This week Tiffany Seely said goodbye to her Survivor 41 dreams and headed off to Ponderosa as the first member of the jury.
And from what we saw, she appeared to go quietly. But that’s not really how it went. Tiffany told Entertainment Weekly there was more to the story than the edit gave us.
“I think the fans and people watching know that I’m not quiet at all,” she told EW. “And it did have me look very quiet walking out, like the lovely little sweet mommy that I am, which I was not! I got up right after Heather said, ‘Sit here and don’t move.’ That, to me, was like, ‘Get your ass up, get out of the seat, and go figure something out.’ So what I did at that moment was I ran to Xander. ‘Cause I was gonna say, ‘Listen, dude, either use your idol on me or use your extra vote. We’re gonna flip this whole thing on its head.’ I knew I had myself, Evvie, his extra vote, Xander, possibly Heather and Erika, and possibly Naseer. So there was so much work that could have been done around this, but he said he wouldn’t talk to me.”
But that’s not all.
“So I was so angry at the moment,” Tiffany continues. “And I was really upset about Liana, because she was after Xander so hard! And then you go after me? I was so annoyed that I was like, ‘This is so stupid.’ So when Xander didn’t talk to me, I said, ‘You know what? If I go out tonight, this is terrible jury management. Like, how do you do this? We’re a tight three. We’re tight. We’re coming in. And you just all blow it.’ It was horrible. So I left not that happy.”
Sounds like we did really miss a lot. I guess there wasn’t enough time to show us all of that, but it would have been a more accurate telling of the events.
And it wasn’t just this week’s episode that left out some major points, Tiffany says.
She explains: “Okay, so another thing that you guys didn’t quite see was that we need to remember that Xander didn’t know the steal-an-idol thing was even a thing, right? I found out, I relayed it to Evvie, and here’s what y’all missed: Evvie and I were always strategically on the same page. It was unbelievable. So we looked at each other and were like, ‘We have to take the idol.’ I’m like, ‘We can’t give it to you. You can’t have it because everybody’s going to know it’s you,’ because everybody saw them as tighter. So give it to me. And then we tell Xander the plan. He has this fake idol from probably when he was trying to snuff me on Yase.’
Read the rest of Tiffany’s exit interview here.