Philadelphia native Wendell Holland wins 'Survivor'

Survivor’ crowns a winner after history-making vote The season finale of 'Survivor' was full of surprises

Survivor’ crowns a winner after history-making vote The season finale of 'Survivor' was full of surprises

All Survivoralliances must come to an end. For the first time ever, there was a tie in the final vote, which means the third player in the final three got the chance to give the final vote!

Wendell Holland, a 33-year-old Philadelphia local who grew up in Ardmore, is the new victor of long-running reality show "Survivor".

Going into the finale, six contestants still remained in the game - Domenick Abbate, Wendell Holland Jr.

Wendell's win was hardly a landslide, however, as both he and Domenick proved to the jury that they could outwit, outplay and outlast their competitors, and were worthy of the title of Sole Survivor. There was a reason why it was so predictable; both of them had an equal shot of winning heading into the Final Tribal Council, and they even tied 5-5!

Johnson, as the finalist not involved in the tie, was forced to cast the deciding vote.

The jury cast their votes back in Fiji, where host Jeff Probst read all except the one that mattered, revealing back in Los Angeles the show's 36th champion. Laurel voted for Wendell, thereby making Wendell the victor of "Survivor: Ghost Island" and Domenick the runner-up of the closest finale in 36 seasons.

We knew the final vote would be close, but who could have predicted it would be THIS close?

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