Takes One to Beat One


By Bryan Buss

Well, it worked out. You won.
I'm still in shock.

Do you think you got a fair edit?
As far as the game is concerned, yes. In real life, I'm not as sneaky or slippery. But when it's game time, I'm gonna be the manipulative one' In my final statement, I was like, Look, guys, yes, we had a bond and we had a relationship, and I really do like you guys, but it's a game and I had to lie to you to get here. I'm sorry. But I'm not gonna try to smooth it over or make it seem like I feel so guilty, because I did it for a reason. And now I'm holding a million-dollar check.

As a huge Survivor fan, who were some of the previous players you were fans of?
I find every season I seem to like the bad guys more. Like I loved Rocky in Fiji, even though it was such a boring season. I loved Rob Cesternino in Amazon. I also love Jenna Morasca. I love Sandra. I love Jonny Fairplay. I love Eliza. There are so many random contestants throughout Survivor history that I just love. Usually, though, it's not the fan favorites, like Rupert.

What was the best moment that we didn't see on the show?
When Courtney, myself and Denise went to the Great Wall of China, in the morning we got to sleep in, which was fantastic, and a little puppy came out of nowhere down the Great Wall and started licking our toes, waking us all up. And we played with the little puppy, and they brought us coffee and biscuits. What a great morning. And then we all sat together on the edge of the Great Wall and watched the sun rise.

What now?
You know what, the scary thing is my goal for so long has been to be on Survivor, to win Survivor. And now that I've done it, I'm like, um' what next? I really don't know. I have no clue. I know I'm gonna travel quite a bit and gonna try to invest well and just try to build my future and be smart with the money.

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