Fifty percent of the voting for the ‘Survivor’ Hall of Fame was based on the ballots of the Executive Voting Committee. This blue-ribbon panel consists of “Survivor” luminaries such as Host and Executive Producer Jeff Probst, Challenge Producer John Kirhoffer, Producer Jesse Jensen, the current members of the “Survivor” Hall of Fame, the “Survivor” press corps, and XFINITY TV’s “Survivor” Minion Gordon Holmes. The other fifty percent came from “Survivor” fans like you.
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The Class of 2010 included Parvati Shallow, Russell Hantz, Rob Mariano, Richard Hatch, and Sandra Diaz-Twine…
The Class of 2011 included Cirie Fields, Ozzy Lusth, and Tom Westman…
The Class of 2012 included Amanda Kimmel, Rob Cesternino, and Ethan Zohn
And now, the “Survivor” Hall of Fame is proud to induct Kimberly Spradlin into the Class of 2013. Kim received the most fan votes out of any nominee.
We had a chance to speak with the newly crowned Hall of Famer to get her thoughts on this honor…
Gordon Holmes: Kim, let me be the first to congratulate you. How does it feel to be recognized by “Survivor” production, the press, your peers, and the fans?
Kim Spradlin: Shocking actually. Every person on this list I’ve watched over the years and either cheered desperately for or against them! They are the stars of “Survivor”…so to see my name on this list is completely surreal. I probably could have picked a few people I think deserve it more than me… but I’m of course beyond honored.
Holmes: The last time we saw you, some guy named Jeff Probst was pulling your name out of an urn. What’ve you been up to since your big win?
Spradlin: Well, last march I married Bryan Wolfe, love of my life. We are in the middle of fixing up an old house we bought together that puts “The Money Pit” to shame. I sold Bella Bridesmaid, so I’m no longer “The bridal shop owner from San Antonio.” I’m currently co-hosting our local morning show, “Great Day San Antonio,” and I’m 7-1/2 months pregnant, our first baby is due at the end of January!
Holmes: Holy cow, that’s awesome. Congratulations a second time.
Holmes: The “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” reunion is this Sunday. How are you feeling about this crazy season?
Spradlin: I’ve really enjoyed “Blood vs. Water”! I think it’s been really interesting, entertaining, and exciting to watch. I think the “loved ones” idea was a winner, and I can’t wait for the finale!
What the fans said about Kim…
“One of the most dominant games ever, and probably the most dominant game ever by a woman.” – Ramsey
“She dominated the game physically, strategically, and socially. She made strong alliances (with Chelsea and Sabrina), had impeccable timing (blindsiding Kat, not playing her hidden immunity idol), and had amazing jury management skills. ” – Baus
“We should see her on “Survivor” again, hopefully in some “best of the best” format, because she’s THAT good.” – Juderay
What the Executive Voting Committee said about Kim…
“Kim Spradlin was so brilliant; she made her season boring because you knew nobody else had a chance to beat her.” – Rob Cesternino
“Kim Spradlin provided the single greatest performance by any first-time player.” – Parvati Shallow
“What?!? How is she not in already?” – Dalton Ross – Entertainment Weekly
Be sure to check back Thursday to meet the second member of the “Survivor” Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
Watch Full Episodes of “Survivor: Blood vs. Water.”