Hope is gone: Driskill voted off ‘Survivor’
Friday, March 1, 2013
Jefferson City’s Hope Driskill survived through three episodes of “Survivor: Caramoan,” but was voted off the island during Wednesday night’s episode.
The 2011 Miss Missouri USA was narrowly voted off. The first vote was a three-way tie between her and two other “castaways,” Eddie Fox and Shamar Thomas. She then lost a tie-breaking vote.
It didn’t come as a complete surprise to Driskill. When asked if she was concerned about being voted off before the vote was taken, she said: “Absolutely. I mean, after last tribal, I would say I would be next on the chopping block.”
At the show’s end, Driskill expressed her disappointment, saying she should have remained on the show longer.
“I feel like I am leaving before my time,” she said at the end of the show. “But I will say that this has been an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I feel really grateful for having the opportunity.”
During the show, her “Gota” tribe lost an immunity challenge to pull a heavy chest out of an underwater cage and onto land.
She had previously said her strategy would be to work with people, and that she’s “not the best liar,” although she didn’t rule it out in the competition.
During the show, members of her tribe formed an alliance against her, with cast members saying they need to keep the men to help them win future immunity challenges. “I don’t trust her,” a member of Driskill’s tribe said at one point.
“Hope’s a sweetheart, obviously, but it’s not about that,” said her fellow tribe member Matt Bischoff.
The season was filmed on one of the Caramoan Islands in the Philippines, known as a “secret paradise.”
Driskill, 23, has recently been modeling in Milan, Italy, where she’s been watching the show.
“I've had numerous different jobs and photo shoots,” Driskill said of Milan. “I've gotten to work with some incredible people here.” After Fashion Week at the end of February, Driskill said she will be heading back to the states.
Driskill was crowned Miss Missouri in 2010 and placed in the top 16 of the Miss USA Pageant in 2011.
Last spring, she graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia, earning a political science degree. She has said she wants to earn a law degree.
Then, she said, her next task will be deciding where she’ll attend law school in the fall.
The entire episode can be watched on the CBS website at www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/video/.