Maryanne Oketch gained the title of Sole Survivor and the million greenback prize [$1.4 million AU] that comes with it.
The 24-year-old winner of Survivor 42 was topped after seven of the eight jury members wrote down Maryanne’s identify, whereas only one jury member voted for Mike Turner, 58.
Instantly after the announcement the members of the jury jumped as much as congratulate the star with big cheers and rushed over to present her a hug.
In Survivor, the jury — who vote to resolve the winner — is made up of fellow contestants who performed and had been voted out in the course of the season. It typically consists of those that made it past a sure level within the game.
Forward of the vote the jury and the survivors who made all of it the best way to the tip took half within the Final TribalCouncil.
Right here the jury is allowed to ask inquiries to these nonetheless standing on the finish of the game to assist them decide who they want to vote for.
In the course of the Final Tribal, Maryanne defined her technique to the jurors.
“After I got here into the merge, I realised that there was a pattern,” she began.
“When you had been younger, like underneath 25, and also you appeared such as you had been strategic, you’ll be voted out.
“Zach received voted out, underneath 25. Swati received voted out, underneath 25. Lydia received voted out, underneath 25. Tori you had been underneath 25. You confirmed that you simply had been strategic and also you had been on the underside for the entire time.
“So I principally needed to faux that I had no technique after which when there have been fewer folks I’d have the ability to present my technique additional and additional within the game.”
Later within the questioning Maryanne was known as out for having a “sloppy” social game.
Whereas Maryanne owned that at occasions she was loose-lipped, she additionally demonstrated how she’d been ready to make use of her social game to tug in different contestants for votes.
She additionally blindsided the jury and revealed she had a merge idol in her pocket all through her time within the game.
Maryanne defined how a vote to take out Omar on the final six gave her a near-guaranteed likelihood of constructing the final three.
After Maryanne was topped, Probst requested if any of the members of the jury had been leaning in direction of voting Mike earlier than the Final Tribal.
5 of the members expressed that they’d been contemplating voting for him, however admitted Maryanne’s skill to sway the jury’s votes on the Final Tribal had a big influence on her win.