moment to strike, I snuck out and I snuck back in and no one knew.
Reality TV World: I'm assuming your biggest regret is not playing the idol when you knew Domenick and Wendell Holland were gunning for you. But do you have any other regrets, like playing the game of chance on Ghost Island to begin with or being so focused on getting Domenick out?
Chris Noble: Actually, my biggest regret is not [not] playing the idol. That's not my biggest regret. For one, I don't live life with regrets, but if I had to go back and do something differently, it would have been to tame down my impulsive behavior and my frustration with how... the cast was playing the game and just not have said anything to everyone at the water well.
That was the worst thing I could have done. I'm okay with my decision to not play the idol. I wasn't going to use it to play three more days. I wanted to win, and if I wanted to win, I had to take a chance. I took a chance but it didn't work out.
Reality TV World: Everyone seemed to think Libby was a huge threat. What was your take on Libby? Could you explain why people thought she was so dangerous? Because viewers haven't seen much of her so far this season.
Chris Noble: I didn't think Libby was that dangerous. I personally liked Libby. Some of the crap people are talking about her I think is ridiculous, and personally, I think some of them are haters! She's a beautiful and intelligent girl that really was just loyal, at least to this point in the game, from what I can tell.
I mean, she's been loyal to her tribe the whole time, so this beef with some of these people and her obviously on the down-low, I think may just be a ploy to get people to turn on her. I don't know why people feel that way. And yeah, that's it. That's all I have to say about it.