Monday, March 3, 2008

Life’s No Beach For ‘Survivor’ Cast-Off

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Life on the Survivor island is no walk in the sand.

That’s the word from Michael Bortone, who was voted off Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites this past Thursday (Feb. 28).

Bortone – who fought on the fans’ side – says he wasn’t surprised by how hard the game was, but it certainly wasn’t a walk in the park either.

He explains, “I had fun, but they didn’t show the cuts and bumps and bruises I was constantly getting. I had to put wet shoes on just to walk on the beach – it was either that or walk barefoot and open up all the blisters on my feet.”

But while Bortone wasn’t able to beat his competition, he was able to walk away from the show with something special.

Bortone says, “Most people haven’t experienced being physically and mentally drained and away from their family for 40 days. It gives you an appreciation for life.”

Survivor: Micronesia airs Thursdays on CBS.

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