Top Ten Worst Survivor Players

The Top Ten

1 Colton Cumbie - 13th Place - Survivor: One World

He is just a straight terrible human (not that he is straight) and a jerk to everyone around him except fellow devil Alicia

Quit twice. Too many people try so hard to make it on the show and he opts out twice.

What else can you say about this douchebag ? Not sure why he was allowed on the show (twice) !

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.

2 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.

No argument here. 1st player to be voted out first twice! Awful players. Numbers are everything in survivor, she went against the GOAT in Boston Rob, lost, then she went against the numbers again, lost.

2 times in a row. You are the worst. Get a life. You don't know how to play Survivor.

She's not exactly a bad player, I mean, both times she was voted out for being a threat. But it is very, very pathetic that she was voted out first twice.

3 Naonka Mixon - 9th Place - Survivor: Nicaragua

Even in her high lights, she was just an awful person with no redeeming qualities about her

Don't quit. You are almost at the end. But everybody hates you so.

Her attitude all throughout the game was cruel. The producers should have intervened when she tripped another contestant.

She tripped over a poor girl with a prosthetic leg! How vile and evil can you be.

4 Erik Reichenbach- 5th place- Survivor: Micronesia

Made the most idiotic move of giving the immunity to Natalie, even though IT WAS COMPLETELY CLEAR he was on the bottom, and was a crybaby and follower near the end of Caramoan.

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.

He is the most idiotic person on survivor ever. He gave away his individual immunity to Natalie and got tricked by 4 girls. He got himself voted out

5 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.

Tasha said it best, "we give you the simplest task and you still find a way to screw that up." She should have been gone in the first episode

Awful at Survivor. Anger issues. Didn't actually want to compete

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

6 Shamar Thomas - 17th place - Survivor: Caramoan

He threatened to quit and said the only way he was going to stay was if the others fed him. Then was medically evacuated later

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. "


7 Natalie Tenerelli - 3rd Place - Redemption Island

Worst player ever. Got carried to the end, needs to learn how to play survivor

Rob carried you. Nice girl but you were a pawn in the GOAT's game.

Rewatching some of that awful season and Nat Ten was a big part of why it was so awful. Just the most mindless sheep. No wonder Rob wanted her at the end.

Nice enough person, but just not good at the game. Perfect pawn and goat to drag to the end. Voted out her own best friend for a huge enemy she fought with all game, for no strategic purpose at all.

8 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.

Generally rude to everyone around him, a lunatic, and stupid enough to give everyone a spy name WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!

honestly, who runs around in their pink underwear other than this absolute liar. I still don't think he's a former federal agent.

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.

In Redemption Island, he was rude to everyone but Rob. He was better in Caramoan, but still had a slim chance of winning.

9 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.

Vote members of the other tribe randomly. That's Sean's game in a nutshell.

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

10 Matt Elrod - 7th place - Survivor: Redemption Island

Get voted out twice. Tell Rob you are going to vote him out when he has a powerful alliance.

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.

Who would tell someone you're voting them out? That's an idiot move.

The Contenders

11 Abi-Maria Gomes - 5th Place - Survivor: Philippines

Awful human being. Have zero idea why she has any fans when all she does is be evil and Dan Spilo is the only person who she can beat in a final two

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

Was rude to everyone and thought it didn't do anything to her game.

She was so dumb that at first I thought this must be scripted no one can be this stupid every possible mistake that she could make you could count on her to make it and just when I thought it was all an act they did the game with the flipping it over the drums she didn't even understand a game what are the only mistake that you could actually make is turning over your own color I would love to play here in a game of Othello.

12 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.

deceiving, cocky, and got put to the test going against Boston Rob, who told Russell, "given the opportunity to play you again, I'll gladly kick your ass and win" Rob did exactly that, so what you went to the end twice, never played to win, and never received votes.

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

His social game was terrible, right. But he definitely was great in breaking bigger alliances and his strategic game was at least good. Definitely not worse player than some other at this list. - Hwol

Everyone wants to credit him with good gameplay, but stealing is strictly prohibited in the rules, and he stole socks, he stole water, he stole the machete (this last one wasn't anyone's personal property, so doesn't really count). ALL of this has been for nothing, because he had such a target on his back due to his pitiful playstyle that his tribe threw a challenge just to eliminate him. Which was the BEST move they could have made, considering he would have had the entire camp suffering needlessly so that he could be dragged in to the final 3 again just to lose. Making it to the end in this game means NOTHING if you can't win considering a very viable strategy is to bring along the people that have no chance. Russell Hantz is the epitome of the perfect 3rd player, and in the game of survivor, you might as well be last if you're going to be 3rd every time.

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).

13 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

Absolute meltdown. Who gives up immunity. Just dumb the second time. He is dumb.

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.

