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    Swimsuit Model Jenna Wins 'Survivor'

    As if we didn't know.

    From the AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Jenna Morasca wasn't expecting to be the newest ``Survivor'' millionaire when the ballots were finally tallied.

    ``I'm shocked,'' the 21-year-old swimsuit model told the Associated Press moments after she was declared winner Sunday over Matthew Von Ertfelda, a 33-year-old restaurant designer from Washington, D.C., on the live finale of ``Survivor: The Amazon.''

    Morasca said that in December she returned home to Pittsburgh from her adventure expecting that the sealed vote had gone Von Ertfelda's way: ``He embodies everything a survivor is. He's an amazing guy.

    ``But I'm so proud of myself,'' she added, ``and happy that I won.''

    On this, the sixth season of CBS' hit adventure game show, it was an upset victory (and a blowout vote) for Morasca, who since ``Amazon'' premiered in February had been generally regarded as good-looking but spoiled and lazy.

    During the months she waited to learn her fate, Morasca said she rested, hit the gym ``to get back some of the muscle that I lost,'' and regained 20 pounds dropped during the rugged ordeal. ``I stuffed my face with chocolate,'' she confided.

    For beating 15 others in the competition, which was taped during 39 days last fall in a remote rain forest on the Amazon River, Morasca collects the $1 million prize as ``sole survivor.'' Runner-up Von Ertfelda wins $100,000.

    Now what will she do with the money? Pay school loans and take her mom on a vacation, she said. ``Then we'll see if there's anything left.''

    Sunday's broadcast began with four finalists, but middle school principal Butch Lockley and Rob Cesternino, a computer projects coordinator, were eliminated before the final tribal jury. The 6-1 vote for Morasca, sealed since December, was handed down by a jury of seven ousted ``Amazon'' castaways.

    In preliminary ratings measuring the nation's top 55 markets, the two-hour ``Survivor'' finale easily beat the competition, with a hefty 18 percent share of viewers. However, the ``Survivor Reunion'' at 10 p.m. EDT got heavy competition from NBC's ``Law & Order: Criminal Intent,'' which in the final half-hour took the lead, with an 18 percent share of the audience to CBS' 16 share.

    Widely considered the best ``Survivor'' season since the original that aired Summer 2000, ``Survivor: The Amazon'' began with a fresh wrinkle: For the first time, the castaways were divided into male and female tribes.

    Then another bit of history was made: Morasca and the equally fetching Heidi Strobel stripped naked on the memorable seventh episode, in exchange for a much-desired snack of peanut butter and chocolate.

    The episode that aired Thursday had a dramatic twist: a smoldering fire left unattended consumed the camp site, destroying most of the castaways' clothes and other belongings.

    In its first 12 airings, ``Survivor'' tied for seventh place in viewers with ``Everybody Loves Raymond,'' according to Nielsen Media Research.

    On Sunday's finale, the setting for the next edition of ``Survivor'' was announced: the Pearl Islands off the coast of Panama. It premieres this fall.
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    Morasca said that in December she returned home to Pittsburgh from her adventure expecting that the sealed vote had gone Von Ertfelda's way: ``He embodies everything a survivor is. He's an amazing guy.
    Uh, exactly.

    Shame the jury didn't feel the same.
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    I'm still shocked she won. Who'd have thought.....

    She would never have made it out there on her own for a week nevermind that many days.

    I think it was dumb luck.

    And what happened with her being so sick?

    Matt....should have won.

    I loved the show. Very entertaining...

    I didn't like the reunion show.....would have liked more answers on why they voted the way they did.

    I'm just glad Heidi didn't win. That would have been too much.

    When does the next one start?
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    Originally posted by fluff
    Uh, exactly.

    Shame the jury didn't feel the same.


    Plus, obviously these two are dating.
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    He claims they're not, but I think they are
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    I think they're dating too and he's just trying to keep it on the down low. He should just come out and say it!

    Well, at least her uses for the money aren't too bad. I heard something about going to Italy, so I guess she changed her mind or whatever.

    This really was one of the best Survivors!

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