Pia Miranda Becomes A Survivor.

AFI award-winning actor Pia Miranda has starred in some of the best film, television and stage productions this country has ever created, but now she’s taking on a role unlike no other: Champion Survivor.

Best known for her role as Josie in the classic Australian coming of age movie, Looking For Alibrandi, Pia is throwing away the script and diving into a wild new challenge.

This mum of two may appear like an easy target to her competitors, but Pia is hiding a secret weapon: she’s a Survivor Superfan and knows how this game gets played.

On joining the cast of Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders, Pia said: “I have been watching Survivor since the first season in 2000 and I’ve been sitting on the couch for almost 20 years saying I could win, so I guess now is my chance! I really want to play as a fan and be someone that a fan would enjoy watching.”

But tuning into past seasons isn’t the only preparation Pia has been doing to make sure she’s Survivor-ready. As part of her daily training, Pia has been swimming, doing yoga, practicing puzzles and making fire.

Alibrandi no more. Pia has come to play.

Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders Premieres Wednesday, 24 July At 7.30pm on 10