Phew alright let’s do this! I have a lot of things going through my mind on what to say or not say. I ask you bare with me through this, as I know seeing long ass paragraphs of someone talk themselves up is never a pleasurable thing to read.
First and most importantly, I’d like to give a HUGE shoutout to the host: Cliff, Nifty, Johnny, and Alex! None of this would be possible without you guys, and I am very thankful for you all taking time out of your lives and dedicating it to us, making a brilliant season of survivor.
Secondly I’d like to address Constance, I know the finalist normally never talk to their fellow finalist, but I’ve had a message for everyone I’ve connected with this season, and it’d be a crime if I didn’t have one for her! So Constance, I want you to know, meeting you and discovering we shared the same school was hands down the most intriguing thing to happen to me this season. You were the first person I talked to from your tribe, and we clicked immediately. I am so happy to not only work with you, but to be your friend. You are so universally talented and smart, I don’t know if others realized how brilliant you are, but you sure as heck impressed me the more I got to know you. Thank you for being my friend, and I hope we can stay in touch after this is over!
Alright now for the Jury! I’d like to acknowledge how much of a prick I’ve been this season. By the time we merged at final 10, I looked around to see who the jerk off who talked too much was. The more I looked, I realized none of you were that person. Then I came to the quick realization that I was that person. So I want to thank you all for being such an awesome, down to earth cast, and being able to put up with me for the last month.
Now for why I believe I deserve to win and why I would be the best representative to such a crazy, intense, and amazing season of ours. The reason for my belief is quite simple. You are voting for the person who you believe is the best overall player. What qualifies a survivor as the best? Well I believe it is three categories that are required to become the sole survivor. They are strategic, social, and physical games. Now when you compare Constance and I, I believe I’ve beaten her in all three of these categories this season.
Strategically, I was always planning a vote ahead of everyone else. It is one thing to just claim that, but not succeed. However I succeeded in every step I made. I was in, and formed several different majority alliances, and flipped to different ones six times throughout this season. It wasn’t sporadic “chaos” flipping for entertainment, but rather cold and calculated strategy that would put me in the most optimal position for the next vote each and every time. I planned the demise of all eight of you jurors, putting you there by my own hand, since I was the only one this season to correctly vote out the person leaving at every single tribal. I plotted four huge blindsides this season in Kyle, Rob, Eva, and Jon. Lastly, I knew about all three of the hidden idols we had this season, even though I only had one of my own, all three were used to benefit me in this game.
Socially, even though from the outside it may look like I was not a very sociable player, I believe me being here right now is a testament to how well of a social game I actually played. There is no denying I was a very aggressive player this season. I don’t know how much you all may have realized, but I was at the center of every single voting decision. If you did realize this, then I should have been an obvious target for you to vote out. The fact is, even though I was vulnerable for all but two (three if you count the hidden idol) tribal councils, I was never targeted once. The only two who realized I needed to be voted out was Felix and Chelsea, and by then it was already too late. At final five I had Constance and Sean locked up on my side, plus I had my hidden idol. There was never a moment in this season where I was in danger of leaving. As abrasive as I was, I was able to make connections with all of you except Kyle and Abby. And that is the reason why both of them were the first two to go. Unless I missed something, I had a good relationship with all of you from final 8 onward. And I was smart enough to get some of you on my side, even though we hadn’t talked much prior. Like getting Jon and Sean to turn on Eva, and gaining their trust. Then once I got rid of Jon, I had Constance and Sean loyal to me all the way.
Physically, if you want to count pre-merge, Constance and I are tied with two individual challenge wins a piece. However if you are just counting post-merge, then I have one more win than her. If you look at overall performance in every single challenge, I was the best overall in the challenges, winning two, and placing 2nd in four. In all four of the challenges I got 2nd in, I only lost them by literally a hair in each. So if you total them all together, I performed well in 6 out of the 12 challenges we had this season. With Constance only performing well in 4. Thus, giving me the edge in this as well.
Concluding, I believe I had full control of this game and never lost it. I know it sounds vain to say that, but from my perspective, every single vote went the way I wanted or directed it to. As great of a person Constance is, she never once took the reigns and controlled a vote herself. In every single post-merge vote, I would direct her in which way to vote, and this can be proven by looking at the intense split votes that allowed me to blindside a few of you. The first being Eva’s where the vote was a 3-2-2 split. I was afraid of Eva pulling out an idol, and I knew Constance may be close to her since she gave Constance her immunity, thus I had Constance vote Jon, and if she hadn’t, it would have been a 3-3-1 tie between Eva and Felix, and Eva could have potentially saved herself in that situation. The second was the vote following that, with a 3-2-1 vote between Jon, Felix, and Chelsea. This executed several different things for me, I knew Jon and Constance were close, so she wasn’t going to vote him out, but I was able to get her to throw her vote on Chelsea, thus avoiding the 3-3 tie once again, and assuring Jon left.
I would like to thank you all for such a wonderful season of survivor. This was by far my favorite one I’ve competed in, which is surprising because I came into this thinking I wasn’t going to care about it or take it seriously. Which ended up being the exact opposite, when it consumed my life and I couldn’t think of anything but this game haha. It was also really impressive how no one had to self evict and only one person received a penalty this entire season. I am grateful that my last ORG was with you all, and I can’t think of a better way to go out than this. I respect the game of survivor so much, that it is an unhealthy obsession for me. Just know I gave this entire season my everything, and all I ask is you treat this vote the same. Thank you. :)