In one of her most memorable roles yet, Australian actress Pia Miranda has been crowned the Sole Survivor and winner of the $500,000 cash prize in tonight’s Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders finale.
After 50 days of being pushed to her physical and mental limits, Pia managed to ‘outwit, outplay and outlast’ 23 other contestants including Olympic heroes, world record holders and athletic legends.
The final Immunity Challenge saw the final three contestants – Pia, Harry and Baden – stand on narrow pedestals while holding onto ropes attached to two heavy Idols.
After more than six and a half hours, the longest challenge in Australian Survivor history, Baden took out his first and most illustrious Immunity, guaranteeing him a spot in the final two.
At Tribal Council, Baden held the power to choose who to take to the end, electing to vote out Harry and keep Pia in the game.
At their final Tribal Council, Baden and Pia pleaded their cases to the Jury of eliminated contestants.
In a landslide vote, Pia was crowned the Sole Survivor for 2019 and the winner of a life-changing $500,000.
On her win, an emotional Pia said: “This was the most amazing experience of my life, and I’ve come away from this a better person. Playing Survivorwas a lifelong dream. I always said I was going to be the first person voted out, or I would win.”
Following the huge success of Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders, Network 10 is set to Outwit, Outplay, Outlast once again when the game’s ultimate players make their comeback on Australian Survivor: All Stars in 2020.