His name has often been mentioned in the approach to previous councils.
However, Maxime, a 34-year-old Parisian, had always managed to get by, taking advantage of the alliance of the former reds, in large numerical superiority compared to the former yellows.
In the twelfth issue, where the adventurers were linked in pairs, he found himself with his comrade Louana, but the latter's popularity did not save him, who was less appreciated.
Why did you want to do "Koh-Lanta"?
I really liked the program.
He made me experience emotions as a viewer.
I imagined myself on the tests, how I could have performed, etc.
I wanted to live it.
What surprised you the most there?
How hard we live.
We are in total destitution.
It's a thousand times harder than you can imagine.
What conclusions do you draw from your adventure?
It is a huge personal challenge with many dimensions.
You have to play on all sides.
Personally, it was mental strength that kept me going.
I didn't think I had this ability to withstand all these hurricanes, physical hardness, advice...
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Were you disappointed with your performance on the tests?
No, I wouldn't go that far.
There is a real underperformance on the jugs that had to be broken above the water.
I passed by.
On the rest of the team events, I contributed in the same way as everyone else.
Then, on the individual games, I am in the middle of the table or third on the balls, second man on the obstacle course… I think I answered present, but I would have liked to do much better.
We felt that food was an obsession with you, was it?
I was careful about the sharing of portions, I checked that I had had as many as everyone else.
That, I admit.
On the other hand, the rest of the time, the others were much more obsessed with food than I was.
They spent their time talking about it on the camp, me never.
How much weight have you lost?
Knowing that I had nothing to lose, I had an extremely low fat mass index from the start, I really melted into muscles.
Your position within the reds was delicate, especially since reunification…
In fact, it was the case from episode 3 when Samira leaves.
I knew that in case of advice, the next to be eliminated would be me.
It's the magic of human relations, things happen and it can't be explained.
But the truth is that we were still very united in the red team, things always went well after the events, everyone participated in the camp.
It was a real source of happiness that allowed us to keep moving forward.
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During the broadcast, were you surprised by the negative comments of Louana and Ambre about you?
There were tensions with Louana, it's true, we clung a little on the camp, so his comments do not surprise me more than that.
On the other hand, I was more surprised by Amber.
What did you miss to go further?
To pass this stage, perhaps audacity, as I say on the screen.
I should have spoken about my plan directly to Olga, who had two votes, rather than asking Geraldine and Fouzi to do so.
At the time of the recount, I deduce that they did not speak to him.
What is your fondest memory?
The last test with Louana.
It was an extremely difficult moment, but for forty-five minutes I listened to his voice carrying me.
It was so out of step with everything we had experienced before that it was an event that marked me.
How did you react when you learned that François, with whom you shared a large part of your adventure, was indicted for manslaughter?
I did not react at all, it does not concern me, it does not concern the adventure.