Kim Spradlin was awarded with the $1,000,000 check and the title of Sole Survivor and not only that she is also the Sprint’s Player of the Season so that added $100,000 for her. Well, what can we say, Kimsanity is indeed on this season! She wins it all! But no one can complain because Kim is undoubtedly the BEST player of the season and she could even compete with the list of the winners in terms of the way she played her game for the first time.
Kimsanity is not an exaggeration because Kim Spradlin literally dominated the season. She won four individual challenges. In the Final Five, it is normal to feel nervous. She’s calling all the shots, she’s winning back to back so one mistake and she could go home. But she did not let any loophole in her game. After losing the Immunity Challenge (by a second) to Alicia at the Top 6, she orchestrated yet another big ploy and that is to shift the spotlight to Tarzan to save her closest ally Chelsea from elimination. Alicia fell for it and she knew that it was her mistake in the game and that Kim is the one in the driver’s seat all along.
After voting out Tarzan, Kim still has her hidden immunity idol but that does not make her feel complacent at all. She gave her everything to win the seemingly most exhausting challenge of the season. She did it with passion and with a lot of heart but still composed and relaxed and she did it. She won her third Immunity challenge.
She’s safe. She still got an idol in her pocket. I was a bit worried about the reaction of the group when they learned that Kim has an Idol but she didn’t bother to announce it since she didn’t have to. It was only Chelsea who knew about the Idol and as Kim said on the interview she wish Chelsea didn’t about it at that time. She wanted Chelsea out because it’s good to send one loyalist to the pool of haters to eventually calm down the tension. However, she decided to forget about voting Chelsea out since she was talking about the Idol, hoping that Kim would give it to her and all. So she voted out Alicia instead.
Voting out Alicia instead of Chelsea made me nervous personally. But after a second, I realized, ooh Kim wants to show that she can win any other way you look at it, no matter who are with her in the Final Three.
Well, Alicia is gone but not yet the time to be relieved. There’s still one more Immunity Challenge left. It is definitely crucial part of the game. Ozzy lost Survivor South Pacific because he lost the Top 4 Immunity Challenge a.k.a one step closer to the end so as a viewer I felt nervous for the frontrunner Kim. Well, come to think of it, she’s the “Survivor Whisperer” so she has nothing to be scared of or be nervous about. It is most unlikely that Chelsea and Sabrina would vote her out much more Christina voting her out. No way because they ALL love Kim dearly. But again, the blue-eyed Texas Bridal Shop owner didn’t feel complacent at all. She put her game face on and slayed the last Immunity challenge with nothing but the necklace on her neck.
Now, no one is indeed stopping her from winning except when the jury decides to be bitter. Therefore, she decided to vote out Christina despite the fact that she’s a bit nervous about how Sabrina can speak very well in front of the jury. Well, thankfully the jury were all fair and square. They accepted the fact that they are playing the game and Kim outwitted, outplayed and outlasted them all.
Everyone voted for Kim except for Troyzan and Leif who voted for Sabrina. I think Troyzan voted thinking about his ego still. He couldn’t take the fact that Kim manipulated him and ruined his game. Oh well, at least all the others were fair about their vote.
Kim Spradlin wins Sole Survivor this season. Nobody is surprised but I can say that everyone is relieved to know that. She played the best and she most definitely deserves to win.
Now, lots of fans are already thinking about seeing Kim play an All-Star game. No one should be worried because Kim is all game for it saying “How do you say no to playing ‘Survivor’?” she said with a grin, before adding, “But I’m glad I’m not leaving tomorrow!”. Maybe it would be great to see her play with Parvati and Sandra who are fighting with the title Queen of Survivor. She is definitely ready for it!
For the meantime, we should all look forward to 25th season of Survivor – Survivor Philippines. Three players whose games were cut short will be back. Let us stay tuned to find out more!
Again, congratulations Kim Spradlin, Sole Survivor of Survivor One World!