After surviving 78 days in the Canadian wilderness of Labrador, 30-year-old Juan Pablo Quionez, is the winner of Alone season 9. He is the first Latino to win Alone. He poured his heart into this contest. He is proud to last 78 days and has achieved a lot. He wants to buy a house, get married, and have kids. Juan Pablo is a wilderness first responder, outdoor industry expert, and survivalist. He was born in Mexico’s Guadalajara and now resides in Manitoba’s Pinawa. In the waning seconds of the program, Pablo‘s companion, Jennifer, was taken to his camp to announce his victory.
Alone is one of television’s most harsh reality series, for those who are unfamiliar with the program. Every season, wilderness experts compete to survive in challenging environments. This year’s challenge involved the constant winter in the Canadian wilderness of Labrador which turned out to be one of the most dangerous and daring on the show. Each participant is limited to ten items, including a camera kit, and an emergency GPS for tapping out, and must camp in complete solitude. Participants must prove they are fit enough to continue each week by passing medical exams and a brief interview; the winner receives $500,000. Juan Pablo outlasted his final opponent for 78 days, he agrees that these days, he has truly accomplished something.
Juan Pablo brought ten items on his survival trip to Labrador, Canada – Ferro rod, Paracord, 2-quart pot, Ax, Fishing line and hooks, Saw, Bow and arrows, Sleeping bag, Trapping wire, and Multitool.
Alone Season 9 Episode 11 Fight, Flight, or Freeze aired on 4 August 2022 at 9/8c On History. By the time finale comes to a close, one of the three competitors Karie Lee, Juan Pablo, or Teimojin has survived Day 78. Although the region is regarded as polar bear habitat, the season nine survivalists had no trouble surviving. Instead, they suffered because of the weather and a shortage of food.
In the final episode, Juan Pablo grabs his camera after seeing a polar bear. He’s never seen one and uses the camera’s magnification to confirm. His imagination is playing tricks on him as he cannot find the bear.
On the last day, he wants to sleep without drinking water. His alarm beeps, informing him that a med check team is approaching. He is concerned since he is dehydrated and believes he will pass out medically. He hydrates and makes fire to convince the medical team that he can continue. As he drinks, a chopper flies above, and Juan estimates that he has consumed at least three liters. He worries that he will be dragged when they weigh her and examine her. When they inquire as to how he is feeling. He described the environment as compared to living with his partner Jennifer. Jennifer may be seen moving through the snow toward his camp as he speaks.
Juan says he feels at home and has been admiring the scenery while out for a short walk on the ice. While discussing how he has been preparing to walk on the ice since Day One, he becomes emotional. He is unaware that Jennifer is approaching from behind. She gives him a big hug and has the honor of congratulating him on his victory.
Juan and Jennifer are walking on the ice holding hands, and Juan cannot help but smile. He finds it hard to believe he won $500,000 and can make their wishes come true. Juan expresses how liberating it feels. Jennifer is a wonderful lady. To me, she is everything. Kissing, he shows her his refuge. Juan Pablo isn’t sure when he’ll propose, but he’ll do something unique.
Pablo, the first Latino winner of Alone, discusses his season’s experiences as well as his post-production activities to tvinsider. he tells about the most thrilling moments and hardest moments of this season.
I remember once because I was so worn down by being out there for so many days, I got confused because I thought I saw a polar bear nearby. That got me super excited, not afraid. Pretty much like a kid being excited about seeing a polar bear. I wanted to see one in the wild up close, but it ended up just being a piece of ice that got me so pumped, so hyped on adrenaline. That was a pretty exciting day for me [laughs].
these challenges were brought on by myself, but I wanted to do a long fast, and to do one successfully I had to try to do the least amount of things possible that were not necessary. That was really hard just to be mentally constraining myself so much.