'Survivor' crowns season 32 winner -- how they played the 'underdog' role to win the big prize!

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Michele Fitzgerald, The Beauty With Brains And Brawn, Named The Ultimate 'Survivor'

Another Survivor winner has been revealed!

After 39 days, three medical evacuations and an ousted jury member, the long-running CBS reality staple crowned the champion of Survivor: Kaoh Rong: 24-year-old New Jersey native Michele Fitzgerald.

Michele, who started off the season in the Beauty tribe, beat out runner-ups Aubrey Bracco and Tai Trang to win the $1 million prize and be named the season's Sole Survivor.

Photos of Michele and a look back at the other competitors:

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'Survivor' crowns season 32 winner -- how they played the 'underdog' role to win the big prize!
PREAH SIHANOUK CITY - MAY 6: 'With Me Or Not With Me' -- Michele Fitzgerald during the thirteenth episode of SURVIVOR: KAOH RONG -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. The show airs, Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
PREAH SIHANOUK CITY - MAY 6: 'With Me Or Not With Me' -- Tai Trang, Joseph Del Campo, Cydney Gillon, Michele Fitzgerald and Aubry Bracco during the thirteenth episode of SURVIVOR: KAOH RONG -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. The show airs, Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
PREAH SIHANOUK CITY - MAY 6: 'With Me Or Not With Me' -- Aubry Bracco, Cydney Gillon, Michele Fitzgerald and Tai Trang during the thirteenth episode of SURVIVOR: KAOH RONG -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. The show airs, Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
PREAH SIHANOUK CITY - MAY 6: 'With Me Or Not With Me' -- Michele Fitzgerald during the thirteenth episode of SURVIVOR: KAOH RONG -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. The show airs, Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
PREAH SIHANOUK CITY - APRIL 29: 'Now's the Time to Start Scheming' -- Kyle Jason, Cydney Gillon and Joseph Del Campo during Tribal Council during the twelfth episode of SURVIVOR: KAOH RONG -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. The show airs, Wednesday, May 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
PREAH SIHANOUK CITY - APRIL 29: 'Now's the Time to Start Scheming' -- Jeff Probst awards Cydney Gillon with the Immunity Necklace during the twelfth episode of SURVIVOR: KAOH RONG -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. The show airs, Wednesday, May 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
PREAH SIHANOUK CITY - FEBRUARY 22: 'The Circle of Life' -- Elisabeth Markham, Peter Baggenstos and Aubry Bracco during the third episode of SURVIVOR KAOH: RONG -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. The show airs, Wednesday, March 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
PREAH SIHANOUK CITY - FEBRUARY 22: 'The Circle of Life' -- The three tribes get ready to compete for Immunity during the third episode of SURVIVOR KAOH: RONG -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. The show airs, Wednesday, March 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
PREAH SIHANOUK CITY - FEBRUARY 22: 'Kindergarten Camp' -- Alecia Holden, Kyle Jason, Jennifer Lanzetti, Scot Pollard and Cydney Gillon at Tribal Council during the second episode of SURVIVOR KAOH: RONG -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. The show airs, Wednesday, February 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
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At the reunion show, Michele explained her strategy going into the grueling competition.

"I played a really social game. I think that's pretty evident. But I think my social game was not based on emotion. It was really about getting to know people on a personal level as a friendship first," she said.

"I did play in the middle a lot ... which is a dangerous place to play, but at the same time I wasn't really being blamed for anything. My name wasn't on the chopping block often," Michele added. "The key is absolutely knowing when to hop. It's knowing who to trust."

She spoke of playing up the "underdog" mentality all season long, which, even Survivor host Jeff Probst noted, helped her tremendously.

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"I guess I did have a bit of an underdog story in the sense that I came in as a Beauty tribe girl," Michele said. "Brain and Brawn people come in as people who are known to be smart or known to be tough. As Beauty, you have to prove those things and I played under the radar a little bit."

"When I had to come out kicking, screaming, fighting, I did," she concluded.

Congrats Michele, it clearly worked!

Survivor returns for season 33 this fall on CBS.

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