As it turns out, the authenticity strategy is definitely working in his favor. “Going into The Circle, I know the majority of people are gonna people-please, pander, and stroke everyone’s ego,” he says of how he aims to play it on the show. “Everyone’s gonna see through that bulls–t and it’s not going to work.”
“I’m gonna go into The Circle 100% authentically and I’m gonna win the game and that’s how it goes,” Shooby continues, with a confidence and bravado we seldom see him display once the game actually begins.
Instead, he proves to be one of the most personable contestants, with whom everyone can relate and no one has beef. It’s worked so well in his favor, he’s already been in the Top 2 a number of times.