Mike Gabler just got an early Christmas present! In the grand finale of season 43 of the show Survivor, we witnessed Mike who is a heart valve specialist from Houston, Texas lift the trophy. He walked away with the huge prize money of $1 million.
In the past, Mike Gabler vowed that all of his winnings from the show will go toward charity. Keep scrolling further to know more details about the finale of season 43 of the show Survivor.
Mike Gabler wins season 43 of ‘Survivor’
Yeah, you read that right. Mike Gabler has won season 43 of the show Survivor. Jeff Probst, the host of the game show announced the name of the winner in the jungles of Fiji, rather than in a Los Angeles soundstage in front of a studio audience.
The aftershow saw the light of day minutes after Mike Gabler was named the winner of the show Survivor. Cassidy Clark, a designer who hails from Plano, Texas was the runner-up meanwhile, Owen Knight, a college admissions director from Bethesda, Maryland, came in third.
Here’s all you need to know about Mike Gabler
Mike Gabler is originally from Houston, Texas. Currently, he lives in Meridian, Idaho. At the moment, he is 52 years old. He spends most of his time outdoors and he documents all his trips on Instagram.
Gabler works as an aneurysm and trans-catheter heart valve specialist at Edwards Lifesciences, which is a medical technology company. In an interview with Parade, he said, “I play a role on a heart team, working with top surgeons and top cardiologists.”
When we put some light on the personal life of Mike Gabler, he is happily married to his wife. The couple shares two children: both girls. He and his family have been Survivor fans for a long time.
How did the fans react to Mike Gabler winning ‘Survivor 43’?
As soon as Mike Gabler was announced as the winner of season 43 of Survivor, the fans of the show got surprised by the sudden turn of events. The fans thought that Mike had the least chance of winning the show. They were pretty surprised like the other two finalists Cassidy and Owen.
One social media user wrote, “After driving home and having some time alone to think about it. I still can’t believe Mike Gabler just won an entire season of Survivor. I have watched all 43 seasons and after doing a quick refresh of all previous winners I can confidently say he’s the least deserving winner…”
After driving home and having some time alone to think about it. I still can’t believe Mike Gabler just won an entire season of Survivor. I have watched all 43 seasons and after doing a quick refresh of all previous winners I can confidently say he’s the least deserving winner…
— The Chile’ (@christiandimo23) December 15, 2022
Followed by a user who penned, “not my least fav winners all outselling mike gabler congrats to him on being the dumbest winner in survivor history #Survivor” A third user tweeted, “Mike Gabler has, without a doubt, dethroned Fabio as Survivor’s most outrageous winner Lmfaooo #Survivor #Survivor43″
— yara (@tribalscouncil) December 15, 2022
Another user chimed in and further added, “Mike Gabler almost played a perfect game by being a bumbling wacky old guy with really one move predicated on someone else’s bad move and just being a likable dude what in the old school Survivor is this?!?!?!”
Mike Gabler almost played a perfect game by being a bumbling wacky old guy with really one move predicated on someone else's bad move and just being a likable dude
what in the old school Survivor is this?!?!?!
— Austin (@nitasu987) December 15, 2022
We send our heartiest congrats to Mike Gabler on winning season 43 of the hit show The Survivor. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.