Tom Westman, Survivor: Palau
Credit: Tom Westman: Monty Brinton/CBS

”Survivor: Palau”: Meet Tom Westman

WINNER! May 15, 2005

AGE 41

HOMETOWN Sayville, N.Y.

OCCUPATION New York City firefighter

THE SCOOP A rugged man’s man, he’s the father of three and an adept scuba diver.

PROS Everybody loves firefighters!

CONS As their numbers dwindle, competitive players tend to vote off those who could win the jury’s sympathy.