Yung “Woo” Hwang didn’t win the million-dollar prize on “Survivor: Cagayan,” but he tells Gold Derby he “got to walk away with his chin up high feeling like a million bucks” because he championed an honorable code of conduct on the TV series. Now he hopes he’s regarded as a hero to kids in Newport Beach, California, where he operates a Korean gym.
“Taking Kass for me was too easy,” he says. “I didn’t think the jury would respect that. It’s a tough thing. You live the moment. You work off instincts and my gut instincts told me, ‘Take the best player, the deserving player and shoot it out with the best.'”