Top Ten Worst Survivor Players

The Top Ten

1 Francesca Hogi - 1st person voted out, Survivor Redmption Island - 1st person voted out, Survivor Caramoan Francesca Hogi - 1st person voted out, Survivor Redmption Island - 1st person voted out, Survivor Caramoan

I hope the rock didn't affect her digestive system.

How? I mean come on. On the first season you said Redemption Island was useless to you because you didn't "put yourself in the position of being voted out. You piss off a swing vote in your alliance which sends you home. You blow a 2-0 lead in a challenge to 3 and then unlocking and stepping through a door. You form an alliance of 4 against an alliance of 6 and get voted out first. TWICE.

How is this even a contest... Played twice and made the exact same mistake to get booted out first both times. No one else in Survivor history will ever do worse in the game.

I honestly think she did not have horrible gameplay, but it's just because Phillip hates her that she was first out both times. She might get another chance in a season that Phillip is not in.

V 36 Comments
2 Colton Cumbie - 13th Place - Survivor: One World Colton Cumbie - 13th Place - Survivor: One World

The reason I vote Colton is because he simply has no respect for the game. Say what you want about Francesca or Erik making blatantly stupid moves, Colton QUIT. TWICE.

He begged to come back only to leave on equally shameful terms. I don't know what's worse, faking an illness and lying to quit Survivor (and taking the Hidden Immunity Idol with you as a souvenir) or being honest about how terrible you are and then quitting Survivor AGAIN.

Both are equally pathetic and he doesn't deserve a place in the venerated history of this show.

God, just thinking about this person makes me wanna punch him in the face. The fact of how racist he was to Bill just of how obnoxious he was and the job he had as a struggling stand up comedian. He said in his interview video before he played that he was a "people person. "

Okay Colton, tell that to Bill...

He lead his tribe to giving up tribal immunity and let personal vendettas run his game.

A very babyish player. He has a girly voice. During the battle for ice cream reward, he was like "Please, please, please, please" in a girly voice. He blames Christina for the losses and it was his fault. I bet his boyfriend died on purpose just so Caleb doesn't want to be with him anymore.

V 55 Comments
3 Naonka Mixon - 9th Place - Survivor: Nicaragua Naonka Mixon - 9th Place - Survivor: Nicaragua

I love this game which is base on we all know lies tell more lies and some more lies out wit out last out play I thought she was totally despicable to the black race which I am African American she was rude ignorant disrespectful I can't say uneducated because she's a physical education teacher I will be scared to allow her to be around any children she is the scum-of-the-earth she played the game how she wanted to play it that's not how Survivor goes she was just a poor dust bunny stealing food hot ghetto mess and stayed jumping in people's face thinking that someone was scared of her girl go sit your ugly big lip black ass down I had to laugh at the one part at Tribal Council when she said I'm not stupid really we can't tell the whole world has seen your true you she actually reminded me of those women that act like girls on the Bad Girls Club

Nasty, repugnant little beast who was as ignorant as she was foul. I cannot fathom anyone wanting to be around her in life, much less how those poor people endured her ghetto beligerance for as long as they did. She was completely delusional and disgusting- I would rather lick Russell Hantz' armpit rash than know she is somewhere on the planet voting and procreating.

She showed the worst personality and no social game whatsoever. Then, to top it all, she QUIT and still thought she could've won.

She's a phys ed teacher? She seems more like a phys ed student who refuses to listen to anyone! - naFrovivuS

V 16 Comments
4 Erik Reichenbach- 5th place- Survivor: Micronesia Erik Reichenbach- 5th place- Survivor: Micronesia

You never give immunity away...
Like Erik Reichenbach always says "Keep your fate in your own hands. "

He started out making all the wrong deals and trusting all the wrong people. He's been a possibilty to be sent home every time he was at tribal council at one point, and towards the end he made a final two with every single girl in the top five. When he won immunity at five, it seemed a like a terrible, undeserving player would outlast a strategic, deserving player, and that thought was repulsive to think. Then, Cirie decidedto try to get him to give up his immunity in exchange for Cirie and Natalie to agree to take him to the final three. He fell for that plan, and he gave up immunity, and was voted out unanimously.

