Most Overrated Survivor ContestantsSome contestants in the 26 seasons of Survivor have gotten a lot more credit than they deserve. Winners and losers aside, here are the most overrated contestants of all of Survivor.
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Joy, she won Micronesia despite not being near a favorite. In Heroes vs Villains, Parvati did absolutely nothing and was dragged to the end by Russell and Sandra. Doesn't sound like a deserving contestant to me.
Frustrated me how she got all the credit for everything when it was Cirie who did everything!
I hated how she would get all this credit for the blindsides in Micronesia. Yeah she stated the black widow brigade but Cirie and kind of Amanda came up with the ideas to get them by. In HvV, without Russell she would've been a pre-jury boot.
Good, but terribly overrated.V 9 Comments
In Survivor: Australia, Amber did nothing. She was just there, a contestant who no one cared about. Rob carried her to the end in All-Stars and she only won because she was the more likeable of the two.
If it had not been for Rob Amber would have been eliminated before the merge. She road Rob's coattails all the way. She only won because the jury was bitter against Rob for screwing them over.
I agree that Russell is an overrated player because the Samoa episodes were edited to make it look like he was doing everything and the others were clueless. I do not believe that. The others knew that they could beat Russell because the jury would hate him so they kept him around, and they also made moves but there moves were more subtle. Regardless of that, Russell is the most entertaining and strategic player and should have won in Samoa. It is very obvious that when the jury voted for Natalie it was a vote not for Russell. He may not be the greatest player, but is definitely one of the greatest players. I hope he eventually wins.He needs to.
Russell did great in Samoa; however he thinks too highly of himself (especially since he was the second eliminated in Redemption Island).
Russell can't win Survivor. He has no social game outside of his alliances despite how many idols he plays.
Russell has ZERO jury management Andy in the words of the queen “He’s a stupid ass”.V 2 Comments
What the hell did she even do? People claim that her social game is great. She yelled, and was completely obnoxious. Watching her made me just want to punch a hole in my television. People drone on and on about how Russell Hantz social game is horrible so, I must ask all of you? WHY DOES SANDRA GET A FREE PASS?
Ugly, obnoxious, and unintelligent. No one wants to waste a tribal council voting her out, so she ends up in the finals and gets rewarded for being worthless.
She doesn't do ANYTHING! She just gets carried to the end and has absolutely no strategy! The only reason she won pearl islands was because she was up against lil, and her winning in HvV shocked me. just because she has won twice doesn't mean that she is a great player
In Heroes Vs Villains her number one goal was to get rid of Russell but it never worked out for her. She also sucked at challenges. She won because the the heroes felt obligated to vote for her because she warned them about Russell.V 2 Comments
Chelsea followed Kim until the very end and made no strategic moves. Her one notable quote is "I love money! " Survivor fans like her for her beauty and nothing else.
Not a great strategist, but what makes her overrated is the fact that fans clamor she made Survivor: China amazing.
Courtney was unstable and untrustworthy all of Survivor: China, and was only on Heroes vs Villains because she was funny.
Sophie easily wins for most overrated. She sat around and made enemies while Coach did all of the work. All she did was laugh after her contestants' eliminations and act as a goat in order to win.
Gets way too much credit for the Ulonging in spite of her bad teamwork and social skills. Plays like a victim.
How is this not #1? He got too many tries. Sure, he's a challenge beast, but that's what always leads to his downfall each season. He got voted off a record 5 times for crying out loud! - naFrovivuS
He might be great in challenges, but his attitude and arrogance sucked and I'm glad he never won a single time he played
Ozzy couldn't outwit a howler monkey.
Insanely overrated. Played against poorest competition ever on Redemption Island and still would have lost a jury vote to everyone except the 2 biggest goats of all time. Had Ashley not saved his ass by winning immunity when she did, he probably ends up with Grant in the final and gets badly crushed. 2 of his first 3 times playing does not even make the merge.
When it takes you FOUR times to figure the game out enough to win, that's not impressive. Redemption Island might as well have been gift wrapped for him. Here you go, Rob, a whole tribe of mindless idiots to easily manipulate and control. Not impressed.
Rob deserved to win redemption island, however he played with a bunch of dimwits who worshiped him. CBS wanted him to win so badly that they put him on a tribe which was full of idiots. Had he won in all stars then he would have not competed in redemption island.
So overrated. Took 4 times to win, and needed a fixed season and 2 huge goats at the end (loses to everyone else) to win Survivor.V 4 Comments
In Redemption Island, Andrea was another sleepwalking zombie of Rob who did nothing except get blindsided. She had no strategy, no game, and no reason to return to Caramoan. She was even blindsided with an idol after attempting to eliminate Brenda.
