As a member of the Executive Voting Committee, “Survivor” Host and Executive Producer Jeff Probst (along with Producer Jesse Jensen, Challenge Producer John Kirhoffer, 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 2012. The other 50% will come from “Survivor” fans like you.
Note: Polls closed November 30, 2012 at 5 pm ET.
Jeff Probst’s 2012 Hall of Fame Ballot
With each year it gets tougher to choose because there are so many people who deserve a spot in the “Survivor” Hall Of Fame. I could easily make a case for another dozen right now but since I am allowed only three spots I will play by the rules and will give my attention to some of the veterans of the game.
Amanda Kimmel – (“Survivor: China,” “Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites,” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains”): The fact that she has never brought home the brass ring doesn’t take away from the truth that she is one of the most consistently strong finishers in the history of “Survivor.” She improved each time she played. She was always a strong physical presence and was not afraid to make big moves to keep herself in the game. Amanda’s only downfall was Tribal Council where she often stumbled when pressed for an answer but it never kept her from coming back for more. Amanda most definitely deserves a spot in the hallowed “Survivor” Hall Of Fame.
Ethan Zohn – (“Survivor: Africa” and “Survivor: All-Stars”): There are two strong reasons that Ethan belongs in the “Survivor” Hall Of Fame. First, he won “Survivor: Africa,” one of the toughest seasons ever and he won with class. There has never been a bad word uttered about Ethan. He has always carried himself with grace. Equally important is how Ethan has used his celebrity since winning the million dollars and title of Sole Survivor. He founded Grassroots Soccer inspiring kids across the globe while educating them about HIV/AIDS. The only question about Ethan is why did it take so long for him to be included in the HOF?
I only have one spot left and there are so many I want to include… but I’m giving my third spot to someone who I think has been a bit overlooked in years gone by and that is…
Rob Cesternino – (“Survivor: The Amazon” and “Survivor: All-Stars”): His first appearance was a milestone. “Survivor” had never before had someone who combined such an amazing knowledge of the game with a very clever wit and ability to tell a funny story at any time about any other player. Rob took some knocks for being a “one-note” player but that one note was very effective and incredibly entertaining. Rob has gone on to use his wit to create a very successful online presence in the reality world. He analyzes new seasons and new players, not afraid to criticize but never going beyond a fair assessment of a complicated and devilish game.
Be sure to come back Monday, December 10, 2012 to meet the first member of the Class of 2012!
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