Most definitely the most idiotic player ever.

Obviously, Micronesia comes to mind. But you expect that he would learn something when he got another chance after 5 years.

But on Survivor Caramoan- season 26, He didn't had a single thought of his own. His brain was like dough that everyone can curve to their own interest with only few empty words. I guess you can't learn when it is empty insides.

It's a shame that brainless idiots like that given a chance on Survivor.

They say nice guys finish last.
Makes lots of sense if you're like Erik! - naFrovivuS

V 23 Comments
5 Sean Kenniff- 5th place- Survivor: Borneo

He never made any deals or any alliances with anyone. He just voted randomly at first. Then he decided to vote based on what letter the contestants' parents decided to start their kids' names with. He actually told everyone about his alphabetical strategy, which opened up the door for a three person alliance to vote for who they knew Sean would vote for, because of the order, and that sent the person home. Shortly after, Sean was out.

The dumb look on his face and the fact that he has a nipple ring are just the begining of his stupidity. He was used like a pawn. Voting for no reason for anything no matter what it is shows lack of character and lack of backbone.

I don't understand doctors are supposed to be excellent at the game but he was having his alphabet strategy which annoyed everyone just the original floater

2 words: Alphabet Strategy

V 1 Comment
6 J'Tia Taylor - 15th Place - Survivor: Cagayan

To discover this woman to apparently be a nuclear engineer was absolutely terrifying. She showed herself to be ignorant and utterly repugnant- I wouldn't trust her with box of crayons, much less anything associate with the word "nuclear". She was among other things, useless, lazy, cruel, malignant, vindictive, stupid, and completely pathetic. Yes, she dumped the rice like a small child who has to ruin things for others when she doesn't get her way. Yes, she should have been the first to go. Yes, she was if course lazy and good for nothing. In all of this however, the worst was that she wasn't even a decent human being. She wasn't strategic, intelligent, capable or worth anything, and in the process made sure to handle it like a spoiled toddler sired by voldemort. Wouldn't be sad to find out she decided to retire from civilization and live out her next 30 years in the jungle before being eaten in her sleep by jaguars.

I just want to say that personally I don't know why everyone's hating on j'tia I don't think she was that bad. No I'm kidding of course, j'tia I'm sorry if you're reading this but most of the brains immunity challenges were lost primarily because of her. Swim+cage+pizzle challenge? She couldn't swim and then lost the puzzle a. With a lead and b. With a massive lead to a dink like LJ! Then the buoy grab/basketball challenge she swam backstroke like a Sunday afternoon and then swatted the ball to Spencer rather than throwing it properly. This is without including her utter laziness around camp and oh yeah HER DUMPING OUT THE FOOD SUPPLY. like how big of a jerk does someone have to be to do that. That's my bit, piece

Failed building the shelter episode 1, Laziest Person in her tribe, Lost literally every challenge for her team, from puzzles to laying a flag down on a rectangle platform, Could not function at all in the water, THREW OUT HER ENTIRE TRIBES RICE SUPPLY. NO redeeming qualities worst survivor of all time

She Reminds me of the girl in gym class who can't do anything physical (catch, run, swim). why did Cbs let her in - princepretty

V 19 Comments
7 Russell Hantz - 2nd place - Survivor: Samoa Russell Hantz - 2nd place - Survivor: 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.

