Survivor Season 44 crowns its winner
The stewardess ended up winning the million dollar prize during Survivor: China and planned to see the world with it, but he publicly battled alcoholism after his stint on CBS reality TV.
A frequent guest on the Dr. Phil Showhe made headlines in 2017 when he alleged to Stat and The Boston Globe that the show’s producers supplied him with booze and Xanax before carrying him on stage in his infamous 2013 appearance, when he blew a 0.5 in a breathalyzer test. (He reappeared in 2016, revealing he had relapsed.)
A rep for the show denied the claims, telling E! News, “The Statistical the article does not fairly or accurately describe the methods of Dr Phil, the TV show or its mission to educate millions of viewers about drug and alcohol addiction. The show does not give drugs or alcohol to its guests and any suggestion to the contrary is errant nonsense. “
On his Reddit AMA in 2018, Todd said, “I’m grateful in so many ways for the show. [Survivor]. For helping me in the most beautiful places in the country. It’s a gift there. There are some things about the show that I don’t like and don’t think are real. … I should have been in the hospital, in that sense. There shouldn’t be liters of vodka in my dressing room.”
Following his 2007 win, Todd, who once dated another castaway Spencer Duhmbecame a waiter in Orlando, telling People in 2012, “Customers say, ‘I know you from somewhere,’ but I never tell them from where. They’ll tip badly if they know I won a million dollars.”
Now “happy and sober,” Todd revealed in his Reddit AMA that he runs a movie theater.