Erin on the Early Show
JC = Julie Chen (not the big guy)
EC = Erin Collins
I KNOW that I missed some of what was said, so these are NOT direct quotes.
JC How shocked were you at the 3-1 vote?
EC Extremely shocked
JC What happened?
EC It was strategy, someone had to go. It just was me
JC Didnít Jake and Penny say that the three of you were in a ďTexas AllianceĒ and that the three of you would vote for Ken? Did they make you believe Ken was going?
ECYes, they did. Thatís why you canít assume in this game. I was relieced walking to Tribal Council because I was sure I was staying. I assumed I was staying. They told me ken was going, they turned on me.
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EC Iím happy with how I played. They have to live with themselves knowing that they lied to me.
JC What was your strategy?
EC To go in and break any stereotypes. To work hard and lay low. To not cause any drama
JC Why do you think they picked you to go last night? Did they see you as a threat?
EC Possibly. I never caused trouble.
JC We hear people saying that they go only for the money, then we hear other people say itís all about the experience. Why did you go?
EC To prove to myself how strong I was as a person. I had a difficult 1 1/2 years prior to going and a friend suggest I just try. I sent in the video then decided to just forget about it.
JC There seemed to be a different vibe in the tribe after Shii Anne left, is that accurate?
EC EXTREMELY accurate. The best part of my entire time out there was the day I got to vote Shii Anne off the island.
JC OUCH, thatís harsh
EC I wanted her off since day 2. I kept her around for strategic reasons. There were other members who felt the same way.
Another Anchor Are you still friends with the people who voted for you to leave?
EC Yes, Iím still friends with Ken. It was strategy, it had to be done. Itís OK.
Another Anchor Whatís Up with Jan and the Pet Cemetary?
EC Sheís just crazy and I love her sheís just a nut and I mean that with the best intentions. Sheís a great lady.
Another Anchor Tell us about Helen and the recipes.
EC We had themed day, one day itís breads, then dessertsÖ.Iíve made a few, plan on getting the rest. She really went into detail.
Another Anchor Whatís it like to be out of the running for the money, but get to keep playing
EC Itís great, I get to shower, have clean clothes, food. Feels good to know Iím part of the jury and get to still play.