Yes, Survivor is still on and they’re on Season 41. The winner of the latest season is Fil-Canadian Erika Casupanan who also is the first female winner since Sarah Lacina of Season 34.
After being crowned the Sole Survivor and winning 1 million dollars, she joked on Twitter that she may be a witch because she broke the curse. It’s been a long time since a female took the title. Erika is a communications manager from Toronto who leaned on her master manipulation skills during the season. However, going into the show she wanted to represent her roots as a Canadian and Filipina.
Erika told ET Canada, “I had always dreamed of being on ‘Survivor’ and I think that being able to represent Canadian, being able to represent women of colour — and I was born in the Philippines and I know there are a lot of Filipino fans of ‘Survivor’ — it’s something that I think weighed on me…But before going up to the show, I kind of changed my mindset. I just need to go out and be me.”
Survivor is a reality competition that has been on air since 2000, and hosted by Jeff Probst. The contestants or “castaways” (yes, like Tom Hanks in Castaway) are sent to a secluded area and need to complete different challenges to complete. It’s both a mental and physical game. Castaways have to not only survive and fend for themselves, but also strategize against others.
Cover Photo Credit: Erika Casupanan Twitter