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'Survivor' Winner: 'Boston' Rob Mariano Crowned Season 22 Winner & Wins $1 Million!

Mon, May 16, 2011 9:08am EDT by Chloe Melas 2 Comments

Rob has competed on Survivor a record-breaking four times and he beat out 17 other contestants, winning ‘Survivor: Redemption Island’!

“Boston Rob” Mariano has finally won Survivor! The 35-year-old reality star won eight of the nine votes cast on the CBS finale Survivor: Redemption Island, on May 15 and he gets to take home a cash prize of $1 million! But Rob is no stranger to reality competition shows, he and his wife Amber Mariano have competed on The Amazing Race twice and this was his fourth time on Survivor!

“You don’t know for sure until the votes are read, but I had a pretty good feeling,” Rob says. “I played my heart out. I love this game, but you’ve got to get lucky along the way, too. I know what it takes. It’s really, really difficult. I’m really, really happy things happened the way they did this time.”

Rob beat out contestants Phillip Sheppard, 52, and Natalie Tenerelli, 19 on season 22 which was shot in Nicaragua. You’ve seen “Boston Rob” when he competed on the Marquesas, All-Star and Heroes vs. Villains editions of the show.