When it comes to Survivor, you can often tell a lot about a new contestant by the former players they admire. People that are fans of Tony or Russell most likely plan to play an aggressive game. Those that dig Cirie or Yul tend to fancy themselves as cerebral assassins. If someone mentions Ozzy, that means they plan to dominate challenges and catch a lot of fish, while the name Parvati is usually followed by some sort of description that involves flirting their way to the top.
Of course, these descriptions aren’t necessarily accurate in terms of the players referenced and their defining characteristics — Cirie’s social game was equally clutch and Parvati also dominated in challenges, for instance — but new players often reach for those easily identifiable traits when talking about who their favorite former players are and why.
So what about the new crew for Survivor: Ghost Island (premiering Feb. 28 on CBS)? We asked the cast to reveal their picks for favorite contestants ever and you can eavesdrop on their responses above. (We also asked them to write some Survivor Love Letters to past players and you can see those right here.)
Who will pick the most obvious player possible? Who will reach down for the deepest cut imaginable and wow superfans with their impressive and immediate recall of a contestant from a season most people forgot even existed? Watch the video above to find out!