Survivor: Nicaragua’s Jane: “Screw you! Y’all are not eating and can go hungry”
No one can say 56-year-old Jane Bright, of Jackson Springs, N.C., did not play her hardest when it comes to the game of Survivor. Jane survived 36 days in some of the harshest elements in Survivor history and never once did we hear her complain. In fact, the only thing she is complaining about now is the faith she placed in fellow country boy Chase, whom she trusted implicitly, only to be blindsided on last night’s episode when she was voted out.
After bonding with Chase early in the game, Jane believed it would be smooth sailing to the finale at Chase’s side. But when Fabio (Jud), who had just won immunity at a challenge, suggested Jane be voted out, no matter how uncomfortable with the decision, Chase went along with his tribe mates.
Even though Chase did not lie when Jane confronted him about the choice to vote her out, she still harbors a grudge. “I am still mad at Chase,” Jane tells In Touch. “My only regret is putting as much faith in him as I did. I believed him being a N.C. boy that he’d be true to his word, as most Southern men are. He is not. If he is like that in real life then heaven help him as he has a hard road ahead.”
Jane may have been the 13th person voted out and the seventh member of the jury, but viewers are thanking her for going out with a bang. In one of the season’s most shocking moves, fiery Jane extinguished the campfire that she’d made her life’s mission to tend while in the elements. “By God, I started it, I’ll put it out,” she exploded as she unleashed a bucket of water on its flames. “I took Chase aside and said, ‘By gosh if y’all are voting me out tonight, I am leaving with a bang and if you try to stop me you’ll regret it,” admits Jane, who does not regret her decision and reveals the others did not escape her wrath either. “I was like screw you! Y’all are not eating and can go hungry.”
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Name: Jane Bright
Current Residence: Jackson Springs, N.C.
Of all the players this season, you never complained. Was it all good for you out there?
Jane: I LOVED it! I would pinch myself every morning. I’d wake up at the crack of dawn to see the sunrise and was usually the last to go to bed after doing the fire and all that stuff. But I kept pinching myself going, “I am on Survivor, I am on Survivor.” I live on a farm and run a kids’ summer camp so we play Survivor all the time at my place. I had some practice (laughs).
The one thing that stands out from last night is how mad you were at Chase, after seeing all the events unfold, did it make things easier for you to understand?
Jane: No, I was even more pissed. The fact that Chase was plotting against me while on that reward challenge on the boat, and that moments before he was plotting to get Dan or Fabio out? Holly the same thing, so yeah, it was hard to watch knowing they were lying to me, just moments before the end of that challenge.
Even though Chase tried to be as truthful as he could to you, are you still mad at him for what happened?
Jane: I am still mad at Chase. All I can say is after watching the season in its entirety till now, Chase telling me I was going home was the first time he acted like he had a set of balls. What pisses me off is the fact that he was the one who wanted an alliance. I already had one with Sash, Brenda and Holly. Then when I got flipped to the La Flor tribe I had to make a new alliance with Purple Kelly, Brenda and Sash. Chase wanted me to dump them and join him. I figured you are a Carolina boy and may have more integrity than some of the city people and that country thing may have come to heart. It didn’t play out like that. Most Southern men are true to their word and he is not. If he is like that in real life then heaven help him as he has a hard road ahead. I’m not cutting him any slack. I fed him on the side and told him I had his back, which was probably my biggest mistake.
Do you regret extinguishing the fire?
Jane: I do NOT regret that! I had already tried getting Dan and Fabio on side, and men will not budge if they have a pact. Even if I’d offered them money (which I didn’t have) they were not going to budge. I knew I was going home, so I took Chase aside and said, “By gosh if y’all are voting me out tonight, I am leaving with a bang and if you try to stop me you’ll regret it.” I told him what I was going to do and I kept my eye on him. I told him if I caught him talking to one person between then and tribal council he would regret it.
Wow, you are scary.
Jane: I was like damn your hide. Here was I protecting you and feeding you fish and I even caught like 60 crabs, the first we’d had had in like three weeks, just the night before. I couldn’t believe after delivering two big old buckets of crabs they were still gonna vote me out. I was like screw you, y’all are not eating and can go hungry. I knew it was going to rain that day too as the sky was red and when it started at tribal it didn’t stop for 36 hours.