Now that Big Brother 22 has wrapped, a couple of all-stars may be lining up to try their hands at another CBS reality show — Survivor. Read on to find out who thinks they could hack it on the Jeff Probst-hosted show.
Da’Vonne Rogers, Janelle Pierzina, and Danielle Reyes Are Very Interested in Playing ‘Survivor’
When asked if she would ever play Big Brother again, Da’Vonne Rogers, who just won America’s Favorite Player during Big Brother All-Stars, told Gold Derby that what she “really” wants to do Survivor.
“What I really wanna do is Survivor,” said Rogers. “It’s  days, I’ll be gone, knock that out. I’ll be OK with that. I think that’s what I wanna do.”
Janelle Pierzina expressed similar sentiments in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“I would absolutely 100 percent do Survivor. Like, it would be the biggest thing in my life. I love the show. I absolutely adore it,” said Pierzina, adding, “I would absolutely love it. I think everyone at CBS knows Survivor is my favorite show. I have never missed an episode. I rewatched seasons. I love it. I love the show.”
She went on to say that she thinks Big Brother is the “best show on CBS,” but she meant in terms of comfort level.
“I always say Big Brother is the best show on CBS. There’s great lighting, you get food, you get a bed. I mean, these things are important to me. Now, Survivor is really roughing it, sleeping on bamboo, hungry, you see people flossing their teeth with bamboo and little sticks. But that would be the ultimate challenge for me because I did grow up camping,” said Pierzina.
Danielle Reyes, a Big Brother fan favorite, recently said on Twitter that playing Survivor is her “goal in life.”
It is my life goal to play Survivor. https://t.co/kW59Wu2zGT
— BB3Danielle (@Bb3Danielle) November 21, 2020
Fans immediately went crazy, with one writing, “@survivorcbs you gotta have
@Bb3Danielle on your show! She would kill! You thought Sandra, Parvati were good – wait til you have Danielle on the show!!!”, to which she replied, “Oh don’t expect some mastermind. I have never been camping…it will be comedy gold. My wishlist when I turn 50. I will apply soon.”
But she’s kind of selling herself short. She was an absolute mastermind of season three and was completely robbed of winning by a very bitter jury. But her tweets got another Big Brother legend to chime in. Season four winner Jun Song wrote, “I would die on Survivor. Die. You’d be entertained tho,” to which Reyes responded, “See……great TV! We would be a HOT mess.”
Then when a fan joked about Survivor with the Big Brother players playing against the Survivor players, Reyes wrote, “BB vs. Survivor, playing Survivor? No brainer….they would kill us. We would be like the Ulong tribe on Survivor Guatemala. I can see Jeff just judging us at our 4th tribal mtg in [a row].”
She then named off her ideal castmates: Sarah Lacina, Stephenie LaGrossa, Cirie Fields, Gervase Peterson, Wendell Holland, and Natalie Anderson.
Honestly, all of these women would probably do very well on Survivor. Pierzina is a master of manipulation who also competed on The Amazing Race season 31, Rogers also has two seasons of The Challenge under her belt, “Final Reckoning” and “War of the Worlds,” and Reyes is a straight-up strategic genius who it sounds like is a Survivor superfan.
Get these ladies on the show, stat!
There have been two Big Brother houseguests to cross over and compete on Survivor — Hayden Moss, the winner of Big Brother 12, was on Survivor: Blood vs Water, and Caleb Reynolds from Big Brother 16 appeared on Survivor: Kaoh Rong and Survivor: Game Changers. So we don’t see why there couldn’t be more crossovers — The Amazing Race does it all the time.
Something we are also really pushing for is an all-Survivor season of Big Brother. No castaways have ever tried their hands at the Big Brother house and we think it could be really fun to see that.
Big Brother 23 will return in the summer of 2021. Until then, we might get a new season of Big Brother Canada this winter/spring and there is talk of a winter edition of Celebrity Big Brother. Survivor hopes to film season 41 in the spring of 2021 for a fall 2021 premiere.