As members of the Executive Voting Committee, the “Survivor” press team (along with Producer Jesse Jensen, Host and Executive Producer Jeff Probst, and other “Survivor” luminaries) has an awesome responsibility. The committee’s votes will make up 50% of the final tally for entry into the prestigious Class of 2011. The other 50% will come from “Survivor” fans like you.
Note: Fan voting for the 2011 “Survivor” Hall of Fame has ended. Be sure to check back Monday, December 12th to meet the first member of the Class of 2011.
Drusilla Moorhouse – E! Online
Drusilla Moorhouse is an Editor for E! Online, where she celebrates TV and celebrity gossip with a liberal dose of exclamation points. A fanatic of the “Eco Challenge” producer Mark Burnett’s O.G. reality competition, Dru carried a torch for “Survivor” even before the first pixelated images of Richard Hatch hit the airwaves.
Ozzy Lusth – (“Survivor: Cook Islands,” “Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites,” and “Survivor: South Pacific”): Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame, the blissed-out beach bum deserves a spot in the record books for schooling his competitors in challenges and making tree monkeys seem clumsy. Sure, he left his Immunity Idol at camp when he needed it most and might be too naive for this cutthroat game, but he’s still a “Survivor” star. Plus, he’s hot.
Rudy Boesch – (“Survivor: Borneo” and “Survivor: All Stars”): This: “Me and Richard got to be pretty good friends—not in a homosexual way, that’s for sure.”
Tom Westman – (“Survivor: Palau” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains”): Tom is the Bruce Willis of “Survivor”—only more handsome and courageous. The New York City firefighter’s leadership, strength, indomitability, and integrity earned him the admiration of his fans and fellow Palau competitors, who gave him a million dollars—and top billing.
Mara Reinstein – US Weekly
Mara Reinstein is the movie critic for Us Weekly magazine. But thanks to her unofficial title as Resident “Survivor” Fanatic, she has somehow finagled her way into 10 (!) “Survivor” location visits since 2004.
Ozzy Lusth – (“Survivor: Cook Islands,” “Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites,” and “Survivor: South Pacific”): The human dolphin continues to read at a 3rd grade level when it comes to the social game. He’s played so poorly during “Survivor: South Pacific” (is it the ego or the hair?), he should send thank you notes to the producers for creating Redemption Island.
Stephenie LaGrossa – (“Survivor: Palau,” “Survivor: Guatemala,” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains”): I saw this firsthand: During the first challenge of “Heroes vs. Villains,” she separated her shoulder, popped it back in, then went back in the game! Advil, be damned! Plus, you still got to admire what she accomplished in Palau. She didn’t have to resort to awkward flirting, either.
Ethan Zohn – (“Survivor: The Amazon” and “Survivor: All Stars”): It’s the sentimental choice, but screw it. The guy is a champ.
Dalton Ross – Entertainment Weekly
Dalton Ross is the Assistant Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly. He may have written about this show once or twice over the past 10 years.
Tom Westman – (“Survivor: Palau” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains”): Until Boston Rob on “Redemption Island,” Tom had the most dominating season in “Survivor” history in Palau when you factor in physical, social, and strategic gameplay. He led his tribe to an undefeated ass-whupping of the Ulong tribe, then coasted post-merge to the win. How the hell was he not in the original Hall of Fame class? Who’s voting on these things anyway?
Cirie Fields – (“Survivor: Panama,” “Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites,” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains”): What’s incredible about Cirie is how far she came from when she first started on “Exile Island.” The woman was afraid of the outdoors for crissakes! But she evolved into a stone cold killer who would have won “Fans vs. Favorites” had there not been so many injuries to other players (causing producers to abort the original final-three plan). I loved watching Cirie go from a woman completely out of her element to someone who not only survived, but thrived as well.
Ozzy Lusth – (“Survivor: Cook Islands,” “Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites,” and “Survivor: South Pacific”): Okay, his strategic game is not very good, and his social game is even worse. But if anyone was ever born to be left to his own devices on an island, it’s Ozzy. The guy is the absolute epitome of the living off the land conceit that “Survivor” is all about. He’s also arguably the best challenge competitor the game has ever seen. And consider this: He only lost to Yul by one vote in “Cook Islands” and has made it to at least the jury all three times he’s played. Compare that to Boston Rob, who twice failed to even make the jury. Ozzy may only represent one facet of the game, but he represents it better than anyone.