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Natalie White Wins 'Survivor: Samoa'

December 21, 2009 04:10:48 GMT

The blonde girl who never questions Russell Hantz's integrity won over him and Mick Trimming during the final tribal council.


Natalie White Wins 'Survivor: Samoa'
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Natalie White, the 26-year-old whom Russell Hantz took under his wings, has won the Samoa edition of "Survivor". The former pharmaceutical sales rep from Van Buren, Arkansas took the title of sole survivor when she gained 5 out of the 7 votes from the jury panel.

Russell, in the meantime was placed second with two votes while Mick Trimming who got none was crowned the second runner-up. The finale on Sunday, December 20 begun with the elimination of Jaison and Brett in respective order. Brett won his third immunity but in the final immunity competition, Russell beat him.

The final three were down to Mick, Russell and Natalie. Despite Russell's reputation of being a gameplayer, the jury consisting of Dave, Laura, Kelly, Brett, Jaison, Shambo and Erik picked Natalie as the winner except for Shambo. The woman whom Russell voted out last week rooted on Russell to win. Natalie is thus the 19th winner of the reality show who deserves $1 million dollar prize.

It has been revealed that the 20th edition of "Survivor" would be an All-Star season dubbed "Survivor: Heroes Versus Villains". Featuring 20 cast from previous seasons, the new chapter is scheduled to premiere on February 11.

