Who Won ‘Survivor 46’?

Q Burdette, Liz Wilcox, Venus Vafa, Charlie Davis, Kenzie Petty, Ben Katzman, and Maria Gonzalez on ‘Survivor.’ CBS

After a dramatic, 26-day competitors in Fiji, Kenzie Petty has been topped the winner of Survivor 46

Petty, 29, a hair salon proprietor from Charlotte, North Carolina, defeated fellow castaways Charlie Davis and Ben Katzman by a vote of 5-3-0 within the Wednesday, Could 22, finale of the long-running CBS actuality present. She was among the many most likable contestants and had proved particularly expert at making mates and getting together with folks. In the long run, she gained immunity after a fire-making problem and in the end the title of “sole survivor” and $1 million prize.

Previous to Petty’s victory, the ultimate three argued their case earlier than a jury of their friends. Petty introduced up her social abilities in addition to the truth that she had began out on the dropping Yanu tribe — which set a document for going 11 days with out flint — however stored on advancing all through the season. 

In a current interview with Parade, Petty mentioned that her capacity to attach with others — and make them like her — would grow to be a strategic benefit throughout the cutthroat contest. 

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“To be a hairstylist, it’s a must to be socially savvy,” she mentioned. “To be a enterprise proprietor, particularly a younger girl, it’s a must to be socially savvy. Not solely with the individuals who work for me, however to earn my seat on the desk with different entrepreneurs and different enterprise folks in my metropolis. It doesn’t come straightforward, particularly to somebody that’s closely tattooed, somebody younger, a lady. I actually have needed to navigate my approach by incomes respect. And I do it with a smile on my face. And I really like that.”

She continued, “On high of that, I’m very good. Nevertheless it doesn’t come throughout that approach. I do know I come throughout like an airhead. That’s all part of the plan, the divine overarching plan. So [my husband Jackson] was like, ‘You’re good. You’re humorous. Folks love you. You are able to do this.’”

She’s acquired rather a lot to rejoice today: On Sunday, Could 12, Petty introduced that she’s pregnant together with her first youngster.

“I’ve gotten actually good at holding secrets and techniques and occurring adventures this yr, nevertheless it’s lastly the proper day to inform y’all WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!” she wrote by way of Instagram on the time. “Candy lil Petty popping up in September.”

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She additionally praised her partner, whom she wed in September 2023.

“Jackson, the most effective husband on this planet, thanks for making me a momma,” she mentioned. “Thanks for being my associate in crime, life and parenthood. I’m ceaselessly grateful for you and for beginning our little household.”

A number of Survivor alums congratulated Petty within the feedback part. 

“Oh so MOTHER mom,” Survivor 42 winner Maryanne Okecth replied whereas Dee Valladares, the latest champion, responded, “Congrats mama!!!”