‘Survivor’ may have been filmed months ago, but last night’s castoff is still pretty shocked how things went down — and even while watching the latest episode, something really surprised her.
HollywoodLife: Heading into the jury, did you have any feeling that you were going home?
Lucy: Obviously having your name mentioned was scary in itself even though I had the assumption that only a couple of people would put my name down but I still felt pretty good. You never who’s going to pull what out! I didn’t even think about an [idol], and that’s something I should have been more aware of. When I look back, I’m more of a factual person. I’m not a girly girl, I’m a very direct person like, ‘Tell me what I need to know.’ I don’t like to run with emotions, that causes paranoia. I was telling him he wasn’t being voted out, but here’s the plan. At that point, I would assume that people were just trying to get to the merge. I was just the messenger.
Were you shocked Ken didn’t end up voting for you?
Yeah, because all of this time, until last night, I thought that he did! I was so angry with him. We all had island-husbands and I had Ken and Chris! We had bonded so much, and I was very direct with him. I came off bossy, I guess, and to him, it didn’t matter what the message was what I was saying, it was just him hearing the negative part.
Watching it back, how’d you feel about how you were portrayed?
They didn’t show much of me talking, then yesterday was all about Lucy! That’s kind of how I am in way, I’m an introvert. I sit back when you first me, I observe to see who’s who, what’s what, what triggers people. Then I see, where do I want to be?
Who are the biggest threats still left in the game?
I would think Chris definitely, and Ken — when they merge, they are so physically fit and will outlast everybody. They know how to fend for themselves. Chris even more than Ken, because he’s such a nice guy.
What was your biggest challenge?
I think going in with the cyclone — I was not ready for the environmental changes. I’m used to being able to control things and I didn’t have control over the cyclone. I felt like I was dying. I had just done a body building competition before going on the show, so I went in 7 percent body fat; I was freezing. I thought if it happened another day, I would maybe have to go home. People were laughing in the shelter, but I thought I was going to die. I would have much rather have my four children again, labor and everything, versus experiencing that cyclone. In a way, it was good though because it broke me; it brought me to such a low that after that, everything was better than that.
Would you go back and play Survivor again, or maybe do The Amazing Race?
I absolutely would! I was pretty proud of the moves I made — being able to get the majority to vote for Jessica, I was like, ‘Oh, little old me?!’ I was in a pretty good position, it was just the matter of how I spoke to Ken. At the end of the day, I feel like I got cheated by not being able to do the individual challenges. My personality with the millennials, I think we definitely would have bonded as well. I work with young athletes all the time, on a daily basis. I know how to adapt to it. It’s so funny, I’d always tell people ‘You can’t speak to people like this’ at work — and then I went out there, and did just that! I was just giving him in the information.