Double Idol Play
At five members apiece, the Heroes and Villains tribes enter into a standoff at the first merge vote. However, Parvati has a couple of tricks up her sleeve to tip things in the favor of her “debaucherous little villains.” When she whips out two idols at Tribal Council and protects both Jerri Manthey and Sandra Diaz-Twine, it shocks the entire tribe, including members of her own alliance. In one fell swoop, Parvati flips the game and cements herself as an iconic Survivor player.
The Black Widow Brigade
Parvati’s part in Micronesia‘s Black Widow Brigade should not be understated. Her bonding with Alexis Jones and Natalie Bolton post-swap helps lay the foundation for what would become one of the most dominant alliances of all-time. The series of blindsides the Black Widows pull off post-merge on the likes of Ozzy Lusth, Jason Siska, and Erik Reichenbach is the stuff of legend.
From Flirt to First
Coming into Micronesia, Parvati’s reputation was basically “the flirty girl,” a tag that has stuck to her throughout her Survivor career. However, throughout the season, Parvati proves herself to be much more than that. While she still uses her flirtatious charm, she shows herself to be a smart and cutthroat player and is ultimately rewarded by the jury at the Final Tribal Council, where she beats Amanda Kimmel in a 5-3 vote.
What we think
Parvati is one of the most recognizable names in the history of Survivor, and for good reason. After a quiet first season, Parvati returned to Micronesia with a vengeance, creating one of the most powerful alliances of all-time and securing the Sole Survivor title. She then cemented her legacy with arguably an even better performance in Heroes vs. Villains, once again making it all the way to the end. With her villainous charm and charisma, plus her strategic skill, Parvati is a benchmark of Survivor greatness.