Is the “Survivor” legacy advantage actually cursed? That’s what we asked Morgan Ricke following her elimination from the third episode of “Survivor: Ghost Island.” “You know, I’ve said all along I don’t believe in curses. But Sierra Dawn Thomas opened her mouth, so it was cursed. And then Jacob Derwin opened his mouth and told Stephanie, so it was cursed. So you know what? I kept my mouth closed. Everyone keeps telling everyone about this advantage, so we’ll all see together if I was able to reverse the curse by keeping my mouth shut for once.” Listen to our “Survivor” exit interview podcast above.
Curse or no curse, Morgan’s ultimate downfall was the dreaded tribe swap. Despite the fact that her new Naviti tribe had a numbers advantage of 5-4, her tribe mate Chris Noble got sent to Ghost Island which made them even at 4-4. Morgan’s alliance of Domenick Abbate and Wendell Holland decided to vote for one of their own, Angela Perkins, in order to prevent a tie where they would have had to draw rocks. Unfortunately, the four old Malolo members, including her “sisterhood” buddy Libby Vincek, all stuck together and voted for Morgan.
As for why she willed the legacy advantage to Domenick, Morgan reveals, “I kind of wanted to be the Amber to his Boston Rob,” referring to the “Survivor: All Stars” duo who came in first and second place. “We were always fun, we were always talking strategy, looking at the moon at night, keeping the fire going. We just had a stronger bond.”
Also in our “Survivor: Ghost Island” exit interview, Morgan revealed whether Chris would have gone home had he not been exiled, why she thinks Jacob willed the legacy advantage to her after never meeting her, and who she is personally rooting for to win the $1 million prize (hint: it’s not Libby). Only 17 castaways still remain in the game. Who will be voted out next?
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