Tony Vlachos – Best known for the Spy Shack and winning Survivor: Cagayan
This cop was a pro at building hilariously Scooby-Doo inspired “Spy Shacks” out of bark and leaves to crouch in while listening to his tribemates’ strategizing.
Adept at double crossing, manipulating his teammates, and masterminding blindsides, Tony ultimately walked away with a million bucks for all of his efforts. But come on, he had us as Spy Shack.
Sandra Diaz-Twine – Best know for winning Survivor: Pearl Islands & Heroes vs. Villains
The TWO-season winner, Sandra is arguably the most confusing threat to ever enter the game. No one ever thinks she’s going to win. Then she does. And does again.
Her motto of “Anyone but me!” when it came to flipping alliances in order to vote people out would have been the death-knell for most. But it worked for her. And she’s got the two million dollars to prove it.
John Cochran – Best know for being the superfan that won Survivor: Caramoan
The self-proclaimed biggest fan of the game ever, Cochran came into his first season of Survivor with enough Wikipedia knowledge to fill a…spy shack? Anyway, he knew his shit. So when this knob-kneed, sunburn-prone nerd began dominating the game, no one quite knew what to do.
He rose to the top of the heap by adopting Survivor’s purest rules: Outwit, Outlast, Outplay. Cochran’s ascendance from scared little fella who couldn’t play in the sandbox to king of the entire Island was truly a thing of beauty.
Ozzy Lusth – Best known for physically dominating challenges in multiple seasons of Survivor, and for having perfect hair
One third man, one third otter, one third cheetah – Ozzy was quite possibly the biggest physical threat this game has ever known. While Jeff Probst was still saying “Survivors, GO!” Ozzy had quite likely already finished the entire effing challenge.
He could hold his breath for what seemed like hours at a time, making him a legend among his tribemates – who gladly ate the zillions of fish he caught. With his bare hands. While keeping his curly locks looking perfect. Basically, this dude was Millennial Tarzan.
Tyson Apostol – Best known for verbally roasting his opponents, voting himself out of the game, and ultimately winning Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Tyson has traveled the full spectrum of Survivor moments – from the dumbest move ever (effectively voting himself out of the game in a botched attempt at alliance shifting) to coming back for a big win in Blood vs. Water.
Tyson was the silly kid and Coach Wade-sidekick who grew into a sly, mature player his second time around. Which no one saw coming. Also, this dude was just so damn likeable. Right?