Most Overrated Survivor Contestants

Some 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.

The Top Ten

1 Parvati Shallow - Pearl Islands Parvati Shallow is an American television personality and was the $1,000,000 winner of the reality television series Survivor: Micronesia.

She was a very strong player, I don't know what people are talking about. She easily deserved the win of Micronesia and was an easy second place player in Heroes vs. Villains. That's not her fault, she was playing with the greatest Survivor player in history, Russell Hantz. Sandra, though, is the most overrated of all time, didn't deserve to win at all. If you actually think Sandra deserved to win Heroes vs. Villains, stop watching the show, you don't know anything about Survivor. Congratulations.

She literally did nothing in any of her seasons lol her ass got dragged

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!

2 Russell Hantz - Samoa Russell Hantz is an oil company owner and former contestant of the reality show Survivor. He played 3 seasons, and never finished higher than 2nd.

So many people want to get down on the ground for Russell and tell him that he should've won that game. To this day, he still complains about it on facebook, and still is seemingly oblivious to the fact that he deserved to lose, along with many others. In what I would call a "learning moment" Russell saw the principle that "If you're really rude to people for 39 days, and act better than them, they don't want you to have a million dollars" play out. Russell did not deserve to win, and quite frankly, I'm glad the jury chose not to reward his poor play.

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.

3 Amber Brkich - Australian Outback

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.

4 Rob Mariano - Redemption Island Robert Carlo "Rob" Mariano, known by the nickname Boston Rob, is an American television personality, widely known for appearing in several reality shows, including Survivor, and The Amazing Race with his wife, Amber Mariano.

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.

5 Sandra Diaz-Twine - Pearl Islands Sandra Diaz-Twine is an American television personality who became known for her appearances on the reality game show Survivor. She's well known for being the only person to win twice.

Take into consideration that I've been watching Survivor for a super long time, pay good attention to the game, write, analyze, and research so many things about the game. I also deeply read fan's opinions. I've seen so many arguments that Sanra should've won and it makes me want to legit puke. In Pearl Islands, she literrally got to the end for not being threatening, and easily beat Lilian 6-1 since almost everyone that season hated Lilian. She had a poor social game, and was also very sarcastic and often openly rude. Then there's Heroes vs. Villains. Tried to get Russell out for so long but her poor social game (just as poor as Russell's and Parvati's) and horrible strategic game earned her barely any useful allies as Russell's controlled alliance took out what she had in Tyson, Rob, and Courtney pre-merge. She also barely did any work around camp. She was used in Russell's alliance to take out all the heroes post-merge and wasn't threatening to anyone. She was such a goat and did ...more

Yeah, she's pretty overrated for the many, MANY reasons people have stated.

My only gripe is, why is she only number 5? I thought she would at least be number 2 or 3, but ah well, what can you do about it.

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?

She is obviously the most overrated player of all time. Where I finally put my foot down was when she came back for survivor game changers despite never doing a single move to change the game. She played a goatse up until the end and then persuade the jury to vote for her based on her speech ability. Anyway she is the richest survivor player ever now with a net worth from CBS of 2 million dollars so I guess she got her wish but after you got your 2 million dollars you should let robbed players come back instead of a multimillionaire goat.

6 Sophie Clarke - South Pacifc

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.

7 Chelsea Meissner - One World

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.

8 Stephenie LaGrossa - Palau

Gets way too much credit for the Ulonging in spite of her bad teamwork and social skills. Plays like a victim.

9 Andrea Boehlke - Redemption Island

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.

10 Courtney Yates - China

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.

The Contenders

11 Ozzy Lusth - Cook Islands Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth is a reality star, well known for playing on the his reality show "Survivor." He played in the seasons "Cook Islands," "Micronesia," "South Pacific," and "Game Changers."

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!

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.

12 Ciera Eastin - Blood VS Water, Cambodia and Game Changers


Only move she ever made was to vote out her mom and she didn't even orchestrate that. Always talking about strategizing but never actually strategizing anything. Horrible at challenges. Said she was better at puzzles than her mom...she wasn't.

13 Spencer Bledsoe - Cagayan and Second Chances

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!

14 Mikayla Wingle - South Pacific

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.

15 Kelley Wentworth - Cambodia

She is just not a good player and probably will never win, even after 10 seasons she will play

She is one of the players that gets but shouldn't be called with their surname - Kreauwen

YEAH! Deserves to be on that list!

Shes bad

16 John Cochran - Caramoan John Martin Cochran, commonly referred to as simply Cochran, is an American reality television personality and television writer.

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.

17 Rupert Boneham - Pearl Islands Rupert Boneham is an American mentor for troubled teens, who became known to reality television audiences in 2003 as a contestant on Survivor: Pearl Islands where he placed 8th.

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 today

18 Alicia Calaway - Australian Outback

Did absolutely nothing in the Outback - was the Most Undeserving All-Star contestant - where once again - she did nothing!

19 Malcolm Freberg - Philippines, Caramoan, and Game Changers
20 Keith Nale - San Juan del Sur

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

21 Mari Takahashi - Millennials vs Gen X

Was never robbed of anything. Deserved nothing but that voteoff and a memorable quote. Just tried too hard and cost her own game.

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.

22 Zeke Smith - Game Changers

Zeke is transgender, fine. We don't need a whole segment at the reunion dedicated to this horrible player.

23 Joe Anglim - Cambodia

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.

24 Bob Crowley - Gabon
25 Corinne Kaplan - Gabon and Caramoan

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.

26 David Wright - Survivor Millennials vs Gen X

Unlike everyone else in that season, he actually knew what he was doing to get far in the game.

He got by on luck. So overrated and wasn't that good at the game.

27 Sarah Lacina - Cagayan
28 Tony Vlachos - Cagayan and Game Changers


29 Aubry Braco - Kaoh Rong

Winchele is the best player of Koah Rong. Not Aubrunner Up!

30 Randy Bailey - Gabon and Heroes vs Villains.
31 Kim Spradin - One World

R/survivor practically worships her - NicholasYellow

32 J. T. Thomas - Tocantins
33 Benjamin "Coach" Wade - Tocantins

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.

34 Todd Herzog - China
35 Chet Welch - Micronesia
36 Colby Donaldson - Heroes vs Villains
37 Jessica Sugar Kiper - Gabon and Heroes vs Villains
38 Debbie Wanner - Kaoh Rong
39 Bret LaBelle - Millennials vs. Gen X

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.

40 Mike Skupin - Australia
41 Kass McQuillen - Cagayan and Cambodia/Second Chances
42 Domenick Abbate - Ghost Island
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