From CBS Early Show~ http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/01/29/earlyshow/series/survivor/main596652.shtml
Tina Tossed By Survivor All-Stars
CBS) Success is sweet, but not always so easy to live with. Tina Wesson of "Australian Outback" fame was first to be ejected from Survivor: All-Stars. The Knoxville mom says as a previous winner, she felt like she "had a big target" on her chest.
Wesson, who will talk about her experience in an appearance Monday on CBS' The Early Show, lasted only three days in rainy Panama, where she and the 17 other castaways matched wits while scrounging for food, water and fire.
"I kinda expected it," said Wesson after being ejected in a vote by the Saboga tribal council, "but it doesn't make it any easier."
Fear of the 42-year-old Wesson's abilities - and her potential to win again - is believed to be behind her fellow tribe members kicking her out.
Jenna Lewis, last seen on "Pulau Tiga" (yep, the very first Survivor), might want to watch her back as well. She got two votes for expulsion - fortunately not enough to doom her right off the bat.
There are 36 more days left to unfold - with three tribes, Saboga, Mogo Mogo and Chapera - before the sole Survivor is left standing on his or her way to the bank with the winnings from Survivor: All-Stars.
The initial action, as always, consists of the contestants sizing up both each other and the physical challenges of the location.
In this case, the sizing up of the human factor is a little different, since everyone has been on a previous Survivor - four, including Wesson, as winners.
After a top-secret journey through Panamanian waters, the three tribes were dropped off in the rough terrain that would become their camps. They were given maps, then sent off to fend for themselves.
As the Chapera tribe made its way through the brush, they came upon a well filled with contaminated water that would need to be boiled. Disorganized, the tribe focused on where to build their shelter. "It wasn't five minutes; there was six ideas on how to do everything," laughed Tom Buchanan, 48, last seen on Survivor: Africa.
It didn't take much time for the alliances to start within Mogo Mogo, where paranoia ran deep as the tribe set up their camp. Members were quick to break away from each other while whispers abounded. It all ended with a mutual agreement that nobody trusted anybody else, and all alliances would wait until camp was set up. Upon seeing a naked Richard Hatch, Shii Ann Huang, 30, who made her mark on Survivor: Thailand, commented, "This is off to an interesting start."
Dehydrated, the Chapera tribe desperately needed fire in order to boil their water. As the members of the tribe worked feverishly to ignite a flame, Sue Hawk, 42, of Palmyra, Wisconsin - a veteran of the first Survivor, announced that this was a task she would take no part in. Sue decided instead to risk her health by drinking the contaminated water without boiling it. Sue's actions immediately alienated the rest of tribe.
Over at the Saboga camp, efforts to ignite a fire were also in vain. Finding themselves alone for the first time, Rudy Boesch, the 75-year-old who won fans on the first Survivor, and Rupert Boneham, 40, of Survivor: Pearl Islands, wasted no time in forming an alliance.
"Why in the hell did I ever come back here?" Boneham groused, as the rain continued its steady assault. "I'm doing this for my wife and my daughter."
Boesch, eyes on the prize, struck a more diplomatic note.
"I'm 75 - I ain't what I used to be," said Boesch, praising the skills of other members of the Saboga tribe.
Is it a frank admission of the toll of time, or, just a way to lull other contestants into complacency before they are Boesched?
Safe, at least temporarily, from the schemes of fellow survivors is the Mogo Mogo tribe, which won the first immunity challenge of the new series: a race with rafts, torches, and cauldrons.
The immunity lasts only three days.