Exclusive: Jeremy Crawford talks 'Survivor' and the shocking reason why Angelina Keeley allegedly went after him
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/11/2018
Jeremy Crawford was eliminated from Survivor: David vs. Goliath after the Goliath Tribe lost its first Immunity Challenge during Wednesday night's Survivor Season 37 episode on CBS.
Jeremy, a 40-year-old attorney from Clover, SC, who currently resides in New York, NY, became the third castaway to leave the game on Day 9 after the Goliath tribe sent him packing through a unanimous vote at the second Tribal Council session of the Survivor season.
Jeremy, however, cast his vote for Natalie Cole, a 56-year-old publishing CEO from Los Angeles, CA.
"I'm proud of the game I played and I'm proud of the connections I made... I learned more about who I am, so for me, it was kind of a win. But if you got to go home, go home on a cold, rainy night," Jeremy said following his ouster."
During an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Thursday, Jeremy talked about his short-lived Survivor experience and his vote-off. Below is the first portion of his interview.
Reality TV World: Were you blindsided? Did you know your name was being tossed around prior to Tribal Council, other than Natalie mentioning you obviously?
Jeremy Crawford: I got a sense. I was never worried about Natalie tossing my name around because I didn't think she had the pull or carried enough weight to do anything. But I got a sense Alison Raybould and Angelina Keeley had.
And Alison was the puzzle maker, and [Mike White]'s a millionaire, so no one was getting rid of him.
So, it was really only me and Natalie. So the whole time, we were like -- me and Natalie talked about it. We knew it was going to be one of us. I was hoping it was going to be her, but I knew if the girls wanted to do an all-girls' alliance, it would be me.
Reality TV World: Were you surprised to find out Angelina was the one who spearheaded your vote off? What was your relationship with her like out there?
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Jeremy Crawford: I did have a good relationship with her. I'm not going to go into too much detail because I don't want to reveal too much, but I suggested Angelina and John were in a showmance -- and Angelina did not like it. She wanted me out.
Reality TV World: So heading into Tribal Council, whom did you think was voting out Natalie with you?
Jeremy Crawford: I thought everybody was going to vote for Natalie, unless the girls were trying to do an all-girls' alliance and then I thought it would be the five girls vote me, plus Dan -- or the five girls vote me, plus Alec.
And if it was Natalie voted out, I thought everybody would vote Natalie because the girls were in control. The boys had no strategy. So it was just based on whether the girls were going to go for an all-girl alliance or whether they were going to say, "Okay, we're going to keep the tribe strong."
Reality TV World: Since you did get voted out, do you think this all-female alliance is a real thing that's happening?
Jeremy Crawford: No, because I think Angelina voted me out because she didn't want me to say her and John were in a showmance, but since it wasn't on TV, there's no need to go too deep into it.
Reality TV World: Do you feel particularly betrayed by anyone for having voted against you? Maybe Mike, for instance? Although I'm sure he just didn't want to be the odd man out.
Jeremy Crawford: No, no. I don't. Because I know the justifications they were given and what they did made sense. I don't feel betrayed by them. It's a game. I don't feel betrayed and I understand their rationale, basically.
Reality TV World: Natalie didn't really get along with anyone in the tribe. She even started bickering with her presumed ally, Alec. How do you think she convinced the tribe to trust her given they kept her? Do you think her staying she'd stay "Goliath strong" had any impact?
Jeremy Crawford: Personally, I think it was Angelina's fear of being labeled a showmance with John was the real deciding factor. Truthfully, I don't think Natalie had anything to do with the vote.
I don't think Natalie had anything to do with me being voted out. Keeping her or not keeping her, I don't think, to me, that was the real issue. It was really that Angelina didn't trust me.
Reality TV World: That must be frustrating that your vote-off seemed to be all because of Angelina then.
Reality TV World: I know you don't want to get into it, but is there anything you can tell me about why you believe Angelina and John were in a showmance?
Jeremy Crawford: We all knew they were in a showmance. Alec and Natalia were [sort of in a showmance]. They might sleep together sometimes, but in the middle of the night, Alec would come to sleep with me. Kara and Dan were in a complete showmance. They did everything together; they slept together, they canoodled.
Angelina and John were equal to or more than Kara and Dan, because they slept together, and any time it rained, she would be in charge of getting John's clothes. If they went to the woods to get coconuts, they would go together.
John wasn't in a showmance, but she was just smitten by him. Let's just call it that. She was just -- you ever have somebody you're just so smitten by? That was kind of like Kara and Dan's showmance, because I feel like John was just like, "Hey, I'm going to ride with you until the wheels fall off," you know?
But John was not in a showmance like Kara was in a showmance, but Dan was in a showmance like I would say Angelina was in a showmance. One time, I even talked to John about it. I was like, "Be careful with Angelina."