Survivor: Cambodia Player of the Week – Episode 12

Each week on Inside Survivor we will be naming one castaway from the current season the title of Player of the Week. After reviewing the latest episode, we will determine which player impressed us the most with their social skills, strategic prowess, craftiness, and creativity. We will keep a tally throughout the season so that we can keep track of who is impressing the most. 


Week 1: Kelley Wentworth (Inside Survivor pick) | Kelley Wentworth (Readers pick – 53.7%)
Week 2: Jeff Varner (Inside Survivor pick) | Jeff Varner (Readers pick – 52.69%)
Week 3: Tasha Fox  | Tasha Fox (56.68%)
Week 4: Tasha Fox  | Tasha Fox (34%)
Week 5: Jeremy Collins | Kimmi Kappenberg (50.74%)
Week 6: Ciera Eastin | Ciera Eastin (55.1%)
Week 7: Jeremy Collins | Ciera Eastin (20.7%)
Week 8: Kelley Wentworth | Kelley Wentworth (80.6 %)
Week 9: Stephen Fishbach | Stephen Fishbach (57.5%)
Week 10/11: Spencer Bledsoe | Spencer Bledsoe (40.2%)

Yesterday we opened up a fan poll for the Inside Survivor readers to vote on their player of the week for Episode 12. Currently leading the fan poll is…

kelleywenKelley Wentworth with 33.8%

Inside Survivor’s choice for Player of the Week for Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance Episode 12 is…

kelleysmileKelley Wentworth

Here is what the Inside Survivor contributors had to say about Kelley Wentworth after Episode 12:

Martin: It was tough to pick this week, and while we did see Kimmi first suggest the all-girl alliance, it felt like Kelley Wentworth had the better overall episode. Not only did she win the reward challenge and immunity challenge, but she was once again on the right side of the vote and took out her target. Also, she didn’t take any heat for her reward challenge picks which speak highly of her social game. She is set up very well going forward.

Jacob: Kelley continues to be a solid winner pick. She survived a massive number of votes thrown at her and made her way to a reasonably stable position with a second idol and correct voting choices. On top of that, she did win two challenges! She has proven herself a very capable player this season.

Rob: Kelley Wentworth, girl on fire! Last week she found another idol and helped put forth the plan to target Stephen. This week, she wins the reward challenge and immunity challenge, and basically badasses her way throughout the rest of the episode. She was a driving force behind Joe leaving this week, and she is sitting pretty in a potential girls alliance. She’s done a great job at shaping herself into whatever she needs to be to survive week to week, and she’s got the chops to make it to the end.

Shawn: Once again, Wentworth is proving to be a legitimate contender without drawing significant attention to herself. After winning both the reward and immunity challenges, Kelley once again landed on the right side of the numbers as Joe was voted out. While some fans were happy to see the return of “Farmguy69,” the choosing of additional family members is always a heavily scrutinized and potentially alienating task. When the dust settled, Kelley’s picks did not seem to harbor much animosity but also were well placed to solidify relationships with Kimmi and Keith.  With an idol in her pocket, she won immunity and a place in the Final 7. Unless she gets blindsided, her place in the finale episode should be a lock.

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Written by

Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. Martin is the owner and editor-in-chief of Insider Survivor.

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