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Life of Each ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Cast Member Since They Won the Show Previously

Olowokandi Fiyin
May 19, 2020
01:30 A.M.
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"Survivor" gave an epic twist to the franchise when they asked twenty of the past winners to return for a "Winners at War" edition – here's all you need to know about the selected cast members.

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The 40th season of "Survivor" brought together 20 of the reality show's most memorable winners to fight for a chance at walking away with the $2 million prize money from the "Survivor: Winners at War" edition.

Casts at Tribal Council on SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

Casts at Tribal Council on SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

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Not only have the 20 previous winners grown age-wise, but their looks have also changed since they first partook in the competition.

Below are all the details you need about the show's former stars a few days after one of them was crowned a winner for the second (or third) time.

Casts at Tribal Council on SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

Casts at Tribal Council on SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

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DANNI BOATWRIGHT

According to Us Magazine, Danni made her first appearance on and won "Survivor: Guatemala" when she was 29. The actress, however, earned the 19th position on her "Survivor: Winners at War" return at age 44.

Danni Boatwright on the Seventh episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network. | Photo: Getty Images

Danni Boatwright on the Seventh episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network. | Photo: Getty Images

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SOPHIE GEORGINA CLARKE

One of the youngest cast members, Us Magazine reported that she won her survivor title on "Survivor: South Pacific" when she was 22 and returned at 30 to fight for a chance to win the $2 million prize "Winners at War."

Sophie Clarke on the Eleventh episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

Sophie Clarke on the Eleventh episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

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JEREMY COLLINS

Jeremy was 36 when he appeared on and won "Survivor: Cambodia" and at 41, he became the fifteenth person to be evicted from "Winners at War."

Jeremy Collins on the Eleventh episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

Jeremy Collins on the Eleventh episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

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SANDRA DIAZ-TWINE

The 45-year-old TV personality was crowned the franchise's first two-time winner when she won in her earlier appearances on "Survivor: Pearl Islands" and "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains."

Just before they began filming for "Winners at War," EW asked the show's returning cast members to pitch a new twist for the show.

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BEN DRIEBERGEN

The Marine Corps veteran competed for and won the "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" edition at age 34, according to Us Magazine.

MICHELE FITZGERALD

Michele was voted the winner of the show's 32nd season, "Survivor: Kaôh Rōng" when she was only 24. She returned to and became the "Survivor: Winners at War's" 2nd runner-up at 29.

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WENDELL HOLLAND

Wendell appeared on and was crowned the winner of the show's 36th season, "Survivor: Ghost Island" at 33.

ADAM KLEIN

The 29-year-old winner of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" made his mark during "Winners at War" with the comedic relief he provided fellow cast members and audience.

Adam Klein on the two-hour Thirteenth episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

Adam Klein on the two-hour Thirteenth episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

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YUL KWON

After he won "Survivor: Cook Islands" at 31, Yul made a return to the show's epic 40th season to help raise awareness and money for ALS on behalf of his co-cast member, Jonathan Penner's wife, Stacy Title.

Yul Kwon on the three-hour season finale episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

Yul Kwon on the three-hour season finale episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

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SARAH LACINA

After she lost "Survivor: Cagayan" at 29, Sarah returned and won the competition during "Survivor: Game Changers."

AMBER MARIANO

The 41-year-old "Survivor: All-Stars" winner was the second person sent to the Edge, due to her ties to her husband, Rob.

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ROB MARIANO

Considered to be one of "Survivor's" most significant players, 44-year-old Rob was voted out during "Winners at War's" pre-merge stage.

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PARVATI SHALLOW

The 37-year-old TV personality made her first "Survivor" appearance at 23 and joined the cast of "Winners at War" just after she welcomed her first child.

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KIM SPRADLIN-WOLFE

The "Survivor: One World" winner was eliminated from "Winners at War" after she gave up during an immunity challenge for food.

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DENISE STAPLEY

The season 25 winner left a memorable mark on the show when she blindsided Sandra during the pre-merge stage and earned the nickname, "Queenslayer."

Denise Stapley on the two-hour Thirteenth episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

Denise Stapley on the two-hour Thirteenth episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

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TONY VLACHOS

Tony first made his presence known when he appeared on "Survivor: Cagayan" and later in "Winners at War" when he landed three immunity wins back-to-back and eventually won the competition.

Tony Vlachos at Tribal Council on the three-hour season finale episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

Tony Vlachos at Tribal Council on the three-hour season finale episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, on the CBS Television Network | Photo: Getty Images

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NICK WILSON

29-year-old Nick won during season 37's "David vs. Goliath" edition and made a memorable "Winners at War" moment when he confessed he had a crush on Parvati growing up.

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ETHAN ZOHN

The 46-year-old winner of "Survivor: Africa" and two-time cancer survivor, provided one of the franchise's most moving moments following his struggles during the Edge of Extinction challenge.

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NATALIE ANDERSON

Natalie, who first appeared on "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" at 28, returned to the "Winners at War" edition with a drive that placed her amongst the top cast members to look out for.

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TYSON APOSTOL

The 40-year-old "Survivor: Tocantins" winner was the only "Winners at War" contestant to be sent to Exemption Island twice after he won his way back into the game.

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Just before they began filming for "Winners at War," EW asked the show's returning cast members to pitch a new twist for the show.

While Tyson noted that he would like to see a season of rivals, Wendell stated that he wanted a "Survivor: All Winners" edition that included all the show's previous winners, not just a select few.

Yul, however, floored readers with his three ideas that included dividing returning cast members along the three dimensions that seemed vital in the final Tribal Councils: outwit, outplay, outlast.

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