Squid Game: The Challenge started with 456 contestants, all vying for the US$4.56 million (S$6.1 million) prize money.
Again, spoiler alert if you’ve yet to watch the final episode.
In the end it came down to the final two players – Player287/Mai and Player 451/Phil – and a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The third remaining player Sam Lantz was eliminated in a random game of pressing buttons.
Whelan revealed in an interview with Netflix that she had been content to lay low at home with her husband and their two dogs after the series ended. “It was a relief to go back to normal life and not worry about getting eliminated. I needed that after two and a half weeks of intense go, go, go and emotional ups and downs,” she said.
The 55-year-old Asian-American added: “But the person that came into (the competition) is me. I’m still Mai, and she hasn’t changed – except that I came out stronger.”