Simone was admittedly out of her comfort zone the minute she stepped on the island, but after flawlessly preparing a fish for her tribe mates on Wednesday night's episode of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, she seemed to have a chance.
"I read two books. I read the Boy Scout Manual, and had a friend teach me how to tie lashings and knots and things like that, and then I read a book called How to Sh*t in the Woods. It didn't occur to me that maybe I should have gone camping instead of reading about camping, but that was my instinct," she confessed, revealing that she also put on weight to prepare for her season "thinking that I was going to lose it all."
"I just didn't want to be like this skinny, little b**chy Asian, so I was just like, 'OK, well there's really nothing I can do to change that except put on weight,' and then I became, like, this squishy, little Asian, and I was like, 'No! This was not the intention!'" she recalled. "Of course I pull up in the airport with everybody, and oh my god, this cast."
"Can you just look at them for a second, because this is like the best-looking group of people I have ever seen in my life," she declared. "It's insane, because I'm staring at all this eye candy, just thinking to myself, like, 'On the one hand, let me drink this all in, but on the other hand, man, I should have worked out. I'm done. I'm in trouble.'"