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Shirin Oskooi: I Don't Understand the Cruelty of the Other Survivor Contestants | Survivor, Survivor

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Shirin Oskooi: I Don't Understand the Cruelty of the Other Survivor Contestants

Originally posted 05/04/2015 07:30AM

When Shirin Oskooi was 21, she applied to be a contestant on Survivor. She didn't make it, so she applied again and again, at least once a year.

She finally got the call to compete. She was 31.

But things didn't go as planned. Oskooi, a Yahoo! executive from San Francisco, found herself on an exceptionally unpleasant season. The arguments often devolved into vicious personal attacks – many of which were aimed directly at Oskooi.

The ugliness reached its peak when fellow contestant Will Simms derided Oskooi for not having a family. It was clearly a painful moment for the contestants and an awkward scene for the viewers. Thankfully, Oskooi's ally Mike Holloway physically led her away from the confrontation.

Oskooi tells PEOPLE about life on the island before her elimination on Wednesday's episode – and how she feels about her experience today.

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Survivor Winner Aras Baskauskas Marries Model Christy Petersen! See Their Photo Album | Survivor, Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island, Survivor, Aras Baskauskas

Survivor Winner Aras Baskauskas Marries Model Christy Petersen! See Their Photo Album

Originally posted 05/01/2015 01:10PM

Aras Baskauskas is a married man!

The Survivor: Panama champ tied the knot with fiancé Christy Dawn Petersen in a laid-back beach ceremony on April 25.

It was important to Baskauskas and Petersen that the ceremony and reception be a relaxed celebration for their 96 guests. "I'm not usually a big wedding fan – most feel so stuffy," Baskauskas tells PEOPLE. "But this one was so much fun."

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: A Challenge Beast, a Game of Inches

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: A Challenge Beast, a Game of Inches

Originally posted 04/30/2015 01:40AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"You've just gotta hope that those true alliances that you thought you had, and that you tried to build at the beginning, help you at the end. But sometimes it just doesn't work out that way." –Russell Hantz, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

Mike Holloway is a superb Survivor player. He's a challenge beast who will grip a pole until his palms are bloody. He's a strategic wizard who will blow up your tribal council with grandiose idol flourishes that would make Russell Hantz blush. He's a natural charmer, who has built alliances from the ground up.

But, while Mike is great at making friends, he's not so great at keeping them. One by one his allies have abandoned him. When Rodney flipped, it seemed like a hot-headed disagreement over Joaquin. Now Mike has lost everybody.

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Get a First Look at Survivor's Latest Immunity Challenge – There's a Twist! (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/29/2015 09:20AM

Survivor contestants Mike Holloway and Shirin Oskooi need to catch a break.

With eight competitors left, Holloway and Oskooi are clearly on the outs. Other castaways have begun to verbally berate them, leading to uncomfortable fireworks each week.

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Jenn Brown: Some of the Survivor Contestants 'Acted Like Children'

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Jenn Brown: Some of the Survivor Contestants 'Acted Like Children'

Originally posted 04/24/2015 02:35PM

Before the premiere of Survivor: Worlds Apart, host Jeff Probst promised PEOPLE that they had assembled one of the strongest casts in the show's 30-season run.

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: A Player Crosses the Line, a Potential Winner Emerges

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: A Player Crosses the Line, a Potential Winner Emerges

Originally posted 04/22/2015 09:05PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"You've gotta be careful about being an over-the-top leader, because typically that puts a target on your back right away. I think there's different ways to lead." –Marty Piombo, Survivor: Nicaragua

It's been a rough week for Survivor: Worlds Apart's leading man, Mike Holloway.

Last week, he managed to knock out his biggest threat, Gorgeous Joe. This week, with Joe gone, he found himself to be the new Biggest Threat.

In just a few short days, he fell from leading the majority alliance to being ostracized with the tribe's two other outcasts, Shirin and Jenn.

Blame it on the Rod.

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Survivor's Joe Anglim: I Fought with Everything I Had

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Survivor's Joe Anglim: I Fought with Everything I Had

Originally posted 04/19/2015 04:35PM

On paper, Joe Anglim has everything it should take to win Survivor.

He's athletic. He's resourceful. He's smart. And best of all, no one dislikes him.

But those traits made him dangerous, so the cast of Survivor: Worlds Apart got rid of him on Day 24.

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: The Outcast Who Upended the Game

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: The Outcast Who Upended the Game

Originally posted 04/16/2015 12:00PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"My whole goal coming into this game was to play the underdog, be underestimated and just kind of slide through, which is what I've done, and it's gotten me this far." –Natalie White, winner of Survivor: Samoa

What do you do on Survivor when nobody seems to like you?

What kind of moves can you make when you're an outcast from your tribe?

Every season it seems to happen to somebody. For whatever reason, the groupthink that sets in with any tribe dynamic leads one person to be unfairly pilloried and excluded.

Eliza on Vanuatu. Erinn in Tocantins. Cochran in South Pacific.

All outcasts. All excluded. All ended up completely flipping the game on its head.

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Hali Ford: There Were a Lot of 'Crazy Characters' on Survivor

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Hali Ford: There Were a Lot of 'Crazy Characters' on Survivor

Originally posted 04/10/2015 08:00PM

Let's face it: Survivor often casts pretty young girls who seem more interested in sunning themselves on the beach than actually playing the game. They have no strategy and give clueless confessionals.

Hali Ford was definitely not one of those girls.

The 25-year-old law student proved herself to be very intelligent and articulate. (How many other contestants have compared and contrasted Survivor strategy with the Revolutionary War?)

Unfortunately for Ford, she found herself on the wrong side of the numbers and was voted out on Day 22. She tells PEOPLE what went wrong and why she was blindsided.

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Ninja Stealth Mode Maneuvers

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Ninja Stealth Mode Maneuvers

Originally posted 04/08/2015 09:20PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"I'm paying attention to everything that's going around me. I'm like on surveillance. I'm just sitting there, and I'm listening. Because then I know what moves to make." –Pete Yurkowski, Survivor: Philippines

Gorgeous Joe is just too perfect for Survivor.

He out-charmed Vince for Jenn's affections. He wins every challenge, whether it's holding on to a pole, finishing a puzzle or determining who has the most luxurious hair. And he's managed to build a solid alliance with Jenn and Hali that is so devoted to him, they don't even blink when he leaves them for the reward.

Joe can't seem to lose. That's exactly why Joe can't win.

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