Friends of Survivor's Monica Culpepper say she's a winner

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Spoiler Alert! The winner of Survivor: Blood vs. Water is revealed below!

Tampa, Florida - Tampa's own Monica Culpepper nearly won "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" in Sunday night's finale. She came in second and dominated the challenges, despite making an emotional plea to the jury.

About a dozen of her closest friends gathered at a home in Davis Islands to watch her compete. Even though they cheered and screamed out in support of the mother of three, it wasn't enough.

At 100 pounds, Culpepper -- who described herself as "scrappy" -- did not disappoint her friends when it came to the way she played the game.

Jennifer Epps says, "I think she played a fair game and a very strong game."

The group has gathered every single Sunday to cheer on the Culpeppers. Spencer Epps says, "You never know what's going to happen. Like, you could be going one way and something turns."

But on this night it wouldn't be. Tyson was chosen as this year's winner. Monica's friends say to them she will always be a winner.

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