White was referring to his time on Survivor: David vs. Goliath during his second Emmy speech.
“I was on Survivor and the way to stay in the game is to lower the threat level and now I feel like I’ve increased my threat level,” he joked. “I just want to stay in the game. Awards are great. I like to write. I love doing what I do. don’t come for me Don’t vote me off the island.”
“Survivor” fans loved that White gave the show a shout-out at the Emmys.
Former castaway Eliza Orlins tweeted“LOVED those [“Survivor”] Greetings from Mike White! ‘Don’t vote me off the island!’ #Emmys2022.”
“Mike White devotes his entire speech to Survivor? We really stand firm” A fan tweeted.
The official “Survivor” Instagram account also took the opportunity to congratulate the former castaway on his Emmy success.
she shared a commemorative photo by White on the show.
“Congratulations to #Survivor alum Mike White on his Emmy wins,” the caption read.
You can watch White’s full Emmy speech HERE.
Mike White: Story of the “Survivors”.
mike white Appeared in 2018’s Survivor: David vs. Goliath as a member of the Goliath tribe.
White played a strong parlor game. He formed connections with several castaways and worked hard to disguise his threat level.
In the second half of the game he started playing more aggressively. He helped orchestrate several blindsides and won the firemaker challenge on the final three.
Unfortunately, White failed to impress the jury at the last tribal council. He lost to Nick Wilson by a vote of 7 to 3.
Mike White cast a “Survivor” graduate on his show
White wasn’t the only “Survivor” alum involved with “The White Lotus.” His former “Survivor” ally Alec Merlino was cast as a bartender in the miniseries.
Merlino spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the experience in May 2021.
“I got to immerse myself in Mike’s world while spending three months in Hawaii to star in his show The White Lotus, which he wrote, directed and produced,” he told the outlet. “I could talk about this experience for hours, but to sum it up, it was full of laughs and good times. I hope for a season 2.”
White also released a statement about working with Alec in 2021 Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly.
“Alec’s role isn’t huge, but it was a stretch nonetheless — he plays a handsome bartender at a resort hotel,” joked White. Alec was a real-life bartender before appearing on Survivor, so the role was right in his wheelhouse.
When is Survivor coming back?
“Survivor 43” kicks off with a two-hour premiere Wednesday, September 21 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount Plus.
Eighteen new castaways will compete for a chance to win the one million dollar grand prize.
Click here to see the castaways competing in Survivor 43 HERE.
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