Top 10 Worst Survivor Winners

Survivor is known for having its fair share of legendary winners. And then there are their fair share of terrible winners.

The Top Ten

1 Ben Driebergen

How he managed to go from running the game to being the sure vote off at every tribal until the end between 8 and 7 is beyond me. Production flat out gave him the idols. He sucks. Worst winner is between him and Rob for sure. - quackerpacker

You can't even say he was running the game, all he really did was follow the smart players and constantly bully the minority. - CloudInvasion

Worst winner ever. His season was so rigged. Does anyone seriously believe he really found 4 or whatever it was idols in a row, and only on the days before his impending boots, never before then. - morrislawes

I seriously hope there is never a more delusional inner like Ben. - CloudInvasion

Also such a bad player he made his closest ally in the game Lauren turn on him. - quackerpacker

Should be #1. Too much production riggage.

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2 Rob Mariano Rob Mariano 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.

Loses a jury vote to everyone but phillip and natalie, the two biggest goats ever. Needed a rigged season to finally win and still loses to all but two big goats.

I do consider Rob one of the best players ever but also one of the worst winners since it took him 4 times to win. And Redemption Island was never a legit or balanced season in anyway.

Worst or 2nd worst to Ben. Really both are the same in that they were all but handed rigged seasons, Ben was just in a more blatant sense everyone could see (production handing him idols) while the Rob riggage was far more nuanced but still there nonetheless.

Worst winner ever! The season was purposely set up for him to win by production.

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3 Jud "Fabio" Birza

Clueless fluke winner. can't believe he isn't way higher. - feisty37

4 Amber Brkich

Underrated winner. Nothing great about her game, but she was smart to ride Rob and let him take the bullets. Her strategic game this season was almost the same as Rob's, and she had a far better social game than Rob which netted her the win in the end. - quackerpacker

Personally, Amber wasn't very impressive. She utilized Sandra's strategy in order to go to the end, but I think what makes her a little disappointing as a winner was that most of her jury votes were against Rob rather than for her. Meh winner, but not the worst. - CloudInvasion

Yeah, I'm not calling Rob or Fabio good winners, am I? Rob's a good player, but his winning season sucked, and Fabio was just...Fabio. - CloudInvasion

Rode Rob's coattail the whole time.

Which was smart strategy. Work as a pair with Rob to make the end and let him take the bullets for them. It is called smart Survivor. - morrislawes

5 Vecepia Towery

Name one significant thing that Vee did to change the game. - CloudInvasion

She did awful that season! I think thst Neleh should have won

6 Bob Crowley
7 Jenna Morasca

Jenna is the worst winner ever! She did nothing but be lazy and flirt all season and rode coat tails the whole way and used her stupid ugly body because most of jury were dumb pervy young men and Annoying Heidi. Jenna is and always will be the worst and most undeserving winner in my opinion...

All I remember about Jenna was that she and Heidi stripped in the middle of a challenge. - CloudInvasion

I hated her. I honestly would have voted crazy Matt in that Final 2.

Huge bitch. That she probably would have beaten Rob Cesternino in a jury vote just shows how flawed the jury voting process can be, one of the few things Russhole Hantz is correct on. - morrislawes

8 Mike Holloway Mike Holloway

He was a physical threat. But that was about it. - CloudInvasion

He wasnt good at any part of the game but immunities, which won him the title of Sole Survivor, but strategically and socially he was a 0.

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

Like Boston Rob he basically won a free season designed for him.

Not really. If Erik made the finale with Cochran, Erik probably would've won. - CloudInvasion

10 Natalie White

Only got the end because of Russell. Natalie gets too much credit for saving Russell from Erik but they would’ve still been down in numbers. You aren’t worthy of being a winner of survivor if you rely on someone way too much. by the way she did absolutely NOTHING the whole game.

The Contenders

11 J.T. Thomas J.T. Thomas

His winning season was good, but his later Of course, if we were merely judging off of his winning season he probably wouldn't be here. - CloudInvasion

12 Sophie Clarke

Worst. Survivor. Winner. EVER. She's such a spoiled brat as Ozzy would say. And Ozzy should have won this season anyway.

Coach Should Have Won!

Another beneficiary of a bitter jury.

13 Michele Fitzgerald

This is probably the worst jury decision in Survivor history. Aubry should have totally won.

14 Denise Stapley
15 Belinda

There is no such winner named Belinda. Someone take this off the list. - CloudInvasion

16 Sari Plenton

This player doesn't even exist for god's sake. - CloudInvasion

Moria should have won.

Lulu Sharigan was better - vz

17 Adam Klein

Adam only won because of a heartbreaking story and tears. The entire final tribal council was changed after his season. The way Jeff addresses the jury on how to talk to the final 3 and what to ask them completely changed. It went from every jury member getting one chance to address any of the final 3 on their own terms, to having 3 different open discussion portions on specific topics. For example Jeff says "this is the outplay portion where you can ask any or all of them on how they outplayed". Adam also took credit for all of Hannah's moves and all she had to do was speak up and she would have won. Adam was the least deserving to win compared to every other winner because he took credit for everyone else's moves and cried his way to victory.

Zero social awareness, won due to having a parent with cancer. Yes his story is heartbreaking, but having Adam as a winner just disrespects the game and the players from Millennials Vs Gen X that played great. Adam simply flipped on these players to get to the end, and then cried in front of the jury to get the cheque.

18 Tyson Apostol Tyson Apostol
19 Parvati Shallow Parvati Shallow Parvati Shallow is an American television personality and was the $1,000,000 winner of the reality television series Survivor: Micronesia.
20 Aras Baskauskas
21 Ethan Zohn
22 Francesca Hogi Francesca Hogi

Not a winner. - CloudInvasion

23 Tony Vlachos
24 Wendell Holland Jr.

I was looking through the list thinking "Where's Wendell? " and poof, there he is. Domenick should've won.

25 Stacey Viktor

No such winner. Get it off the list. - CloudInvasion

I agree, Amy Bitz was robbed - vz

26 Kim Spradlin Kim Spradlin
27 Richard Hatch Richard Hatch Richard Lawrence Hatch was an American actor, writer and producer. Hatch began his career as a stage actor, before moving on to television work in the 1970s.
28 Tina Wesson
29 Mongolia Reynolia

Eh, her social game was alright but that's about it.. Tara played the better game in my opinion. - vz

Get this off the list. This player doesn't exist. - CloudInvasion

Made all of the wrong moves.

30 Chrissy Hofbeck
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