She sweet, kind, open, honest… and she just took the top prize on tonight’s finale of the jungle based reality show.
With a record amount of public votes, Fiona, 54, beat out Shannon Noll for the crown, and she completely deserved it. Here’s why.
1. She’s been honest about her battle with alcoholism.
Fiona has never tried to hide her problems, and has spoken honestly – both on and off the show – about her struggles with alcoholism.
The comedian’s addiction was so bad, she lapsed into a coma in 2016. She recovered and spent months in rehab.
“There are people out there like me who simply cannot drink because we have an inverse allergy and it will destroy us,” she said candidly in an episode of the program.
Fiona also didn’t shy away from admitting her alcoholism is something she constantly struggles with, and that she had had a relapse as recently as six months ago.
“I would hide it in my bras… handbag linings, I would always cut the lining and hide it in there,” she added.
“What my family did for me, and particularly one of my sisters, she saved my life. Even when I went off the grid, at the very end I was homeless because I couldn’t let my family see it, so I went underground. That was the last three months of it.”
The fact she has spoken so openly about her battle is not only indicative of her strength, but a helping hand for anyone facing the same issues.