'I’ve Got This Little Army Wearing Creepin’ Shirts': How You Can Support Luke Toki
The king may have just missed out on the title of Sole Survivor, but he's also still facing a wave of support.
"I got a lot of love after my first season," Luke told 10 daily following his elimination. "I still remember how much of a whirlwind it was, but this one. I'm struggling to keep up with what's come at me."
A clear fan-favourite from the outset, Luke only made himself more popular with his own brand of hectic-but-genius gameplay, including one of the most brilliant tribal councils ever, inspiring this headline:
And yet, at the final hurdle, Luke was unable to claim his rightful throne as Sole Survivor.
"There's too many nice things getting said at the moment, which is extremely nice and humbling to hear," he said, "but I wanted to take it home for the fans as well, you know?"
But his time in 'Survivor' wasn't just for the fans, earlier in the season, he spoke about what the $500,000 could do for his family.
Leaving his daughter Madeline when she was only six-weeks-old, Luke called it the "worst-case scenario" having to leave again to film the show.
"She's been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis," he explained adding that he had "sacrificed a lot" to be on the show for a second time.
"I'm definitely here for the money because obviously, the money will help my family -- every move I make in this game is super critical," he said. Luke had previously revealed his two sons, Lennox and Nate, have also been diagnosed with autism.
When asked what people could do to show their support for the undeniable King of the Jungle, Luke's answer was... unexpected.
"By sending in mail with s--t on it to Channel 10," he joked (we hope).
"Just the words and what everyone's been saying online, that means the world to me," he added.
"I've got this little army of supporters wearing Creepin' shirts," he said of his signature shirt which he sells on his Etsy store along with phone cases, hoodies and baby onesies.
"From here, I'm also starting up a podcast where I'm interviewing people," Luke also revealed, "It's called 'Welcome to the Jungle'.
"I suppose that's what I'm trying to do, create my own little brand and see where that goes."
Since the elimination was broadcast, several crowdfunding pages have popped up in support of Luke, although their legitimacy hasn't yet been verified.
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