Despite the fact her time on the series was frightening, fraught with challenges and riddled with sleepless nights and rapid weight loss, the mum-of-four told WHO she’d reapply in a heartbeat, and would love to bring her 22-year-old son with her.
“My son actually applied last year but he was too late getting his application in. If they ran Survivor: Blood vs. Water next year, I would definitely consider signing up with him,” she said. “He’d do it in a second. He’s 22 and built like an absolute tank so he’d be perfect for it.”
Her only fear? He’d turn against her and vote her out!
“I think I would have to use my will as a method of bribery,” she said with a laugh. “I’d tell him if he didn’t vote for me, I’d remove him from the will! That’d keep him in check.”
Since returning home and regaining her strength, Janine—who recently teamed up with Vistaprint Australia to launch the 'Why Factor' campaign— told WHO she's stayed in contact with many of her Survivor co-stars, revealing she formed an unbreakable bond with Looking For Alibrandi's Pia Miranda.
"Pia quickly became my best friend, and she still is to this day," said Janine, who has even considered starting a podcast with the popular actress. "She kept me sane. I trusted her with my life and she had my back no matter what. She was also my snuggle buddy!"
As for this year's villain David Genat, Janine says that despite being "a real tool" on the show, she "fell madly in love with him".
"When I first met David, I really liked him but when we started playing the game, his ego got in the way and he became a real tool," she dished. "But after the show finished, he went back to being one of the funniest, wittiest, kindest humans I know. I fell madly in love with him. Since the show wrapped we've sent hundreds of texts back and forth just chatting about life.
"He's a great person, but in that environment he was awful."