The La Bamba star beat out competition from fellow finalists, former wrestler Torrie Wilson and retired basketball player John Salley, to be victorious on the show — which saw a host of celebrities live in the Costa Rican tropics.
Phillips was given a check for his chosen charity, the Art Has Heart Foundation, after he was declared the champion.
And he insists this was the strangest situation he has ever been in: “This experience is head and shoulders and far to the left of anything I’ve ever done. No movie set ever compared to this — this is the real deal and it’s been an amazing trip.”
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