After the tribes were divided last week, we knew it was just a matter of time until Millennials and Gen. Xers started turning on each other — and that’s what happened this week. So, what’s the latest castoff shocked? Not so much.
HollywoodLife: So obviously have to ask about the current status of Figtayls.
Figgy: So the legend of Figtayls has been put to rest because life on the island was real life, but things were completely different when we came back to the real world. I found out some things and real life situations, so no Taylor and I are no longer together.
So, your friends now?
No. I don’t want to be his friend.
Do you regret having a showmance?
I don’t regret it. People were saying it’s stupid for being so public, but all those people did not have someone they could trust 100 percent; I had someone I could trust with my life in that game. He would never write my name down. He would probably write his own down before mine. I had someone I trusted and who was there for me. It sucks for the “power couple” thing being an issue, because long term, it’s just two people voting together like an alliance. It stinks, but I always laughed and said, ‘I was the Boston Rob.’ I was the thinker, I was the doer, he was the one, that I would say, ‘Go bat your pretty blue eyes,’ and he would. He would do everything that I’d tell him to. So do I regret it? To a certain degree yes, but it saved me from that first tribal, so no.
How serious was the relationship?
It was 100 percent real. I came to play, he came for the experience. I cared about the money, to take care of my family. He didn’t care about the money. At first, I didn’t want that,but it ended up being very serious, [and] I ended up caring about him a lot. I fell for him. It was really serious.
Heading into the jury, did you have any feeling that you were going home?
I had a gut wrenching feeling and said to Taylor, ‘I think I’m going home.’ He said, ‘You’re fine,’ but he didn’t see the big picture. Adam was in the middle, and Taylor is a dead weight. He was not going to be helping me pull Adam onto our side. I felt it coming.
What do you wish they had shown more of?
One thing I wish they had shown was me spearfishing! I killed two fish, I ate their eyes. It was fantastic. It was amazing. I wish they showed more of me strategizing and not just canoodling, but that was showing my alliance so I get it. I also wish they showed more of me in the challenges!
Who are the biggest threats still left in the game?
The biggest threats are Jay and Michaela; she’s tight with Jay, she’s a competitor and a f–king beast. She knows about Jay’s idol. Jay’s a threat because he has the idol and he’s so likable. He’s everybody’s bro. You don’t want to take out your bro. People trust him, he’s a natural leader.
What was the toughest part of the game for you?
The toughest part for me was how to drown out the paranoia. That’s where I thank God for Taylor. He was my little escape. He cleared my mind of that paranoia, and made me feel like I had a family member out there. We saw it with David, it happens with everyone! It’s so hard to overcome.
Would you go back and play Survivor again, or maybe do The Amazing Race?
I’d go back in a heartbeat. I want to get back on the island and redeem myself. No matter what, this isn’t the last you’ve seen of me. I need my second chance. After my little flop with Taylor, I’ve learned so much.
HollywoodLifers, are you bummed to see Figgy go?