Yul Kwon was born on February 14, 1975 in Queens, New York but he grew up in Concord, California. This Korean-American management consultant studied at Northgate High where he graduated as valedictorian. In college, he enrolled at Stanford University and acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree in symbolic systems. In school, he actively exuded brilliance and vigor as he received the James Lyons Award for Service, participated in the officer candidate's school for the U.S. Marine Corps, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. Moreover, he is a member of Washington, D.C. and the California State Bar Associations. In deed, his knowledge and expertise has brought him to different prestigious fields of work. Ultimately, he joined the reality show Survivor: Cook Islands (Season 13) and triumphantly ended up as the winner.
Yul Kwon is originally from the Puka Puka tribe but eventually ended up as part of the Aitutonga tribe. He was perceived as a strategic mastermind but claimed that every decision he made was well consulted with his tribe. In the end, he became the sole survivor of the reality show Survivor: Cook Islands (Season 13).
BuddyTV's exclusive interview with Survivor: Cook Island's Yul Kwon
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