In the end, the best man won. She just happened to be a woman.
Parvati Shallow, the former boxer from Los Angeles whose flirty ways landed her with a less than coveted sixth-place finish in Survivor: Cook Islands, found redemption Sunday night, getting voted the winner of Survivor: Micronesia—Fans vs. Favorites.
The 25-year-old pugilist and nonprofit organizer—and so-called favorite—was awarded the title and $1 million prize by host Jeff Probst after helping comprise the show's first-ever all-female final four.
Shallow's win indeed proved to be a survival of the fittest, particularly in a season that was unequaled in competitor injuries.
Rather than outwit, outlast or outplay, the unabashed lash-batter used her feminine wiles to secure her spot in the final four, copping in the live finale to having been an equal opportunity flirt on the island with both her male and female competitors.