The queen of the all-female alliance on CBS's Survivor: Vanuatu--Islands of Fire has been dethroned. Last week, part of the alliance mutinied after Twila Tanner initiated a voting bloc with the game's lone remaining male, Chris Daugherty. On Thursday's episode, the alliance's leader, Ami Cusack, was voted off the show. "Last night I beat up every pillow in my hotel room," Cusack told the Associated Press during a phone interview Friday. "It was so frustrating. I believed so much in Twila. I was doing the Braveheart deal. We were going to the death." Lea "Sarge" Masters and James "Chad" Crittenden, male victims of the alliance and now jury members, told the AP upon their dismissals that Cusack was a "man-hater" and "antiman." "I love men. I have a few friends who know some men," Cusack said jokingly.
The 31-year-old model and coffee barista could have been potentially saved by Eliza Orlins, a tribe mate she befriended. "She talks so much," Cusack said. "But she gave me a lot of information about the game. She has watched every episode, every season. She is amazing when it comes to understanding the history and the game of Survivor. It was nice having someone to explain it, because I had never seen the show." That's right. The so-called mastermind behind the powerful female alliance, who had applied to be on The Amazing Race but was asked to do Survivor instead, had never seen one episode from any of the eight previous seasons. (AP)