Sandra Diaz-Twine was the first two-time winner in Survivor history. Let’s take a look at some of her best moves throughout her four seasons.
It’s hard to win Survivor once, let alone twice, but that’s exactly what Sandra Diaz-Twine did. She was able to win on her first two appearances – Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes vs Villains – with her “Anyone but me” strategy.
In each of her first two seasons, Sandra benefitted from being on a tribe that dominated the challenges early and was also a member of the majority alliance. Both times, however, things went awry and she was forced to fend for herself when the powerhouse from her alliance was taken out.
Sandra’s legacy is up in the air amongst Survivor fans, as some think she’s obviously a legend due to winning twice while others haven’t been overly impressed with her victories, despite her winning twice.
So, let’s take a look at the biggest moves from Sandra Diaz-Twine.
Sandra’s Biggest Moves on Survivor – Number 4: Taking Out Tony
Sandra returned for Game Changers and had a big target on her back due to being one of three previous winners. She landed on the Mana tribe with Tony Vlachos, another former winner, and the two made an alliance on Day 4.
Tony quickly became paranoid, however, when he caught Sandra talking to Troyzan in the middle of the night. Sandra wasn’t going back on the alliance she had made with Tony, but him approaching her and trying to tell her what to do rubbed Sandra the wrong way and right then, it was on.
Sandra made it her ultimate goal to get Tony out and did so by gathering those on the outs and asking them to vote with her. When her tribe lost the next immunity challenge, Sandra was able to get the rest of the tribe to vote Tony out.
This was an impressive move at the time, but it’s even more impressive now when you consider that Tony joined Sandra as a two-time winner six seasons later on Winners at War. Sandra convinced her tribe to vote out a strong man on Day 6 and once again deflected the target off of her in the process.