Amber Hobbs & Tabitha Cooper
FEAR FACTOR Best Friends Winners
Who were you expecting to be your toughest competitor? Did that hold true?
Amber: At first we though it would be Tremayne and Ryan but after the first stunt realized that we really needed to worry about Mike and Joey. If there is one thing we knew, it was that Cecilia and Brandy were the least of our worries, I felt sorry for Brandy, Cecilia was awful.
Tabitha: Ryan and Tremayne. But as it went on, Mike and Joey started threatening our victory. Ryan and Tremayne did more loving on one another than they put effort into the stunt!
What stunt was the most challenging for you and why?
Amber: The hardest challenge for me was getting through the first stunt. I was under the cold water for close to 5 minutes and the hardest part for me was just not quitting.
Tabitha: The last stunt because I am scared of heights and it was shaking. But I knew it was Amber's strength so it worked out okay.
Did you have any phobias going into the competition?
Amber: The only phobia I had was rats but the good thing was that I did not have to face rats on the show.
Tabitha: No, not any phobias. I hate rats, but looking back, I could have done anything I was faced with.
Other than winning, what was the best part about your Fear Factor experience?
Amber: Being able to travel to California. I had never been on the west coast. I also loved the Fear Factor crew, everyone showed us a good time.
Tabitha: Getting closer to my best friend whom I didn't think it was possible to get any closer to! We had the best time getting away together, away from our routine. Fear Factor is a bonding experience.
What will you do with the $50,000?
Amber: It is going in the bank. I am single mother of a one-year-old, and I won it for her.
Tabitha: Nothing other than save it. I am taking a thousand dollars to go on a shopping spree but other than that I am saving it. Maybe it will be a down payment on a house one day.
Did having a partner help you?
Amber: Yes, very much so. Whenever my confidence was questioned, she pulled me through it . My strengths were her weaknesses and her weaknesses were my strengths.
Tabitha: Yes. Her strengths were my weaknesses and her weaknesses were my strengths. We pulled each other through.