Makani Nalu Dishes on Winning MTV’s ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’

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Things certainly got nasty on the first season of MTV’s Stranded With a Million Dollars, and Makani Nalu didn’t even realize some of the things that happened until it aired.

The winner (hello, $124K!) of the survival show admitted that she was surprised by some of the things she saw watching it back. For example, she had no idea that her loyal teammate, Cody Dunlap, almost ditched her early on in the competition.

“Cody told me that it happened, but he really looked like he was considering it in that moment,” she says. “I didn’t realize it was that close a call.”

The California native also had no idea that Alex, one of her bitter rivals, stole peanut butter when they refused to buy more food.

“I didn’t notice! Maybe he did it evenly, I don’t know,” she says.

Check out Makani’s full interview, where she covers everything from the show’s final curve ball to what may stop her from going on The Challenge. Oh yeah, and the decision to poop in the water in order to dehydrate their rivals and send them packing.

You can listen below via SoundCloud or download on iTunes!

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And don’t forget to listen to Cody’s chat with us either!

Stranded with a Million Dollars: Cody Dunlap Interview

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