Sandra Diaz-Twine Wins “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains”

Bank teller Sandra Diaz-Twine will now be counting her own money. The 34-year-old from Fayetteville took home a cool $ 1million at the conclusion of “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” on Sunday. Diaz-Twine defeated fellow “villains” Russell Hantz, an oil company owner, and former boxer Parvati Shallow in the long-running show’s 20th season.

Diaz-Twine, who won the show’s seventh season, now has the distinction of being the only two-time “Survivor” winner. She was one of four previous winners picked to appear on “Heroes vs. Villains,” Parvati being one of them. The other survivor returnees were Tom Westman and J.T. Thomas, who were both cast as “heroes.”

Diaz-Twine, who told host Jeff Probst that she did not think she deserved to be with the “villains,” sort of proved that she belonged to her tribe when she famously tore off Jessica “Sugar” Kiper’s top in one challenge. She was considered one of the weakest in the tribe but her strategy of coming to the aid of people who needed her vote “as long as it ain’t me,” may have been the key to Diaz-Twine’s second million-dollar win.