Alexandra is one of the candidates for the Koh-Lanta program broadcast on TF1. - Ph. Le Roux / ALP / TF1
- Originally from Saint-Malo, Alexandra is one of the 14 candidates participating in the 21st season of Koh-Lanta, which will resume broadcast this Friday.
- The mother of three is a fitness teacher and is very athletic.
- She admits that the lack of food has been difficult to manage.
She had the perfect CV. A fitness teacher, Alexandra has been waiting for several years to participate in the Koh Lanta show. Settled in Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine) with her partner, the Bretonne patiently waited for her three children to grow up to pack their bags and embark on the adventure. After two failed attempts, the 46-year-old sports mom finally got the coveted sesame and left for Fiji last May to participate in the show's 21st season. Before discovering her exploits this Friday on the occasion of the broadcast of the first program, she confided in 20 Minutes .
It has been almost ten months since you took part in the filming of Koh-Lanta. Can't wait to see the first show?
We're going to meet up at my brother's house with the family. I warned them, at 9:05 p.m., I don't want to hear a word. I could only see the first ten minutes of the show. I can't wait to see the rest and at the same time, I'm a little apprehensive. It's funny to see yourself on screen, to get along. I am a little apprehensive about the image that I will reflect.
Are you prepared to see your notoriety rise?
Yes, I had thought about it a lot and I don't mind. However, I asked my children before the show to make sure they didn't mind. It will have an impact on them, obviously. My little boy (he is 8 years old) already has friends who tell him about it at school.
There is also a form of relief after all these months without being able to talk about the adventure.
Oh yes ! I'll admit it, it's hard to have such an adventure and not be able to talk about it when you get back. I talked a lot with some candidates, it's important in these cases to be able to speak, share, to support the wait. My children know nothing, they will finally be able to discover what I have experienced. All the people I work with who were wondering why I left. For the shooting, I had taken leave without pay and pretext that I had surgery. They learned that I had participated in Koh-Lanta a fortnight ago.
How was your return to Saint-Malo?
Quite quietly. I was not disturbed more than that. I found my family, my job. Honestly, I thought it would be harder. I have not experienced a depression.
What did you find the hardest on this show?
Physically and mentally, I was ready. I came for the adventure and I got it. But the hardest part is the lack of food is difficult. We think that not eating for a day is not insurmountable but it is difficult to manage. Our behavior changes, we are no longer the same. Before leaving, I got used to not having breakfast before going to work, to get used to. But there it was very different. I practiced a little bit of freediving and I also took archery lessons before going to the island.
You obviously cannot tell us if you have been far in the adventure. But are you proud?
My pride was already to participate! I had already fulfilled my dream by being selected. I am proud of what I have done. It's the adventure of my life! I don't know what could be above. We land on an island while swimming without anyone. We find ourselves living permanently with people we don't know. We don't get along with everyone, that's for sure, but there is a human side that becomes very important.
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