Pop star Sia loves the TV present Survivor and has gained fame for her constant financial assist of the present’s contestants.
Sia initiated this custom of serving to out contestant with cash in 2016 after Survivor: Kaoh Rong (season 33) when she donated $50,000 to contestant Tai Trang and a further $50,000 to a charity in his identify, impressed by his compassion for animals.
Since then, Sia has continued to contribute various quantities of cash to contestants resembling Donathan Hurley, Davie Rickenbacker, Rick Devens, Aurora McCreary, Janet Carbin, Elaine Stott, Jamal Shipman, and Drea Wheeler, who fell in need of the $1 million prize. Moreover, Joe Anglim made a charitable donation in alternate for a $15,000 contribution from Sia after reducing his hair following the finale of Survivor: Fringe of Extinction.
In an unique report by EW, it was revealed that three members from the lately concluded Survivor 43 have been chosen as recipients of this yr’s “Sia Award,” receiving a outstanding whole of $200,000 in items.
The unique video showcased the heartfelt second when the contestants had been knowledgeable of their rewards. Sia, recognized for her album On a regular basis Is Christmas, totally embraces the vacation season and the spirit of giving. Though Jesse Lopez fabricated the idea of the Pineapple Zone, he can genuinely declare to be Sia’s favorite contestant from Survivor 43.
Regardless of his fourth-place end, Lopez shed tears of pleasure upon studying that Sia was deeply moved by his story and meant to present him $100,000.
Sia expressed her admiration for Lopez’s game-play, believing he deserved to win and commending his crafty and noteworthy methods.
Whereas Sia supplies the monetary assist, Survivor host Jeff Probst assists in facilitating these beneficiant contributions.
“The Sia Award is a fantastic gesture, and it comes straight from Sia’s coronary heart,” Probst informed EW. “It is all her. It is very enjoyable to be a witness to her course of.”