Kristina Justiniano reigned supreme in this week's Fear Factor. She survived a grueling helicopter stunt, a disgusting "lock" task and a "fast and furious" car stunt. We spoke to the young law student about her experience.
Why did you want to be on Fear Factor?
I have watched the show regularly for the last few seasons and I always thought it would be a fun thing to do. The $50,000 was also a motivator.
Did you have any fears or phobias going into the competition?
I wouldn't say any particular fears or phobias, but I was most concerned about eating something disgusting.
Which of your competitors' eliminations surprised you the most?
Shawn's elimination came as the biggest surprise to me because he was such a strong competitor.
What was most difficult about the helicopter stunt?
The toughest part of the stunt was initially grabbing of the ladder. I was holding onto another rope to maintain my balance while the truck was moving and I had to let go of that rope to grab the ladder. In that instant if I missed the ladder, I felt like I was going to fall on the bed of the truck.
Did you think going first on the lock stunt gave you an advantage? Why or why not?
Originally, I thought that it was a disadvantage because I did not have the opportunity to see any else's strategy, but it turned out working in my favor.
Were you surprised that Shawn blew it, allowing Monica to advance?
I was surprised, but happy at the same time that Monica advanced since I felt that I had a role in Monica's struggle in the stunt.
On day three, who troubled you more, Monica or Land?
Land did going into the stunt, but after watching Monica, it was fairly even.
Did you learn anything by watching Monica go first?
The stunt looked nearly impossible so watching Monica complete it gave me some relief.
Was it scary when your car hit the semi's tire during your 3rd pass?
I thought for sure it was over. It wasn't until about two turns later that I realized I was still going.
You said you'd use the winnings for law school, but seriously, no shopping spree with some of the $50,000?
Well… maybe a little shopping. I am trying to be responsible, but one small shopping spree is a definite possibility since there are always student loans to pay for school.