Following the merge, Elizabeth, a 31-year-old kitchen staffer from Dallas, Fort Worth, TX, who currently resides in Longview, TX, became the eighth castaway to leave the game on Day 20 through a unanimous vote at Tribal Council.
Elizabeth, however, voted to oust Angelina Keeley, a 28-year-old financial consultant from Sparks, NV, who currently resides in San Clemente, CA, from Survivor: David vs. Goliath.
"Well, um, I got voted out! I did what I could and it fell on deaf ears, but I certainly hope... [for] cracks," Elizabeth said of the original Goliath tribe. "Because that's what I would really like, to see a David win this game. As a fan, I still love Survivor more than I ever have in my life and I had a great time."
During a recent exclusive interview with Reality TV World, Elizabeth talked about her Survivor experience. Below is the concluding portion of what she had to say.
Reality TV World: Were you aware Christian Hubicki was a target at one point? If so, I was wondering why you didn't try to jump on that opportunity.
Elizabeth Olson: Yeah, well they hadn't highlighted the fact that me and Christian were actually -- after [Lyrsa Torres], he was my closest ally in the game. And so I went to Christian and I was like, "Christian, the Goliaths are [dummies]. They're telling me it's going to be [Davie Rickenbacker] tonight."
And I was like, "That's a bunch of hogwash. They're either going to vote for me or you. You and I are the only logical people there they're coming after. They're not going after the middle people; they're going after the top."
Me and Christian were the power players on the Davids at that point, and so, I knew they were targeting him or I before Angelina even told me.
I wasn't sure which one, but I knew the whole Davie thing was a bunch of hogwash.
Reality TV World: When you shared with Gabby Pascuzzi how Angelina had informed you that you were the target, did you approach her Gabby the plan to flip everything upside down on Angelina already or do you give full credit to Gabby for coming up with that course of action?
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Elizabeth Olson: No, I would definitely give full credit to Gabby, because I was pretty emotional, and also, in my nature -- like even though Angelina was my freaking enemy, like, she's my enemy -- I still, like, my biggest downfall in the game was my soul, like, my heart.
It had gotten in the way, and it was hard for me to throw her under a bus because Angelina threw me a bone. Whether or not she had a selfish motivation to it or not, she threw me a bone.
And so to be the one that goes and throws her underneath a bus after she threw me a bone, that was extremely against my nature.
It didn't even cross my mind, which is so frustrating because, as a fan, duh, that's the thing to do! I just needed Gabby to tell me, and then I was like, "Oh my God! I'm playing Survivor! I'm not just living out my moral, whatever. I came to win!"
And so I needed Gabby in my ear, whispering that to me. I give full credit to her. That was her idea.
Reality TV World: Was there any talk of hidden Immunity Idols going into Tribal Council? I'm surprised the vote wasn't split just in case someone, like yourself, played an idol.
Elizabeth Olson: I heard that [Dan Rengering] had an idol. [Alec Merlino], I think, said that. That was another reason I was gunning for Dan, man! But I didn't know he had two, and I did not know Davie had an idol. Had I known Davie had an idol, boy, I would've played that up too, man!
But, you know, whatever. I didn't know. Like [Mike White] said earlier, "Sometimes information is more powerful than the actual advantage."
Reality TV World: Did you ever consider bluffing and telling people you had an idol in order to deflect some of the heat on you?
Elizabeth Olson: That's another thing Angelina said to me on that trail: "Elizabeth, do you have an idol?"
"No, I don't have an idol."
"Well, then you should pretend you have an idol!"
And I was like, "Angelina, I would if I could, but I'm the worst person at bluffing! I cannot sit there and pretend I have an idol. I am just the worst person at lying."
And she was trying to get me to do that, and I was like, "I just can't. It's not who I am." (Laughs) Fortunately but unfortunately, man, I've got a good heart. Great, I've got a good heart, but it's not great for Survivor playing. (Laughs)
Reality TV World: For the bigSurvivor fans out there, could you tell me how your merged tribe came up with its name, Kalokalo?
Elizabeth Olson: Yes! I am so glad you asked about that! Because that's one thing I felt got glossed over in the episode. I told [Jeff Probst] at the very beginning, before the game started, I was meeting Jeff and he was pumping me up for the game, like, "Let's playSurvivor and see some big moves and play your best! Be yourself!"
And I was like, "Yeah, and the tribe's merged name is going to be Kalokalo!" He was like, "Wait, what? What does that even mean?"
And I was like, "It's the stars, man!" I searched and studied that before I left, you know... it means "stars." Where I live right now, I'm a rural person. I like living in the country, but the last four years, I've had to live in the city because I don't have enough money.
So, I cannot see the stars at my house. I was playing the game of Survivor so that I could see the stars at my new ranch that I'm going to buy.
So, I told Jeff that, and I told everybody when the stars finally came out -- because of all the storms we had, we hadn't even been able to see the stars until the night before the merge.
I had it planned out before I even left my house. I played for the stars and it would be a reminder through our tribe name, that that's why I'm there -- I'm playing to win a ranch. So I'm glad you asked that.
Reality TV World: How were you cast on Survivor? How did you end up on the show this season?
Elizabeth Olson: Yeah, I actually applied, let's see, like two Octobers ago. They called me back, I think, for Ghost Island. It was pretty late in the process, but I think they really liked me from a three-minute video that I submitted online. But I was pregnant dude!
I wasn't planning on getting pregnant, but I got pregnant. And then the casting lady on the phone was like, "Oh my gosh. Call us back when that baby is born, dude!" And she was like, "Don't forget my number." And I was like, "Don't worry. This is my dream. I will definitely call you back."
So at that point, which is funny, I'm calling back that one agent who had seen my video, and then I get a callback from somebody else completely unknown that I saw two Octobers ago when I applied at an open casting call in Dallas.
So, I got two unrelated callbacks for both of the ways I applied, and I thought they were communicating with each other and then realized at some point in the process -- when they were both asking me to fill out the same paperwork -- that they were working together.
It was kind of like an honor because I really only applied once, and they really liked me. I guess the rest is history, man!
To read the rest of Elizabeth's exclusive Survivor interview with Reality TV World, click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.