In a dramatic season finale, Tom Westman, Fire Fighter and family man, ended up as the winning contestant in the 2005 version of Survivor, a popular reality TV show.
In the last immunity challenge between the final three contestants, Ian decided to step down from the torturous buoy platform, giving Tom a win (after almost 12 hours of non stop endurance competition) in order to regain the trust and respect of his game-long, close alliance partner.
Katie had dropped out of the endurance competition after just three hours, but Tom and Ian showed incredible fortitude in their quest for the big pot of gold.
In the lead up to the final vote of the jury, Katie took some hard shots from her former tribe members for her laziness and ill humor during the course of the 40 day survival contest. Despite personal hard feelings from one juror (Coby), the seven member jury had no trouble awarding the title and $1 million check to Tom for his superior performance.
Tom dominated the physical challenges, played the game in a civilized manner, and made the right strategic decisions that ultimately led to his victory in the show.
Best Line – Mississippi Steel Worker James Miller “Ahm kinda ‘mbarassed to have mah ass whupped by a homosessual”
Best Physique – Male – Ibrahim Rahman – this man was the best positive example of Islam ever seen on television. Gentle, soft spoken, reverent, and built like a Greek god. I was sorry to see him go, weeks before the show concluded.
Best Physique – Female – A toss up between Ashlee Ashby and final four contestant Jennifer Lyon. Both were visually pleasant, and strong contestants.
Best Tattoos – Angie Jakusz – Somewhat freaky, eloquent, sweet, VERY pierced, and a woman you ended up rooting for once you got past the first impression.