Just moments after telling Jeff Probst she was assured in her place, Roark Luskin was voted off Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. What went improper? We spoke with Roark to get the grime, and he or she revealed why Ryan’s determination to blindside her was truly the correct factor to do. In reality, she would even vote for him to win due to it. She additionally defined how she was working behind the scenes to fire up paranoia with Joe. Finally, we requested her what she might be for Halloween, and we received a solution a lot of you might not anticipate.
SheIs aware of: How was it watching your shock elimination play again on TV?
Roark Luskin: I am good. That was a reasonably honorable exit. I am proud. I believe they advised the story precisely. I’ve completely no arduous emotions. I am an insanely aggressive individual. There’s nothing I really like greater than video games. I can respect after I’ve been bested in a recreation. I held it collectively in that second, however I vividly keep in mind crying after. I believe if it does not harm, you should not be on the market. As a fan, it meant rather a lot for me to be on the market. We every get that little five-second blurb within the voting sales space confessional, and Ryan, as a fellow superfan, stated, “I know how much it means for you to be out here. You’re awesome. I’m really sorry.” He and I have been superfans. We received it. It is what it’s. Survivor has given us showdowns like Zeke and David. How typically do you see actually sensible girls who’re formidable and have this huge, real-world life come on the market and go for one another like me, Chrissy and Ali did? What an attention-grabbing, enjoyable option to go. It was an excellent episode of tv no matter my very own final result.
SK: But you have been positively blindsided.
RL: For positive. I knew that Chrissy was gunning for me the 2nd we swapped. I had been advised that. If we had misplaced that first Immunity problem, I’d’ve been very ready to see my title and go house. As days progressed, I felt that I had constructed sufficient of relationships with individuals after that. But Ali and I didn’t foresee the benefit between Chrissy and Ryan and the energy inside that hidden bond.
SK: Why did she goal you so strongly?
RL: One of the issues that didn’t make the episode occurred once we have been laying round camp at some point. She stated to me, “You remind me so much of me.” That truly got here up in Tribal once we have been going forwards and backwards. She stated she felt actually misplaced within the tribe, and I argued it was extremely unfair when she in contrast herself to me. She positively noticed one thing in me. What you do hear on the present is her saying, “I think Roark is the No. 2 scariest person out here.” She clearly acknowledged herself as a menace and acknowledged these threatening qualities embodied in one other individual. Instead of teaming as much as turn out to be further threatening, she stated, “I must remove that of which is similar to me.” That is a very legitimate, logical alternative on her half. I perceive the place Chrissy was coming from on all ranges.
SK: As you and Chrissy squared off at Tribal Council, did you ever begin pondering that perhaps the votes would fall towards you or have been you assured the entire time?
RL: I had believed the decoy boot was Ryan. As we’re conversing with Jeff, the entire dialog was about me and Chrissy. I knew it wasn’t good. Ryan’s incapability in challenges did not come up. The reality he does nothing round camp did not come up. The stuff I anticipated to come back up that Jeff would need us to hash out wasn’t arising. That felt improper. As quickly as the primary vote confirmed up for me I knew it was over. I did not have to attend for the 3rd as a result of I knew I might excuse myself. But Ryan was the pretend goal. When you see Chrissy and I sitting on that log, she proposes voting out Ryan to me.
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SK: Looking in from the skin like a viewer, do you assume Ryan made the correct determination to vote you out or was it a mistake for him to alienate Ali?
RL: I imagine he did. I believe Ryan feels that he has Chrissy. I believe he felt like he misplaced Ali. My bond with Ali was actually profound on the market. I believe he was like, “Roark is going to bring Ali to the Healers side. How does she see me fitting into that plan?” I believe he noticed Ali as leaving him for me. He knew he was No. 1 in Chrissy’s e-book.
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SK: What was your technique going into the sport?
RL: My technique was to be versatile, to be an excellent listener and to construct friendship bonds earlier than recreation bonds. I by no means needed to get too inflexible about one thing. I believe that is the place issues go improper as a result of you may’t view issues from all angles. When individuals are very paranoid, it will get annoying and previous having to consolation them on a regular basis. In the Healers tribe, I used to be typically put within the comforting function for Dr. Mike and different individuals. That made me by no means should consolation myself, which I grew to become typically too snug. I by no means needed to appear like I used to be enjoying from a spot of concern. Another factor that kind of breaks my coronary heart, in the event you take a look at our preseason interviews, Ryan and I needed to work collectively actually badly earlier than we ever even spoke. This story has such a unique ending if Ryan and I had an opportunity to begin collectively. That kind of factor makes me very unhappy. I want I had that chance. I believe a Roark and Ryan run would have been actually enjoyable.
