Making it to the merge is only half the battle! This week’s ‘Survivor’ brought the 13 remaining people together, but one didn’t make it — and no, they had no idea they were on the chopping block.
HollywoodLife: Did you have any thought it could be you?
Michelle: On the way to tribal, I did not feel good about my game play, but I was also hoping and reassuring myself, ‘Hey there’s 13 people, chances are it won’t land on you.’ There’s a lot of names going around. I had made the mistake of — this is the first and only vote that I didn’t go and look people in the eye, and say ‘How are we voting?’ I was laying low so I didn’t appear as a threat. I felt terrible about it. I also didn’t feel good about the way our tribe was deciding to vote for Adam.
Who do you feel most betrayed by?
Hannah. She and I had a really close friendship. We would hang out together on the beach every night.
Why do you think they switched from Taylor to you?
People are scared about who has idols. Nobody knew if Taylor had an idol, but they knew for sure that I didn’t. Because I did lay back this week, everybody that I was aligned with, thought maybe I was strategizing with someone else. Everyone was suspicious.
Watching back, how do you think you were portrayed?
It wasn’t untrue, but it wasn’t all of my character. They didn’t show many of my friendships, they showed my game play which was great.
What element was your biggest challenge in the game?
It was the lack of sleep due to the cold. I was so cold at night; I was up through every night looking for wood to make the fire bigger.
Just going silent — there are other things I wish wouldn’t have happened, but it didn’t.
Do you still believe that ‘the truth works well?’
I think there’s a difference between It’s a game, everybody knows it’s a game. The moment it ends, we’re all friends — when you find out people were lying, you’re not mad. But there’s a difference between that and malice and deceit. You can do what you want, but I felt that so far, I can stick to the truth, and that’s why I’m making friends with everybody.
Who do you think is the biggest threat left in the game?
Jay. He was the guy that ran everything at the first camp, as far as the Survivor aspect. We were very strategic controllers on the Millennial tribe. He’s really good at challenges too, and he’s a good liar!
Would you return?
I think I would. I would definitely need to pray about it. I try to seek whether or not he wants me to do something before I decide to do it. Selfishly, I want to return yes, I love the game and it’s so fun! So we’ll see.