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Archive for January, 2011

Looking back and looking ahead

The exciting 21st season of Survivor came to a close on December 19, 2010. Jud Birza, a male model from Lake St. Louis, Missouri, won both the season and the honor of being the youngest winner in Survivor history.Birza was by no means a shoe-in throughout the season. Early on, he earned a reputation for being a less-than-serious opponent. La Flor tribemate Shannon Elkins even went so far as to nickname him Fabio after the famous Italian fashion model, actor, and romance writer.However, this early laid-back demeanor appears to have been a ruse. Birza, who graduated Wentzville Holt High School in 2007, later told interviewers, “I always knew I was going to wait to the last minute to be aggressive.” Hints of his true strategy came out as he won four individual immunity challenges. This helped him beat out the majority alliance of Chase Rice, Matthew Lenahan, and Holly Hoffman. Read more »