Did they spend their million wisely?What happened to the survivor winners you loved to hate? SURVIVOR premiered in the United States on May 31, 2000. Since then, over 30 seasons of the show have aired, with hundreds of contestants making their way through various locations like Australia, Thailand, Vanuatu, Micronesia, Gabon, and Cambodia to try to become the Sole Survivor. But did you know that the American version was actually based on a SWEDISH television show called EXPEDITION ROBINSON? And did you know that a lot of other countries have their own versions of SURVIVOR? The show is one of the most successful franchises in the history of television - and for fans of the show, it's not hard to see why. It has everything you could possibly want in a reality show! There's drama, like when people actually started forming alliances way back in the first season. It has pretty people wearing swimsuits (who doesn't love that). It has weird, gross challenges where people have to eat or do something skin-crawling to get a very stupid prize. It has the glory of teamwork and the desolation of defeat. It has backstabbing, gossiping, and lying - all components of any good soap opera, except on this show, you're in the jungle. Honestly, we're not even surprised it's been on for as long as it has, in as many countries as it has, because it is just really good TV. And if you're a fan, you'll remember all of these winners fondly...or not-so-fondly, as the case may be! Who was your favorite??
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