It kept us near our TV sets for so long, we don’t even seem to be able to recall when it first began. The 23 Season of Survivor had its season finale on Sunday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on CBS. If you missed it, as well as the one-hour cast reunion following the finale, you’re surely wondering who won Survivor: South Pacific’s $1 million grand prize.
If you’ve been following the reality show, then you’ve already made your own bets regarding the person who took the crown, right? Well, if you placed you bets on Ozzy to be the surefire winner, then you are going to be in for a mild shock. The $1 million grand prize, as well as the crown of the reality show, went to Sophie, the underdog.
According to a spoiler from Hollywoodreporter.com, “twenty two year old medical student Sophie Clarke outwitted, outplayed and outlasted the competition to be crowned the champ of CBS’ Survivor: South Pacific”. In a not so tight ruling, the jury voted 6 to 3 in favor of Sophie against all front-runners and returning players Coach and Ozzy.
Sophie said: “I think I had my finger on the pulse of the game the whole time and I tried to just figure out other people’s motivations and kind of worked within the framework of the game”.
Both surprised and excited, Sophie, after being the underdog the whole time and winning three individual immunity challenges during the contest, managed to beat Albert Destrade and Coach. Sophie also added: “I thought I had a good chance. I mean Coach got demolished in the final Tribal, but gave me a piece of her mind too”, said the winner referring to Whitney Duncan.
Meanwhile, Ozzy got a check for $100,000 as the Sprint Player of the Season, and the jury said he would have won the contest if he hadn’t lost the last immunity challenge and been voted out. In the end, Ozzy won the Sprint Player of the Season by the biggest margin in Survivor history, proof that people back home really had a thing for him.