Jud "Fabio" Birza Wins Survivor: Nicaragua
Posted on Mon Dec 20, 2010 09:02 AM PDT

survivorwinner200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - 24-year-old model-student and L.A. native Jud "Fabio" Birza was named the winner of Survivor: Nicaragua Sunday night, taking home the $1 million prize.

"From how I felt down in Nicaragua, going through all the angles or whatever, I really thought I was going to win by a little more. It's all good, dude. I would rather it be super close. ... As you could see, I was sweating. My armpits were going crazy. I was nervous," Birza told the AP after his win.

Birza beat out North Carolina native Chase Rice, 24, and New York City's Matthew "Sash" Lenahan, 30, by earning five out of nine votes from the jury.

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