People may argue that Russell has a good strategic game, but in my view, if you get to the end and have absolutely no chance at winning, you aren't a good player by any means. His social game was downright terrible. Russell made himself way to unlikeable to possibly win. And don't even get me started on his FTC performance. The jury that decides your fate doesn't want to hear about how you are the best, and all the others suck. They want you to explain why exactly you played the game the best, and at the same time, be a bit humble about it. Don't rub it in their faces that they lost. His strategic game wasn't the best either. If there had been no hidden immunity idols, Russell would've left in 11th. He depended on HIIs to save him. In my view, if you need a special tool to save you, you aren't a very good player. A good player wouldn't need idols to save them, idols are just a special tool for them to use to their advantage. Plus, Russell makes some horrible strategic moves on his ...more

Russel hantz isn't a bad player it's how manipulative he is that makes him awesome

Being the "worst" play must mean that you fail to 'Outwit, Outlast, and Outplay. ' All of this is true in one simple perspective: he's a pawn. The only reason he made it to the end twice and eventually lost (Outlasted) is that other folks were able to read into his position (having idols, being awful at jury management) and using him as a pawn to win. Furthermore, he's ignorant to seeing the reality of people using him (Outplayed) to win in the final three, despite the fact that jury members and other contestants tell him directly. Finally, players who he describes as weaker have consistently represented themselves in the final council, where he lost (Outwitted).

I'm not gonna say that Russel played anything resembling a decent social game, all he did was shamelessly bully and manipulate people, which very few juries would reward with a win. The thing about Survivor is that it requires playing socially, strategically, and physically. Russel played at least a decent strategic game that did get him to FTC twice, and his physical game was solid, him winning a couple important immunity challenges. Russel probably would never win with his social game, but he is not the worst. The worst players wouldn't even have strength in strategy or the physical game like Russel had, the wouldn't have any strengths at all. Is Russel a good player, that's debatable, but he definitely isn't the worst player.

Objectively one of the worst players of all time. He does as much as he can to get himself further away from winning, and he didn't control jack shlt in Samoa despite what his ignorant fans say. Premerge half of Russell's allies were cut due to lack of chalenge strength or just being terrible at the game like Ben. Come merge, Natalie blindsided Erik, Shambo and John hated Laura and were going to flip the minute she lost immunity, and Mick decided to boot John and Shambo. Then onward was a pagonging, which means all Russell did was play an idol correctly and make his jury hate him. His HvV was even worse and all kinds of garbage, making even the villains want to murder him.

V 39 Comments
8 Lex Van Der Berghe- 9th place- Survivor: All-Stars

Voting out jerri and keeping amber was one of the stupidest moves in this game

He played a good game the first time, but then the second time, he voted out some of the strong people, and had an opportunity to vote out Amber, and completely change the game, by giving himself the upper hand, going to the merge 5 against 4, and one of the 5 being Lex's friend Tom, an easy person to flip. Instead he votes out an ally, keeps Rob's ally, and Rob betrays him at the very next tribal council.

And then he had the nerve to be bitter at the person who had outwitted him.

Beats erik. He thought so highly of himself I wanted him to get his ass kicked earlier. If you think erik was dumb looked how this guy screwed not only himself, but his team. He screwed a lot of allies in both seasons. Clarence, kelly, brandon, tom, colby, ethan, jerri, and the rest of his team. Great job. Deserves number 1 spot.


V 16 Comments
9 Matt Elrod - 7th place - Survivor: Redemption Island

When somebody stabs you in the back, you don't go right back to them and rejoin them. As if this isn't bad enough, he TOLD ROB HE WAS CONSIDERING VOTING HIM OUT! And he was actually surprised Rob voted him out again.

The most unaware naive uncertain survivor player ever. He would go on and on talking about his relationship with god but does not care one bit about relationships with people around him. That's why he got voted out the first time. Then completely insanely ratted out himself and his closest ally Andrea to boston Rob.
He gives every one a sense of uncertainty unsure about what he wants to do. Even Andrea feels lost and then she listens to the determined boston Rob to, again, vote this religious guy out.

Before Micronesia it was Lex (and the rest of his tribe) for keeping Amber in All-Stars. After Micronesia it was Erick, and his retarded immunity giveaway. After HvV it was JT (and the rest of his tribe) for giving the hidden idol to another tribe without any knowledge of what it was going on there. BUT, those are isolated stupid moves, stupid enough to make someone "the worst ever", but isolated nonetheless. Than comes this guy, and gets his ass voted out not once, but twice for trusting the same people who blindsided him the first time. It's stupidity at its finest. In a season where almost all new players were nothing but a bunch of sheep, or simply had no idea how to play the game, this guy is the king of dumb players.

