Lewis: And no soap? The smell must have been pretty bad.
Steph: Yeah, pretty bad. We all smelled.
Lewis: I noticed the girls often scrubbed their skin with sand. What was that about?
Steph: You try to exfoliate by scrubbing with the sand to keep clean, to get the dirt off. The sand is oily because there was a lot of oily fish in that ocean, so it wasn't the best. But I tried to stay at least somewhat clean. I kept my hair braided back and did what I could.
Lewis: What was the worst thing about it?
Steph: My eyebrows.
Lewis: Your eyebrows? (Laughs)
Steph: Yeah, They got really bad. I couldn't trim them. Horrible.
Floorwax: Whoa! I love a woman who goes through all that, then says, yeah, 'my eyebrows looked bad.' (Laughs)
Lewis: Can you tell us about the bathrooms? You guy made your own.
Steph: We did, because you certainly doint want to go off in the woods...all over. Plus there were snakes, scorpions, bugs and stuff out there. But a lot of people went for weeks without going. I went for two weeks without going. But once you eat the coconut it's like a natural laxative. And the worst thing is, you don't ever know when it's coming. A couple of people in my tribe had accidents in the cave at night. Not me though.
Lewis: How much weight did you lose?
Steph: Um, about 15 pounds. I went in at 124, and went down to 110, 109.
Floorwax: That's must be a drag, cuz like your boobs get small.
Steph: Oh my God, yes! Because, like, I have no boobs to begin with. I ended up with hairy eyebrows and no boobs! (laughs)
Lewis: What was it like being all alone that night?
Steph: It was scary. There's a cameraman in there with you but they shoot with infrared so they can see you and you can't see them. It was very dark in [the cave]. It got scary when I was by myself. I think I passed out for awhile. But I didn't sleep much that night.
Lewis: The show was obviously shot months ago, is it hard watching it every week and not being able to tell your friends what's going to happen?
Steph: No, because it's fun. It's exciting. We have no idea what they are going to show on TV because they shot so much footage, so [every week] is the first time for us seeing it too. So, it's fun.
Lewis: It was disappointing, obviously, to be kicked of, but was it a relief?
Steph: Yes, in a way, because you know you get to have a big meal and take a shower and it's over. And being part of the jury, you're still in the game. But not winning the one million dollars ... I was devastated.