Ozzy Lusth has come very close to winning Survivor twice, and now he’s going for the feat one some-more time.
Ozzy joins a very chosen bar of Survivor players to have played 4 times, alongside Rupert Boneham, Boston Rob Mariano and his Survivor: Game Changers castmate Cirie Fields. Can he finally win on his fourth try like Boston Rob did?
In his first season, Survivor: Cook Islands, Ozzy emerged as one of the all-time good plea performers. Shortly after the clan barter in the pre-merge, he aligned with Yul Kwon, Becky Lee and Sundra Oakley and pulled off one of the many considerable comebacks in Survivor history. After Candice Cody and Jonathan Penner mutinied from their tribe, the remaining Aitu members powered by in the Immunity Challenges and sent the Raro clan to 3 uninterrupted Tribal Councils.
They then decimated the rest of the Raro clan after the combine until they were the only 4 left. Ozzy won all but one Immunity Challenge after the combine and done it to the Final Tribal Council, where he perceived 4 votes to win. Unfortunately, the some-more vital Yul was seen as the smarts behind the operation and perceived 5 votes, crowning him the winner.
Ozzy returned in Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites as one of the standout heroes. He fast gained an fondness with Amanda Kimmel, Parvati Shallow and James Clement and got by the pre-merge. Yet his audacity towards others began to show, and others began to consternation if he could win his way out in the post-merge. The votes flipped against him at the Final 9 and Ozzy was blindsided with a Hidden Immunity Idol in his pocket.
Then, Ozzy returned for Survivor: South Pacific, the second Redemption Island season. He emerged as a personality of his clan nonetheless again and won many hurdles both particular and for his clan via the game. However, his opinion towards castaways like John Cochran valid to be his undoing again when Cochran flipped on his tribe, making them the minority. Ozzy was picked off by the infancy fondness and sent to Redemption Island, where he would win out against all competitors.
Ozzy returned at the Final 5 and won Immunity again, advancing him to the Final 4 with just one plea to go to concrete a place in the Final Tribal Council. However, his dreams were thwarted again when Sophie Clarke won the plea and the clan voted him out in fourth place.
Now 35 years old, Ozzy considers himself “older and wiser,” according to his CBS bio and he is still condemned by that final Immunity loss. He says the thing he many regrets from his prior Survivor stints is “choking on the final challenge” of South Pacific.
He intends on being some-more aware about people he is aligning with explaining that he hopes to “build my strange fondness some-more carefully.” Can he lift it off?
Survivor: Game Changers premieres Wednesday, Mar 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.