Stephanie Valencia was sent home packing on the latest episode of Surivor: Redemption Island after losing a match-game duel against “golden boy” Matt.
Valencia spoke with People about how she wishes the conditions on the series were harder than they actually were.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview. To read the full interview click here.
Did the physical aspects of the game get to you?
I was actually hoping for worse conditions. I was hoping for more rain, less crab, less rice. I was hoping for the fire to go out because I felt that there were people on my tribe that – if things got worse – would just quit on their own. I would love that because then you don’t have to work for them to leave; nature will just handle their business.
You got pretty emotional when you had to burn your buff.
It’t heartbreaking. You put your sweat, blood, tears into that thing. I’m just so sad because that’s such a huge part of being on Survivor is our buff, and I felt so awful burning it. As much as I don’t like Zapatera and can’t stand purple, I was like, “That’s my buff! I love it!”
You definitely made all your feelings known when leaving Redemption Island.
I didn’t want to say anything because I didn’t want to cry. But I couldn’t hold it back, and I was like, “Well, I’m already crying, let me say everything that’s on my mind.” I felt so much better after letting Rob know that [Zapatera] can’t be trusted. I don’t want them to succeed. When I take losses in real life, I feel like I’m a lot more graceful. But this isn’t real life – it’s a game.
How do you feel? Do you think you could survive Survivor?