04:19 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 11/14/2010 02:20PM
Three-time Survivor contestant Stephenie LaGrossa never took the winning title despite being one of the most popular players ever to appear on the CBS reality show.
But on Saturday, LaGrossa took home another title when she wed Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick: Beautiful Bride.
"I never thought there was 'the one,' but now I believe it," LaGrossa tells PEOPLE. "He's what I needed my whole life and I'm so glad I finally found him."
Originally posted 05/02/2005 06:30PM
Stephenie LaGrossa proved to be the toughest member of Survivor: Palau's Ulong tribe – she outlasted every one of her teammates and even fended for herself in their desolate camp. But the Philadelphia pharmaceutical sales rep's strength made her a threat when she joined the Koror tribe. Ultimately, Koror voted her off, and she became the third member of the jury that will choose Survivor's $1 million winner. LaGrossa, 25, recently talked to PEOPLE about making it on her own, getting love letters – and why she can't wait for next season.
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