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Breaking News Tyson Apostol Wins Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 11:00pm

After a grueling 39-day battle, three-time competitor Tyson Apostol, 34, won Survivor: Blood vs. Water, the title of Sole Survivor and the $1 million prize. The votes were revealed live in Los Angeles by host Jeff Probst during the reunion with Apostol receiving seven votes, and first runner-up Monica Culpepper receiving one vote.

Apostol initially entered the game with his girlfriend Rachel Foulger in this first-ever "loved ones" edition of Survivor. Rachel was voted out fourth. When Jeff announced Tyson the winner of Blood vs. Water, Rachel ran out and jumped into his arms for a hug. Tyson told Jeff that Rachel sacrificing her game for him made him work harder.

This is Tyson's third time playing Survivor, he was previously on Survivor: Tocantins and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.