Natalie White was voted as the least deserving winner in our poll last year, but Ozlet Shayna Davis disagrees and thinks Natalie White is a deserving winner. Read on to see why Shayna loves Natalie!
It has been three years since Natalie White was crowned the winner of Survivor: Samoa and her win is still a much discussed topic in the survivor community. There are people like fellow Ozlet Lancey and I who think she deserved her win, but the majority of people firmly believe that Russell deserved to win it hands down, and not only did Natalie not deserve it, she was also not a good player. Many things have been said to discredit her win, such as she rode Russell’s coat tail, she hid behind Russell and that she didn’t do anything. Whilst hearing all of these things I say to myself, “Are these people not seeing what I see?”
Natalie White working on her social game
I think Natalie was not only a deserving winner, but a great player. If I ever have the chance to play survivor I would play the way she did. I believe if anyone played the way she did they would either win or make it far. Natalie played one of the best social games in Survivor history. The social game is an important and often overlooked part of the game, and Natalie made close bonds with everyone she played with. When Laura was sent to Foa Foa, Natalie bonded with her and found a way to relate to her and when the tribes merged she made close bonds with the rest of the Galu members. All of the original Foa Foa members adored her. Even Ben Browning who does not have many nice things to say about anyone adored Natalie.
Natalie always made an effort to get to know her tribe mates
The other thing that I admired about Natalie was her ability to remain composed throughout the entire game. The game of Survivor is so mentally exhausting, often times your emotions get a hold of you and you lose your temper with people, argue over petty things and mentally break down. I always see Natalie with a smile on her face, and I absolutely disagree with anyone who says she didn’t do anything. Connecting with people and having a positive attitude are two things that will take you far in the game of Survivor.
She made a great case for herself at the final tribal council and the Jury awarded the most deserving person. Survivor: Samoa did not have a bitter Jury, they chose to the person who they wanted to win.
What do you think of Natalie? Is she a deserving winner? Let us know below!