Seems Survivor contestants don’t essentially must outwit, outplay or outlast in an effort to win a giant money prize. That’s as a result of Sia has as soon as once more given away enormous spoils of her personal to her favourite season 43 contestants.
In a video shared by Leisure Weekly on Friday (Dec. 23), the pop star doled out $200,000 to a few gamers who fell wanting the CBS competitors’s $1 million grand prize when the Sole Survivor was introduced on Dec. 14.
“Hello, Jesse! It’s your greatest fan, Sia!” she begins throughout a video chat with Jesse Lopez, who completed in fourth place. “I actually suppose that you just deserved to win, and I believe you simply performed essentially the most epic, sneaky, great recreation in the entire world. … So I needed to offer you $100,000.”
“Oh my god!” a shocked Lopez exclaimed.
The pop star then went on to share how a lot she was impressed by the love he has for his household, and the way he has modified his life regardless of his troublesome childhood. Sia added that she hoped Survivor would ask him again for one more season. “I’ll try to boss Jeff into it,” she mentioned of doubtless pulling some strings with the present’s longtime host, Jeff Probst.
Owen Knight, who completed in third place, was one other participant who earned the Sia Award. “I simply needed to inform you that I actually see you, and I actually cherished your persona and the way stunning and sort and, like, I’m used to being a little bit of the underdog and a little bit little bit of the outsider,” she instructed him. “I knew that I needed to be sure that I gave you one thing simply to carry your spirits, even, so I made a decision that I wish to offer you $50,000 simply to say ‘I really like you and maintain going.’”
Sia then shared why his gameplay touched her so deeply. “You spoke for all of the underdogs, and that meant lots to me as a result of I don’t say a lot publicly,” she defined to Knight. “So when different folks say what I really feel or imply, that makes me really feel proud and that makes me really feel seen as properly.”
The third fortunate contestant was Ryan Medrano, who additionally acquired $50,000. “You’re a very stunning, stunning particular person,” she instructed Medrano, who was the tenth particular person voted out and the third member of the jury. “I really like you! I used to be so bummed you had been let go so quickly! … You’re a lovely particular person. Your vibe is superior.”
Probst instructed EW that there are two explanation why Sia is so beneficiant with regards to the contestants. “She will get numerous pleasure from watching Survivor gamers tackle such a private and sometimes susceptible life journey,” he shared. “And he or she has been extremely lucky in her personal profession and needs to share a few of that fortune with others.”
Earlier this 12 months, the Survivor superfan additionally gave one other of her favourite contestants a giant money prize. Drea Wheeler, who completed in seventh place on season 42, acquired $100,000 from the star. The nine-time Grammy nominee has additionally given three gamers from 2019’s Survivor: Island of the Idols a complete of $215,000.
Watch the video of Sia shocking her favourite Survivor gamers of the season with massive money prizes: