‘Survivor’ Players Pick the Show’s Biggest Hero

To celebrate its twentieth season, “Survivor” has reunited some of the franchise’s most beloved Heroes and most hated Villains. Ten former players were chosen to represent the Heroes side of that equation, but who do former and current players consider to be the show’s most noble competitors?  We got their thoughts during this past January’s “Survivor” reunion party…

Who is the biggest hero in “Survivor” history?

“Me. (Laughs) I happen to love Amanda (Kimmel) from my season. She’s amazing and so sweet to everybody. And Rupert, he’s the biggest hero of all time. You can’t beat Rupert as far as that goes.” Todd Herzog – Winner of “Survivor: China”

“There are so many to choose from, but I’m going to go with James (Clement) because he’s the original China hero.” Courtney Yates – “Survivor: China” and “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains”

“I don’t think you can be a hero. And if you are you finish horribly. If you bring valor and honesty, go away. That’s not what it’s about.” Jon “Jonny Fairplay” Dalton – “Survivor: Pearl Islands” and “Survivor: Fans Vs. Favorites”

“The best hero has to be JT (Thomas). Great guy, great competitor, all around. Maybe the best player ever.” Stephen Fishbach – “Survivor: Tocantins”

“JT from our season. I’ve got to give kudos to JT.” Debra Beebe – “Survivor: Tocantins”

“I’d be crazy not to say Cirie, (laughs) because she is amazing.” Cirie Fields – “Survivor: Panama,” “Survivor: Fans Vs. Favorites,” and “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains”

“Yul Kwon maybe? I mean, it’s tough to define a hero. Real-life hero? Ethan Zohn, he’s battling cancer.” Dan Kay – “Survivor: Gabon”

“Chris Daugherty.” Chris Daugherty – Winner of “Survivor: Vanuatu”

“It’d have to be Tom (Westman) or Stephenie (LaGrossa).” Coby Archa – “Survivor: Palau”

“JT would be my biggest hero simply because he’s a cutie and I love him!” Tamara “Taj” George – “Survivor: Tocantins”

“Rudy (Boesch) is definitely the biggest hero. That man was like 75 when he played ‘All Stars’ and not once did he complain. I’ve never seen anyone that strong before.” Jerri Manthey – “Survivor: The Australian Outback,” “Survivor: All Stars,” and “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains”

More “Survivor” Fun:
Check out my exit interview with recently booted hero Cirie Fields and the latest insider observations from “Survivor: The Amazon” champion Jenna Morasca.

What do you think? Who is your pick for the biggest hero in “Survivor” history?

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