Survivor: Pearl Islands's Tijuana Bradley showed undying support for her failing Morgan tribe, survived a tough merge and weathered fallen alliances only to be booted off the show on the eve of her 27th birthday. "I told myself that I had to make it to my birthday," she laments to TV Guide Online. "I wanted to be able to say that on my 27th birthday I was on an island competing for a million dollars. That was one of my biggest dreams!"
At least she went out with a clear conscience. Just days before her ouster, Bradley forfeited an opportunity to spend quality time with her best friend so that grieving tribemate Jon who had just learned that his grandmother had died could hang with his buddy Dan. Of course, after watching Thursday's episode, Bradley learned along with the rest of us that Granny's death was just an elaborate scheme concocted by Mr. Johnny Fairplay. Bastard!
"I was very frustrated because I had sacrificed time with Billy for Jon's benefit," she angrily adds. "Most of us thought 100 percent that he was telling the truth. A few had inklings here or there, but we never knew for sure.
"But at the same time, he [made his intentions clear] at the beginning," she adds. "It's not like he changed in the middle and decided to be a liar. He has been that way the whole time and he's further along than I am, unfortunately."