If you’re a contestant on Australian Survivor, you know you’re going to have to go without certain luxuries. And yep, that includes saying buh-bye to a fully operational toilet.
What’s even worse, however, is that there’s only ONE “toilet” to share between the whole cast. Ummm, wot?!
Chatting to Megan Pustetto on the So Dramatic! podcast, two-time Australian Survivor contestant Abbey Holmes spilled all the BTS details about camp life, including what the go is with the one-loo situation.
In episode 100, the 31-year-old revealed that it’s less of a toilet, and more of a hole!
“It’s just the one drop, just one,” she dished, adding that initially, she was quite shy about doing her business in front of her new tribe mates. Come day seven, however: “Pia [Miranda], Janine [Allis] and I, we would just do squatty potties everywhere.
“The amount of times I saw their bum bum… it was just hilarious.”
The one upside, though, is that the competitors are provided with toilet paper. Okay, so that clears up our assumption that the Australian Survivor stars out there wiping their “bum bums” with leaves!
How Do Female Contestants Deal With Getting Their Period During The Show?
Getting your period is hard enough in regular life, but imagine getting it while competing on Australian Survivor with no access to showers or a flushing toilet, how on earth do they do it?
Past competitor Shannon Lawson previously spilled exactly what the stars have access to. Plus, how they manage Aunt Flow’s arrival in the harsh living conditions they signed up for.
In an interview with Refinery29 Australia, Shannon explained that contestants are given the option to take the contraceptive pill in order to manage their cycle. However, only after completing a number of rigorous medical checks first.
“Should we elect to use the pill on the show to help manage or stop our periods, we are absolutely allowed to have them in our medical bag,” she said.
Shannon added that “these are your responsibility” and are hard to source should you lose them or run out.
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