Exclusive Interview: Ozzy Lusth of 'Survivor: Micronesia'
Exclusive Interview: Ozzy Lusth of 'Survivor: Micronesia'
In a shocking tribal council on last night's Survivor: Micronesia, the tribe voted out Ozzy instead of Jason.  When Ozzy's alliance seemed set on sending Jason home, Cirie saw it as the perfect opportunity to formulate a plan to send him home.  She figured he would not play the idol because he'd never see it coming.  She was right.  Cirie had Natalie, Jason, and Alexis on her side but needed to pull one more over.  Parvati was ready to make a big move in the game, even if it  meant that it cost her friendships or her original alliance.  With Parvati on their side, the five players voted Ozzy out of the game, making him the second member of the jury.  Today, he spoke to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview and getting blindsided, his relationship with Amanda, and how he handles himself at the final tribal council.

Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview.
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Hey everybody, this is Gina from BuddyTV, and today I'm talking to Ozzy from Survivor: Micronesia. Oh, such an awful episode last night! What the heck happened, and how did you think you were safe?


I dropped the ball, you know. I just kind of thought I had a friend in my corner, and I didn't. They were just there to stab me in the back.


What has today been like for you, that you have to keep talking to people about getting voted out and being blindsided?

Um, actually you're listening to the recorded message, because I've been saying the same damn thing over and over again.


Who is responsible for getting you out? Do you think it was Cirie or was it Parvati?


Parvati. It was both of them, but it was Parvati. She was supposed to be my friend, and she decided to throw away the friendship.


What do you think made Parvati decide that she would be safer with the fans and Cirie, as opposed to you, Amanda, and James?


A million dollars.


Does Parvati have a shot at winning this?


I don't know. You're gonna have to wait and find out.


What's it been like for you to come into the game a second time? You seem a little bit different than you were at Cook Islands. What do you think?

Well, you know, I had to do whatever I could to make it anywhere in this game, because I knew that people were going to try and get me out as soon as possible. I think it's been pretty much a miracle that I even lasted to the jury. I just had to play whatever cards I had, and I did what I could.


Did you come into Micronesia with friends in the game already, or are these relationships that you formed this time around?

Yeah, well Parvati was supposed to be my friend.


Do you still have bitter feelings toward her for that?


A little bit, but not really. I'm just going to let it go. It's all good, it's all in the past, and it's just one of those things that you have to let go, otherwise it'll eat you alive.


How do you think the fans have been playing this season? Have they been playing a smart game?

No, I think they've been playing a very, very, very poor game.


Do you think you played a better game your first time around then the fans are this season?


Oh, definitely.


What do you think a fan needs to do to at least make it to the final four or final three?


At this point you gotta just stick with a good alliance. Get somebody strong on your side and hide behind them until you can get to the end, that's the way to do it. They made some really disastrous mistakes in the very beginning of the game when they voted off Mikey B and Mary. Those two could have really helped them out I think, and given them an edge, whereas Chet, Tracy, and Kathy, they just weren't really into this game. They got taken out and it really diminished their chances.


Do you have a favorite moment that you got to experience this season?


Going to Yap [Island] was rad.


Yeah, Erik was so funny on that episode too, and I feel like they just let him talk the whole time. We didn't get to hear what the rest of you thought about the trip.

I know, it sucked. He's like a freaking cartoon, so he kind of just did it justice because he was so wide-eyed and having such a fun time. We were all doing the same thing, but he just took the cake because he really indulged and he got drunk. It was funny.


When we talked to Jonathan Penner he said that you and Amanda are still together in a relationship. Is that true, or do we have to wait until the finale to find out?


We're still dating, but you'll see in the finale.


When you're voting for someone to win that million dollars, since the first time around you were a member of the final two, as a member of the jury now, what are you looking for in someone to get your vote?


I'm looking for them to have the strategic skills as well as the survival skills, and have not made any huge betrayals. I'm looking for just a good person. Whoever can prove to me that they can survive in the wild, as well as surviving the interpersonal side of it, that's who will get my vote.


Do we get to look forward to a nice speech from you in the finale at that final tribal council, or do you keep it under control?

No, I fly off the handle. You'll see.


Well thanks so much Ozzy. I'll be at the live finale, I can't wait to meet you.

I'll see you in New York.


You know it. Thanks so much.






- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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