It wasn't a good night for the ladies on last nights episode of I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, as Janice Dickinson and Holly Montag were voted out of the jungle by America in a double elimination.
Despite managing to elude most of the reward trials, glamorous Janice (who won a U.K. version of the show) managed to last two weeks in the jungle and battled snakes, crocodiles, a stomach infection, menopause and camp mate John Salley, whom she admitted on-air "scared her." Still, she wouldn't have traded the experience for anything — except for maybe John Salley. "We didn't see eye to eye from the beginning, middle or end," says Janice. "But nevertheless, he is a four-time NBA champion who pushed a middle-aged woman out of the way during a trial. You don't push women out of the way for anything. I didn't like being manhandled by Mr. Salley."
"But I'm a Celebrity is the greatest show on Earth," Janice tells In Touch. "It's an unbelievable cast. I went into the jungle, contracted secondary malaria in torrential rains and stuck my hands in mud with crocodiles! You can't believe how hard it is, and that's why it's so great to watch." Those thoughts were echoed by Holly. "I am really sad to go. I wanted to stay through the whole thing," she says. "It was far better than I expected. I thought the challenge would be fun and a great way to bring attention to a hometown charity. But I came out with several lifetimes of knowledge. I couldn't have dreamed of a better experience."
With more eliminations on Monday's episode, and the potential return of Spencer Pratt, next Wednesday's finale is set to be explosive.
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I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!
Janice Dickinson & Holly Montag
Eliminated June 18
Janice: "I wanted to win that thing more than anything."
Holly: "Any girl would be attracted to Sanjaya."
You both had good relationships with Sanjaya — Holly, was there a romance?
Holly: Sanjaya is my best friend. We got very, very close, but nothing romantic. But we can be Sanjolly, I love that, that is the cutest thing I've ever heard. As far as the jungle is concerned, things are very private there.
Janice: I am still close to Sanjaya. He is everything light. Light-spirited, against all odds had his shtick on American Idol and is working on his music. Listening to Sanjaya for 24 hours a day for two weeks singing ... I am going to go get my ears checked.
Holly, were you attracted to him?
Holly: Oh, yeah! He's a very attractive person. He's talented and good-looking, he has all the qualities — any girl would be attracted to Sanjaya. But we are best friends, and that's where we are keeping it for now.
Janice, how is your health now, and how do you feel the producers showing you urinating?
Janice: My stomach issues have turned into national news? I have to tell you, as a middle-aged woman going through menopause and raising two teenagers, I am just fine and dandy. And here's the deal with the producers. I was menopausing, it was hard to hold it in, I was well aware there were cameras everywhere. Hopefully, you didn't see anything that needs vaginal rejuvenatio , and that was blurred out. I have night blindness and the bathroom area was a good 250 feet from where we were sleeping, and I am deathly afraid of anything that crawls in the night. And as any pregnant woman will understand, when you gotta go, you gotta go. If anyone doesn't like public urination, then turn the television off.
Holly, did you get to see any of Speidi's antics before you got to camp?
Janice: Yeah, that wasn't fair.
Holly: I saw the first two episodes, so I had a bit of an idea. I didn't really get to see much of my sister, just the dry shampoo incident. After watching it, I was able to talk to Torrie about it. I think there is a big disconnect there. When they came back in, I think Heidi felt a little ganged up on — she is a lot more sensitive than she lets on. I think she wanted to make friends and have a great experience. But to come back and have people joking about you behind your back and destroying your personal property …
Janice: Like they did to me.
Holly: It's upsetting when you are out of your element in extreme circumstances. I did understand where she was and after explaining that to Torrie, she felt really bad. There was some skull-drudgery with Torrie because she was starting fights with everyone in that camp.
Holly, did you feel you had to work harder to prove you weren't like them?
Holly: Not necessarily that I wasn't like them, but I was worried going in. The biggest fear wasn't the animals or the jungle, it was coming into a situation where this group had already bonded and there was a dynamic. I wanted to prove I deserved to be there and would work hard, and I tried my best to fit in and not step on anyone's toes.
Janice: I think Holly was the most real.
Are you happy to be out of there?
Janice: I wanted to win that thing more than anything — more than anything! But I was sick and medicated. I did it because there has to be a cure for AIDS.
Holly: I am really sad to go. I wanted to stay through the whole thing. I never complained about being there at all and just loved every minute of it. It was the best thing I have ever done. I was amongst icons, and the things I learned there were just priceless.
Who do you think will win?
Holly: I think it will be Sanjaya or Lou Diamond Phillips. They don't make gentlemen like Lou any more, he is upstanding in every way.
Janice: My vote goes to Lou because he is a 100% gentleman. He's a marvelous father, a courteous man. He's a genuine person. He's not singing 24/7 to promote his records — he is everything and them some. Thank you, I'm a Celebrity, for putting me in contact with Holly and Lou — everyone else can go dance in the river!
What do you think of Spencer going back to the jungle?
Janice: Heidi and Spencer are the greatest amateurs at reality TV. It's easy to play bitch or a witch, but Heidi and Spencer will go on to do great things. If they come back, I hope they do, as I am not done with Spencer. He's one smart cookie and anything can happen on this show.
Holly: I was glad they gave it another shot. It's difficult and what people don't realize is that for a couple, newlyweds, who haven't really had a honeymoon and that's basically your honeymoon. You have no privacy and feel ill. I know Janice was ill and I am so proud of her. I can't imagine how difficult it was to be in those extreme circumstances and be ill. I don't blame them, it was their choice, but they gave it one more shot and while it didn't make the other campers very happy, at least they gave it another go.