Self-proclaimed ‘Golden God,’ model David Genat, has won Australian Survivor: All Stars, pocketing $500,000 for his killer game.
Genat defeated barrister Sharn Coombes and AFLW player Moana Hope for the 2020 title, after a season of devious moves.
He triumphed in the final challenge, a gruelling endurance test, precariously perched on narrow pedestals in lapping ocean waves. It required an uncomfortable physical position of all three, with both Moana then Sharn slipping off, as family members watched on.
In the final Tribal Council both women made their best case to be saved, with both pointing out David had promised to take them to the end. But despite close ties, he voted Moana out.
In the jury pitch Sharn’s case was built on being the only contestant to have lasted 100 days across two seasons, and a strategy of playing two alliances. David had found multiple idols and made big moves, whilst forging stronger social ties than his previous season.
In the reunion host Jonathan LaPaglia was in LA on satellite where he read the votes with David as winner. Osher Gunsberg hosted the contestant Q&A from a Sydney studio, with Sharn & Moana in Melbourne.
The series has been largely successful for 10 most notably in demographics, but its next season has been put on hold.
Like most shows, both in reality and drama, Australian Survivor has come up against a challenge it can’t outwit, outlast and outplay -at least for now.
Fans will be hoping it has an immunity idol up its sleeve it is ready to play soon…