I finally finished watching the Survivor: Gabon reunion show and one thing has stuck in my head (other than the fact that Bob should have given the $100,000 to Sugar or at the very least made some acknowledgement that she was the only reason he made it to the end) and that is a remark Jeff Probst made. He thought it was interesting that Randy was applauded while Corinne was booed. Personally I don’t find that to be much of a mystery.
The difference between Randy and Corrine is that Randy’s nastiness comes from a real emotional hang-up and Corrine’s comes from her believing she’s better than everyone else.
At some time in the past, something happened that emotionally crippled Randy. He mentions that his dog “never cheated on him, never lied…” and that’s made me think it may be something like his wife/lover having an affair with his best friend. Whatever it was it fuels his anger and makes him the way he is. At the same time he’s very self deprecating and he has a sense of humour about his misanthropic personality.
Corrine on the other hand is merely nasty and this nastiness is driven by an unwarranted sense of superiority. In contrast to Randy, someone (probably her parents) made Corrine think that she was really special. She’s a spoiled princess who’s social skills haven’t developed past 9th grade.
It’s also no mystery that her most crass attacks focused on Sugar. Corrine is just another insecure woman who needs to attack the competition to bolster her self esteem. She makes a big fuss about being a college graduate while Sugar is “and uneducated leech”. Like she’s the only one who’s ever gone to school. What does she turn this much hyped education into? Pharmaceutical sales! ( I don’t know if there are any statistics on this but it seems to me that a majority of reality show contestants are either wait staff or in pharmaceutical sales). Woo-hoo Corrine! That’s a lot more impressive than being a pin-up model! No, wait… from what I’ve seen while waiting in doctor’s offices… it’s very much like being a pin-up model except you wear a suit.