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Name: Krista DeBono

Age: 32

Where do you currently live?: Staten Island, New York

Current occupation: Speech Language Pathologist

Describe some of your favorite activities.: Eating. Obsessing over my dog Eating WHILE I obsess over my dog. Listening to and watching anything True Crime related. Rewatching episodes of The Office. It’s almost disgusting how much I watch it. Dancing. Working out (even though I secretly don’t really like it).

How would close friends and family describe you?: Loyal Loud/Outgoing Dramatic Sarcastic Competitive Petty

Name a few fun facts about yourself no one would guess just by looking at you.: I am actually a big nerd. I really don’t like going out. I rather stay at home with my dog and do some puzzles and binge Netflix. I don’t even drink alcohol. That might surprise some people. Maybe that doesn’t sound so fun but it is fun for me! Haha

Do you have a favorite quote?: “I would not miss it for the world. But if something else came up I would definitely not go.” – Michael Scott

What is your strategy going into the game?:  
I absolutely need to force myself to keep my mouth shut in the beginning and not play too hard too fast. Of course that is easier said than done. I am a very competitive person and it will be extremely hard for me to sit back and watch. I am veryyyyy good at reading people so I want to be able to listen much more than I speak in the beginning, evaluate people and take everything in. When I feel that I have some sort of take on certain people and situations, I can start to make moves.  I’m saying this now but I can already see myself throwing someones name out the first chance I get and making a big move, so well see if I can stick to this.
I also do not trust people until they give me a reason to trust them. I need to find 1-2 people that I feel comfortable enough to work with. Loyalty is really important to me but I know that in order to win this game you might have to go behinds someone’s back. That’s the tricky part because if there is some sort of buy back you don’t want that person coming back with vengeance. You ALSO don’t want that person pissed off and nominating you when they leave!

Which past Sequester player did you like the most and why?: Michelle Meyer. Because well… Queen of getting to the end with the enemy. Queen of final 2. I love that Michelle holds nothing back and always stays true to who she really is. I admire that in players. I also really really liked Jamie from last season. I always root for the underdog and she came to fight when the whole house seemed against her. I guess I’m just a fan of bad ass women.

What would you say your biggest weakness is in a game like Sequester?: My biggest weakness is that I can be overly competitive which might make me overplay. It is just in my blood. I also have a very hard time trusting people. I might get myself into some trouble if I call someone out if I feel that I am being betrayed.

What type of person is your biggest threat in a game like Sequester?: It’s easy to say my biggest competition would be a mental and physical threat but there is more to it than just that. I think my biggest threat would be someone that can read me. I don’t ever want anyone to know what I am up to or what I am thinking. I try to read other people so I sure as hell don’t want anyone else figuring me out.

What type of personalities would you describe as opposite of yours?: I think someone who is opposite of me would be someone who is very laid back and calm. Sometimes I actually get along better with a person that is the complete opposite of me because it’s nice to have a balance of personalities and not bump heads.

What do you think is the most common mistake that people make in a game like this?: Trusting too many people and sharing too much information. There is certain information you may need to keep to yourself because it spreads like wildfire in the house. Also being careful about who you say certain things to. Once people start throwing names around too quick it not only puts a target on them but it puts a target ON YOU. You have to watch every word that comes out of your mouth in the house. 

If you win Sequester what do you predict the final vote count to be?: Unanimous. Why even try for anything less? Go hard or go home.