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Travel agent joins Australian Survivor

Travel agents are used to sending customers to far-flung places - though usually with a lot of bells and whistles thrown in. And certainly not to experiences like this...

If you weren’t going to watch the new Australian Survivor series before, you might like to to tune in now ... especially if you want to see how travel agent Daisy Richardson gets on in what Network 10 describes as “the toughest game on earth”. 


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This year, the show took place in Savusavu, on the northern Fijian island of Vanua Levu. There are luxury resorts in the region, but contestants on this show obviously didn’t have access to any indulgences. 


Though that doesn’t seem to have perturbed Ms Richardson, a Queenslander who went through three major droughts growing up in the bush as well as 12 years of boarding school, both experiences she said she drew upon during her time in the game.


"I mean, you're just a number at boarding school so if you want to get noticed you have to do things big, so you know, that really translated really well into the game of 'Survivor',” she told 10 Daily.


Her experiences as a travel agent may have helped her too - considering the ups and downs the travel industry goes through.


Despite this, Richardson said the experience had been "the best and worst thing" she'd ever done.


"It was tough physically, it was tough mentally, it was tough socially," the 24-year-old said, "and then you've got to put it all together. And, you know, play this balancing act of keeping them all equal and being able to persevere."


Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders. premieres on 24 July.


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Written by: Mark Harada

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