After 30 days in Fiji, Elizabeth Beisel was voted out of “Survivor: Island of the Idols” thanks to Karishma Patel‘s decision to use her hidden immunity idol to save herself. Elizabeth is now the sixth member of the jury that will determine the winner of Season 39 on December 18, following Jack Nichting, Kellee Kim, Jamal Shipman, Aaron Meredith and Missy Byrd. Watch Elizabeth’s Ponderosa video above, in which she calls her elimination “bittersweet.”
“I’m obviously upset,” Elizabeth said moments after Jeff Probst snuffed her torch. “I want to be sleeping with the tribe tonight. I want to be back at camp. But unfortunately I can’t change that and here I am.” Elizabeth tried to remain hopeful despite her situation, proclaiming, “I’ve made new friendships that will last an entire lifetime and so I think the pros outweigh the cons of me getting voted out right now.”
The Olympic swimmer visited with the show’s doctor, where she learned she lost 11 pounds on the island. She told him, “I definitely think being an athlete coming into a game like ‘Survivor’ is an advantage. I know my body super well and I know how to push myself to those limits. But also mentally, I know how to — well, at least I thought I knew — how to perform under pressure.”
Elizabeth then brought up how she failed to hold onto her bar at the endurance immunity challenge, resulting in Noura Salman winning the immunity necklace instead of her. “Today obviously didn’t go the way that I wanted it to at the challenge and it was a million dollar mistake,” she sighed, “but again, I have to accept it for what it is.”
After coming “accustomed” to eating rice and coconut for 30 days, Elizabeth’s eyes lit up at the thought of now eating “all the foods” in the jury house. When she first caught a glimpse of the food menu, she started “salivating” when looking at all of her options. Before she sat down to feast, Elizabeth checked herself out in the mirror where she experienced “complete, utter shock” at seeing how skinny she’d gotten.
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