You will never forget your first victory … especially if it is documented by CBS cameras.

Survivor's historic 40th season, which brought together 20 of the best-known winners of the CBS reality hit, ends this evening Jeff Probst Finally he crowns a single survivor for the war winners.

On the way to the three-hour event, Ben Driebergen, Michele Fitzgerald, Sarah Lacina and Denise Stapley and Tony Vlachos (along with a TBD returning player from the brink of extinction) are still in the race for the game-changing $ 2 million prize, with an entry Sandra Diaz-Twine in the elusive double winning club.

Throughout the season, fans have seen icons like Rob "Boston and Rob" Mariano and Parvati flat be voted out while more under the radar may like winners Adam Klein and Sophie Clarke Finally they have time to shine. But really, all 20 returning winners have progressed a lot since their winning season, including Ethan ZohnVictory over 15 years ago … basically before the iPod even existed.

So look at how much the Winners at War-Castaways changed (or not) from their winning season before today's epic three-hour final.

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Season 29 winner, the unofficial Queen of Extinction after being sent there first, goes to the finals with most advantages to get back into the game.

Tyson Apostol - survivor

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After two flare-ups, Tyson finally won his third attempt and won the title of the only survivor during Blood vs. Water. He is the only war winner who was sent to Exemption Island twice after winning his way back into the game, powered by the power of the peanut butter.

Danni Boatwright - survivor

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Season 11 winner was taken out early during the Winners at War after her paranoia, but had a goal on her back.

Sophie Clarke - survivor

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One of the series' s most secret winners, Sophie, who won season 23, was blind by Tony, who went to the edge with an idol in underwear.

Jeremy Collins - survivor

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The fireman and father of four won his second round and took home the $ 1 million during the second chance (season 31). Unfortunately, he was blinded by Tony towards the end of the game, which led to a trip to the edge.

Sandra Diaz-Twine - survivors

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While her tenure as the only two-time franchise winner will soon come to an end, Sandra was in her first two games, Pearl Islands and Heroes vs. Villains, honored as a single survivor before returning to Game Changers as a mentor in season 39 and as the only winner who chose to raise the white flag on Edge and leave the game after being contacted by Denise before the merger was blinded.

Ben Driebergen - survivor

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After Ben Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers (season 35) won by finding many idols, winning challenges and building fire, tried to play a different game the second time and is still in the race to become sole survivor again.

Michele Fitzgerald - survivor

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On the way to the three-hour final, season 32 winner is still one of the castaways in the competition. She gains individual immunity and plays her risky 50:50 advantage late in the game.

Adam Klein - survivor

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The winner of Millennials vs. Gen-X delivered some of the weirdest moments of season 40, including trying to remove a piece of Jeff Probst's tribal council booth because he thought it was a hidden immunity idol (it wasn't) before being marginalized .

Yul Kwon - survivor

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After winning Season 13, Yul mostly took a break from the survivor world before joining the cast of Winners at War to raise awareness and money for ALS on behalf of Alaun Jonathan Penner & # 39;s wife Stacy titleThis turned out to be pretty clever at making connections before he was voted out.

Wendell Holland - survivor

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The winner of Ghost Island, season 36, Wendell's off-screen romance with his colleague Michele seemed to influence his game before he was voted out after the merger.

Sarah Lacina - survivor

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After Tony turned her over and voted out during Cagayan, Sarah returned and won Game Changers and is again in an alliance ("Cops R Us") with Tony.

Amber Mariano - survivor

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Amber was the second person to be marginalized, mainly because of her ties to her husband Rob after she returned to the game after winning Season 8 All-Stars Outing. She ended up defeating Rob after he suggested it during the live reunion special.

Rob Mariano - survivor

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Survivor's most notorious player, the "Robfather", finally won his fourth time and won the award in Redemption Island (season 22). After performing as a mentor in season 39 and even getting his own statue on the island, Boston Rob was voted out during the Winners at War before the merger.

Parvati Shallow - survivor

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Parvati has been thanks to their three previous seasons, including their victory against fans vs. Favorites, one of the game's most famous players. Shortly after the birth of her first child, she returned for season 40.

Kim Spradlin - survivor

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After playing one of the most dominant games of all time during her winning season (One World, Season 24), Kim was taken out by Tony after giving up on a food immunity challenge. Cookies, man.

Denise Stapley - survivor

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The winner of the 25th season has probably made the change of the season and blinded Sandra before the merger in order to earn the nickname "Queenslayer".

Tony Vlachos - survivor

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The former policeman won season 28 to be ousted early when he returned for Game Changers. This time Tony played an under-the-radar game until he hit the merger, transformed into old Tony, and pulled multiple blindsides and three individual immunity wins in a row.

Nick Wilson - survivor

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The Kentucky lawyer took the win for the Davids in season 37, David vs. Goliath, home and showed his fanboy team as the youngest winner to meet Fiji, showing that he had a crush on Parvati.

Ethan Zohn - survivor

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Season three winner and dual cancer survivor Ethan was one of the franchise's most inspiring moments after continuing a Edge of Extinction challenge after nearly passing out and needing medical attention.

Survivor: The winners of the war final will start at 8pm tonight. on CBS.

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