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Brawn & Beauty: Meet the New Cast of Survivor

Meet the New Cast of Survivor: San Juan Del Sur

Originally posted 08/27/2014 12:00PM

What happens when you put a controversial baseball player, a Broadway star and a pair of outspoken twins on an island? You get the cast of Survivor: San Juan Del Sur.

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Survivor's Erik Reichenbach Is Married!

Survivor's Erik Reichenbach Is Married!

Originally posted 08/26/2014 06:40PM

Two-time Survivor contestant Erik Reichenbach is married!

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Survivor Winner Tony Vlachos: I Never Wanted to Hurt Anyone

Survivor Winner Tony Vlachos: I Never Wanted to Hurt Anyone

Originally posted 05/28/2014 12:30PM

In the days since Tony Vlachos won the $1 million prize on Survivor: Cagayan, he has had some time to think.

Portrayed as a villain, he made a lot of promises he didn't keep – swearing on his wife, baby, father and even his police badge. And things turned ugly: During the final tribal council, his closest ally, Trish Hegarty, ripped into him for his untrustworthiness.

There were consequences outside the game, as well. Vlachos, a 40-year-old cop from Jersey City, has been in the center of a local debate after a congressional hopeful said that he should be fired for lying on TV. Now that his eventful week has sunk in, Vlachos tells PEOPLE about his regrets, his plans, and how he's not as bad as you think.

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Tony Vlachos Outsmarted Them All

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Tony Vlachos Outsmarted Them All

Originally posted 05/22/2014 11:25AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

"I don't have any regrets."
– Colby Donaldson, Survivor: Australia

Tony Vlachos won the million dollars on the finale of Survivor Wednesday, along with the title of Sole Survivor, and most importantly – the final Fishy. His victory capped off a season he dominated with big moves and flashy gameplay. Thanks to Tony, Survivor: Cagayan will go down as one of the top seasons in the history of the show.

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Survivor's Trish Hegarty Says She Has a 'Very Complicated Personality'

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Survivor's Trish Hegarty Says She Has a 'Very Complicated Personality'

Originally posted 05/20/2014 12:55PM

At 48, Trish Hegarty was the oldest contestant to compete on Survivor: Cagayan. Initially banished from her tribe, the Massachusetts Pilates trainer managed to battle her way into the game's most dominant power alliance. But it didn't last.

Three days before the end of the game, her alliance turned on her, opting instead to keep caustic attorney Kass McQuillan.

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Survivor Blog: Tony Votes Out His Closest Ally

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Tony Votes Out His Closest Ally

Originally posted 05/15/2014 10:55AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

"You have to weigh out your options at the end, and things aren't always as clear as they seem."
– Kim Spradlin, winner, Survivor: One World

Did Tony just make a brilliant move or a terrible one? I truly have no idea.

Just when you thought he was going to whip out an idol and save Trish, Tony instead turned on his top ally and voted her out. It happened so fast, you might have missed it. I did when I first watched the episode.

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Survivor's Tasha Fox: I Was There to Play!

Survivor's Tasha Fox: I Was There to Play!

Originally posted 05/14/2014 05:15PM

For a while, it looked like Tasha Fox could win Survivor: Cagayan. Even though she was down in numbers, the 37-year-old accountant from St. Louis proved to be a likable strategist, surviving until the final 6.

After winning three immunity challenges in a row, Fox was considered a threat and voted out as soon as she lost a challenge on day 33.

It was a painful vote off, but Fox has taken it in stride.

"I'm not at all bitter," she tells PEOPLE. "I had an amazing time."

Fox breaks down what went wrong – and who is playing a surprisingly strong game.

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Survivor Blog: Kass Creates Chaos

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Kass Creates Chaos, Chooses a Side

Originally posted 05/08/2014 01:30PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

You have to check yourself out, emotionally, or you're not gonna make it in this game. – Chelsea Meissner, Survivor: One World

In the war between reason and emotion, which wins?

We all fall somewhere on the scale from cerebral Spencer to erratic J'Tia. What's made this season of Survivor so compelling is that we have a cast of smart, strategic players – many of whom are also out-of-control hotheads.

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Survivor's Jefra Bland: I Did Have Strategy!

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Survivor's Jefra Bland: I Did Have Strategy!

Originally posted 05/08/2014 01:00PM

When the Survivor: Cagayan contestants were split into tribes of Beauty, Brains and Brawn, everyone – even Jeff Probst – thought that the Beauties didn't stand a chance.

Sure enough, the Beauties were the first tribe to become extinct after Jefra Bland was voted off last week.

Bland, 23, a former Miss Teen Kentucky USA, insists that she had strategy, and is more than happy to dish about the moves she made while on the show.

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Survivor Blog: Tony Vlachos Flips the Game on Its Head

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Tony Vlachos Flips the Game on Its Head

Originally posted 05/01/2014 06:50PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

"You plant that little seed in their head, in their little brain. And then it grows, and it's called a Russell seed. It takes over their whole mind."
– Russell Hantz, Survivor: Samoa

Tony Vlachos's initials aren't TV for nothing.

The crazed cop has made Survivor: Cagayan one of the best seasons of all time. On Wednesday night, he once again turned on his alliance and flipped the game on its head.

Tony decided that a women's alliance was brewing, and voted out benign Jefra. That left fan favorite Spencer still in the hunt for a million dollars.

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