Pick the Winner From These 3 S.O.S. Island Finalists!


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After an action packed season of SOS Island, it is finally time to declare a winner! My10online received an exclusive interview with three of the finalists in the competition before they crown the winner on December 10th. We spoke with Rosy McMichael, Graham Hughes and Karen Constant about their time spent on the island, the role of technology and their home comforts that were missed the most.

 

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Finalist Graham Hughes

 

1. In general, what has this intense journey helped you to discover about yourself?

 

That I’m pretty good at coping with general discomfort, biting insects and tropical heat! To be honest, I enjoyed it!

 

2. Do you think that you could have done it without the awesome technology provided?

 

I could have survived the island, but I could not have got so far in the social media voting without my NX and my trustyS4 Zoom!

 

3. After using technology to help your survival in this contest, does that give you a better grasp of what technology can really be used for?

 

The almost limitless capabilities of modern cell phones coupled with the almost limitless potential of the internet is a powerful combination – to be able to video blog from my phone in real time from a desert island is something I couldn’t have ever imagined being possible only a few years ago.

 

4. Was there a challenge in particular that stood out for you–either positively or negatively?

 

The challenge that really sticks in my head, for all the wrong reasons – was the one with the coconut. I had used a stick to break into a coconut the night before, I knew how to do it, I basically showed the rest of the group what to do and then I massively stuffed it up when it came to showtime!! Oh well, you can’t win ’em all.

 

5. There was a lot of teamwork involved over the season, how do you feel working in a team impacted your time on SOS Island?

 

Given my prior experience of survival situations and the fact I was the eldest team-member, I tried my best to make sure everyone was as comfortable and safe as possible – I stayed up with Karen when she couldn’t sleep, built fires to keep the insects away, used my video light as a flood for the camp (we had no flashlights!), distributed stolen soft drinks(!) and helped putting up tents. There’s no ‘I’ in team! But there is a ‘me’……

 

6. You’ve shared a very unique experience with a group of people, will you stay close with anyone you’ve met during your time on SOS Island?

 

Hell yeah! I shared a shelter with Mert, after we left the island I went kayaking with Jo, Rosy and I have been sharing banter on Twitter during the voting… the whole group was made up of people I’d love to see again!

 

7. You’ve just spent a significant amount of time on an island, what comfort of home are you most excited to go back to?

 

Like Ben Gunn in Treasure Island, a morsel of cheese!

 

8. Would you do this again?

 

HELL YES! If I win, I’ll be using the prize to spend a full year on a desert island, maybe longer. So long as I have wi-fi of course!

 

9. If you win, where would your private island be located?

 

Somewhere in South East Asia. Possibly Indonesia or The Philippines. Palau in The Pacific is a possibility, but it might make it difficult for my friends, family and everyone who voted for me to come and visit!

 

10. What was your favorite or funniest Tweet you received or read during this experience?

 

My photo of Mert with the pizza he ordered to the island!!

 

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Finalist Rosy McMichael

 

1. In general, what has this intense journey helped you to discover about yourself?

 

I think I was probably the girliest girl on that island.  But the journey made me connect with a person I didn’t know I was.  More humble and appreciative of the simplest things in life.  In this busy, fast pace world, it is so easy to get lost and forget who you truly are.  I honestly feel I found my true self on that island.  I am not just a girl who puts on beautiful makeup and walks out the door in heels even to go grocery shopping.  I am a girl who loves life and enjoys every second to the fullest.  I wake up thankful for everything I have.  I enjoy every moment I get to spend with my loved ones.  Being far away from them was very hard for me.

 

2. Do you think that you could have done it without the awesome technology provided?

 

Honestly, no.  I am so thankful for all the devices provided by Samsung.  It allowed me to document the most incredible journey and I get to keep it fresh in my memory through pictures and videos.  Moreover, the fact that I was able to video chat with my son gave me the strength to keep going.  Without that, I highly doubt I would have been able to make it.

 

3. After using technology to help your survival in this contest, does that give you a better grasp of what technology can really be used for?

