Leann says women should have voted out Scout, rather than Eliza or Chris.

Leann says women should have voted out Scout, rather than Eliza or Chris.
The unknowing victim of the women’s alliance coup, Leann Slaby, says that the Survivor Vanuatu women should have turned on her final-four alliance member Scout rather than voting off the last remaining man. She tells TV Guide, “If we had all decided on Chris rather than Eliza, [maybe] Eliza wouldn’t have gotten wind that we were voting for her. That was another mistake–and it looked like my idea, but it wasn’t.” However, she says that she didn’t really want to vote off Chris. “Scout and Twila couldn’t stand Eliza and I was uncomfortable voting off either [Chris or Eliza], when what we should have done was voted off Scout.” Why did many of the women not like Eliza? “She was annoying at times, but she was not the hardest worker and I think, as time went by, she became less of a hard worker,” Leann says.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.