While it perhaps may have come as somewhat as a surprise to fans that Pia Miranda took out the top spot on Australian Survivor’s grand finale last night, the lady in question always knew she’d win.
Superfans will remember that the Looking For Alibrandi star declared at the beginning of the season: "I'll be first out... or I'll win…I really believe that.”
WATCH: The moment Pia Miranda wins Survivor Australia 2019
The Aussie actress survived 50 gruelling days in Savusavu before an emotional reunion with her husband Luke and two children, beating off stiff competition from fellow finalists Baden Gilbert and Harry Hills to take out the $500,000 prize money – which she confessed will go towards paying off her mortgage.
Speaking to Kyle and Jackie O this morning, Pia admitted that she was initially against a TV reunion with her family.
“They let you know your family’s close to coming, and I was really worried about my kids being upset. I’d been out there for so long and I was super nervous about my son being upset seeing me, and then when they take him away (for me) to do the challenge, he would not be able to be ripped out of my arms,” she revealed.
“So I was really apprehensive about them coming, but they talked me into it – they said ‘You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see your family, and your family’s so keen to come.’”
“Plus, there was a really bad flight to get over to that little island, and I think a big part of my apprehension was that I didn’t want my kids to get on that plane.”
Speaking directly after her win, Pia admitted that she is unlikely to take part in a reality TV show ever again, having confessed previously that she believes Australian Survivor gave her PTSD.