NOTE: XFINITY TV is the place to go for “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X” finale coverage. We’ll have Power Rankings with “Kaoh Rong” champion Michele Fitzgerald and “Second Chance” favorite Shirin Oskooi, Wednesday evening we’ll bring you a full recap of the finale, and Thursday you’ll be able to watch the finale and read interviews with all six of the remaining players. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for immediate updates.
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 “Survivor” crew members, the current members of the “Survivor” Hall of Fame, the “Survivor” press corps, and XFINITY TV’s “Survivor” Guy Gordon Holmes. The other fifty percent came from “Survivor” fans like you.
The “Survivor” Hall of Fame is proud to induct Rupert Boneham as the final member of the Class of 2016. Rupert was tied for the most Executive Committee votes.
We had a chance to speak with the newly crowned Hall of Famer to get his thoughts on this honor…
Gordon Holmes: Congratulations on being inducted into the Class of 2016. How does it feel to be honored by the “Survivor” crew, press and fans?
Rupert Boneham: Wonderful, of course!!
Holmes: What’ve you been up to since we saw you last on “Blood vs. Water”?
Boneham: I’ve been very busy with my mentoring organization, Rupert‘s Kids. Please check it out at rupertskids.org.
Holmes: How are you enjoying “Millennials vs. Gen-X”?
Boneham: It has been an exciting and interesting season.
Holmes: Any chance we’ll see you back for a fifth time?
Boneham: I would LOVE to play again, anytime, anywhere!
What the fans said about Rupert…
“How is Rupert not already in the Hall of Fame? I love him!” – Rebecca
“He stole some shoes and he stole my heart.” – Lindsay
“The ultimate ‘Survivor’ hero. He even gave up his fourth chance to play for his wife.” – Chelsea
What the Executive Voting Committee said about Rupert…
“Rupert was so popular during Pearl Islands and All-Stars, ‘Survivor’ did a show just to give him $1,000,000.” – Rob Cesternino
“He’s without question the most iconic Survivor in the show’s history, even if his gameplay leaves more than a little bit to be desired. (In his defense, the pocket rock was a cool move.)” – Josh Wigler – Parade
“He was the face of the game for many years, and one of the most popular players ever.” – Tom Santilli – AXS.com
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