It was one of the most angry eliminations in ‘Survivor’ — but is the victim still angry? Well, not so much. HollywoodLife.com chatted with the latest to be blindsided on mistakes made and that aggressive front.
Did you have any thought it could be you?
I had an idea that it could go left but if you asked me how much percent I thought that would happen, I would have said “one percent.” We had positive personalities, people were clicking, and there was no feeling of people on the bottom or on the outs. It was kind of an understanding that the millennials would stick together, but we never talked about what would happen had we lost.
You were obviously shocked and angry. Are you still angry or do you understand why they got you out?
I was getting a little bitter before watching tribal, but I knew what happened. In the moment, I knew it’d be epic to watch because of that reaction. I moved past the part of being angry and accept it now, as a good move by Jay.
Watching back, how do you think you were portrayed?
I think I was portrayed very accurately; I’m a fun, competitive, smart, articulate person, and I always go for a goal. Just like any successful person going for a goal, I can be intense in that moment. People didn’t take it as overly aggressive. Nothing I said was in an aggressive matter. I wasn’t voted off because of that; he voted me off because of the risk and I get it.
Outside of not winning, not really! I feel like I played very true to myself! Hindsight is always 20-20, but I didn’t make a plan B. In real life, I don’t make a Plan B because then you’re thinking Plan A won’t work. But in Survivor, you need A, B, C, and D!
Who do you think is the biggest threat left in the game?
I would divide them between Ken and Zeke; Ken is physical, but he also has this soft side that can connect with other people and that will make people want to work with him. Zeke seems to have so many balls in his corner. He has a connection with Chris, a connection with Dave, and everyone buy Mari from his original alliance are still in the game.
What element was your biggest challenge in the game?
The biggest stress part for me was the social element. In real life, I surround myself with positive people that I can trust, that I go to bat for. Out there, no one trusts anyone and people get used to lying; it added so much stress on me!
Would you return?
If I got the opportunity, I’d be 100 percent down to play again. I know what I’d do better. I would try to not make myself stick out so much as a physical threat. I would 100 percent keep my mouth shut when it comes to my game plans, etc. The last thing I need is for people to know that I can outthink them. That’s exactly what happened with Jay. It made people nervous. I have to not do that and realize this a game, and not real life. I can not expect people to be trustworthy of me — and the moment they’re not, get them out.
HollywoodLifers, were you bummed to see her go?