JT wins Survivor Tocantins!
JT Thomas wins $1.1 million after a unanimous vote, but was “really worried”
In a near-repeat of the Survivor Gabon finale, the nice guy won $1.1 million in the finale, winning both the jury’s vote and viewer votes for fan favorite. But unlike Bob Crowley, JT Thomas won unanimously, becoming only the second player in the show’s history to do that (Survivor Fiji’s Earl Cole was the first). It was a good ending and outcome for a strong but not quite spectacular season.
JT did not, however, expect to win unanimously, nor did he expect to win. He just told me that he expected the final vote to be “4-3,” and “thought for sure Stephen would have at least three votes.” JT said, “I was really worried,” and that his decision about taking Stephen to the final two with him—instead of the last-remaining Timbira tribe member Erinn Lobdell—would have been “a lot easier” if he’d had an idea it would be such an easy win.
JT cited his friendships with the jury, although he noted that “Stephen also made really good relationships” and together they were “the two most-liked people, according to fellow cast members.” But JT said “Stephen got more parnoid than I did” and the “final Tribal Council really went in my favor.”
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