EW: Aras, were you aware that Tyson was targeting you at the new Tadhana?
ARAS: I had no clue that Tyson was targeting me. He was playing a pretty diabolical game. He and I were very close and he was willing to give that up for a bunch of unknowns on the other side. My insurance policy was Gervase. Gervase and I have been good friends for many years and he was my ace in the hole. I would never let someone target Gerv, and he had promised me the same. I figured if Tyson was gunning for me, Gerv would let me know well before I was actually in danger.
EW: Did you have a counter-strategy in place to keep you in the game had Tadhana lost a challenge?
ARAS: When we hit the Tadhana beach, Caleb and Hayden both told us 3 Galang men that had they lost Ciera was next to go. The 5 guys agreed to stay together. Again, I didn’t know Tyson was targeting me, so the Ciera plan seemed like a very solid plan.