Todd said he'd watched the show from it's inception, when he was just a young boy. Now, 22 years old, he's the youngest player to ever win the game. "I wasn't the strongest. I wasn't the smartest," Herzog said during last night's live finale. "But I was definitely the most strategic."
The flight attendant from Pleasant Grove, Utah, beat out his Survivor: China allies Courtney Yates, a 26-year-old waitress from New York, and Amanda Kimmel, a 23-year-old hiking guide and former beauty queen from Los Angeles. "I knew that the second that I got out there that, no matter what it took, I would do everything that I possibly could to be sitting right here," Herzog said after host, Jeff Probst, revealed the votes.
That meant aligning himself with Kimmel on the first day of the 39 day long competition and aligning himself with both weaker (see: Courtney) and stronger players to deflect any attention away from himself.
"I can't believe it worked," he said.
Quotes borrowed from last night's live telecast on CBS.