Published January 14, 2015
Survivor winner Amber Brkich (search) added a little heat to a local museum's firefighting exhibit.
Brkich, who got $1 million and a fiancee while winning "Survivor All-Stars," (search) donated bikinis she wore on the show for the display -- and helped draw 200 people Saturday to an exhibit celebrating firefighters in her western Pennsylvania hometown.
"Those guys (firefighters) are the real survivors," Brkich said. "They're out in the community every day, and they deserve a lot of credit for the work they do."
Officials with the Beaver Area Historical Museum (search) did their best to find a link between the 25-year-old reality-show contestant and the 170-year history of firefighting in the area.
"There are people making history right now in 2004, and Amber is certainly one of those," explained Mark Minor, a museum board member.
Brkich's display includes bikinis she wore on "Survivor Australian Outback" and "Survivor All-Stars," a boomerang from an immunity challenge, a leather canteen and a blindfold.