The reign of Queen Sandra came to an abrupt end on this week’s edition of “Survivor”, and the show’s only two-time winner finally got to experience the feeling of having Jeff Probst snuff her torch.
After being the hidden hand behind the “Game Changer” season’s eliminations, the chickens came home to roost (so to speak) when the tribe switch placed her in a vulnerable position, leading to her ouster — after 94 days of “Survivor” game play, as Probst reminded us, which is as impressive as it gets.
Sandra Diaz-Twine chats with Erin Cebula and Parvati Shallow in this week’s edition of ET Canada’s “Post Tribal” podcast, and she has a lot to say about what led up to hearing those infamous words, “The tribe has spoken…”
“I’m OK, I’m really not hurt about it,” Sandra says of having her torch snuffed for the first time. “I knew that they were gonna come after me, or, you know, that I would get voted off. But I’m really happy about my game. I really played a good game, so I’m not upset at all. I wasn’t upset then and I’m not upset now.”
At the end of the day, Sandra blames her ouster on the fact that she’s a “Survivor” legend, which comes with a huge target on her back. “There was no way to hide the fact that I had already won two times,” she admits. “You know, Tony, instead of calling me Sandra, he’d be like, ‘Yo, queen! Yo, queen!’ You know, it was constantly always reminding me that I’m the queen, even when we’re just sitting around the campfire. Not that that’s what my ego was all about, but it doesn’t help either when that’s how they refer to me, you know?”
You can hear more from Sandra in this week’s Post Tribal podcast, below:
“Survivor: Game Changers” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global; you can also watch full episodes online.