Best Survivor Winners No. 44: Jud “Fabio” Birza (Survivor Nicaragua)
Jud “Fabio” Birza relied on being likable right up until the final tribal council. This came despite his general lack of game awareness that winners usually embody, as he seemed to be on the wrong end of the vote so many times.
If there is any aspect of Survivor that Fabio did dominate in, it was the individual immunity challenges.
He earned four during his season, including the last three in a row, securing his spot at the final tribal council despite being a dopey player overall.
Many players were better than Fabio in his season, and he had such a weak approach to securing a win in the end.
Despite Chase and Sash being called indecisive and lying to members of the jury, Fabio won in a 5-4 split. His immunity challenge performance got him into the final tribal council, and he barely won based on his likability despite having generally disliked competition.