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posted by Estelle on Apr 11, 2012
good for you Nat - you played the most subtle and nuanced game ever - a brilliant game. I hope you are enjoying your million, You go girl!
posted by SashB on Mar 22, 2012
Russel clearly should have won - Outwit, Outlast and Outplay. Jury members are way too emotional when casting final votes (yes it may be a social game), but a lot of strategy to be taken into account. Natalie was lucky, and "nice" - BE REAL JURY MEMBERS
posted by noodles 4 on Feb 03, 2010
I think this season of survivor was fixed?? It seemed strange how Russel would always just find the idol and maybe CBS just didnt want him to win because it was already fixed on brining him to the end and crowning a diffrent winner
posted by Stew on Feb 02, 2010
There were a lot of jealous players on that jury... Natalie was a cop out vote... Admit that Russel played better than them? Or just give it to the girl hiding behind him... pretending to be nice to everyone??? How can 'in your face' gamesmanship and tactics be a looked on as bad but being sneaky, cunning and pretending to be something your not get the votes???
posted by justint on Jan 22, 2010
this is stupid Russel could of won already i hate Natalie she should of lost
posted by skandar on Jan 21, 2010
Russel should have won hands down im devo
posted by Sarah on Jan 12, 2010
No way this is stupid Russel should of won he is like a fully out back man who has great sense of direction no more watching this program no more
posted by Brya on Jan 07, 2010
Natalie so deserved it. Cannot wait to see the final episode here in NZ. But Russell shouldnt have come second, he was just an annoying person who should have been voted out in the merge
posted by clarance on Dec 23, 2009
I can not believe what I am reading here. The goal of survivor is to get rid of everyone while still having them like you enough to vote for you at the end. Russell betrayed everyone. From Day one Russell pissed everyone off. Everyone who left, left feeling betrayed and blindsided by Russell. In survivor like in life, you can not be all about number one and expect that you will succeed.
posted by Arlene25 on Dec 22, 2009
I am not watching this program anymore~~~The jury except for Shambo are bitter, unhappy people--they didn't deserve to be"THE JURY"---such a jealous unhappy bunch--couldn't even understand what the game is about IT IS A GAME!!!!!!!IDIOT JURY--you should all be ashamed of yourselves--you will be remembered each and every one of you as petty and sore losers---Russell YOU GOT ROBBED!!!!!!
posted by the_answer on Dec 22, 2009
It wouldn't have mattered who Russell took with him. That vindictive jury would have justified voting for ANYone else except Russell. Does anyone else think that Shambo's endorsement was actually the kiss of death for Russell, considering how much she irritated half the jury?
posted by the_answer on Dec 22, 2009
It wouldn't have mattered who Russell took with him. That vindictive jury would have justified voting for ANYone else except Russell. Does anyone else think that Shambo's endorsement was actually the kiss of death for Russell, considering how much she irritated half the jury?
posted by Roy on Dec 21, 2009
The REAL SURVIVOR doesn't seen to win SURVIVOR! And this isn't the first time!!!
posted by rob on Dec 21, 2009
Its incredible that the person most likely to actually be a survivor won. The jury voted their heart and not their minds.
posted by Roy on Dec 21, 2009
Cruzz, you wrong...!!! Russel could have beem voted off at any time. He played smart! It's about Playing the GAME, not making friends...a few of the women playing the game were Bitches. I just listened to Darrell the lawyer...He thinks like a true Collective Socialist.
posted by Cruzzz on Dec 21, 2009
You're wrong Roy. How the jury awards the winner makes the game remarkable. It's not about being the best liar, cheater or scammer, otherwise we all would have known half way thru the season that Russel would win. Get it?
posted by amelia1258 on Dec 21, 2009
Russel is the best player ever, Heroes vs Villains probably came about to bring back Russel...He's the winner after all.
posted by xoxxx on Dec 21, 2009
who were the two that voted for russell?
posted by bp on Dec 21, 2009
Natalie deserves the win! I told my wife after the merge - if Foa Foa pulls off the biggest upset in history with the turn around - she will win this thing. Why? Remember this is a game, . . . in addition to all the outwit, outlast, outplay, . . . there is a social component. She is the only one of the Foa Foa four that reached out to the others and played the social component of the game better than the rest. At the time, it looked like a back up plan - in reality, it was the winning move. As for best strategist - well, being obnoxious, aggressive, and a liar doesn't make "the best". Understanding your opponents and working with that understanding to create a dynamic plan is being a good strategist. Sometimes, this might be a behind the scene approach and is not in your face (frankly - it is not as good good for TV ratings as the aggressive style is), . . . but is none the less an excellent strategy. In her case - an excellent strategy that won her the game! Well done jury - frankly, I think you made the best choice of the three. That said - props to Russel for creating one of the most enjoyable seasons ever. The Foa Foa resurrection was incredible, and you were a huge part of that! Without the hidden idols - it would have been a very boring mid-season.
posted by oso on Dec 21, 2009
The jury is soo bitter. Russell is so smart and they cannot admit that.Who doesn't lie?And Eric with that stupid speech..its a game hello wtf..Accept it Galu u did sold each other out..Its unfair Russel is taking all the hits..Russell played the hardest!Russell played the best!Russell deserve respect!its a game..haller..
