The Survivor: One World contestant, who was eliminated during last Wednesday's (April 25) broadcast, explained the origins of his island nickname in an interview with People.
"I don't call myself Troyzan in my real life. I would look like a complete tool. It's a play on words. I raised a set of marmoset monkeys for the past 20 years," he explained.
"My friends know I work in a jungle area and a co-worker compared me to [the character] Tarzan and it kind of just spread from there. [On the island] Tarzan and I started talking and my name came up and then [host Jeff Probst] asked Tarzan a question and he said, 'Oh yeah, Troyzan'. And Jeff said, 'Is that what you're called?' And I said, 'Yeah, if you want'."
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Robertson also spoke out on the all-female alliance which was responsible for his premature exit from the game.
"The girls were acting so smug and cocky. I understand that they wanted me out but they were acting so noble and telling me how to act - '[to] take it like a man'. That really irked me and that's why I went nuts on them. I made them paranoid as hell. They didn't know what I was going to do next," he said.