Survivor's Ashleigh says she was a threat

2014-01-27 17:00
Cape Town – In a dramatic turn of events Ashleigh Bryant, 23, from Cape Town became the first castaway to be kicked off the latest season of Survivor SA: Champions.

Channel24 spoke to Ashleigh on Monday to talk about her experience on the island, her teammates, the shock of being voted off early in the game and how it feels to be back home.

How does it feel to be the first person voted off?
Not so good. It is probably the worst to leave first.

Did you expect to be knocked out this early in the game, did it come as a shock?
It was a big shock I thought we would vote the weakest member off. I was very disappointed in myself. I wish that I could have stayed longer to challenge myself.

Why do you think you were voted off?
My alliance was a threat to the other people in the tribe. I also like to think that I was an individual threat as well.

Why did you enter Survivor?
I have always been a huge fan of the show. A friend of mine wanted to audition and I went along. I got lucky and was selected.

What’s the most valuable lesson this experience has taught you?
To appreciate toilet paper. The second thing it taught me was to look at the bigger picture and not the small things. I was too busy focusing on my alliance when i should’ve been looking at the entire tribe.

If you could do one thing different, what would it be?
I would have kept a low profile and not be in everyone’s faces. I also wish I had more one on one’s with the others so that they could have gotten to know me.

Who would you like to win and why?
Zavion, he’s a nice person, he is charismatic and brings entertainment value to the show. I also think Graham will go far. He is very powerful he managed to turn the tables on me very quickly.

What was the most hardest thing on the island?
The social aspect was the hardest. It was a hard place to be. In life you usually have someone on your side that you can trust and chat to.

What did you like the most of being on the island?
Just being on the island, the environment and being away from my day-to-day life. The social aspect too, even though it was a negative. Being in that situation is intense.

What was the one thing you missed the most  while being on the island?
I really missed toilet paper and my son. I have never been away from him for longer than 6 hours it was the hardest thing being away from my son.

What was the first thing you did after you left the island?
I went to the toilet. I really appreciate the toilet now.

How does it feel to be back home?
Comfortable. It feels good to be around people I trust. And being with my son, just being able pick him up, hug and kiss him every day.

What advice would you give the remaining castaways?
I would tell Marsha and Zavion to play a careful game their alliance is at risk. I would tell every one else to stay strong and keep fighting and to watch out for Graham.

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