While Janine was one of the strongest contenders we've seen to date, the former Shark Tank investor said her time on the show was fraught with seemingly insurmountable challenges.
“It was a ridiculously horrible experience, but I loved every minute of it,” she told us. “I went from living a comfortable life to starving myself on an island that was freezing cold.”
Although the successful businesswoman did copious amounts of research before flying out— including arriving in Fiji a day early so a local could teach her how to crack coconuts and start fires— she believes nothing could’ve ever prepared her for how barbarous the conditions were.
“I watched enough of the show to understand what It would be like but nothing prepares you for a storm that’s coming in sideways at two in the morning and you’re starving, freezing cold and wet to the bone. Even watching it back now, you can’t get the full impact of just how horrific it was. It was wild.”
In spite of all of this, would Janine ever return to the series? Without a doubt.
“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 without thinking twice. “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.”