He shook hands with the other tribe, told rob he wanted him out, and got voted out twice in 5 days. what could be worse then that? - JJS32503

V 3 Comments
10 Shamar Thomas - 17th place - Survivor: Caramoan

I think Reynold put it best: " I don't think not quitting a game that thousands want to play is all that heroic... " part of what makes Shamar the true jerk that he is, was his hateful nature, no less in the vicinity of possibly the most likeable cast ever to air on survivor. Shamar is a bully, nothing more.

This worthless, lazy, useless fat turd was a dishonor to the game. In my view he is the human equivalent of an old scrotum. Just hanging around, getting in everyone's way, accomplishing nothing until it gets cancer and destroys the whole body. This just happens to be a particularly filthy old set, inflicted with rash and pestilence. Hope that casting director was fired!

" I need you all to know that Shamar is all about respect! "
" I won't quit the game if you bring me my rice when it's time to eat. "


How is he not top 5. All he did was piss people off

V 10 Comments

The Contenders

11 Chet Welch - 14th Place - Survivor: Micronesia

Just watching this season again and I am pissed off. This guy gets a small blister on his foot and calls it quits while Jonathan penner was in tears that he had to leave due to a deadly infection on his knee. Not only that but he was given the chance to make the biggest move in survivor history which was to blindside ozzy. But nooo there was too much going on for Chet and he couldn't hold on for just two more days. So I'll put it to you bluntly. Chet was the weakest, least motivated, and least strategical of all survivor players and the only reason he held on for longer then the first vote was because everyone wanted to use him as a pawn. PATHETIC!

All 3 parts he fail. Strategically: it was true that he didn't want to be there so he sat around camp all day only talking to Kathy and Tracy Competitively: He failed at every challenge he competed gave absolutely no heart. And Socially: People commented on his weakness add all that and you got the worst player ever

Only one way to describe him... Super lame! Lame in challenges, lame around camp, LAME. Such a good season but he was just so lame. There is no way he could ever win because survivor is a game for people that have a spine

Worthless waste of space in all aspects of the game.

V 7 Comments
12 Brandon Hantz - 6th Place - Survivor: South Pacific Brandon Hantz - 6th Place - Survivor: South Pacific

Everything about this man is wrong. He has set out to "Correct" his family name, but in all reality, he was even worse than Russel. What this kid needs to learn is that this is NOTHING MORE THAN A GAME. Do you hear that jury members? Do you have to brute and brute about how you were wronged by someone who wasn't too brain dead to make a strategic move? Back on topic, the only possible thing people give him kudos for over Russel is not being mean, which, to way too many jury members meant not playing the game. But, he was worse in that aspect too. He singled out and excluded Mikayla for no discernible reason. He was made uncomfortable by "something about her". He's basically saying that, from no fighting, from no strategic or physical game, she should be voted off. Cochran? He was UNBEARABLY hypocritical about how Cochran was treated. 8th tribal council, Keith is voted out. Jim, being the disgusting person that he is, calls Cochran a coward for making a bold move. ...more

Some people are naive, some dillusional, some can't control emotions, some need to be told what to do, some have no social skills, and some are just flat out garbage, scum of the earth, trash. Brandon Hantz is all of the above.
By far the worst player, and sorest loser to ever play the game. He would have been of more use swallowed by his mother. Maybe help her digestive system, or at least a little protein for the woman.
This guy shows us that a bipolar pathetic psychopath can sneak his way onto the show, not once but twice. I would have loved to see him and old man Phillup go a few rounds, hat them both... To even put Brandon in the same category as some of the favorites to play the game is a disgrace to the players and every person that ever watched the show.

Honestly, his game was all about god. I'm not getting him wrong, I do believe in him, but survivor is about Backstabbing and Outwitting your opponents. He did none of that. His opponents took advantage of his honesty and got him out of the game.

