A lost challenge became the end of the line for Lyrsa Torres on this week’s edition of Global‘s “Survivor: David vs. Goliath”, which ended with the 36-year-old airline agent from Boston watching Jeff Probst snuff her torch at Tribal Council.
ET Canada caught up with Torres, who admitted she felt “very vulnerable” throughout the game.
“I was always a target in every single Tribal, with no reason whatsoever,” Lyrsa explains. “I felt really vulnerable. I knew it was possibly going to be me, so we really needed to win that challenge for me to stay.”
If there’s one element of her game play she would have altered, it would have been her veracity. “I would have lied more,” she says. “I was way too honest. I would have still kept my one-on-one relationships with people and be nice to them one on one, but I should have lied more. I think this is what got me eliminated, because I was not willing to lie to Angelina and tell her whatever she wanted to hear. I couldn’t do it. So I think that if I get to play again, I’ll be lying so much more!”
During her time on the island, Torres says she quickly realized that “Survivor” is a lot more difficult than it appears on television.
“That s**t is not as easy as you see on TV! You think that those challenges are going to be so easy, and you’re sitting down in your house, very comfortable, eating and drinking and going, ‘Mmm, I can do that, that’s so easy, why don’t they do it this way or that way, that’s not the way I would do it.’ And then you get there, and it’s way more difficult,” she says.
“To me, the most difficult part was the challenges,” she adds. “Living there, not eating, the weather, to me it was a given; I knew that was going to happen. But I didn’t know that the challenges were going to be so hard, because they seem so easy on TV”
However, Lyrsa reveals that she actually enjoyed the experience of watching her time on “Survivor” unfold.
“Through every single episode, including yesterday, I had a blast watching what happened,” she says. “I learned what people were saying behind my back, which wasn’t that bad. But I had a blast, and I thought I looked so pretty on TV. I mean, I was so island beautiful — I was not expecting that! I thought I was gonna look horrible. I think that I was funny, and that’s who I am. The way I got edited, that’s very accurate to the person who I am in my real life, because I know that people sometimes get upset by the way they’re portrayed [on ‘Survivor’]. It also has to do with the way that you act in the game, and I was portrayed the way I am, and I really liked that. I enjoyed watching myself.”
Now that she’s watching from the sidelines, who does she hope to see land in the final three? “Obviously my girl Elizabeth,” she declares. “I also like Mike, because I had a lot of fun with Mike. So my final three would be probably Elizabeth, Mike and Gabby.”