The Maine Edge: When you got on the island and saw you were competing against past players, at that moment did you think you were in for it?
Bischoff: Yeah. I was like they have so much experience, they're some great competitors and they have a major advantage. I would've preferred to play against 10 newbies verses playing against favorites because they had a way bigger advantage in every aspect of the game. It was an honor though to play in 'Fans vs. Favorites.'
TME: Who in particular were you most star struck playing against?
Bischoff: I don't get star struck. It was more just really cool. When I saw Phillip walk out I thought this is going to be fun. And I'm a big fan of Dawn. We have similar hearts and souls. It was great.
TME: What is the biggest misconception people have from being a viewer watching the show to being a contestant on the show?
Bischoff: It's truly miserable. You're wet constantly. You're dying of thirst. You can't sleep and you're trying to compete. I would get done with my part of the challenge and just collapse from exhaustion. It's a lot harder than it looks.
TME: Are you looking forward to the reunion?
Bischoff: Oh yeah. I can't wait to just see the people I got to play with, reunite, and have a good time.
Survivor: Caramoan airs every Wednesday night on CBS at 8 p.m.