Australian Survivor winner Liz Parnov has been left ‘gaunt’ after losing 10kg on the show

Australian Survivor winner Liz Parnov reveals she has been left ‘gaunt’ after losing 10kg on the gruelling show: ‘All my bones are showing’

She won Australian Survivor: Heroes vs Villains during Monday night’s tense grand finale. 

But Olympic pole vaulter Liz Parnov says she’s paid a price for her $500,000 prize money, thanks to the meagre rations on the show. 

The 28-year-old said she battled hunger during the 47 day long competition, shedding a whopping 10 kilos, leaving her ‘gaunt’. 

‘I really struggled a lot with the lack of food, and at this point in the game, you can see my body’s quite gaunt and all my bones are showing,’ she told The Courier Mail on Monday after her win. 

Liz says the show took a ‘massive toll’ on her and that she struggled as much mentally as physically. 

She won Australian Survivor: Heroes vs Villains during Monday night’s tense grand finale. But Olympic pole vaulter Liz Parnov (pictured) says she’s paid a price for her $500,000 prize money, thanks to the meagre rations on the show

As for how she will spend her winnings, the athlete will travel will her partner Daniel, revealing, ‘I want to go to Paris!’

The Russian-born athlete was absolutely delighted after her impressive victory. 

‘I actually cannot believe it. I can’t believe I’m here. And I can’t believe I won,’ she said after her name was called. 

‘My strategy to get to the end was to play hard, to take risks and to push myself physically, socially and mentally. 

The 28-year-old said she battled hunger during the 47 day long competition, shedding a whopping 10 kilos, leaving her 'gaunt'. Pictured before

Pictured on the show

The 28-year-old said she battled hunger during the 47 day long competition, shedding a whopping 10 kilos, leaving her ‘gaunt’. Pictured before and after 

‘Honestly, playing in Survivor is ten times harder than going to the Olympics,’ the champion added.

Finalists Liz Parnov, George Mladenov, Matt Sharp and Gerry Geltch went head to head at a heated Tribal Council during the explosive episode. 

It then came down to just three, with Liz, Matt and Gerry pleading their cases to their co-stars. 

 ‘I wanted to come into this game and be bold and take risks and just YOLO it. And   look at where I am,’ Liz began. 

'I really struggled a lot with the lack of food, and at this point in the game, you can see my body's quite gaunt and all my bones are showing,' she said. Pictured before the show

‘I really struggled a lot with the lack of food, and at this point in the game, you can see my body’s quite gaunt and all my bones are showing,’ she said. Pictured before the show 

Liz says the show took a 'massive toll' on her and that she struggled as much mentally as physically. Pictured on the show

Liz says the show took a ‘massive toll’ on her and that she struggled as much mentally as physically. Pictured on the show 

‘I have played a far more exciting game sitting next to me,’ the sportswoman went on. 

‘I didn’t have time to build shelters, make fires. I was at Tribal Council every second night using that strategy that I had learnt to succeed in this game and get a day in deeper. I’m the last-standing villain. 

‘I’m the last-standing first-time female player. I took down the game’s biggest villain, and I perfectly balanced being a hero, wearing a purple, glittery villains cape and that is why I am in pole position to be Sole Survivor’. 

Liz is a decorated athlete who has competed for Australia in the pole vault at the Olympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

'Honestly, playing in Survivor is ten times harder than going to the Olympics,' she added

‘Honestly, playing in Survivor is ten times harder than going to the Olympics,’ she added

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