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Latina mom survives it all on "Survivor.
December 15, 2003 -- For the first time in its seven-year run, a Latina has defied all odds to be crowned the ultimate survivor on the hit reality show, "Survivor."
Sandra Diaz-Twine, the 29-year-old office assistant, whose both parents were born in Puerto Rico, was awarded the title of 'Ultimate Survivor' and the million dollars that goes along with it on last night's finale.
Diaz-Twine beat Lillian Morris, the Scout Troop Leader from Ohio in a landslide 6 to 1 vote. Darrah Johnson, the 22-year-old mortician from Mississippi finished fourth while Jon Dalton, the art consultant and indy pro wrestler and promoter from Virginia came in third. Tijuana Bradley from the Morgan Tribe cast the sole vote for Morris because she had felt she had been the better strategist in the game.
From the very beginning, she won her tribe over after using her friendliness and
Spanish-speaking skills with the locals to get the most supplies for the money. Her
openness and frankness allowed her to seem non-threatening and look like a good team player, which she emphasized at tribal council. The key to her game was to "look out for No. 1."
Sandra received her check from executive producer Mark Burnett. He says, “Here it is for a military family, you know, she’s telling me she got a new job for $9 an hour and I'm very happy I’m giving her a million dollars.”
Probst also did not reveal any details about the upcoming 'All-Stars' edition which wrapped up filming in the Pearl Islands last week. 'Survivor: All-Stars' debuts on CBS after the Super Bowl on February 1st.
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