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Ben Fagan (born February 28, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American television personality, and the winner of reality television show Pirate Master.
Early life and education
Fagan was born on February 28, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Folly Beach, South Carolina, where he was raised. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a double major in Business Administration and Marketing Management, and a minor in Spanish.
Fagan was one of sixteen "pirates" in pursuit of a potential $1,000,000 grand prize on the CBS show Pirate Master. The show's contestants were split into two separate "crews", and competed against one another each week in searches for hidden treasure. Fagan was placed in the "Black Crew", where he remained for almost the entire run of show, apart from weeks four, five, nine and thirteen.
Fagan defeated Christa DeAngelo in the final, winning a $500,000 grand prize. He then gave the money he earned over the show's duration - $87,624 - to his teammates, thanking them for their participation in the final, and kept the $500,000 grand prize for himself.
Fagan was the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the Charleston-based band "The Plainfield Project" from 2006-2010. Their self-titled debut album has been released on iTunes. The other band members are drummer Daniel Shahid, keyboardist Ross Bogan, guitarist Carter West, and bassist Matty Thompson.
After The Plainfield Project, Fagan started a funk/reggae/hip-hop/rap band called "Ben Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans."