Survivor: The Australian Outback champ Tina Wesson may have outlasted the competition Down Under, but her big victory proved an even bigger handicap on Survivor: All-Stars. The 42-year-old mother of two was the first to have her torch snuffed Sunday night.
"It is one of those things where if I was there one day or the full 39, I was going to get the most out of it," Wesson tells TV Guide Online. "I had a great time. Of course, I wish it was longer. But as soon as I was asked [to participate], I was like, 'I'm going to have this big target on me, but if you are willing to pay for a trip to Panama, I'm in.'
"When I saw who was on my team I went, 'Oh, boy, I am in trouble,'" she continues. "I knew immediately that I would be the first to go."
But contrary to Jerri's assertion in the premiere, Wesson was not upset to find the Outback vamp among her All-Star tribe mates. "I do not hate Jerri," she insists. "Everybody in America saw what her personality was like in Australia.
"However, she was a different person in this game," Wesson adds. "Before I left, I made a point to tell her what a pleasant change had come over her. And I said if you were this nice in Australia, we never would have voted you out. So at least she learned from her mistakes."
Wesson, meanwhile, is still hungry for another Survivor win. Asked if she'd sign up for a second All-Star edition, she responds, "Are you kidding me? I'll be there when I am Rudy's age for Survivor: All-Stars 50."