Jeremy Collins, Cambridge, MA Fireman, with his wife and children
Christmas came early this year for Jeremy Collins, a Cambridge firefighter who won the $1-million-dollar prize on the television game show, “Survivor, Second Chance” on Dec. 16.
This was the second go-around for Collins, who previously competed on the 29th season of “Survivor: San Juan Del Sur—Blood vs. Water” in 2014. Collins competed with his wife of 10 years, Val, but both were eliminated and didn’t reach the finals that year.
But that wasn’t the case this time around, as Collins made it all the way with fellow finalists Tasha Fox and Spencer Bledsoe.
In the final episode the trio went before a jury of 10 contestants who were previously voted off during the game. In the end, all 10 jury members voted for Collins, according to show host Jeff Probst.
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"As many in America witnessed, he carries himself with grace and dignity,” said Cambridge Fire Chief Gerald Reardon in a written statement. “He is focused on the task at hand and that's what we are used to seeing in the Fire Department. All of us in the Cambridge Fire Department couldn't be happier for Jeremy, his wife, Val, and their beautiful family.”
Cambridge firefighter wins $1M on 'Survivor'
By Heather Gillis Harris and Natalie Handy
Cambridge (at) wickedlocal.com
Posted Dec. 22, 2015 at 9:03 AM
Updated Dec 22, 2015 at 10:23 AM