Benjamin 'Coach' Wade Welcomes Daughter Lenna Marie
Courtesy Benjamin ‘Coach’ Wade
There’s someone new at the tribal council!
Making her debut at noon in Susanville, California, Lenna weighed in at 7 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 20 inches long. She joins big brother Avvan, 5, at home.
Wade, 42, tells PEOPLE that fatherhood has changed him from the self-involved person he was when audiences first saw him on Survivor: Tocantins.
“I was pretty selfish,” he admits. “No kids, no marriage. That was my motto. But then that all changed when I met Jessica. When her son called me “Dad,” a new man was born.”
Wade, who also competed in Heroes vs Villains and South Pacific, says that he’s now ready to be a father to a daughter.
“Trepidation slips away, nerves begin to calm,” he says. “Today, a full circle of life begins.”
— Steve Helling