Natalie Anderson was crowned the winner of Season 29 of the reality game show “Survivor” on Wednesday. Anderson was part of the remaining castaways that included Keith Nale, Jaclyn Schultz, Missy Payne and Baylor Wilson.
After a series of challenges and manipulations, the winner was announced in the live finale on CBS. Anderson, who had started the game with her twin sister Nadiya, walked away with a prize of $1 million. Nadiya was the first person to be voted out of the San Juan del Sur “Blood vs. Water” game.
“I’m going to buy my parents something really nice. I'm going to give Nadiya a nice chunk of change. And I'm going to try to be smart with it. I'm not a big spender,” Anderson told The Hollywood Reporter, when asked how she would want to spend her prize money.
The last tribal council of the season saw Schultz, Payne and Anderson unite together to make a decision to eliminate Nale. The 53-year-old Louisiana native said after the elimination that he had been expecting that result. The next day, the three sat before the eight-member jury and presented their cases as to why they should be chosen as the "Sole Survivor."
The votes for the game’s new winner were cast following which the name of the ultimate “Sole Survivor” was announced.
The 28-year-old from Edgewater, New Jersey received five jury votes; former Miss Michigan USA Schulz received two; Payne, a cheerleader from Texas had one vote.