And now, please enjoy the final instalment of my interview with the inspirational Sole Survivor…. Pia Miranda!
SH: Just before we wrap up, Pia, for Howtowingameshows.com I always ask people “what would your tips be?” Do you have any tips for people who’d like to do exactly what you’ve done?
PM: My tips would be don’t go on a game show unless it’s your passion. I don’t think you’re going to win it unless it’s your passion. I don’t like camping or being in the outdoors.
SH: You don’t eat raw coconut all the time?
PM: No, funnily enough! But for some reason, when I watched that show, I had this instinct and passion to win it… and I’ve obsessed about it for 20 years; “I just know I can win this!”
I think go in with a game plan BUT don’t be afraid to be malleable with that game plan. In other words, trust your instincts but move with the flow, because you’re going to have to change it up.
PM: Yes, you’re going to have to pivot. And also know that the camera doesn’t lie… the editing can lie! Boy, can the editing lie – the editing lies quite a lot. But the camera doesn’t, so there is no point in being too aware of the camera if you want to win. I think if you want to recharge your career, or become a personality then that’s one reason to go on a game show, but if you want to win… just forget about the camera and play to win.
SH: Be yourself.
PM: Just forget about the repercussions, because they’ll be mixed anyway, if you’re a winner. Just go and play… and play hard!
SH: Play hard! Yes! Thanks very much for your time today, Pia.
PM: Thank you.
SH: And again, congratulations! It couldn’t happen to a nicer person.
PM: Thank you. Well, tell that to Survivor Facebook! (LAUGHS).
SH: Yikes! (LAUGHS)
I’d like to thank Pia so much once again for her time, and so freely sharing so much of her Survivor experience for HowToWinGameShows.com.
See you next time, with something completely different.