The tribe has spoken: We declare Brian Heidik the spiciest Survivor winner yet! Sure, Richard Hatch was a scheming gay nudist. Old news. And Tina Wesson, Ethan Zohn and Vecepia "Vee" Towery were mostly blasé. But Brian's scandalous hijinks both on and offscreen have proved very intriguing. Backstabbing! Porn! Restraining orders! Where do we begin?
Firstly, how did Brian feel about his porn past going public? "Well," the Virgins of Sherwood Forest star tells TV Guide Online, "I just want to clarify that I do have off Broadway credits, as well as [theater] training. I had a contract role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. I played Tim Rollins.
"So I showed my butt for a couple of T&A flicks," he shrugs. "It's funny how Michael Douglas and Bruce Willis do the same thing for a few million dollars and they consider it art, but I do something for [a lower] budget and it's considered soft porn. It's all perception and I hope you enjoy the performance!"
Is it true policeman Ken Stafford "figured out" Brian's past during their time on Koh Tarutao? "Ken is full of crap," the 34-year-old insists. "He never figured out anything. We never had a conversation about it on the island. We talked about a few people in the [entertainment] industry, and that's it. Him just saying that was completely a false statement. Ken is like a younger brother, and is a little immature and has a lot of growing up to do. I expected a lot more out of Ken."
Movin' on... How is Brian's married life these days? Last time we looked, Mrs. Charmaine Heidik was facing spousal abuse charges. "We're working it out, my wife and I," he says. "She was at the [Survivor finale] and everything's great. We're going to have a great Christmas. It was strictly the judge's decision to keep us 100 yards away [from one another]. Of course, [the restraining order was lifted] once they found out I wasn't pressing any charges.
"We had some issues with each other," Brian continues. "We're going to seek counsel and make this thing work." Laughing, he adds: "We love hard and we fight hard!"
While seeking legit acting work in primetime TV and films, the former used-car salesman says he plans to "turn [my $1 million prize] into a few more mil and set up my family for life. I'm just going to take it day by day and not make any unwise decisions, like on the island!"