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Bank Teller Sandra Diaz-Twine Wins 'Survivor'

Sunday, 16 May 2010 11:29 PM

 

The numbers were in Sandra Diaz-Twine's favor again on "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains."

The brazen 34-year-old bank teller from Fayetteville, N.C., overcame fellow villains, sneaky 27-year-old former boxer Parvati Shallow and sinister 37-year-old oil company owner Russell Hantz, to win the CBS reality competition's $1 million grand prize Sunday. Diaz-Twine also claimed the ultimate bragging right: She's the first person to win "Survivor" twice.

"It makes me the queen," Diaz-Twine said of her two-time win.

The 20th season stranded 20 veteran contestants, divided into tribes of good guys and baddies, in Samoa. Diaz-Twine ("Pearl Islands"), who has never won a "Survivor" challenge, maneuvered into the final three after her catty alliance on the villains tribe had been previously dismantled by partners Shallow ("Cook Islands," "Micronesia") and Hantz ("Samoa").

"If she can win the game twice, there is a flaw in the game," a disgruntled Hantz said.

The lone hero left standing, 35-year-old former rancher Colby Donaldson ("Australian Outback," "All-Stars"), was quickly dispatched to the jury by the four villains at the beginning of the finale after the proud Texan failed to win immunity.

Donaldson didn't go without a fight. After delivering a surrender speech, he haggled to be saved by Hantz.

"I've never quit anything in my life," said Donaldson, "so when the time was right, I made one more attempt."

Hantz won the final immunity challenge, which required the final four to navigate blindfolded through a maze. Hantz, Shallow and Diaz-Twine picked off 38-year-old original "Survivor" villainess Jerri Manthey ("The Australian Outback," "All-Stars"), securing themselves a spot in the final three. However, Hantz received no votes from the nine-person jury.

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