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 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.

WHAT?! Why is he here?! (This is only for gameplay on the winning season if it's a returnee)

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.

2 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

Should be #1. Too much production riggage.

Delusional @sshole.

3 Sophie Clarke

God awful, annoying, self-obsessed arrogant aggressive and overrated. Sigh.

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.

4 Denise Stapley

Only won because Malcolm choked at the end.

5 Vecepia Towery

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

6 Tony Vlachos
7 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

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

8 Sari Plenton

Moria should have won.

Lulu Sharigan was better - vz

9 Jud "Fabio" Birza

One of the dumbest to ever play the game!

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

10 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...

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

The Contenders

11 Wendell Holland Jr.

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

12 Chris Underwood

Chris was one of his tribe's strongest competitors, was in the majority and had a plan gift wrapped for him...only to get himself voted out pre swap because he was an idiot. He only made it as far as he did because of a twist that had never happened before, made the final 4 because he got an idol for free at the final 6, and only won because being voted out so early meant he couldn't be blamed for most of the jury members' eliminations. At least Ben managed to make it to the final 7 before he needed to rely on twists to make the end.

He stayed on Edge of Extinction for 27 days then came back into the game and used idols so survive and gave up immunity to beat Rick in a fire making competition and win the season. He was in the game fora grand total of 12 days. At least the other winners were not voted out in the season they won.

He spent 28 days on a island He gets voted out third comes back in and wins Gavin and Julie had to actually play for 39 days Chris played for 11!

He was only in the game for 15 days and played an idol and won immunity

13 Bob Crowley
14 Mongolia Reynolia

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

Made all of the wrong moves.

15 Ethan Zohn
16 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

17 Michele Fitzgerald

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

18 Natalie White

I rewatched this season, listed all of the positive and negative moves of Natalie and Russell. Equal positive moves. Russell has more negative. I realized she did a lot more than I originally gave her credit for

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.

19 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.

20 J.T. Thomas
21 Parvati Shallow Parvati Shallow is an American television personality and was the $1,000,000 winner of the reality television series Survivor: Micronesia.
22 Tyson Apostol
23 Mike Holloway

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.

24 Aras Baskauskas
25 Tina Wesson
26 Stacey Viktor

I agree, Amy Bitz was robbed - vz

27 Kim Spradlin
28 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.
29 Chrissy Hofbeck
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