‘Survivor’ Hall of Fame 2015 Ballot – Co-Executive Producer Matt Van Wagenen


"Survivor" Hall of Fame

NOTE: Voting for the 2015 “Survivor” Hall of Fame has ended. Be sure to check back Monday, December 14, 2015 to meet the first new member.

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The “Survivor” Hall of Fame is proud to have Co-Executive Producer Matt Van Wagenen as a member of the Executive Voting Committee. As a member of this exclusive committee, Matt (along with Host Jeff Probst and other “Survivor” luminaries) has accepted an awesome responsibility. The committee’s votes will make up 50% of the final tally for entry into the prestigious Class of 2015. The other 50% will come from “Survivor” fans like you.

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Matt Van Wagenen’s 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot

Tony Vlachos – (“Survivor: Cagayan”):  I have a feeling that even if Tony doesn’t get enough votes, he’ll still find a way to talk himself into the Hall of Fame.  He’s just that kind of guy.  Tony is a force of nature that played the game with an uncanny ability to swing from alliance to alliance while managing not to get voted out.  His silver tongue and nose for idols made him an absolutely devastating player.  It is rare that someone plays with such unbridled joy and energy but he did it…every day.  I’d take a guy like Tony on every season.  Unfortunately (or fortunately) he’s one in a million.

Benjamin “Coach” Wade – (“Survivor: Tocantins,” “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains,” and “Survivor: South Pacific”): I’ve said it before, if there were “Dragonslayer” action figures I’d buy one.  Whether he’s in a challenge, planning someone’s demise or simply boiling beans, he’s completely entertaining.  He was fascinating in “Tocantins”, human in “Heroes vs. Villains” and a force to be reckoned with in “South Pacific.”  Although he came up short at the end of the game, he deserved his spot in the final three and has to be considered one of the best runner-ups ever.  Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that he is one of the most iconic characters to ever put on a buff.

Tyson Apostol – (“Survivor: Tocantins,” “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains,” and “Survivor: Blood vs. Water”): Cocky (expletive deleted) rarely win “Survivor.”  That might be why Tyson didn’t win his first time out.  And it’s most likely why he didn’t win his second time either.  But by the time he came out and played a third time he was a different person.  Yes, he was still funny, cocky, and sarcastic.  But he also had a heart.  Maybe it was being older, maybe it was being out there with his girlfriend, but either way he learned to use that bold personality for good..and for winning the game.  He’s a master of the interview, a dominant challenge competitor, and an unbelievably sly strategist.  And most importantly, he’s just a “neat lady.”

Visit the  “Survivor” Hall of Fame for executive ballots from Jeff Probst, Parvati Shallow, Rob Cesternino, and others.

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