Rob was loved by all for his witticisms, but his sense of humor failed to bring him a win. Jeff Probst memorably remarked, he’s “the smartest player to have never won Survivor.” The computer project manager aced the social aspect of strategy on “Survivor: The Amazon” as he developed a “flip-flop” of alliances, remaining true while appearing to deceive.
The Survivor class-clown requested a Magic 8 Ball for his luxury item. “I’m a jerk, and you just didn’t realize it for 31 days,” was one of his famous one-liners. Rob was invited back for “Survivor: All-Stars” and inducted into the 2012 Survivor Hall of Fame.
This former Marine and stay-at-home dad from Boise is the Sole Survivor of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers." Despite a quick temper which turned allies against him, he managed to win enough challenge victories to pull it off. The fire-making-challenge was key. After winning the show’s 35th season, he returned to battle it out on "Survivor: Winners at War."
He finished fifth. Ben spent his winnings paying down credit card debt and paying off the house. He also wants to use it for the kids’ education and wise investments. These days he is a real estate agent.
Jon Dalton appropriated the moniker Jonny Fairplay from his pro wrestling days and that’s where he learned how to master the heel. This villain did not play fair. He was the contestant fans love to hate—even without a Survivor win. Host and producer Jeff Probst called him “completely despicable.” Yet, polarizing antics made him a producer’s dream. Jonny Fairplay notoriously concocted what’s known as the “Dead Grandma Lie.”
He faked his own grandmother’s death to manipulate a win. He’s also legendary for getting four front teeth knocked out during a tussle with host Danny Bonaduce. Currently, he’s with West Coast Wrestling Connection.
Jeremy went to "Survivor: San Juan del Sur" with his wife. He was stunned when he had to battle Val at the hero duel. His win sent her off to Exile Island and she was voted off second. He ended up in tenth place but was voted back for "Survivor: Cambodia." While his wife was home pregnant with their third child, Jeremy brought home the bacon with the Cambodia Sole Survivor win.
He won hands down, all ten jury votes went to Jeremy. Invited back once more for Winners at War, he settled for 8th place. Jeremy is a firefighter and his wife Val is a police officer.
Tyson played Survivor three times before taking home the Sole Survivor title on "Survivor: Blood vs. Water." His first two tries were Tocantins and Heroes vs. Villains, and he gave it one last shot in "Survivors: Winners at War." The former pro cyclist’s athleticism and a dynamic personality he calls “charming and arrogant” made him a strong contender. Post-Survivor, he and then-girlfriend Rachel Foulger got engaged in "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 2."
Tyson makes a living from reality TV and he parses the distinction. He didn’t “win” anything. “I don’t think I won a million dollars on TV. I earned a million dollars.”