Before Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance, here at Inside Survivor we conducted a series of polls called the Most Likely Awards. Readers could vote on a number of different categories relating to the players and their chances on the season. The results of the Most Likely Awards can be found here.
With Survivor: Cambodia now in the can, it is time to review those Most Likely Award winners and see how accurate they were.
Tasha Fox was voted Most Likely To Go On Immunity Streak with 43.6% of the vote, beating her fellow nominees Joe Anglim, Keith Nale and Kelly Wiglesworth.
Verdict: Dead wrong! Not only did Tasha fail to go on a winning streak, but she also failed to win a single individual immunity challenge all season! It was, in fact, Joe Anglim (who finished 2nd in the poll with 37%) that went on an immunity streak. Joe now holds the record for the number of days with immunity, first being eligible to receive votes on Day 29. He also won four individual immunity challenges in a row.
Abi-Maria Gomes was voted Most Likely To Suffer A #SurvivorBreakdown with 52.7% of the vote, beating her fellow nominees Jeff Varner, Keith Nale and Kelly Wiglesworth.
Verdict: Semi-right. Abi did have a tumultuous start to her Second Chance season and in Episode 2 broke down on the beach after feeling neglected by her alliance. She was able to pull herself together though and made a deep run into the game. Another contender for the #SurvivorBreakdown award could have been Stephen Fishbach, who broke down late in the season due to severe gastrointestinal distress (that’s a new award for next year!).
Jeff Varner was voted Most Likely To Give Killer Confessionals with 36% of the vote, beating his fellow nominees Kass McQuillen, Peih-Gee Law, and Stephen Fishbach.
Verdict: Spot on. Even though he only lasted four episodes, Jeff Varner lit up the screen every time he appeared. His confessionals were funny, sarcastic and even emotional at times. He pretty much earned his right to this award in the premiere with his “She’s stepping on the gas… what just bit my ass?!” confessional.
Vytas Baskauskas was voted Most Likely To Hold A Grudge with 44.4% of the vote, beating his fellow nominees Andrew Savage, Kass McQuillen, and Tasha Fox.
Verdict: Does the fact that Vytas left Ponderosa and flew back home before the season had finished filming mean he was holding a grudge? Possibly. Maybe the winner of this award should actually be CBS, who banned Vytas from attending the live reunion due to his breaking of the rules. Other contenders could have been Stephen Fishbach for his various Twitter meltdowns at Spencer Bledsoe’s betrayal or Jeff Varner for his continued Tasha hate on social media or Andrew Savage for middle-finger flipping and general hypocrisy.
Kelley Wentworth was voted Most Likely To Go From Hero To Zero with 49.1% of the vote, beating her fellow nominees Jeff Varner, Jeremy Collins, and Kimmi Kappenberg.
Verdict: Bingo! Nobody improved on their original placement better than Kelley Wentworth, who went from 14th place to 4th place. Not only did she place higher than her first time but she played a much better game with two idol finds, two great idol plays, two individual immunity wins and had a strong chance of winning the game. Zero to Hero indeed. Jeremy Collins and Kimmi Kappenberg, two other nominees in this category, also improved on their first games.
Kelly Wiglesworth was voted Most Likely To Go From Hero To Zero with 29.8% of the vote, beating her fellow nominees Ciera Eastin, Joe Anglim, and Stephen Fishbach.
Verdict: Going from runner-up to 11th place with an invisible edit definitely isn’t a good thing. Does that make her a zero? Vytas was the first boot which could make him a contender, but Wiglesworth had much more to lose reputation wise than him.
Spencer Bledsoe was voted Most Likely To Find An Idol with 57.1% of the vote, beating his fellow nominees Abi-Maria Gomes, Shirin Oskooi, and Terry Deitz.
Verdict: WRONG! In fact, all of our nominees didn’t even come close. All the idols we saw in Cambodia were found by only two people: Kelley Wentworth and Jeremy Collins.
Keith Nale was voted Most Likely To Misplay An Advantage with 57.3% of the vote, beating his fellow nominees Ciera Eastin, Kimmi Kappenberg, and Woo Hwang.
Verdict: Not quite. Stephen Fishbach is the obvious contender for this award given his misplaying of the vote-stealer advantage which ultimately led to his demise. Keith Nale did have a chance to make a play with a fake idol, but he squandered the opportunity.
Woo Hwang was voted Most Likely To Get A Purple Edit with 48% of the vote, beating his fellow nominees Andrew Savage, Kelley Wentworth, and Kelly Wiglesworth.
Verdict: While Woo did receive a fairly under the radar edit, he did have one or two big episodes. It is evident who got the real Purple edit of the season, and that is the new Purple Kelly – Kelly Wiglesworth. Wiglesworth only received 5 confessionals all season and for somebody that lasted until Episode 9 that is shocking- especially when you compare that to Jeff Varner who had 16 confessionals and only lasted until Episode 4!
Kelley Wentworth was voted Most Likely To Slay Your Favorites with 36.1% of the vote, beating her fellow nominees Jeff Varner, Jeremy Collins, and Monica Padilla.
Verdict: Kind of. Kelley Wentworth did play a role in voting out Joe Anglim, who is like a god to the casuals. She even received death threats for her part in Joe’s elimination! Another contender could have been Tasha Fox who was responsible for the elimination of Jeff Varner (popular with viewers) and Peih-Gee and Kass McQuillen (popular with the online community).
Keith Nale was voted Most Likely To Misspell Vote At Tribal Council with 95.2% of the vote, beating his fellow nominees Kelly Wiglesworth, Kimmi Kappenberg, and Terry Deitz.
Verdict: Hmm. Sort of. Keith actually did pretty well on the spelling front with only “Fish-Back” and “Jermey” as the stand-outs. It helped that Keith didn’t attend a tribal council at all pre-merge. Woo is the most obvious contender for this award with his Abbie and Shareen votes early in the game.
Woo Hwang was voted Most Likely To Perpetually Injure Themselves with 54.9% of the vote, beating his fellow nominees Abi-Maria Gomes, Kimmi Kappenberg, and Joe Anglim.
Verdict: Kind of. While the show didn’t mention it, Woo did reveal that he cut his foot during the marooning while racing for the extra bag of rice. This foot injury lingered throughout his time on the island. Other contenders could have been fellow nominee Joe Anglim, who pushed himself to his limits at an immunity challenge and passed out. Also Stephen Fishbach with his infected feet and aforementioned gastrointestinal distress. Jeff Varner also suffered a foot injury when he dropped a puzzle block on his toe.
Kelley Wentworth was voted Most Likely To Place Higher Than Before with 69.3% of the vote, beating her fellow nominees Andrew Savage, Jeremy Collins, and Kimmi Kappenberg.
Verdict: Correct! Kelley Wentworth finished ten places higher than her previous 14th place finish in San Juan Del Sur. Out of all 20 returning castaways on Second Chance, only six finished higher than before: Jeremy, Joe, Kelley, Kimmi, Spencer and Tasha.
Stephen Fishbach was voted Most Likely To Place Lower Than Before with 43.6% of the vote, beating his fellow nominees Ciera Eastin, Kass McQuillen, and Woo Hwang.
Verdict: Uh-uh. Stephen Fishbach did finish seven places lower than his previous placement, but he was far from the worst. Peih-Gee Law finished thirteen places lower than her previous placement in China. Woo Hwang finished twelve places lower than his placement in Cagayan and Shirin Oskooi finished eleven places lower than her placement in Worlds Apart.