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'Survivor' reject: Jeff Probst 'had it out for me'

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Katie Hanson, the seventh person voted off "Survivor: Philippines," has taken aim at host, Jeff Probst, insisting he gave her a hard time on the show.

The former Miss Delaware, 22, has opened up to People.com about her ejection this week, and it's clear she's not a fan of the reality TV host-turned-talk show anchor.

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She says, "Jeff Probst just hammered me a million times about my challenge performance, but let's face it -- I wasn't the only one to slow us down.

"I wasn't the most athletic person out there; I totally admit that. But they showed my failure again and again, and glossed over others. "I'm not sure why he [Probst] had it out for me, but he really seemed to focus on what I did wrong. He would say, 'Katie's really slowing everyone down,' which I'm not saying wasn't true, but I wasn't the only one. I think it sort of influenced other people's opinion of me."

But Hanson was quietly glad to be voted off -- because the experience on the latest "Survivor" was tough.

She tells People, "The conditions were terrible. It doesn't show this [on TV], but because of all the rain, our shelter started to grow black mold. I developed a terrible cough."

And she became so malnourished that her body couldn't even handle cookies and treats: "Production gave me cookies and apples when I was voted out. I got really sick. My body didn't want food. I just wanted a cheeseburger, but my body wouldn't have been able to handle it. I gorged on Twix bars, and oh my God, that was a big fail on my part. I paid for that dearly."