We could try to pretend that we were sorry to see Sarah Jones go. But let’s face it: More often than not, this 24-year-old account manager acted like a lazy, snobby boytoy with no mind of her own. Not that we said any of that to her face when we spoke to her.
So were you at all surprised that you got kicked off when you did?
No, I wasn’t surprised. I kind of saw it coming, but that was good because I was able to enjoy my last day.
But on the episode, you seemed like you thought you fit in well with your new teammates. Did you not think Gina would give them the scoop on you?
I didn’t know until watching [the playback] that Gina had made any comments about me. I was expecting her to do a little sabotaging but I hadn’t done any. I knew it was either me or Gina. We had sat down and decided it’s one of us because they outnumbered us. I was pretty sure it was going to be me.
You must have been relieved to get away from those biting Nono bugs?
I’m still recovering after all this time. The actual scabs and itching went away about a month after I got home, but I can still see marks. It grossed me out to watch the episodes though and see how much weight I lost and how dirty I was.
You were portrayed as a lazy, obnoxious b—-. Do you agree?
Well, there is definitely more to me than you saw. They definitely showed me that way. But I did more work than they showed, which kind of bummed me out. People that know me know I’m not lazy. I’ve never been one to care about what people think about me. At the same time, I admit I could have done more, but I wanted to enjoy my experience. I got everything out of it that I wanted.
So when you first saw Rob, were there instant sparks?
Well, I had a boyfriend before I left for the trip who I’m still dating now. I never went with the intention of hooking up, but when I first saw Rob we had a connection. We got along great. You have to have someone to vent to out there or you’d blow up. We were each other’s venting person. We had the same opinions about everybody out there.
What did you think of watching him suffer on his new team?
It was kind of sad. But I think I laughed my butt off watching him and Sean try to mingle with the other group.
Was it hard for your boyfriend to watch you getting it on with another guy?
We had only been dating a couple of months when I left. He said to go and make new friends. He wasn’t expecting me to just go and come home. But we’re doing really well and I’m totally in love.
So I guess dating Rob after the show wasn’t an option?
I thought about it. He’s definitely my type, but maybe a little cockier than I would have wanted. But I don’t know, watching the episodes and hearing what he said about everyone, I’m getting kind of mad at him.
Were you mad at Sean for calling your boobs ”floatation devices”?
Well, Vecepia had asked if my boobs were fake and I said yes, and Sean was right there for that conversation. I don’t know. I’m 5’2” and weigh 100 pounds. There’s no way I’d have them naturally. I’ve had them for a couple of years and I don’t mind talking about it.
After you got kicked off, tell me what happened.
I had a great time. We went swimming and kayaking and fishing. I just hung out with Patricia, Peter, and Hunter. It was nice to get to know these people outside of the show.
Did Hunter hate you?
Well, Hunter was definitely a little pissed. He was bitter. But he did great and he could have won the game. Who knows what would have happened if the tribes merged and he were on the opposite team from me? I don’t regret any of my decisions at all.
No doubt you’re going to get offers to do photo spreads. Anything you’ve committed to yet?
I have gotten a couple of offers that I can’t talk about because I’m still deciding what I want to do. I came back from there and decided I never want to work in an office again. No more sitting in front of a desk and working at a computer. I’m working, cocktailing, at a restaurant a couple of days a week for extra cash and hanging out. I do want to go back to school and get my teaching degree.
Anything else you’d like to parlay your 15 minutes into?
Anything to do with traveling. I would love to host a travel show or an adventure show. I never really thought of acting but maybe. Ideally I would love to be on ”Saturday Night Live.” That would be the funnest, most amazing thing to do.
So I gotta ask: Would you pose for Playboy?
You know, they’ve already called. There’s negotiating to be done. I would do it for the right price.