‘Survivor’ Winner Thanks Castaways in Open Letter

“Survivor: Philippines” winner Denise Stapley lately took to Twitterlately to thank the contestants of “Survivor 41” for his or her participation within the ongoing season, in what she referred to as an “open letter.” Here’s what you might want to know.

Denise Aired Her Grievances on ‘Survivor’ Conditions

Although most followers do not actually know what it’s prefer to expertise the situations on the seashores of “Survivor,” there are a choose few, like Denise, who’ve skilled it firsthand and know the way difficult it’s. In the open letter, she defined how tough the situations had been within the Philippines: “The rain we skilled for days on finish was depressing. And the expertise that comes with being consistently chilly & moist with no perceived finish in website was soul crushing.” It can also be price noting that one occasion of bodily torment Denise skilled was on day 36 of the season, when she awakened with extreme ache in her neck, ache which she surmised to be from a bug chew. This occasion was included within the episode.

She went on to elucidate that she has skilled each bodily and emotional anguish throughout her time on the show. Although she mentioned her follow-up season, “Winners at War,” was a “cake stroll” bodily, she got here dwelling “emotionally spent…The depravation was utterly completely different.”

Denise, who’s a therapist, went on to provide some phrases of recommendation to present, and future, contestants of the show. She mentioned that, regardless of the struggling, everybody who utilized did so for a purpose. And that in their time within the recreation:

we GET one thing out of this. We do. And not only a paycheck. It could also be a voice, it could be braveness, it could be a mirrored image or a shift in perspective that we desperately wanted. Maybe [it’s] the easy journey of all of it. But we get one thing.

She concluded by giving two main items of recommendation: one, that “Survivor” was merely a recreation, and that, “regardless of the end result…folks on each side of the island are going to suck…They’ll recover from it…And if they do not[,] it does not matter.”

And two, “Above all else. Just do you.”

Denise additionally mentioned that her time on “Survivor” was over, and that she wouldn’t be returning for a future season. She will, nevertheless, “haaaaaapilly proceed watching from THIS facet of the display screen.” This tied into the essence of her letter, which she mentioned was:

a thanks. A real & coronary heart felt thanks. For each mosquito chew obtained. For each chew of coconut, rice, or papaya you ate. For each boat journey or “stroll” you had no alternative however take. I respect you. I respect you sooooo f#cking a lot.

Love For This Season’s Cast is Widespread

Although Denise didn’t point out this cast particularly, the love was clearly well-received on each side, and her heartfelt thanks is reflective of followers’ ideas as properly. A submit on the show’s subreddit earlier at present expressed related gratitude to this season’s cast, calling it “one of many all-time finest casts I’ve ever seen,” and went on to checklist the optimistic qualities of every castaway.

One fashionable remark mentioned that, “The cast is what makes this season watchable for me,” referencing, maybe, the poorly-received variety of twists and benefits on this and up to date seasons. Another person mentioned it was “actually cool that there have been no duds this season. Gives me the Cagayan vibes the place just about everyone seems to be memorable,” referring to season 28: “Cagayan,” which is usually thought to be having top-of-the-line casts within the historical past of the show.

The open letter, which has amassed over 1.3 thousand likes in about 24 hours, has been warmly obtained by followers and contestants alike, with “Survivor 41” contestant Tiffany Seely, who was eradicated in final week’s episode, responding: “This is EVERYTHING!!! 🥰 so properly mentioned and obtained.” Contestant Evvie Jagoda, who continues to be within the recreation, additionally mentioned: “Love this thanks Denise 💜”

Although Denise will not be returning to the seashores of Fiji, the present season is ramping up towards a dramatic finale. Be certain to tune in to “Survivor 41” Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS to see the way it performs out.


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