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'Survivor: South Pacific' Finale: Who Won The $1 Million Prize (VIDEO)


First Posted: 12/19/11 04:13 AM ET Updated: 12/19/11 04:27 AM ET

For the second season in a row, returning players fared well. This time around, both Ozzy Lusth and Coach Wade were still in the game as the Sunday season finale kicked off. Ozzy on Redemption Island, and Coach seemingly sitting atop the alliance that had come to dominate and steer the latter half of the season. But only one player could win the top prize. Could either of them do it?

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Ozzy had to win one finale duel on Redemption Island to even get back into the game, and it was quickly proven again that he had no allies among the remaining contestants. Nevertheless, he outlasted Brandon Hantz and even won the next Immunity Challenge, helping boot "Cowboy" Rick Nelson from the game.

But Sophie Clarkie pulled out a huge victory in the Final Challenge of the season, despite a huge lead by Ozzy, and his fate was sealed. Ozzy would not get to sit alongside Coach for the $1 million prize. Instead, it was Coach, Sophie and long-time ally Albert Destrade. Coach was brutalized in the final Tribal Council, and even broke down a bit at the end.

The votes followed suit, and the third time proved not to be the charm for him either -- It was both his and Ozzy's third time playing "Survivor." He came in second to Sophie, who was awarded her check during the live reunion show. There, Brandon got a scolding from his Uncle Russell for how he played the game, while Ozzy got a check for $100,000 as the Sprint Player of the Season.

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