LJ McKanas was a contestant on Survivor: Cagayan and the leader of the original pre-swap Beauty tribe. After the tribe switch, he became a vital part of the Solana alliance with his fellow Beauty tribemate Jefra, along with former Brawn members Tony, Trish, and Woo. He was a quiet and methodical player and for that reason, he was considered a threat, and therefore blindsided by his supposed ally Tony at the merge.
Having played on the same tribe as Kass McQuillen and having witnessed her chaotic, craziness first hand, Inside Survivor decided to reach out to LJ to get his thoughts on Kass’s second chance. LJ McKanas talks Kass McQuillen and her chances on Survivor: Cambodia.
“What was your overall perception of Kass’s game in Survivor: Cagayan? Pros and Cons?”
In my personal opinion, it wasn’t terrible. I think many of her initial moves were based on a little desperation and a little personal ego battle. Once she developed a couple of sour relationships she just went with it and absorbed the villainous roll. Biggest Pro: Her willingness to make a move. Biggest Con: Her willingness to make a move.
“How do you think Kass will change her game on Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance?”
I don’t think her game will change much. I think she’ll try and lay as dormant as possible and internalize her “chaotic” behaviors until her button is finally pushed.
“Who on the Second Chance cast is Kass’s biggest threat? Why?”
Spencer. He can easily expose her and all her flaws. I think he’ll push that button much sooner than she’d hope for, releasing the self-destructing llama.
“Who on the Second Chance cast do you see Kass potentially aligning with?”
Because they are both fairly intelligent individuals, I think there could potentially be a killer combo of her and Stephen Fishbach. This isn’t a game of good decisions; it’s a game of smart ones because it changes daily.
“What is the major thing Kass needs to avoid this time around?”
Pissing people off early.
“What is Kass’s secret weapon to win?”
Not packing her ego as a comfort item.
“What kind of animal/player will Kass be this time – Fox (cunning strategist), Bear (strong and loyal), Goat (no chance of winning), or Llama (crazy)?
She’s going to play like a dart frog. Already a big bright target. Potentially dangerous. Hop from tribe to tribe. Until somebody wants to use her as a weapon then disposes of her.