Jud "Fabio" Birza
The smartest thing Jud "Fabio" Birza ever did was play dumb. It made for great TV and a hilarious nickname. And more importantly, it allowed him to remain underestimated by everyone on Survivor: Nicaragua. However, when Fabio's clueless façade left him out of Chase Rice, Matthew "Sash" Lenahan and Holly Hoffman's alliance, he physically stepped up with back-to-back-to-back immunity challenge wins and secured his spot in final three. Sitting next to Chase and Sash, two players known for breaking multiple alliances, Fabio killed them with kindness. The 21-year-old student from Venice, Calif., talked with TVGuide.com about his secret to success, what he hopes to do with the money and whether he plans to hang on to his new nickname.
After 21 seasons, Survivor is shaking things up.
After an individual is voted out of the game in Season 22, that person will go to Redemption Island, where they will continue to live under the same conditions as the rest of the competing castaways. Once another person is voted out, they will also travel to Redemption Island and duel head to head with the first person who was voted out. The winner will then get to stay on Redemption Island and continue dueling with the rest of the eliminated participants. Toward the end of the game, the Redemption Island victor will be allowed to re-enter the game and compete for the million-dollar prize.
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