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Local 'Survivor' winner talks to News 4 about his experience

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Jud "Fabio" Birza, 21, is the most recent winner of the "Survivor" reality show competition. Jud "Fabio" Birza, 21, is the most recent winner of the "Survivor" reality show competition.

(KMOV) – The Lake St. Louis man who recently won the Survivor reality show competition made a stop in his hometown Monday morning.

Jud “Fabio” Birza, 21, visited the O’Fallon YMCA, He says the “Y” was a tremendous influence during his teenage years. Birza says it was what he learned there that helped him in the jungles of Nicaragua, where the most recent Survivor was set.

“When I see the little slogans ‘healthy mind, body, spirit,’ you know, it goes a lot further than you guys think,” he says.

Birza has moved to Los Angeles to pursue careers in modeling and music. But he says he will always call Lake St. Louis and O’Fallon home.

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