'Survivor: Cagayan's' Morgan McLeod was surprised Kass didn't flip back
Zap2it: Are you glad you went on Survivor? Was it everything you expected it to be?
Morgan McLeod: Oh yeah, I'm so happy that I did it. I was so scared and kind of unsure going into it. I really didn't know what to expect. You watch it and you see that they're struggling, they're starving, but until you're out there, you don't really realize that this is so hard. I think I did pretty well out there. I did a lot better than a lot of people thought I was going to do, so it was a great experience.
What did you think of the Brains/Brawn/Beauty twist? Do you think it was more a positive or a negative thing for your game?
Honestly, I think it was a negative thing. I kind of wanted to steer away from that hot girl persona, "I'm all that" type of thing. I think labeling us Beauty just put an exclamation point on it. I had no idea going into the game that that was how it was going to be, I was completely shocked. But then I looked around and thought I'm with two cute girls and three hot guys, yeah, we're the Beauty tribe. But yeah, I think it was detrimental to my game, definitely.
Walk us through what was going on between you and Kass in last night's episode.
Before we merged, I thought Kass and I were fine. I thought we had a decent relationship, as best as you can out there. We weren't like best friends or anything, but she definitely told me life stories and crazy times that she's had and we laughed and we all had fun together.
Then she flipped and once she flipped, I was extremely upset, so instead of getting in her face and screaming at her, I just took the stance that I'm going to ignore her and keep my mouth shut and I'll just try to get through this. But then she said some comments like "Morgan, you never work" and I flipped her off ... and exchanged some words. I tried to ignore her and then I took my feelings out in front of the camera when I was doing my little "private interview" to all of America. Usually you say those mean, awful things privately to your best friend and all that. Unfortunately, I did that in front of the camera and I said some really mean things, but I was really upset. I maybe shouldn't have been so harsh.
Were you surprised Kass stuck with her new alliance and voted you out?
You know, I was surprised, because she prides herself on being this game-changer, this play-maker, who just does great things for her game and I really think that voting me out did nothing for her game. I think it made her more comfortable -- she wasn't so upset all the time because I was around and she had to look at me -- but she should have tried to take out a power player. I just think it was kind of a waste last night. Tony should have known better, voting me out was a waste of time. But he wanted to keep Kass comfortable. Kass is so irrational and erratic at times and he knew that I kept her on edge, so I had to go home. He had to keep the camp harmonious and I did not do that.
When you left the game, who did you think was in the best position?
When I left the game ... I think Trish. She's in a great spot. I think that she's really trusted and a lot of people like her, but she's also got some strategy. I think she's doing great. Obviously in the worst spot is Kass, but she put herself there.
When you were voted out, was there anyone in particular you were rooting for to win the game?
Once I was voted out, you saw that I kind of touched Tasha's hand. Tash and I became fairly close those last few days. She'e such a great player. She's strong, she's smart, so I was really rooting of her. Also Spencer. You can't hate Spencer, I love Spencer. He's awesome, and he has that Idol now, so I'm rooting for Spencer.
"Survivor: Cagayan" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.