James "JT" Thomas Jr., a cattle rancher from Samson, Ala., won "Survivor: Tocantins" Sunday night.
The seven-member jury unanimously voted JT over second-place finisher Stephen Fishbach, a corporate consultant from New York. It was only the second time in the reality competition's 18-season history that the jury of ousted competitors reached a unanimous verdict.
JT and Stephen, collectively nicknamed the warrior and wizard, formed an alliance early in the season. After JT earned immunity in the Top 3 stage, he chose to compete in the finals against Stephen, even though it seemed like third-place finisher Erinn Lobdell would be easier to beat.
JT wins $1 million, plus an additional $100,000 for being named the most likable contestant by fans.