'Survivor: San Juan del Sur' names sole survivor

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Reality TV Personality Natalie Anderson attends the Survivor - San Juan Del Sur 'Blood Versus Water' finale at CBS Televison City on December 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - JUNE 1: Natalie Anderson will be one of the 18 castaways competing with their loved one on SURVIVOR this season, themed Blood vs. Water, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 29th season with a special 90 minute premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 24 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - JUNE 1: Sisters Nadiya Anderson and Natalie Anderson, will be among the castaways competing on SURVIVOR this season, themed Blood vs. Water, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 29th season with a special 90 minute premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 24 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: (L-R) Reality TV Personalities Keith Nale, Jaclyn Schultz, Natalie Anderson, Missy Payne and Baylor Wilson attend the Survivor - San Juan Del Sur 'Blood Versus Water' finale at CBS Televison City on December 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Reality TV Personalities Baylor Wilson (L) and Missy Payne (R) attend the Survivor - San Juan Del Sur 'Blood Versus Water' finale at CBS Televison City on December 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Reality TV Personality Jaclyn Schultz attends the Survivor - San Juan Del Sur 'Blood Versus Water' finale at CBS Televison City on December 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Reality TV Personality Keith Nale attends the Survivor - San Juan Del Sur 'Blood Versus Water' finale at CBS Televison City on December 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - DECEMBER 5: 'Let's Make a Move' - Jaclyn Schultz and Jon Misch at Tribal Council during the thirteenth episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, December 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - DECEMBER 5: 'Let's Make a Move' - Missy Payne during the thirteenth episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, December 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - DECEMBER 5: 'Let's Make a Move' - Natalie Anderson, Baylor Wilson and Jaclyn Schultz during the thirteenth episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, December 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - DECEMBER 5: 'Let's Make a Move' - Jeff Probst awards Natalie Anderson with the Immunity Necklace during the thirteenth episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, December 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - DECEMBER 5: 'Let's Make a Move' -Baylor Wilson during the thirteenth episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, December 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - NOVEMBER 26: 'Kind of Like Cream Cheese' - The remaining survivors at Tribal Council during the eleventh episode of Survivor 29, on a special two hour back-to-back SURVIVOR, Wednesday, December 3 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT )on the CBS Television Network. Photo is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - NOVEMBER 21: 'This Is Where We Build Trust' - The remaining Survivors get ready for the Immunity Challenge during the tenth episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, Nov. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - SEPTEMBER 19: 'Still Holdin' On' - Missy Payne and Baylor Wilson during the twelfth episode of Survivor 29, on a special two hour back-to-back SURVIVOR, Wednesday, December 3 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - JUNE 17: 'Million Dollar Decision' - Missy Payne and Baylor Wilson during the seventh episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - JUNE 15: 'Make Some Magic Happen' - The Coyopa Tribe at Tribal Council during the sixth episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, Oct. 29 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - JUNE 10: 'We're A Hot Mess' - Drew Christy during the fourth episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, Oct. 15 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - JUNE 8: 'Actions vs. Accusations' - Wes Nale during the third episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, Oct. 8 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
SAN JUAN DEL SUR - JUNE 8: 'Actions vs. Accusations' - Jaclyn Schultz during the third episode of Survivor 29, Wednesday, Oct. 8 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
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A tense, treacherous season of Survivor: San Juan del Sur came to a close Wednesday after weeks of scraping by in the exotic Nicaraguan locale. After a series of nail-biting challenges and manipulations, a new Survivor was crowned.

This season, the cast was made up of nine pairs of loved one, from family members to romantic partners, meaning the voting, backstabbing and underhanded alliances cut deep. As the final episode approached, only four contestants remained: Keith, Missy, Jaclyn and Natalie.

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After a difficult Survivor challenge -- one that involved climbing up and down a massive tower and navigating an obstacle course to collect puzzle pieces that would reveal a code needed to win the immunity idol – Jaclyn snagged the coveted idol and was safe from elimination.

During the last tribal council of the season, Jaclyn, Missy and Natalie were united in their decision to eliminate Keith – a result that the 53-year-old Louisiana native later said he was expecting.

The next day, Jaclyn, Missy and Natalie sat before the eight-member jury and presented their cases for why they should be the "Sole Survivor," a title that comes with a $1 million reward.

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Each contestant plead an emotional case before the jury -- made up of eliminated contestants -- and were allowed to address their concerns with the remaining survivors.

From Keith calling out Natalie for stabbing him in the back to Baylor Payne, Missy's daughter, crying as she told her mother how proud she was that she made it to the final three, the last tribal vote was every bit as emotional as aSurvivor fan could hope for.

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Finally, the votes for Survivor's new winner were cast and revealed at the top of the reunion show that Natalie Anderson was named the ultimate Sole Survivor!

Natalie is no stranger to the world of reality competition. She and her twin sister Nadiya -- who was also a contestant on Survivor this season but was voted off in the first episode – competed together on two seasons of The Amazing Race, but never won.

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