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Survivor winner promises to promote Fiji

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

SURVIVOR Fiji winner Earl Cole promises to promote Fiji overseas, saying it is a very pure place given that it's a Christian country.

Mr Cole who came back to Fiji, this time as a millionaire after being named the winner of the CBS series Survivor Fiji said he would buy a house on the Coral Coast and get his mother to live there.

"We are Christians and I really like her to come and stay here," he said.

"This is God's country and it is a great place," Mr Cole said.

"There's going to be a way I can help Fiji. There's a lot to do for this country."

Mr Cole of Santa Monica, California said the world needed to know more about Fiji and he was willing to promote it everywhere he went.

Mr Cole who flew out of the country last night after holidaying here for a few days said this was a beautiful place with a unique culture and very friendly people.

He said though he was in the country in December, he did not feel the effects of the military takeover, as the filming was done in Vunivutu, Vanua Levu but he did not get to experience the life which the rest of the country had to offer.

"So I took this opportunity to come back and go to some parts that I have not been to."

"I didn't get to know about Fiji, until I came here and was learning more about it during my stay."

With the money he won from Survivor, Mr Cole is launching his own multi-media company, A-Frame productions that will produce music, television series, documentaries and films. He was the first African Americxan to win the series and won by unanimous vote-the first time in 14 seasons.

Fiji Visitors Bureau chief executive Patrick Wong said Mr Cole agreeing to be Fiji's ambassador would increase publicity given that the Survivor series was viewed by 21 million people around the world.