Someone tell me, why is she so well liked? She was the fifth person eliminated for crying out loud! All she managed to do before her elimination is get on the nerves of her tribemates and unsuccessfully campaign to vote out Edna.
Fans clamor that he is so great, but doesn't even know when to keep his mouth shut. Therefore, pushing away people to work with him. If he wins, he'll be the worst winner of all time. Even worst than Bob.
Super arrogant and annoying prick.
He played a good game in cagayan. He also played a good game in Cambodia, however his game in Cambodia wasn't as good as Cagayan.
Whoawhoawhoawhoawhoa! One word: underdog! Everything was going right for Tony, who did not deserve to win. Spencer beat all the odds to make it to the F4, but when Kass won that immunity, he was toast. What he should've done was convince Woo about the F2 instead of Tony, and that if Tony wins the FIC, he will win the game. Spencer also explained how he would've done against any of the F3; against Kass, Spencer unanimously wins. Against Woo, Spencer wins, but Woo does get jury votes. Against Tony, he doesn't know about that, but 5-4 either way. Great player in Second Chance as well, luck going up and down as in Cagayan. Both seasons, beats all the odds to make it super far!
YEAH! Deserves to be on that list!
Did absolutely nothing in the Outback - was the Most Undeserving All-Star contestant - where once again - she did nothing!
Was never robbed of anything. Deserved nothing but that voteoff and a memorable quote. Just tried too hard and cost her own game. - naFrovivuS
2nd Out. Doesn't matter what "potential" you may think the bitch has. She was 2ND OUT! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. WHAT WOULD YOU THINK IF I CAMPAIGNED TO BRING BACK JENNY LANZETTI? Makes no damn sense. Plus all she did was think she was in control, then get blindsided. Seems like a nice person, but anyone who wants her back on the show is an idiot.
He's super entertaining but bad at the game. He has no strategy and was clueless in both of his seasons.
He didn't do anything statistic.He Screwed his alliance by being bad to the girls and then screwed reeds game with STICK TO THE PLAN.Natalie carried him to the finale 4
While Joe played a really great social game and seemed very friendly, I have no idea why he was so lovable. In my opinion, he was an Ozzy/ Malcolm wannabe (and I'm not a fan of Ozzy either) he didn't have much strategic game and it seemed that he put all his efforts in the challenges and none in the actual game.
Nothing more than a spiteful bitch who was bitter at Sugar and Susie.
She claimed she'd be an absolute bitch and see what happens. Well it didn't do very well for her both her seasons. - naFrovivuS
Unlike everyone else in that season, he actually knew what he was doing to get far in the game. - naFrovivuS
He got by on luck. So overrated and wasn't that good at the game.
Zeke is transgender, fine. We don't need a whole segment at the reunion dedicated to this horrible player. - naFrovivuS
R/survivor practically worships her - NicholasYellow
Was Dawn's puppet the entire time on Caramoan.
Cockyran was considered a hero due to backstabbing his entire tribe who saved him twice so he could make the merge. Afterwards he barely put up an argument before getting voted out and easily eliminated by Ozzy the next day. In Caramoan, Cochran acted as Dawn's puppet and only chose the elimination of Eddie throughout the entire game. He went out of his way to insult Julia, Philip, Eddie, Michael, Malcolm, Corinne, Sherri, Erik Dawn and Brandon while blabbering about his "challenge beastliness. " It would be easier to like him if he weren't so arrogant and self-righteous.
Coach lived up to none of what he said he was going to do. His lies and schemes (as well as arrogance) prove he is incapable of ever winning Survivor.
Why do people think he played a great game? He didn't do anything! I know a lot of people like his personality, but in all 4 seasons, he had no strategy whatsoever.
He's only well liked due to good editing. Most contestants can't stand him, and say he's obnoxious and bad tempered. He has no strategy and he's easily one of the ugliest players
He's a pretty bad strategist who has annoyed all the contestants every season he's played on. He also has a huge ego.
I guess the editors feeding onto his image in Pearl Islands made him have this enormous ego he has todayV 1 Comment
People actually like this douche? He badmouthed all his rivals (TO THEIR FACES), only talked about himself to others, and lacked in any strength in challenges. He said to his allies, "If I end up in a final three with [David], I ain't winning." Pure arrogance and was only thinking about himself and getting out David for 37 days. - naFrovivuS
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