Carl Boudreaux was eliminated from Survivor: David vs. Goliath in the latest episode on CBS.

Carl, a 41-year-old truck driver from Beaumont, TX, who currently resides in Houston, TX, was voted out of Kalokalo on Night 30 of the game at Tribal Council through a split 5-4 vote in which Alison Raybould, a 28-year-old physician from Leawood, KS, who currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC, received four votes.

Carl therefore became the twelfth person to leave the game and the fifth jury member.

Christian Hubicki and Gabby Pascuzzi chose to team up with a few of the original Goliath members to take out Carl, whom they called "the godfather" and too controlling.

During a recent exclusive interview with Reality TV World, Carl talked about his Survivor experience. Below is the concluding portion of what he had to say.


Reality TV World: The preview for Survivor's next episode shows Gabby attempting to flip on Christian despite them being ride-or-die allies and Christian having her back for your vote off. What was your reaction to that? And do you think you underestimated Gabby in the game?

Carl Boudreaux: Well, it goes back to show you that Gabby is waking up and finally starting to play, because if you go back to all the previous episodes, it just looks like Gabby is just being dragged along by Christian, like, she really hasn't done anything. So Gabby is finally waking up and she's ready to play.

Was I surprised? No, I wasn't surprised, because she just flipped and got me out -- and I was a part of the Davids tribe. So, I wasn't surprised at all. Now, I'm very anxious to watch along with everyone else and see how it goes.

Reality TV World: Gabby hoped that by joining forces with some of the Goliaths to take you out, she would no longer be viewed as an emotional, hysterical girl. She wanted to break free from the perceptions of her out there. So do you think she achieved that goal?

Carl Boudreaux: Actually, I don't think she achieved that goal. In my opinion, I honestly think she might have hurt herself with the situation of flipping. Because, I mean, we had the numbers.

We had exactly what we fought for, to get us further along in the game as a collective David Tribe. So, I think, you know, it might've been a bad move, but that's just my opinion. I hope it works out for her.

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Reality TV World: Christian and Nick Wilson were super close allies, calling themselves "Mason Dixon." But last night, we didn't see Nick talking to Christian at all, and then Christian teamed up with Goliaths to take you out -- a move which seemed to totally stun Nick. So do you think Nick and Christian's alliance fell apart?

Carl Boudreaux: Well, I think it may have, because Christian was so gung-ho on protecting Gabby at all costs. So that kind of got in the way because, like I said, we did everything we could to save Christian and keep him in the game.

And I don't feel as though Christian appreciated it as much as we would've liked and as much as he said he [did]. We used our advantages to keep him around, but [he's] basically worried about this one person when there's three of us over here.

It was like, think about the numbers! That one person can't get you all the way to the end, but possibly having three people can get you further than having that one person, you know? So I think Christian lost focus as far as that goes, with that whole situation with Gabby, myself, [Davie Rickenbacker] and the David Tribe.

Reality TV World: As a jury member, what criteria did you think was important when determining the winner of Survivor: David vs. Goliath?

Carl Boudreaux: For me, it was about who played the best overall game. I mean, who had alliances? Who got up and looked and searched and tried to find advantages in the game? Who kicked tail in the Individual Immunity Challenges?

So for me, I felt my vote went to the person who I felt played the best overall game socially, physically, mentally, and all of that in one is where my vote went.


Reality TV World: I'm just curious about something. Half of the tribe received letters from home after the Reward Challenge. Did those castaways inform you of those letters or did they keep that information to themselves?

Carl Boudreaux: Yeah, I mean, we noticed that they had envelopes and that was what that was. Myself, I didn't press on it. I wasn't really worried about it because it was them and it wasn't me, so I didn't make a big deal out of it.

Reality TV World: How were you cast on Survivor? How did you end up on the show this season?

Carl Boudreaux: Actually, I've been watching this show for the last 15 or 16 years, and I would sit on the couch with my wife and kids and tell them all the time, "Man, I can go do that show. I can do that. I would love to do that show."

And it's funny because I never, ever applied to be on Survivor. I was recruited to be on Survivor. Being a recruit to be on, it was like a gift from God for me. It was a blessing for me.

I don't have regrets on anything, other than the fact I didn't win the million, but no, I absolutely loved it and enjoyed every moment of it. It was the best experience of my life. I would always love to go back and try again if offered.

To read the rest of Reality TV World's exclusive Survivor interview with Carl, click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.

About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.