Sarah Larsen, Dan Randolph
Las Vegas Pairs Winners
Who were you expecting to be your toughest competitor? Did that hold true?
Sarah: To start off, we were thinking the guys were going to be our toughest competitors but it turns out Amanda and Amy were our toughest competitors. They looked meek and mild but turned out to be very aggressive.
Dan: I was expecting Sean and Shelby to be our toughest but Amy and Amanda outdid everyone.
What stunt was the most challenging for you and why?
Sarah: The eating stunt in the casino. The scorpion martini was awful, the scorpion itself was too hard to get down, the shell was not breaking apart and in addition, it tasted bad.
Dan: The most challenging stunt was drinking the blood. The texture was the worst part of it. I worried about Sarah, but she gave it her best. She did well.
Did you have any phobias going into the competition?
Sarah: Yeah, I actually had phobias that I would be enclosed in some dark space with things crawling on me.
Dan: I wouldn't say I have any phobias, I'm definitely not deathly afraid of anything.
Other than winning, what was the best part about your Fear Factor experience?
Sarah: It just felt really good to know that I could do those stunts and accomplish those things. And the people there were all really great, it was nice to meet people who had an adventurous spirit about them.
Dan: It's not every day that you get the chance to do those types of challenges under the supervision of a television show. It was a bonding experience, and I found out I can rely on Sarah more.
What was it like to gamble your money away and what will you do with the remaining $25,000?
Sarah: To gamble that large portion of money was really nerve-racking...the only reason it was okay was because we were not walking away empty-handed...in the end, I knew I would at least have something. I still sometimes have dreams about it, thinking I should have hit and gone against the book...50K would have been nice, but 25K is still great.
Dan: It was awful, it sucked. I never would have voluntarily gambled 25 thousand dollars on one hand. But with the money that we did win, we bought a house...can't complain about that. We were optimists when it came to that final game...We viewed the challenge as a win...we were going home with 25 thousand dollars no matter what. I concentrated on that rather than what was lost.
Did having a partner encourage you or make you nervous because you had to depend on someone else?
Sarah: Having a partner encouraged me because I knew he was dependable and we work really well together.
Dan: I was not nervous at all, her strengths balance out my weaknesses and vice versa.