Sia generously donates $130,000 to three beloved Survivor contestants @Sia
Following the captivating season finale of Survivor's 44th edition, renowned artist Sia has once again exhibited her incredible generosity by donating a grand total of $130,000 (£105,000) to her three cherished contestants. Continuing her tradition of presenting the Sia Award, the esteemed singer-songwriter has been bestowing cash prizes upon her favorite participants since the show's 33rd season.
In this latest edition, Sia allocated $15,000 (£12,000) each to Carson Garrett, the fourth-place contender, and Lauren Harpe, who secured the fifth-place position. Additionally, she bestowed a remarkable sum of $100,000 (£81,000) to Carolyn Wiger, the deserving third-place finisher.
During an interview with Pop Crave, Sia expressed her heartfelt admiration for Lauren, stating, "I wanted to tell you that you're awesome, and I really felt the struggle for you and your kids and stuff. I wanted to give you not the biggest prize, but I wanted to give you 15 grand just to say, 'I love you' and, 'Keep going.'"
Emphasizing that the Sia Award represents a tax-free gift, the benevolent artist clarified, "That means, I pay the taxes on it; you don't. That's the most I could give you: tax-free. But I just love you so much, and I'm sorry that you missed out right at the end. I really thought you played a good game."
Expressing her admiration for Lauren's resilience and influence on single mothers everywhere, Sia referred to her as "rad" and promised ongoing financial support in the future.
Carson shared an exciting moment on social media as he captured Sia's surprise announcement during his interview. He tweeted, "When your favorite singer of all time interrupts ur #Survivor interview to give you some special news (sic). THANK YOU." Overwhelmed with joy, Carson expressed his unwavering fandom for Sia and couldn't contain his excitement at the unexpected encounter.
Once again, Sia's act of kindness has touched the hearts of Survivor contestants and fans alike, leaving an enduring legacy of generosity and support within the Survivor community.