Past Survivor Winners

Survivor winners run the gamut from conniving to likable, and everything in between. With 18 seasons completed, the list of winners has grown quite long.

Season 1: Richard Hatch.
Richard Hatch won the first season of Survivor, and he came back for All Stars. Ultimately, Hatch ended up in jail for tax evasion on his Survivor winnings.

Season 2: Tina Wesson.
Tina Wesson won Survivor's second season, and she went on to write a book called Out Live, Out Laugh, Out Love about her time on Survivor.

Season 3: Ethan Zohn.
Ethan Zohn, the winner of season 3, is an activist and co-founder of Grassroot Soccer, an organization designed to raise funds to fight HIV/AIDS. He went on to date season 6 winner Jenna Morasca and is currently sharing his experiences as he fights Hodgkins' lymphoma.

Season 4: Vecepia Towery.
Vee won season 4 with her take-no-prisoners mercenary tactics. She later went on to marry then-boyfriend Leander Robinson, and they had a child together.

Season 5: Brian Heidik.
Brian began as a trusted member of his tribe, providing food and lending his physical strength to the cause. That changed as Brian switched alliances and betrayed former teammates, but he won season 5 as a lesser of two evils.

Season 6: Jenna Morasca.
Jenna won season 6 in a 6 to 1 vote in her favor. She came back for All Stars but left the game early to return to her dying mother's bedside.

Season 7: Sandra Diaz-Twine.
Office assistant Sandra Diaz-Twine won season 7 in a 6 to 1 vote in her favor. She declined to return for All Stars, as she was battling parasites from filming season 7.

Season 8: Amber Brkich.
Amber is the administrative assistant who won the All Stars edition of Survivor in season 8. Fellow competitor Rob Mariano proposed to her on the show, and they're now married with a child.

Season 9: Chris Daugherty.
Chris was one of the most unlikely winners in Survivor history, winning season 9 after several brushes with elimination. Chris won the game through strategic alliances, not prowess.

Season 10: Tom Westman.
Tom Westman, a husband and father of three, won season 10 in a 6 to 1 vote. He has since become a motivational speaker.

Season 11: Danni Boatwright.
Danni was a sports radio host who won season 11 in a 6 to 1 vote. Danni was a vulnerable player who avoided elimination and went on to win the season.

Season 12: Aras Baskauskas.
Aras won season 12, in spite of several alliances that attempted to form against him throughout the season. He overcame a personal injury to win in a 5 to 2 vote.

Season 13: Yul Kwon.
Yul Kwon was a management consultant who barely managed to beat the other finalists in a 5 to 4 vote. Kwon is now a lecturer for the FBI and a member of the FCC.

Season 14: Earl Cole.
Earl Cole was an advertising executive who won season 14 in a 9 to 0 vote, which was the first-ever unanimous vote. Cole used his winnings to open two companies.

Season 15: Todd Herzog.
Todd Herzog was a flight attendant who won season 15. At age 22, he was the youngest male contestant to win Survivor.

Season 16: Parvati Shallow.
Parvati Shallow, a charity organizer, won season 16 of Survivor. She also appeared on an earlier season; Survivor: Cook Islands in season 13.

Season 17: Bob Crowley.
Robert Crowley was the high school physics teacher who won season 17 of Survivor.

Season 18: J.T. Thomas Jr.
J.T. Thomas Jr., a cattle rancher, won season 18. He was only the second person to win through a unanimous vote.

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