Scott Turner went on Fear Factor not to win money, but to win the heart of a girl he met over two years ago. Now he's got the cash But did he get the girl? Read our exclusive interview to find out!
What do you think your greatest liability coming into the competition was and how did you overcome it?
I would have to say that my greatest liability was fear of the unknown. I wasn't sure if the producers of the show would be willing to let me use the show as my
last desperate attempt to find Christy. I was scared that I might look foolish if they did go with my story. I overcame that fear by being true to my heart.
You set a time that no one else could match in the helicopter stunt. What was going through your mind up there?
Once the stunt started tunnel vision set in rather quickly. I had planned on staying on top of the pole and using my height to reach the first flag. I reached
the first flag just fine. Once my toes pushed me out onto the pole alone, it was apparent that the violent shaking pole would not let me stay on top. As I swung
underneath, I was afraid that I would fall and not finish the stunt. I just tried to work my way as fast as I could. The drop was the best part.
After diving into the Fear Factor fondue, do you hink you'll ever eat
I still love a good cheddar. Cheese I can eat just fine. Although it still is going to be awhile before I can eat fondue again. At a Christmas party after
filming the show, fondue was served as an appetizer. I had to leave the room.
Since you were having a tough time with the eel stunt and you knew it wasn't an elimination round, what made you finish it?
I had a flash thought of quitting during the stunt. Probably during one of my many breaks grabbing my legs to try to ease the burning. I'm not one to quit anything. Here I am over two and a half years after losing my heart to a beautiful woman still looking.
Were you at all surprised that Bruna made it into the final round?
Bruna is a very strong person and competitor. If anything I am surprised she didn't beat both Jason and
I in the final.
Why do you think that you were able to get all four flags on one side of the semi truck when no one else could?
I think that going last in the final stunt was the reason I won. I didn't have to worry about setting the bar. I only had to make sure I stuck to my plan.
The plan was to make sure to get every flag on the right side before moving to the left. I knew Jason only got four flags before he couldn't continue. So I
wasn't worried about the time. I just knew that no matter how many tries it took I needed to get the flags off the right before moving over and possibly
Jason was clearly a strong competitor. Why do you think you beat him?
I think the reason Jason lost is because he went first. Had he gone last, he probably would have won not only the car, but $50,000 as well.
What would you say to the girl you went on Fear Factor to find if she called you right now? (or has she?!)
Honestly I don't know what I would say if she were to call me. How do you start a conversation with someone who you have dreamed about for the past few
years. After the initial, Oh My God, I would probably tell her about the 40-page letter I wrote her. Maybe ask her out for dinner so we can get to know each other
better. I would definatly want to know if she is single.
You said you only went on the show in the hopes that Christy would see you...and you wound up winning! Did you ever expect such an outcome?
I felt like I would make it to the last round from the beginning. That was my whole goal. Once I got there I felt like I had just as good a chance as anyone to
win. I think luck was on my side that day.
After buying your parents that trip to Australia that you promised, what will you be getting for yourself with the $50,000?
Nothing will bring me more joy than looking through the photos Mom and Dad will be bringing home. I have a half sister that lives in Australia. My parents have never seen their grandkids and that is what I am looking forward to hearing about. As for me, I'm going to get out of debt and maybe buy a newer truck with four wheel drive.