At the Fear Factor Road Kill Café contestant Colleen Brewster had to pitch animal pelts onto a target drawn out on the highway to determine the amount of road kill (small, medium or large) she would have to eat. As Colleen recounts in this weeks Tale Of Fear, she kept her focus by reminding herself that if other contestants could do it then she could do it too.
FEAR FACTOR: What was your reaction when Joe set down the box?
COLLEEN BREWSTER: When Joe first showed us the insides of road kill, I was very, very disgusted and could not believe that I was going to be putting that in my mouth. So my strategy was just to eat it, don't think about it, put my mind somewhere else, and get it down. It was seven minutes of my life and it'd be over quickly.
FEAR FACTOR: What did the road kill smell like?
COLLEEN BREWSTER: I just want to let the audience know anyone that watches Fear Factor and thinks that they can do it or "it's not that bad", that you have no idea until you are a contestant. There is no way for me to explain how awful it was. I went in there thinking I was not going to smell it, so I didn't really smell it. But, I mean, I'm sure it smelled awful. But the taste of it was so disgusting. I can't even explain it. It's just so awful. And no one watching it on television will ever know. When they're like, "Ooh, this is gross. This is gross," they'll never get it. Like, it was just like that stuff that kind of looked like green bean casserole or something was so salty, like disgustingly. It was just disgusting.
FEAR FACTOR: Why did you grab the biggest chunk?
COLLEEN BREWSTER: They told us that we had seven minutes to eat it, and I knew that seven minutes would not be a long time to eat the whole plate since I had the largest portion, I didn't want to be stuck with the biggest piece when I had a minute left. I figured to go big, eat the biggest piece, so when I was rushing towards the end it wouldn't be as bad. As it turned our it wasn't a great strategy. It seemed like every bite was just more disgusting than the one that came before it. And it was so unbelievably chewy that, no matter how much you put in your mouth and no matter how hard you chewed, you like couldn't swallow it. And Joe kept saying, "You gotta swallow it. You gotta swallow it. But it would just like stick in the back of your throat. And you just could not get it down. It was disgusting.
FEAR FACTOR: What was the texture like?
COLLEEN BREWSTER: It was very, very chewy. And the intestine stuff was gooey, kind of like green bean casserole, which I'll probably never eat again. It was just disgusting. When I look back on it, I can't even believe that I did it.
FEAR FACTOR: What goes through your mind when you're eating something like that?
COLLEEN BREWSTER: When I was eating the road kill, I was thinking about past girls that were on this show that were just as girly as me and somehow managed to get past it. And I was thinking to myself, "If they could do it, I can do it." And I had already gone there saying that I wasn't going to give up. So if I already ate half of it, there was no way I was going to quit, even though when I was halfway through it, I thought, "There is no way I'm going to be able to finish this."