Wanna know how hated he is? Russell Hantz said it was stupid of him to try and correct his family name. - naFrovivuS

V 15 Comments
13 Phillip Sheppard - 2nd Place - Survivor: South Pacific Phillip Sheppard - 2nd Place - Survivor: South Pacific Phillip Sheppard is a United States Army veteran and the chief executive officer of a software company, who is best known for his appearances on the U.S.

If phillip's malignant, delusional ass walked off a cliff... I would carefully set up a chair, a small table of vectuals, take out my camera in advance and gleefully watch him fall to his death. I didn't know hate until I watched this completely deranged idiot ruin something I really enjoyed. If the scenario was real, and there was no votes and nonsense- his fellow cast aways would have collectively hit him over the head, gutted him and used his flesh as bait for capturing food. The second day. No one would have even been hungry yet, and they would have killed him simply to achieve silence and justice for mankind. He would never win at survivor or at anything else, because he needs to be in a padded room drooling on a coloring book somewhere. He's not a character or a villain- he's sad, pathetic, crazy and stupid, and made a joke out of the game.

So, Phillip's plan to win the money is by... Thanking Boston Rob by taking him to the end and ultimately rewarding Rob's gameplay. He did a lot better the second time around but you can never forget his antics in Redemption Island

He argued like a toddler at the final tribal when it was clear that he wouldn't win. This guy had an extraordinary talent for making himself look ridiculous.

He pulled the race card. Trying to get away.

V 12 Comments
14 Jenna Lewis - 8th place - Borneo

Strategically, I would align myself with Jenna just so I could receive the million because almost every all star on that season would beat Jenna

I seriously wonder if she can go a minute without her mouth opening

Did Jenna think that treating her tribemates like crap would help her out in the game? She barely survived every tribal in Outback (only because of her allies) and only needed to attend two in season 8. Flirting was another idiotic downfall of hers.

She actually played really well in all stars

V 6 Comments
15 Abi-Maria Gomes - 5th Place - Survivor: Philippines

The only person on the planet that if she was in a final 2 with Russell, she would have lost

I don't think she's the worst player but I think she's just very unaware of how her actions affect others. She lets her paranoia get the better of her and she literally pisses a lot of people on her tribe. I say her fatal flaw her first time was her extreme paranoia that annoyed many people and the same mistake the second time but she flipped on an alliance on and Kor that would have at least helped her get further in the game. As much as Peih Gee and Woo didn't like her, they needed her for numbers and she could have rode on that and got a solid final 3 when the merge came.

In a second chance season I like to see people that can actually win the game. I think Carolyn is the 3rd best non-winner we have ever seen, and you have T-Bird coming all the way back from Africa to do this again and she was a really good player and Cesternino said himself she should've been on All-Stars. But NO!, The public chooses Abi someone who is an irrational strategist, socially uncompromising, and probably the most lippy person ever to come on the show. She gets buy in the game simply by the fact that she has no chance with a jury.


V 15 Comments
16 Dreamz Herd - Runner Up - Survivor: Fiji

I was pulling for dreamz in the beginning. I was all, "wouldn't it bee cool if this pathetic kid won". Then he turned out to be a greedy, incredibly stupid, loathsome ghetto nugget by thinking for an instant that he had a chance in hell after he deceived one of the games most beloved players. You pity him, then immediately see him for the opportunistic, greedy little turd he is. He should have given the truck back at the very least. He didn't even get to keep it anyways- so incredibly pathetic. Zero strategy, and then tried to act in TC as if he never intended to give up immunity and it was all his plan- absolute tosh. It was like watching a kid who stole something from a retail store swear to the cops he didn't- even after they show him a security tape of him doing it. Those big doe eyes and adamant denial. Ignorant jackass.

