This week on Survivor: Philippines, Angie Layton of the increasingly depleted Matsing tribe became the latest Survivor eliminated from the game.
Although Angie dodged a Survivor bullet last week when former Matsing tribe member Roxy Morris was voted out, the 20-year old Utah student regrouped this week to earn the respect of her tribe. However, when the immunity challenge called for all three tribes to compete in a water showdown, Angie stepped aside so that the strong could help Matsing survive.
As is turned out, Angie’s decision proved to be her undoing when it came to Tribal Council where Layton got emotional when confronted by returning Survivor Russell Swan.
Despite making a last ditch plea to remain on Survivor, Angie’s time in the Philippines came to an end.
The next day, The Deadbolt caught up with Angie to learn more about her time on Survivor: Philippines, her emotions at Tribal, and what it was like to have Russell as a tribe mate.
THE DEADBOLT: Looking back now, how do you view what happened with the water challenge and not being able to do it?
ANGIE LAYTON: Well, I was able to do it. I was just slow at it. I realized I was slow at it and I didn’t want to put the tribe behind even more. When I got up there, she looked at me and said, “Can you do it?” And I said, “I can do it.”
They put clips in there that I can’t do it but I don’t know how that happened. It was the heat of the moment and things were going 100 miles an hour. But I absolutely would have went again, 150 percent, if they asked me to. But I was thinking of a strategic move to have Malcolm go before me so we could be faster in the challenge so we could win.
THE DEADBOLT: What was going through your mind when you got so emotional at Tribal Council with Russell?
ANGIE: You know, I was okay and I held my composure. But he kind of made me feel worthless a little bit, like I could never be as good as him, or never get as close as him. It kind of hurt my feelings and I teared up a little bit.
But I realized that it was a game and snapped out of it after that and I was okay. I just had to separate it. You have to take your emotions out of the game. I just had to separate myself from that.
THE DEADBOLT: Why was it so hard to deal with Russell as a tribe member?
ANGIE: It wasn’t so much that he was hard to deal with as it was some of the choices he made. You guys saw from the first challenge. It was all of our worst strengths, things like that. He was a little overbearing in that he wanted to win so bad and he overdid it a little bit. But he just wanted to win, obviously, just like all of us.
How did you feel about this week’s episode of Survivor: Philippines?