Competing in a Fear Factor All-Star show means you're going to be faced with some serious challenges. One returning champ, Chad Morris, found himself in the finals with a disgusting plate of cow snout and maggot-covered cheese.
FEAR FACTOR: What made you decide to go for the cow snout first?
CHAD MORRIS: I started out with the snout because I knew it was going to be very hard to chew. The hair on it and the whiskers was just disgusting. I tried to fold it in half because the other side didn't have hair on it and I figured I could tear off that side first and maybe not get that first taste of the hair. Each little piece I tore off I had to literally chew a 100 times before I felt like I could swallow it. It was just awful.
FEAR FACTOR: It seemed like you couldn't even look at it.
CHAD MORRIS: I had my eyes closed and I had my nose plugged the whole time. So I didn't see anything and I was trying my best not to smell anything, just to try and decrease the taste a little bit. The worst part about the snout was when I started to swallow and one of the long whiskers or hairs got caught in the back of my throat and wouldn't let me swallow it. It was just terrible.
FEAR FACTOR: Eventually, you moved on to the maggoty cheese.
CHAD MORRIS: I got about three-quarters of the snout down and I started to get a little bit of thought in my mind, like, hey, I might actually be able to do this. So I start to put the rest of the snout down and I just start to shovel this cheese into my mouth. And surprisingly, with as bad as the cheese smelled, I was just in a different zone at that point and I just started taking it down and chewing it.
FEAR FACTOR: So the maggoty cheese went down easy?
CHAD MORRIS: I turned it almost into like a liquid form in my mouth before I could swallow it. It made it easier to put down the maggots by not looking at the cheese itself. So the cheese went down a little easier than I had expected, more than everybody expected after smelling it.
FEAR FACTOR: Still, it looked like you were having some trouble with those final bites.
CHAD MORRIS: I slowed down a little bit at the end just to concentrate and make sure I didn't lose it. I didn't have any cheese left but I still had to put these live maggots in my mouth. I almost lost it on the last half inch of food but I got it down and it felt so good to be done.
FEAR FACTOR: Were you surprised you could do this?
CHAD MORRIS: I was very surprised I was able to eat that. I'm kind of a finicky eater. You know, I have a hard time eating raw onions, much less a raw cow snout.