The Survivor 45 season premiere featured a castaway who wanted to be sent home.
Hannah Rose joined the show with energy to spare, but the lack of food did her in quickly.
At the first Survivor 45 Tribal Council, Hannah urged her tribe to vote her out.
There were murmurs of going in a different direction, but Hannah alluded to quitting if they kept her around.
A surprised Jeff Probst did a vocal vote instead of using parchment paper, and Hannah got voted off the island.
There has been backlash about Hannah taking a spot away from someone who wanted to play. And she has been answering questions about her brief Survivor journey.
Hannah Rose shares her Survivor 45 story
“What happened is, first and foremost, hunger,” Hannah told Dalton Ross from Entertainment Weekly.
He asked her, “What happened?” after she had been so excited to play the game.
“I couldn’t possibly anticipate what it would feel like after days,” Hannah elaborated.
Lulu Tribe was forced to live without a flint, a pot for boiling water, or a machete. It meant scrambling to find nourishment before they could compete for it again.
“What you didn’t see was trying to open coconuts with a machete and having zero food at all. Not having a shelter, and it monsooning for almost 24 hours. I mean, my toenails almost fell off,” Hanah later stated.
Hannah also noted that she “didn’t sleep one minute” while in the game, making it even harder to keep her energy levels up.
Hannah also mentioned that she had never experienced sleep deprivation before Survivor, and the lack of sleep hit her very hard.
The interview also touches on the internet backlash Hannah has faced. Hannah doesn’t believe she took someone else’s spot and wanted to be there before that fateful Tribal Council.
Below is Hannah’s full interview from Entertainment Weekly, and it is well worth watching. It provides more depth to her early Survivor exit.
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The Survivor 45 cast features 17 new people and one returning player.
New episodes air on Wednesday nights, and CBS has given the show a 90-minute timeslot this year.
The cast list for The Traitors 2 has been released and features two Survivor legends. They are joined by other famous faces from reality television, including two Big Brother winners.
Previous episodes of Survivor 45 are available for streaming on Paramount+.
Survivor 45 airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.