On Wednesday night’s (Oct. 13) “Survivor: Nicaragua,” the two tribes previously divided by age were jumbled into two new tribe and Tyrone Davis paid the price, as the youngsters that joined his tribe ousted him. He tells Zap2it about his experience on the show and that he isn’t really rooting for anyone who is left.
Are you glad you want on “Survivor?” Was it everything you hoped it would be?
“Yeah, I’m ecstatic that I went on Survivor. Great experience, great opportunity, great adventure. I don’t have anything bad to say about it. I was fortunate to have been selected.”
Was it harder than you thought it was going to be?
“No, it was not harder than I thought it was going to be. Hard is a relative term, it depends on the things you’ve been through in life. A lot of the people on my tribe were whiny. It wasn’t easy, I’ll say that for sure, but some of the things I’ve seen on past seasons, like some had much harsher climates and some had bugs and stuff to deal with. It wasn’t easy for sure, heck no, but I just made it work.”
What did you think of the older/younger division twist?
“I was probably happier than not because I think that generation thing, we had something in common. We typically have similar values, just as the younger crowd had similar values. We wanted to work together as a team more and take care of the business and what not. Whereas the kids were willy-nilly and freelance and ‘it’s all about me.'”
Were you surprised you got voted out? .
“No, I wasn’t surprised. In fact, I kind of anticipated it. I knew it wasn’t going to be long because [after the shake up] it was 4 and 4 and I knew it was a matter of numbers. All they had to do is get one vote from our tribe and I knew Holly was highly unstable. I knew that she was gonna be a factor and Dan probably as well. Dan is pointless in the game and Holly’s a space cadet and I anticipated it happening, it was just a matter of when.”
We thought for sure NaOnka was going to just quit but she managed to pull it together before Tribal Council.
“I don’t know what’s going on with her because after seeing the show, if you say you wanna quit, you quit. That’s it. period. But somehow the kids have some type of crazy bond with one another in spite of that. To me, if you’re a quitter, you’re a quitter. If you don’t quit now, and this is probably not the worst we’ve seen, you really gonna quit when the s*** goes down. And like the way she treated people on the last tribe, I wouldn’t have had much patience with that. If she can do that to [Kelly B.], there’s no telling what she can try to do to me.”
Who were you rooting for once you were eliminated?
“I don’t know that I’m rooting for anybody, I don’t like none of them. [laughs] I don’t know much about the kids, the youngsters. It’s tough to say. Definitely not Holly. Dan was a likable guy, although he was pointless in the game. That’s probably why he’s still on, he’s not a threat to anybody and he’s entertaining. I think Marty is pretty crafty, I think he can probably do well in the game.”
Any final thoughts or messages?
“I would say to people that watched it and were supporting me and cheering me on, thank you for the support. Given another opportunity, I’d do it 100 times better.”
“Survivor: Nicaragua” airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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