Reports: Local man finishes in 2nd place on ‘Tough as Nails’


By Bobby Bryant, Editor

And the individual winner of this season’s “Tough as Nails” reality show on CBS is … Lia Mort of Richfield, Pa. News media in Pennsylvania are reporting that Mort, a former Marine, emerged as overall winner of the series’ third season, which concluded Dec. 8, and that Quincey Walker – a Lamar native and Florence resident who works at Nucor Steel in Darlington – came in second. Mort gets a $200,000 cash prize and a 2022 Ford Super Duty pickup truck. It’s not clear whether Walker will receive prizes as well. The News & Press has asked CBS for more information. Walker, who was grand marshal of Lamar’s Christmas parade Dec. 4, was one of the 12 cast members of the series this season. The 10-episode season premiered Oct. 6. Walker served on “Dirty Hands,” one of two rival teams that faced new challenges every episode – in one challenge, cast members had to haul truckloads of office furniture up four flights of stairs. And that was one of their simpler jobs. All of the episodes were filmed before the series’ new season began. When the News & Press interviewed Walker in October, he knew what was going to happen during the season, but could not talk about it without spoiling the surprises awaiting viewers. Walker, a diesel mechanic at Nucor, told the newspaper in October: “I feel like I done great. I feel like I done good. I have my appearance on ‘Tough as Nails.’ I’m happy.”

Author: Stephan Drew

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