Kimmi Kappenberg is coming back to Survivor 14 years after she originally played - will she be improve upon her placement?
Kimmi is one of 20 players slated to return to Survivor next season for Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance, which offers one-time players who did not win the game a chance to take home a victory. America was first introduced to Kimmi in Survivor: The Australian Outback, the show's second season.
While Kimmi only lasted five episodes, she certainly left her mark on the season. From being loud and proud about her vegetarianism to wondering where she was going to masturbate, she was one of the most colorful characters of the season. She is probably most known for getting into a heated argument with equally outspoken castaway Alicia Calaway over a chicken.
As for her gameplay, Kimmi never really had a specific alliance and became the second person voted out of the Kucha tribe, unanimously.
Heading into Survivor: Cambodia, Kimmi stressed that she knows she has to make an alliance this time around. While she is still a strict vegetarian, she seemed willing to admit the mistakes she made in Australia.
Projecting how she will do in the game, Kimmi will likely bond more with the older players like Borneo's Kelly Wiglesworth or Pearl Islands' Andrew Savage. She will probably get into a strong alliance and due to her convictions, never feel the need to stray from it.
Kimmi also has a bit of a feud with Jeff Varner, who originally played with her in Australia and is coming back for Cambodia. It will be interesting to see if they actually team up in Australia considering how few old school players there are compared to new school. We project that they will eventually have an alliance with a few others that carries them through the merge.
One thing that potentially hurts Kimmi is that she is one of the oldest women in the game; she and Cagayan's Kass McQuillen are the only women over 40. If her tribe needs more strength, then she may be an early victim. However, if Kimmi makes it past the first few votes it's difficult to imagine anyone targeting her for any reason.
We've seen at least one woman over 40 make it to Final Tribal Council in five of the past six seasons, so that trend bodes well for Kimmi's success. As far as winning the game, only Denise Stapley from Philippines has taken home the $1 million. All of the others, Philippines' Lisa Whelchel, Caramoan's Dawn Meehan and Sherri Biethman, Blood vs. Water's Monica Culpepper, San Juan del Sur's Missy Payne and Worlds Apart's Carolyn Rivera have each received only one vote, or even worse, zero votes to win.
Cambodia Prediction: It's possible that Kimmi could still pull off a victory if she's up against two unlikable players in the end, but we think she will continue the trend of making it all the way to the Final Tribal Council but not having the respect of the jury.
We predict: 3rd place.
See how Kimmi and the other 19 players do when Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance begins Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.