“It’s nice to have records and all, but it would have been nicer to have the record of being number one!” says “Survivor: Game Changers” castoff Ozzy Lusth about surpassing the record of “Boston” Rob Mariano for playing the most days in the game. This was Ozzy’s fourth time on “Survivor” after being the runner-up in “Cook Islands” (Season 13), placing ninth in “Micronesia” (Season 16) and coming in fourth in “South Pacific” (Season 23).
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So, has Ozzy bragged to Rob yet about overtaking his record? “No, cause he’d have some smart-ass thing to say about that,” he jokes. Since Ozzy is 0-and-4 for wins so far, would he ever consider coming back for a potential fifth season? “I don’t think that it’ll be a possibility, but you never know. It depends on how much longer ‘Survivor’ is on for. I wouldn’t say no, that’s for sure.”
Debbie Wanner is the person who threw out Ozzy’s name for elimination, so we ask Ozzy if everyone is underestimating Debbie in this game. “No, I don’t think people are underestimating her,” he surmises. “I think people are gonna get sick of her sooner or later. Her antics have gotten her far in the game, but she’s been sort of relying on that a little too heavily.”
As for why he was one whose name was ultimately written down, Ozzy confesses, “I think [voting me out] was just such an easy decision for people to make. I don’t necessarily blame [Debbie] for it. I think that it was kind of a good decision on their part to go for me when they did.”
Also in our “Survivor” podcast, Ozzy reveals that his old tribe purposefully threw a challenge in order to eliminate Sandra Diaz-Twine and save Cirie Fields over on the other side, something that was not shown on TV. He also explains why he wrote down Zeke Smith‘s name, who he is personally rooting for to win the $1 million prize, and he reminisces about all four times playing the game.
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