Tyson Apostol didn't think he had anything to worry about heading in to the latest Tribal Council on Survivor: Tocantins. But, he was very wrong. "I was 100 percent blindsided," Tyson tells In Touch about being voted out of Brazil. "They just realized that I was a threat and that was their only chance to get rid of me," he adds. "Looking back, if I had some hint of what was going to happen, I could have changed it," Tyson says. "It wouldn't have been very hard. Debbie would have given me the immunity necklace had I asked for it. And I could have probably switched the votes around to Erinn."
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I can't believe you got voted out of Brazil so soon!
Tyson: I know. Those dicks! I was just too awesome.
You were a threat so you had to go.
Tyson: Yeah, that's true. I knew I was a threat, but I figured that I'd have a little more time than that.
Why do you think the tribe turned on you?
Tyson: They realized that I was a threat and that would probably be the only chance they had to get rid of me. I won two immunity challenges in a row. I was dominating everything in the team challenges for the most part as well. Then I lost the first challenge that didn't take any skill or talent whatsoever. I barely lost and they saw that probably as the only chance to get rid of me.
Unfortunately since you can't win, who do you think deserves to win?
Tyson: I would hope that Coach or Debbie does because they were part of my main alliance. They were the people I trusted the most out there. But up until now I'd say that Stephen is probably playing the smartest game.
Do you like how you came across on the show? What was going on between you and Sierra?
Tyson: I like how I come across on the show - that's pretty much how I am. Sure, I'm a little ruthless on Sierra. But what they didn't show is that she was on everybody's nerves the entire time. The problem with her is that she thinks that she's an asset in every way, shape and form. And she isn't an asset in any way, shape or form. She came in thinking she was a great player and so smart and she just isn't. So, I took it upon myself to let her know that she wasn't. I figured national TV would be the perfect platform for her to finally see how she really is and how people view her. I don't hate her; I just don't feel that Survivor was the place for her to be.
What was the hardest part about surviving in Brazil?
Tyson: Surrounding myself with people that I wouldn't particularly hang out with on a day-to-day basis. Other than that, it's way easier than real life. You don't have to buy your own food. Someone else cooks for you. Cleaning is stupid. There's no reason to clean when there's dirt everywhere. So, really it's like you've got it made. I don't know why people think it's so hard and end up crying out there.
So you really enjoyed it?
Tyson: Yeah, I really did. It was fun.
Would you do it all over again?
Tyson: It depends on where I'm at in the future. But if the opportunity came up and I didn't have anything else that was more important going on, I could see myself doing it again.
What's next for you?
Tyson: I am trying to win a permanent seat on The View. I don't know if you're familiar but former Survivor contestants have gone on to be on that show. And I think it's about time for a handsome young man to take his seat on there and bring in some more viewers or make it more enjoyable for the middle-aged women who watch that show.