SK: Is Ryan the individual you needed to go to the top with?
RL: No. Ryan and I might by no means sit on the finish collectively as a result of we’re too related. What truly was occurring is that Desi was my ride-or-die. I’d’ve been completely satisfied to take a seat on the finish along with her. I used to be open-minded in regards to the 3rd spot. She was not a superfan, by any stretch. Her technique was to search out someone who is aware of the sport and function with them. She and I discovered one another and hit it off personally. She actually trusted my judgment. That’s precisely the individual you wish to be working with. I absolutely trusted her to be my sounding board. Any information we gathered from different individuals we’d carry again to one another. I knew I might go to the top along with her and win. I suppose the 3rd finalist makes it extra sophisticated, however I had full religion in my capability to maneuver ahead with Desi.
SK: Of the remaining contestants, who do you assume is most deserving to win at this level?
RL: For me, it is Ryan. He performed Ali and I like a fiddle that day. Obviously, we have seen how he is rocking the pre-merge calling photographs. If I needed to choose in the present day, I’d give it to Ryan.
SK: So no bitter jury vibe from you. You would reward the man who blindsided you since you respect his recreation?
RL: Yeah. Absolutely.
SK: Who does not need to win?
RL: As someone who respects technique over survival, I might by no means give it to J.P. He’s a stunning man, and he is a beautiful chief. You do not hear it on the present, however he was guiding us by means of the challengers with such management and authority. No shade at J.P., however he is my least probably choose.
SK: We did not get to see an excessive amount of of your recreation on TV, so what sorts of strikes did you make to impression the sport?
RL: I used to be actually attempting to persuade Cole to throw a problem with me. I knew getting in six to a swap was a extremely dangerous thought. I used to be super-uncomfortable with that. I actually needed Cole to throw with me, however I could not fairly persuade him. If we had gone to Tribal first, it positively would’ve been Dr. Mike [voted out] as a result of Joe was so vocal in his issues about him. As you survive longer and longer with out going to Tribal as a gaggle, the goal can transfer. Dr. Mike grew to become endearing, enjoyable and lovable as time went on. I very a lot needed to work with Mike, however because the goal was swinging God forbid the bull’s eye lands on me. Joe was nonetheless very paranoid about Mike’s conduct whether or not it was Idol looking or pretend Idol constructing. Anything we received with beads on it I used to be stealing and burying. I used to be utilizing it to feed Joe’s paranoia. He could be like, “The fake Idol is getting bigger. Mike’s making a giant fake Idol.” I used to be like, “Yes. Yes he is.” I used to be doing a bunch of little stuff that does not have a narrative arc as a result of nothing ever got here from it.
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SK: How did you get on the present?
RL: I actually simply utilized. I despatched in a video on-line and received a name. It was a one-year journey. I utilized out of cycle [when the show’s not prepared to film,] and casting requested me to be in an excellent place to strive once more later. It all began up once more final fall. Myself, Joe, Ali, Devon and Ryan all have been at casting 1 12 months in the past this week. That’s the place all of it started. It was my first time making use of. I simply did it on a whim.
SK: Being a superfan, what’s your favourite season?
RL: Panama [Exile Island.] You’ve received Cirie with the technique. You’ve received the Shane and Courtney character amazingness. It has all the nice stuff to me. You’ve received a problem beast, a method beast and a social beast. It’s an excellent season.
SK: Bonus query: What are you going to be for Halloween?
RL: Oh, God. I hate Halloween. I actively assume it is an inappropriate grownup vacation. Adults should not have a good time Halloween, in my view. The solely enjoyable time I’ve ever had on Halloween was after I had a bunch of associates over in a extremely trafficked neighborhood. We made a bingo board the place you needed to write the costumes we thought we’d see youngsters present up with. It needed to be particular. It couldn’t simply be a princess, it needed to be Elsa or Cinderella. Any time a child would ring our doorbell, all these adults ran to the door screaming out the costume names. “Is there a ladybug? Is there a bumble bee?” That was the funnest Halloween I ever had.
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