Since the reunification, the adventurers form one and the same white tribe in Koh-Lanta, The Cursed Totem. Well, in theory. Because in reality, two clans exist: the ex-reds and the ex-yellows. The first, in numerical superiority, eliminate the second one by one. After Setha, who jumped during the meeting of ambassadors, Colin, Pauline (who left the game during an eliminatory event), and Yannick, it’s Anne-Sophie’s turn to be eliminated. A blow for this sports coach. After 27 days spent on the island, far from any comfort, the pretty 34-year-old blonde returned home to Greece to find her footballer husband Anthony Mounier and their two adorable children. And the least we can say is that the return to reality was violent for her… In an interview for Purepeople.com, she opens up on the subject but not only. His elimination, Nicolas’ double game… Anne-Sophie recounts her adventure.
How did you experience your elimination?
It was very complicated. We could have tried to change the trend. I haven’t been to the end of my intuition, of what I thought. So I have a lot of regrets.
Why do you think your classmates voted against you?
I don’t know… It was really between Olga and me. I grabbed some info on the camp. I saw that François was talking to Nicolas and I heard Olga’s first name come out. So I said to him:I think you’re in danger, you have to play your necklace at all costs!“In addition, she was the one who found this immunity necklace, it was difficult to ask her to give it to me. Afterwards, I don’t know if they wanted to split the votes at some point. .. I said to myself: make it or break it. Finally, I don’t really know the reason why they voted against me rather than against Olga.
At this point in the game, do you have any doubts about Nicolas and the fact that he serves as an informant?
I have absolutely no doubts at first. I see him talking to the reds but I tell myself that he may be playing the mole for us. On the other hand, on the day just before the board, he is stuck with the reds. As soon as we speak, he goes directly to François. I feel that he is moving away from us a little bit. At that moment, I say to myself:It’s not possible, he puts it upside down.“I’m starting to understand that he’s playing a double game but I can’t believe it, I tell myself that it’s not possible. I get on very well with him, I didn’t see him selling us like that. In fact I feel it but I don’t want to believe it. Until I say goodbye to the ex-japs on the council and I realize that he doesn’t look at me for a second, that he has head towards his shoes. There, I say to myself: “Shit, he really put it upside down!“
At the strategic level, you seem very lucid. How do you explain it?
Basically, the strategy side scared me a little in the adventure because I absolutely do not feel like a strategist. On the other hand, my buttocks are hot. I tell myself that we have to move. We are outnumbered, I see that the reds are taking the lead. François is in charge and everyone follows what he says. I wanted to eliminate a strong head to prevent them from eating us. I really wanted to save my team, to save myself. I wanted to cut this tendency of eliminating the yolks as the tips go along. I know it’s always very risky, but we are in a game and I will fight until the end.
You were unable to speak to your husband and your children by losing the comfort test, how did you experience it?
I felt a lot of sadness. I blamed myself … Afterwards, facing François, it was complicated. But it was very hard. When Denis Brogniart talks to us about our children, I burst into tears. Because until then, it was the most difficult hunger to manage. And there, I really feel the lack of my family, of my children. I just want to know how it goes without me, to hear them and tell them that everything is fine and that mom is thinking of them. I was afraid that they would think that I had abandoned them because it had already been 27 days of adventure not counting the 15 days of isolation before the game. No news from mum for a month and a half, that’s a long time for young children. And me too, I needed it at that moment. I had the impression that everyone forgot me, I was lost in the middle of an island.
On social networks, some evoke a “hatred” on your part towards Setha. What about?
Absolutely not ! I don’t understand why we are talking about this. I never had any particular problem with Setha. She was angry with me after the game, moreover, when I always told her my votes and voting intentions. I voted against her twice. Once to save Alexandra and the time before I didn’t want to eliminate Stephanie. I had nothing against Setha, but I wanted to vote on affect and it was the person with whom I had the least affinity on the camp. She was away from the group, but I don’t understand why people think there is hatred. It’s just the game, and then I’ve always been very honest with her.
What was the hardest thing for you during this adventure?
It was hunger, clearly. I also remember the nights when I was soaked, cold. As soon as I got home, I said to my husband: “Koh Lanta, it’s horrible, it’s hard. It’s a magical adventure but really very very difficult. And when we say we have blood and frozen bones, I felt it!“My body was really freezing from the cold and the rain.
How was your return to reality?
It was very difficult. Especially since as soon as I got back, I wanted to quickly resume my life. I resumed my lessons. But I was there without being there. Physically I was with my family, I was resuming my lifestyle. Mentally, I was disconnected. I was a bit lost. I could see that my husband had made his mark: it was going straight, it was very organized. I was a little picky, whereas usually it’s very square. I am a soldier’s daughter, I went to military high school and for me, it’s time. There, I was completely perched. After two weeks, my husband shook me up a bit By telling me : “Eh oh, you are a mother, you have come back to reality! You take your marks a little and forward!“
How was your reunion with your husband and children?
Very moving. Unfortunately I do not see my husband when I return. He was playing an away game so I didn’t see him until midnight the next day because he was traveling at night. When I call him at the airport and he tells me he won’t be able to pick me up, I burst into tears. Because I just wanted to hug them all. I found my children with my mother. My boys look at me like an unknown, but also a little in admiration. It touched me a lot. They couldn’t believe their eyes. And then we did not let go, hugs from morning to evening. And then, they were nice: no nonsense for a week (laughs)! It was quite pleasant. And on my side, I found them so grown up, mentally and physically. I told myself that I had still lost a lot of time with my children.
What are your projects ?
I have my sports brand. I attack the second year. I would like to deepen, innovate a little in the articles. Besides that, I am a Kangoo Jump teacher, my goal is to develop this sport in France. I’m waiting to pass trainer, I have to pass the diploma. I’m expecting a date shortly to be able to coach coaches in France, organize big events across the country. Because I have a lot of requests since the release of my portrait.
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