 

I am very technology savvy, so it didn’t give me a better grasp of how it can be used for.  However, it gave me a better understanding of how it can help you stay connected with your loved ones through so many circumstances.  So I guess you can say I didn’t learn how to use it.  But I did learn what to use it for.

 

4. Was there a challenge in particular that stood out for you–either positively or negatively?

 

There was one challenge where I was paired up with one of my closest friends on the island, and we lost because of my lack of map reading skills.  The feeling I had when I realized I had let my partner down was the lowest point for me.  On the other hand, the last challenge, which I won with Mert who is like a little brother to me, made me feel like I went full circle in this journey.  I lost the first challenge.  I won the last.  I came into this adventure as the high uncovered girl.  I walked out as the strong woman who I really am.

 

5. There was a lot of teamwork involved over the season, how do you feel working in a team impacted your time on SOS Island?

 

Teamwork was the core of this show.  It uncovered our true colors.  Competitive, supportive, or even selfish at times, I think we all learned a lot about each other and our selves through that.

 

6. You’ve shared a very unique experience with a group of people, will you stay close with anyone you’ve met during your time on SOS Island?

 

Absolutely.  I am very happy to say that 6 weeks after we came back home from Puerto Rico, I talk pretty much to all my fellow contestants frequently.  There are a couple of them I just do not see myself letting go any time soon.  I really and truly care about them.

 

7. You’ve just spent a significant amount of time on an island, what comfort of home are you most excited to go back to?

 

Air conditioning.  HANDS DOWN!

 

8. Would you do this again?

 

I do not know.  Having done it once gives me a clear advantage.  I would go into it with a different perspective, bottom line, it would be easier.  But if I was asked to go back, who am I to say no?

 

9. If you win, where would your private island be located?

 

I have been thinking about that.  Probably in the Caribbean!

 

10. What was your favorite or funniest Tweet you received or read during this experience?

 

All the tweets saying my hair and skin looked amazing.  Considering that I was not even showering properly, that was an interesting compliment!

 

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Finalist Karen Constant

 

1. In general, what has this intense journey helped you to discover about yourself?

 

This journey has help me to discover how strong I can be and how far I have come with being comfortable with myself. I’m okay with not being perfect. In the circumstance we were in I had to be okay with not taking showers, not brushing my teeth, sleeping with mosquitoes and filming that while doing challenges. We were putting ourselves out there looking our worst. I thought I was going to be ashamed of it but I wasn’t. It was actually a lot of fun!

 

2. Do you think that you could have done it without the awesome technology provided?

 

I probably could but I wouldn’t want to find out.

 

3. After using technology to help your survival in this contest, does that give you a better grasp of what technology can really be used for?

 

Not really because I use it in the same way regardless of being on the island or not.

 

4. Was there a challenge in particular that stood out for you–either positively or negatively?

 

Probably the last one because me and brittany could have won it if we didn’t think so much.

 

5. There was a lot of teamwork involved over the season, how do you feel working in a team impacted your time on SOS Island?

 

I loved it. This main reason why I wanted to do this show is because I was going to be around people who probably have the same interest and mindset as I and I was excited to collab with them and learn from them. So team work was everything for me.

 

6. You’ve shared a very unique experience with a group of people, will you stay close with anyone you’ve met during your time on SOS Island?

 

I believe so I like everyone of them.

 

7. You’ve just spent a significant amount of time on an island, what comfort of home are you most excited to go back to?

 

My bed.

 

8. Would you do this again?

 

Yes I would.

 

9. If you win, where would your private island be located?

 

Not sure yet.

 

10. What was your favorite or funniest Tweet you received or read during this experience?

Not sure.

 

The final winner will be announced at an event in Los Angeles on Dec. 10 where the winner will not only receive $100K toward their very own island. Good luck, guys!

You can learn more about the Samsung S.O.S. Island Competition by visiting here:

Visit Samsung’s official site for S.O.S. island

Visits the Samsung Facebook page to learn more about the latest equipment contestants are using

Check out everyone who is Tweeting direct from S.O.S Island, too!

 


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