Written by Melanie Burton, August 23, 2016

Bianca came into Australian Survivor with a game plan. She has a degree in psychology, a masters in criminology, and currently works as a private investigator, so we knew she meant business.

She said she was going to collect, observe, and analyse people’s habits and behaviours, and then take a course of action. Oh, and pretend to the others that she actually worked in insurance.

Unfortunately, her strategy didn’t quite go to plan, and she was the second contestant eliminated on last night’s episode.

NW spoke to Bianca about why she thinks her tribe should stop playing happy families, who she’s tipping to win, and how she lost two-and-a-half kilos in five days!!!

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Bianca had her strategy down pat.

How did it feel hearing your name called as the second contestant to leave Australian Survivor?

Well obviously I was heartbroken; it wasn’t the outcome I wanted. No one goes in hoping to be the second person who is voted out. But I knew I was on the bottom from day two, so it didn’t come as a surprise whatsoever.

You say it wasn’t a surprise you were voted out. Why? 

There are two reasons. As I said I was on the bottom of the numbers from day two. There was a group of five 20 year olds, and I was on the wrong side of 30 to be part of that group.

But, also on day five when we lost the challenge I was strategising to have Flick voted out as part of a back-up plan and obviously that was revealed and didn’t go down too well.

So their decision to vote me out was quite reactionary I think.

In your exit interview you said that the ‘family bubble’ of your tribe will eventually burst. What did you mean by that?

Well what they are doing and what their belief is, it’s just not sustainable. This is a game of strategy and defeat.

So it’s nice to play happy families for a few days and it all goes along smoothly but you need to wake up and remember what you’re doing and where you are.

This isn’t Big Brother and this isn’t high school, this is Survivor. You need to be aware of that and not forget it. Start playing, or you’re next.

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If you could say anything to your former contestants now that you’re out, what would it be?

I think that you made the wrong decision of voting me out when you did, but good luck to you all.

What was the best and worst part of the whole experience?

My least favourite part of course was being voted out, it was far too soon for my liking. And my favourite part, it was all of it – just being part of the experience.

So you didn’t mind not being able to have a shower, or have easy access to water or any of that?

I actually surprised myself with how much that didn’t bother me. I thought that it really would, but I think you just get so immersed in it.

And you have a degree of expectation that you are going to be dirty, you are going to be thirsty, you’re going to be tired, and you’re not naive about that going in.

It was kind of fun, sleeping in the jungle and crawling around in the dirt and being a real survivor, it was fun. I decreased my diet before I went in, knowing I wouldn’t have much to eat. So the lack of food I can honestly say was the easiest part, it didn’t bother me.

I lost 2 and a half kilos while I was there, which is half a kilo a day – which is quite astounding.

Who are you tipping to win the show?

I’d like to see Kylie win, and I also think Barry’s got quite a good chance as well.

Interview by Gabriella Del Grande.

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