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VIDEO: A Diamond in the Rough: I'm A Celebrity Crowns Their King

Jun. 25 2009, Published 10:38 a.m. ET

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The tribe has spoken -- Lou Diamond Phillips is King of the Jungle.

The actor, best known for his roles in La Bamba and Young Guns, has been crowned the winner in the 24 day competition in the Costan Rican jungle on NBC's I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Lou, retired basketball pro John Salley, and wrestling pro Torri Wilson reached the final competition in the jungle with John Salley voted off early in Wednesday night’s finale showdown.  America’s votes were “incredibly close”, according to the show’s co-host Damien Fahey, but ultimately there could be one king kong.

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