As much as he is a dumb ass and a bit crazy I don't think he can be the worst when he was very close to winning South Pacific. If he doesn't give up immunity to Albert he has a good shot at making the end. And if he makes the end he wins over everyone but Ozzy. And Ozzy would be hard pressed to make the end as he has to win every single immunity of course.

14 Lex Van Der Berghe- 9th place- Survivor: All-Stars

What a dumbass. He could've voted out the ally from the other tribe so he could have an opportunity to flip but NO! He votes out one of his allies because someone who isn't even his ally to begin with told him to, then the person he made a promise to flips back, taking the enemy Lex didn't vote out. Lex is definitely one of the biggest idiots on Survivor.

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.

15 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

16 Chet Welch - 14th Place - Survivor: Micronesia

Bad at challenges. Bad at social play. Nothing strategic. Was dumb. He didn't seem like a superfan or a fan at all. Just tried to get famous and failed.

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

Season: 16 Jonathan almost loses his leg and doe not want to leave. Chet is so wimpy he gets dragged by Joel in immunity challenge. AND he gets a little scrape and wants to go home. It also doesn't help the fact that he is A Pageant coach AND! He is gay. He literally says he is gay

17 Jenna Lewis - 8th place - Borneo

Annoying, but could've won had she made it to the end in All Stars.

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

She actually played really well in all stars

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

18 Kelly Shinn - 8th Place - Nicaragua

Seriously, what did she even do? She barely existed in Nicaragua and then quit from too much rain.

She is pathetic, and she had the nerve to call Chase a goat when she was the biggest goat in the game by a huge margin.

Purple Kelly was lazy she didn't even win won challenge and she quit that is not a true survivor player at all in my opinion

Useless, lazy, and quit despite sucking and having no chance to win. Why was she even on the show.

19 Tina Wesson - 1st place - Survivor: The Australia Outback

She did well in Australian Outback and could've done well in All Stars had she made it farther. Her Blood vs Water game, though? Eh...

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

She shouldn't be on this list at all!

What Tina is good at the game

20 Dreamz Herd - Runner Up - Survivor: Fiji

Didn't honor a deal. Not a great example and then he probably grew up.

Absolutely disgusting person. Wouldn't be surprised if he taught the kids he was helping howto do drugs, I'm not surprised Earl got all of the damn votes.

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.

In Fiji, he started out simply annoying. Then, he turned into an idiot. He flipped on his alliance PURELY for the fact that he wasn't shown Mookie's idol yet, making him already a big goat. Then, he took Yau-Man's offer for when, if Yau-Man gave Dreamz the car, Dreamz would take him to the final three. And what does he do? He takes the car, then at the final three, doesn't give immunity to Yau-Man and votes him out. So, not only is he a horrible survivor player, but also a selfish, greedy, horrible person. To me, he's the biggest goat of all time. Even more than Phillip!

21 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

He actually made the merge in his first season, he was just the first boot there and didn't make the jury.

I couldn't care less on how he played in his first two seasons, but insulting the transgender is where I draw the line.

This man has played 3 times, and each time making stupider moves. He has never made the jury in his survivor career and honestly is a terrible person in general.

This man decided to:
-sacrifice his whole game to eat peanut butter despite knowing he had votes cast against him, and that the numbers were tied
-Took out vytas, one of the biggest challenge threats on his team, right off the bat, leading to repetitive loss for his team
-Decided "hey you know what? I'll call out Zeke for being transgender and that will DEFINITELY save my game"

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

22 Christina Cha - 4th Place - Survivor: One World

A big chicken. Didn't make any moves of her own and just followed the whole time.

Being bad at survivor does not make you dumb

I don't know how she's not more up there in this list. She literally didn't even play the damn game.

Arguably the hottest Asian to ever play Survivor. Undoubtedly the dumbest Asian to ever play Survivor

23 Dave Cruser- 13th place- Survivor: China

He goes right along the same lines as Hunter. He bossed everyone around, had an ally go home instead of who he wanted, and still tried to call the shots rather than try to save himself.

Everything Ashley said about him is true

He was a bad player but not a bad person. He was the only one to stand up to Ashley and Sherea's selfish, snobby, pretentious attitudes and that's admirable.

I hate him. He created so many reasons for a lost

24 Drew Christy - 15th place - Survivor: San Juan Del Sur

He threw a challenge, and then expected people to go his way because...he's Drew. Yeah, he's an idiot.

He preached who he wanted out in front of everyone, including the person who he wanted out, wouldn't let anyone talk, threw a challenge, and expected people to treat him like he was the 2nd Jesus Christ! How stupid or ignorant can you be?!?!?

He insisted that the women were aligned and that they needed to vote out a girl even though there were more men than women on the tribe.

He insisted that Kelley be voted out when no one else wanted Kelley out (the other guys he talked to wanted to vote for Julie).

He threw a challenge only to get voted out at that very tribal council.

Enough said.

Even though he was strong, he was super lazy. The girls and Jeremy were right to get him out

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

She was over-paranoid about Rupert. One night won't change everything!

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.

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