UPDATE: Voting for the “Survivor” Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has ended. Please come back Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to meet the first inductee. And, follow @survivorhall on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.
As a member of the Executive Voting Committee, “Survivor” Co-Executive Producer Matt Van Wagenen (along with 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 2013. The other 50% will come from “Survivor” fans like you.
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Matt Van Wagenen’s 2013 Hall of Fame Ballot
John Cochran – (“Survivor: South Pacific” and “Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites”) Cochran is the ultimate super fan who was able to live out a lifelong dream in front of millions. He’s a great combination of iconic personality mixed with savvy gamesmanship. This guy went from “South Pacific” where he received votes at nearly every Tribal Council to “Caramoan” where not a single vote was cast against him. In a season with returning players he navigated his way through wildcards like Brandon and Phillip and shrewd players like Malcolm and Andrea while managing to win four individual challenges. The cherry on top was sweeping all the votes at the final Tribal. Hard to argue with that.
Kim Spradlin – (“Survivor: One World”) It was amazing to watch Kim play the game. The only knock on her is that she didn’t have anyone to go head-to-head against and that’s not her fault. She was head and shoulders above everyone else in “One World.” She had an uncanny ability to make people trust her, great athleticism, and was able to see the game three steps ahead of everyone else – all with a smile on her face. Hard to do out there but she pulled it off and made it look effortless.
Benjamin “Coach” Wade – (“Survivor: Tocantins,” “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” and “Survivor: South Pacific”) I love Coach on “Survivor.” 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 is 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.
Voting for the “Survivor” Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has ended. Please come back Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to meet the first inductee. And, follow @survivorhall on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.