‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’: Why Wasn’t Malcolm Freberg Asked to Compete?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Malcolm Freberg

The 40th anniversary season of Survivor is underway! We are three tribal councils in proper now, however nonetheless questioning why some earlier contestants weren’t requested to hitch the season.

Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine had been pure selections for producers, however what about two-time Survivor participant, Malcolm Freberg? Let’s check out why he didn’t get an invitation to return to the present.

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Malcolm Freberg | Timothy Kuratek/CBS by way of Getty Images

How did Malcolm Freberg do when he competed on ‘Survivor?’

Freberg is without doubt one of the solely contestants to play back-to-back seasons. He started his Survivor profession throughout season 25: Philippines. Fans acknowledge him for his beauty and enjoyable character. Jeff Probst requested him 15 minutes after he was voted off of his first season to return again for the very subsequent season, Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites.

He survived having probably the very worst tribe ever created in the course of the Philippines season and made it to the ultimate 4. His tribe dwindled little by little till he and Denise Stapley had been the one ones left.

However, as soon as he reached the highest 4, the others discovered him too huge of a risk to maintain round. Stapley went on to win that season of Survivor and is now competing on Winners at War.

In his second season, he started as an outsider amongst a gaggle of favorites. Freberg related extra with the followers and ended up forming a robust alliance with Reynold Toepfer and Eddie Fox. The group known as themselves the “three amigos.” Despite his fast work with discovering hidden immunity idols, he was voted off in ninth place. 

Why isn’t Malcom Freberg on ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War?’

Freberg was requested again to play for a 3rd time on season 34, Game Changers resulting from his potential to know learn how to play the sport nicely. However, his look was short-lived. He was blindsided on day 11 and completed in 17th place.  

Despite enjoying 3 times, Freberg has by no means gained the title of sole Survivor. Initially, Probst believed the producers couldn’t get 20 winners to return to the 40th anniversary present. Fans thought there may be a season with winners interspersed with those that made it to the ultimate 4. This state of affairs may need included Freberg.

However, CBS producers, together with Probst, modified the sport sufficient for Survivor 40 that they enticed 20 winners to return. The new season permits contestants to remain within the recreation after they’re voted off by going to the Edge of Extinction Island.

They additionally elevated the quantity that gamers make to $25,00zero for setting foot on the island and an extra $10,00 for attending the reunion present. Therefore, gamers similar to Freberg who didn’t win the sport didn’t get an invitation to return this season. 

What is Malcolm Freberg doing since enjoying on ‘Survivor?’

As of April 2019, Freberg was courting Taylor Von Elling from Los Angeles, CA. However, only some months later, he shared that he was actively courting on Bumble. 

He is an avid fan of Harry Potter from dressing because the wizard for Halloween to hanging out along with his Potter blanket. He is also now creating and producing a sequence with cornerback Richard Sherman.

“I’m extremely proud to announce that I’m the creator + producer of Richard Sherman’s new digital series ‘Adulting,’ coaching young people on the basics of personal finance, featuring RS’s patented trash-talking, no-holds-barred personality,” Freberg’s caption learn on Instagram.

The sequence options motivational ideas and tips from Sherman to assist younger folks with their funds.

Hopefully, we can have the chance to see Freberg on an upcoming season of Survivor quickly.

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