“King” George of Bankstown Is Back to Take the ‘Survivor’ Crown

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“King” George of Bankstown is out, and George “the Terrible” is taking over.

Making his Australian Survivor return, George Mladenov is back. And this time ’round, he claims he’s in it for “salvation” rather than “redemption”. Suffering from the burn of being runner-up to Hayley Leake, Mladenov is taking a no-mercy, “pure Villain” approach to being a Heroes Vs Villains Castaway.

With the $500,000 cash prize in his sights, George believes that the only way to get there is by leaning into “the dark side”. But we do wonder how this will take a toll on the level of authenticity that George displayed in his season of Brains v Brawn which so many viewers found relatable.

Mladenov shares, “Last time I saved people, I played as a Hero and my family still doesn’t have much money. I’m coming back to change my family’s life.”

After he was caught lacking in physical capabilities during Brains v Brawn, George beelined to the gym after leaving the Outback. He hopes to be more physically involved in more of the challenges moving forward but as always he is more excited about the social and mental games.

George says, “I can’t wait to get into the thick of it with a tribe of 12 Villains. Villains are more cutthroat. Villains are willing to do what it takes to get the job done.”

Will Bankstown’s royalty crumble or take home the crown?

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