‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’: Sandra Diaz-Twine Admitted Her ‘Greed for a Fire Token’ Led to Her Downfall

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sandra Diaz-Twine

After mentoring the brand new castaways on Survivor: Island of the Idols, Sandra Diaz-Twine returned for the next season to compete in opposition to 19 different former Survivor champs for a $2 million money prize. Even although Sandra got here into the sport with the most important goal on her again as the one two-time winner, nobody talked about her identify, and she or he seemingly sat fairly within the majority. However, she admitted her “greed for a fire token” led to her premature downfall.

Sandra Diaz-Twine
Sandra Diaz-Twine | Timothy Kuratek

[SPOILER ALERT: This article accommodates data launched in Survivor 40: Winners at War Episode 6.]

Sandra Diaz-Twine voted off ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’ Episode 6

In Episode 5, the tribes swapped, and NuDakal consisted of former Dakal members Sandra Diaz-Twine, Kim Spradlin-Wolfe, and Tony Vlachos with former Sele tribemates Jeremy Collins and Denise Stapley.

They gained their first immunity problem however misplaced the second, sending them and one other tribe to Tribal Council in a double elimination. Because Sandra sat comfortably within the majority and had an immunity idol that may haven’t any energy after that evening, she struck a cope with Denise Stapley.

The girls agreed Sandra would commerce her immunity idol to Denise, not understanding the Philippines champ already possessed her personal idol, for 2 fireplace tokens; one earlier than Tribal Council and one after.

Sandra knowledgeable Denise that everybody would write her identify down, and she or he wanted to eradicate her unique tribemate, Jeremy. Instead, Denise performed Sandra’s idol on herself and her different idol on Jeremy, and she or he wrote Sandra’s identify down, single-handedly sending The Queen to the Edge of Extinction.

In a pregame interview with Entertainment Weekly author Dalton Ross, the contestants have been requested who they’d eradicate if they might vote somebody out proper then. Fittingly, Denise wrote down Sandra’s identify as a result of she’s the “original queen” but wants to end her “reign.” 

Sandra Diaz-Twine admitted her ‘greed for a fire token’ led to her downfall

In an Inside the Episode, the two-time champ defined she at all times performed by the famend “anybody but me” recreation model however selected to “switch it up” and tried to make a transfer. However, she famous, “it screwed me royally.”

Sandra defined she knew her idol would lose its worth after the next Tribal Council and that Denise had two fireplace tokens. Therefore, she made a cope with Denise, not understanding the Philippines winner already had immunity.

The Washington-native admitted she needed Jeremy gone as a result of he bonded with Tony over their work professions, and she or he bought jealous. Sandra additionally thought she was “saving” Denise, however the Philippines champ didn’t want it.

Additionally, Denise wrote her identify down as a pre-vote out earlier than the sport started. Therefore, Sandra believes Denise was “out to get me from day one” and acknowledged the Iowa-native “played” her.

Even although the two-time champ was voted out on Day 16, the identical day of her “demise” on Game Changers, this time was extra “miserable” for her as a result of she “did it to myself.” Sandra admitted her “greed for a fire token consumed her” as a substitute of sticking to her confirmed “anybody but me” technique.

Survivor 40: Winners at War airs Wednesdays at eight p.m. EST on CBS.

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