Did this idiot think he was going to win the jury vote I mean he betrayed every jury member and its not like breaking his promise to tau man was going to win him a million more like lose all his jury votes

This idiot betrayed every single one of his allies! And he voted off Yau-Man

V 1 Comment
17 Jeff Varner - 10th Place - Survivor: The Australian Outback

Jeff Varner is the only player to play the game 3 times and to never make the merge. I don't know why the fans brought him back and CBS brought him back. He step out of a challenge in the Outback for peanut butter, and then getting voted out that same tribal. He was talking to the opposing tribe during a challenge his second time around and made the tribe think he was a rat. And his third time... well you know how it went

You know how they say you're only the queen until the king arrives? Move over Francesca, Jeff Varner is here.

He kind of looks and sounds like Frank Underwood from House of Cards. I think that's his only appeal. People assume he's a lot more intelligent and socially aware than he is because of that resemblance. We've had vicious survivor players and we've had idiot survivor players but Jeff Varner is the quintessential vicious idiot. Lost control of his tribe to Tasha for him spilling the beans in a challenge during his second bout and then he spent all his time online bashing her for being "40 and childless" and now in his third bout he seemed to think transphobia could have saved him from being voted out and thought of as a bad but likable survivor player but now he won't have to worry about that last part.

3 times: couldn't even be in Ponderosa once.

V 4 Comments
18 Ben Browning - 18th Place - Survivor: Samoa

Natalie White and Mick Trimming were not able to deal with Ben for 8 days. And when you know that these people were able to deal with Russell Hantz for 39 days, that's really an impressive fact.

When someone like Russell Hantz has to vote you out so early just because your social game is so weak that he finds you insufferable so quickly, that means a lot about how weak of a player you are.

This guy was so obnoxious. Constantly insulting everyone, and he wasn't even playing the game. I'm shocked that nobody wanted to take him to the end. Russell should have kept him and used him as a shield. In my opinion, Ben would have been more hated than Russell if he lasted longer.

Him and Shannon from Survivor:Nicaragua must be best buds. Considering they're both bigots

19 Trish Dunn - 13th place - Survivor: Pearl Islands

I actually liked her as a castaway until she went paranoid after Rupert got "kidnapped" by the Morgan tribe and then the next time they went she then tried to vote him off. She just overreacted a little too much and so if you read this Trisha you still did good and you may or may not get that call to come back but if you do get that call, say yes 100%, because everybody likes a returning castaway who comes back to finish what they started and prove themselves, like Rob, Parvati, Cirie, Lillian, Rupert, etc.

Trish has dunn herself in.

She promised to go to the final two with everyone, and then tried to get Rupert's strongest ally to blindside him.

3 parts to being a good survivor player. Good strategist, physical ability, and social within your tribe. Trish didn't really have any of that at all plus she made a really really bad game move that got her voted out.

V 2 Comments
20 Tina Wesson - 1st place - Survivor: The Australia Outback

Most overrated winner? stfu, nobody even talks about tina. Boston Rob and Parvati are the most overrated

This is worst survivor player how the hell is a winner and someone who got 4th place top/bottom 20?

Stupid squirrel

Umm... she won - JJS32503

V 3 Comments
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Survivor Players Top Ten Greatest Survivor Players Never to Win Smartest Survivor Players Best Survivor: Blood vs Water Players Best Male Survivor Players

List Stats

2,000 votes
164 listings
9 years, 41 days old

Top Remixes (13)

1. Francesca Hogi - 1st person voted out, Survivor Redmption Island - 1st person voted out, Survivor Caramoan
2. Ben Browning - 18th Place - Survivor: Samoa
3. Matt Elrod - 7th place - Survivor: Redemption Island
1. Francesca Hogi - 1st person voted out, Survivor Redmption Island - 1st person voted out, Survivor Caramoan
2. Naonka Mixon - 9th Place - Survivor: Nicaragua
3. J'Tia Taylor - 15th Place - Survivor: Cagayan
1. Colton Cumbie - 13th Place - Survivor: One World
2. Naonka Mixon - 9th Place - Survivor: Nicaragua
3. J'Tia Taylor - 15th Place - Survivor: Cagayan

View All 13


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.