5 Survivor Contestants Who Should Never Have Won
The title of ‘Sole Survivor’ comes with epic bragging rights. Some of the contestants who go on the show don’t even care about the million (usually because they’re billionaires already)—they just want that title. One contestant even offered to pay another contestant 100K if she would let him have it. But there have been a number of Survivor winners over the years who just haven’t exhibited the qualities that we expect from a Sole Survivor. Here are our top five:
5. Jenna Morasca (Survivor: Amazon)
This bathing suit model is probably best remembered for stripping naked for peanut butter, but who actually remembers that she also won the title of Sole Survivor? She was just plain bitchy throughout her season, downright rude to a fellow contestant who was deaf, notorious for lazing about instead of helping around camp, and deemed by the others to be the “least likely to survive on her own.” She also had a major emotional breakdown after her beloved sorority was burned to a crisp, along with the castaways’ shelter after the campfire was left unattended. Jenna really didn’t start playing the game until two-thirds of the way through, but somehow she got the votes in the end. Are we just jealous? Maybe. But Rob Cesternino who was voted out by Jenna at the Final Three (because she knew he totally would have won) deserved the title.
4. Brian Heidik (Survivor: Thailand)
This used-car salesman and ex-porn star won on a season that really didn’t have any good options—at least toward the end. By the final four, the people left included Heidik, Clay Jordan—a middle-aged, racist dweeb that nobody liked—and Ted Rogers, Jr., who was accused by a fellow contestant of grinding against her at night. So when it came down to just Brian and Clay, the majority voted for whom they considered the lesser of two evils. Meh.