posted by Kip on Dec 21, 2009
so what's the point! It wasn't about voting FOR Natalie, as much as it was voting AGAINST Russel. Talk about a bunch of sore LOSERS! Their egos were crushed from having been played so badly by the master of Survivor strategy. He made them all look like idiots and they hate him for it, si instead of voting for the best player ever there was, they vote against him. Survivor has lost credibility as far as I'm concerned. If it's more about who likes you, than how you play the game...then "WHAT'S THE POINT!"
posted by jessie on Dec 21, 2009
i lyk jon's comment! i love Natalie ;) She's so sweet taking care of Ashley lyk her younger sister.. I think those who aren't in the jury (the guys eliminated early) would think Natalie White deserves to win too! she was the best.. voting Eric off.. remember the day when Laura was sent over to the Foa Foa camp? she pounds on Laura befriend her so at least she could sneak in when merge comes.. oh c'mon ? she had her gameplan too! she really deserves to win ! :)
posted by jb on Dec 21, 2009
It is crazy! Russell probable played the best game ever on Survivor, he deserved to win...it is bs that they could not see past their madness because he was the reason all of them were on the jury and pick the real survivor...BS!!!
posted by keith on Dec 21, 2009
What a bunch of sore loosers,they gave it to a girl i cant even recall her name just as not to give it to the best player of any survivor to date ..shame on you guys!!!!
posted by Jade on Dec 21, 2009
Russell forgot that Survivor is also a social game. You may make it to the finale but just because you played the best 'strategic' game in history it doesn't mean you win. You need to play strategically and socially. Russell knew the jury gets to vote at the end but he was ignorant and thought everyone votes on how you played. He should of made a better speech to persuade the jury because the one he made, made me roll my eyes. And personally I think Erik made a wonderful speech. The girl that thinks she is least deserving of the prize may seem most deserving in another eyes. I don't think Natalie deserved to win out of all the people in Aiga [Someone like Laura or Erik should have made it father] but out of the final three she was the best choice. Russell made no friends on the jury except Shambo. Natalie was seen talking to people in a normal and friendly manner. Russell was only seen being strategic, nasty, and when he was talking normally it was still strategic. And let's face it. If half of you people who are complaining were on the jury you'd vote for your friend or the nice person over your enemy or a nasty soul. Same thing happens in real life people! Same thing pretty much happened this Survivor that happened last Big Brother. The girl who went below the Radar beat the girl who lied. And I can't wait for the next season. I hate the name but it sounds quite interesting. And if Russell is on it again he's going to have a big target on his back!
posted by cheri.ewr on Dec 21, 2009
What a bunch of babies!!I I'd be embarrassed to admit I knew the people on the jury. I certainly wasn't a fan of Russell's, but he did just what the game says, outwit and out play. The jury vote just shows how petty people can be. They'd rather give the title to someone who did little in the game instead of the person who bested each one of them. Congrats to Russell, who in my opinion, was one of the best players ever, and boo to the people who voted against him, you're petty, small minded, vengeful people whom I'm glad I don't know.
posted by gary on Dec 21, 2009
Jury, bitter, voted on pure emotions. Russell, best player i've ever seen, found idols, etc.. Manipulated everyone like little marionettes. They should let america vote from now on..
posted by Gooch on Dec 21, 2009
Russel is my hero, there has never been a player that has played that hard from day 1 and not get voted out for it.
posted by pascale on Dec 21, 2009
NATALIE NEVER SHOULD OF WON SURVIVOR! ALL SHE DID WAS FALLOW EVERYTHING THAT RUSELL DID. ANYTHING THAT HE TOLD HER, SHE DID. (AS RUSELL SAID, SHE WAS HIS PUPET!!). THE JURY ONLY VOTED FOR HER BECAUSE THEY WERE ANGRY THAT RUSELL HAD OUTWITTED ALL OF THEM. THEY BASED THEIR VOTES ON REVENGE, WICH IS REALLY DUMB OF THEM, BECAUSE IT JUST PROOVS TO ALL OF THE WORLD THAT THEY ARE JUST SOO DUMB! REALLY, COMMON, WHAT DID NATALIE DO IN THIS GAME THAT MAKES YOU GO, WOW, THAT WAS REALLY A SMART MOVE….NOTHING! AND RUSELL, HE JUST KEPT ON SURPRISING EVERYONE, SHOW AFTER SHOW AFTER SHOW! AND THE FINAL CHALENGE, WHEN NATALIE ACTUALLY COULD OF WON SOMETHING, SHE DIDN’T! IT WAS RUSELL WHO SAVED ALL OF THEM BY WINNING AGAISNT BRETT! AND NONE OF THE JURY MEMBERS EVEN TOKE THAT INTO CONCIDERATION. SERIOUSLY, THIS IS FUCKING FUCKED UP!
posted by jemerson on Dec 21, 2009
Russel did play better than any other before. The Galu tribe was a bunch of malcontents that were just bitter because Russel outplayed them. They took a 8-4 majority into the merge and were dumb enough to squander it. They were the biggest losers, ever. The format should be changed somehow. Let the fans vote (like American Idol). That way, these injustices will stop. Same for Survivor 2 when Tina was voted winner over Colby, who did all the heavy lifting. Same when Amber beat Rob, who did all the knifework!.
posted by missyae on Dec 21, 2009
Crap happens and then it happens again the next season.
posted by Roy on Dec 20, 2009
Natalie winning Survivor Samoa stinks... Allowing and or how the Jury awards the winner is the biggest FLAW in all the Survivor Series. They all lie, cheat, scam each other and then don't vote for the person who does it best. Russell found all the idols without clues and played the hardest and SHOULD have won the million dollars...PERIOD!

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