‘Survivor 39’ Lauren Beck Revealed Why Winning Immunity Meant so Much to Her in Deleted Scene

When Survivor 39 castaway Lauren Beck won the individual immunity challenge, she broke down in tears, which told the audience how important this win was for her, even though she didn’t need it. In her confessional, she said she dreamed about that moment since the age of 11. However, she went into depth about how much the win meant to her in a deleted scene.

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‘Survivor 39’ Lauren Beck won individual immunity challenge

On Survivor: Island of the Idols Episode 12, the contestants had to stand on a small block of wood while stabilizing a ball against an overhanging piece of wood for immunity challenge, “Ballin a Jack.”

Dean Kowalski fell first, followed by Tommy Sheehan and Noura Salman. It came down to Lauren Beck and Elaine Stott in showdown similar to Tai Trang versus Cydney Gillion (Survivor: Kaoh Rong).

With a tear streaming down her face and arms shaking, Beck told herself to “fight” and won the coveted immunity necklace. In a confessional during the episode, she said she’d been dreaming about winning a challenge for 18 years.

Beck gave more insight into how much the moment to her in a deleted scene.

‘Survivor 39’ Lauren Beck revealed the importance of winning

When they arrived at their shelter after the immunity challenge, Salman pointed out that if Stott hadn’t fought the way she did, then Beck wouldn’t have “know what was in her.”

Beck told Salman that she used to say to herself she wouldn’t win because several other people can perform better than her. However, she changed her way of thinking and pulled out the win.

In a confessional, Beck said people “underestimate” her, but winning the challenge proves she’s “here to compete,” and not just for her social game. She also admitted it’s “weird to say out loud” as she “kind of believed it.”

However, the nanny now knows she can do whatever she sets her mind to, which is an unexpected “gift” the show gave her. 

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Initially, Beck didn’t get as much screen time because she was a part of winning tribes. However, Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel wanted to break up her close alliance with Sheehan and targeted them a couple of times.

It is worth noting that every time the ladies brought up the pair, they wanted Sheehan out first to work closer with Beck. The nanny then had a breakout episode after the merge when she visited Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine on the Island of the Idols.

Beck demonstrated her remarkable ability to read her tribe and successfully persuaded six contestants to give up their chance at immunity for breakfast.

Almost every winner, especially the Under the Radar ones, are very good at reading their tribemates such as Vecepia Towery (Survivor: Marquesas) and Danni Boatwright (Survivor: Guatemala).

However, Beck used the hidden immunity idol she won from the Island of the Idols incorrectly and is lacking the personal content that winners receive, which causes some to believe she will not earn the title of Sole Survivor.

On the other hand, she is the last person remaining who has no votes against her. Therefore, she remains under the radar, yet the strategic mastermind, while her leading partner in the game, Sheehan, is painted as the bigger target.

If he is eliminated before her, she has the social game, and now the confidence in her physical ability, to still make it far, if not win. Watch Survivor: Island of the Idols Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.