41-year-old Lee Carseldine may not have won the title of Sole Survivor on the 2016 season of Australian Survivor, but he certainly won himself plenty of fans.
So much so, that this month, the former Australian professional cricketer is featured on the cover of Men’s Health magazine.
Ok guys you got me…well done. Waiting for Ashton Kutcher to jump out and call punk’d on this one. . In the case that Ashton stays away, I want to sincerely thank the guys at @menshealthau and @timmy_wilson_ for what is one of most appreciative and grateful things to have happened post @survivorau. To get on the front cover of this respected mag was a fabrication of fiction in my noggin that I thought was never possible. After a major operation and life threatening infection many eons ago during my cricketing career, I vowed that I would spend my life staying as fit and healthy as I possibly could so that I could experience as many adventures after retiring and so I could run around with my rug rats as I get older. I am thankful I get to share a little of my story with people and show that anyone can look after themselves, stay healthy and go on amazing adventures… even if you have kids, a full time job or have suffered injuries. ????????????????. Hollywood acceptance speech over. . . #menshealth #menshealthau #survivor #survivorau #survivor2016 #health #fitness #adventure #bucketlist #howdidthishappen #grateful
Despite describing the achievement as something he “thought was never possible”, Lee’s former castaways haven’t shied away from mercilessly trolling him online.
Magician and mentalist Matt Tarrant, who placed fifth on the show, posted his own version of Lee’s cover shot to Instagram.
“Here’s the other Survivor cover they strongly considered,” he wrote.