Survivor 2015: Hali Ford’s ‘Day After’ Interview| April 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT
After the shock wore off and she cleaned herself up, she sat down for her exit interview and revealed that she’s not happy with how she played Survivor.
“I don’t like the way that I played this game,” Hali admits. “The way that I played this game was very different than the way I planned to play this game. I showed up planning to play a purely mental game … a very strategic, cold, calculated game. And instead I showed up in the No Collar Tribe and realized really quick that it was purely a social game. I quickly switched my game up to be purely social. But I didn’t adjust in time for the merge and I didn’t switch gears to realize I had to incorporate other aspects of the game into my game.”
So she might not have learned how to play Survivor, exactly, but the experience was valuable, she promises.
“I learned a lot about interacting with people and appreciating basic human qualities,” she says. “You’re in this really raw place with people … it was a social experiment.”
She also says she’d definitely play again if asked and that she would play very differently. But she’s not being too hard on herself for her shortcomings this time around.
“I don’t have any regrets,” she says with confidence.
Find out what else Hali had to say in her exit interview below.