Roxy Morris was the second castaway, and second member of the Matsing tribe, to be voted out of “Survivor: Philippines.” She tells Zap2it she isn’t sure her tribe can get it together.
Are you glad you did “Survivor”? Was it as hard as everyone says it is?
“‘Survivor’ is most definitely harder than it looks. TV makes it just awesome. Fun times every two seconds. It is tough. It is tough stuff. It is definitely difficult. Am I happy I did it? 1000%. I’m so happy I did it. I would do it again if I had the opportunity. I wish every Christian could have the opportunity to be on ‘Survivor.’ I think it’s a very good exercise.”
We were a little surprised your tribe voted you out over Angie. Were you surprised? Why do you think they did?
“Was I surprised? I’m not gonna lie, I can’t say I was surprised and I’ll tell you why. If a tribe sees it as more valuable to work hard on camp but not win any challenges, then I’m not surprised they would vote me out versus Angie. This was my point the entire time during Tribal. Let’s make fire, let’s do this, let’s do that. We’re the first tribe to get fire, but we can’t win a challenge? Got your head in the wrong game. You can’t have your head in life at camp all the time and then go out and win challenges. I’m disappointed, yes, but not surprised.”
It seemed like you gave up a little for awhile there, but then got some fire back. What helped you find your second wind?
“The episode did a great job of highlighting my little alone time when I was praying. After I had that time with God where I could open my mouth and pray out loud — it’s one thing when you pray inside, but I needed to pray out loud. When I had that opportunity to pray out loud I felt completely at peace. I put the whole thing in God’s hands … I put my boots on and I controlled myself and I did the things I needed to do and I said the things I felt like I needed to put out there for making a better decision than I thought they were going to go.”
Do you think Matsing can get it together or are they a lost cause at this point?
“Umm, well. When they voted me out, if they continue on with that type of behavior, I don’t know what can come of that. But God bless them. I can’t say because they’re not smart that they would go down in flames. If they’re going off of their own strength, like Denise wants to say, let’s go off our own strength, I don’t feel like they have a whole lot of fire there to burn.”
“Survivor” airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.