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Deal or No Deal Island E4 exit interview: Kim Mattina explains why she targeted Boston Rob Mariano

Earlier this week, Kim Mattina became the fourth contestant eliminated from NBC's new hit reality competition show, Deal or No Deal Island. As part of our Deal or No Deal Island coverage, Kim visits the Jack Vita Show for her exit interview.

Kim is a 62 year-old woman, originally from Peoria, Illinois (now living in Phoenix, Arizona) who fulfilled a dream by competing on Deal or No Deal Island. She is an OG reality competition show fan, watching long-running, hit shows such as Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race and MTV's The Challenge since the genesis of network reality television.

Kim came out of the gate, playing hard. She earned the steal case in the first challenge. She immediately recognized Boston Rob Mariano from his time on Survivor, and quickly let everybody know how big of a threat he is. Rob immediately felt threatened by Kim, so he worked hard on trying to get her out of the game. In the second episode, Rob won immunity and picked Kim to face the banker in a game of Deal or No Deal. Kim won, and got to choose who she wanted to send packing. She gave Rob's ally Jamil the boot.

In the third episode, Kim's target continued to grow, especially after she called Rob and Claudia a bad word to Alyssa. Alyssa turned around and told Rob. Rob's alliance concocts a plan to boot Kim, which goes south when Stephanie steals Claudia's case, leaving Aron and Claudia in the bottom two, with Rob in control. Rob selects Claudia to face the banker, and Claudia becomes the first contestant to lose a game of Deal or No Deal, as she is eliminated.

In episode four, Amy picks Rob to face the banker. Rob wins, and he finally sends Kim home.

Kim chats with Jack about her time on the show, her love for reality television, why she targeted Rob, what her gameplan was, what went wrong for her, and much more!

You can follow Kim on Instagram, @kimmattina.

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