Eliza Orlins did it the best. And while there have been strong challengers to the throne — we’re looking at you, Hannah Shapiro — nobody has ever really come close since.
We’re talking, of course, about Survivor’s undisputed champion of over-exaggerated Tribal Council facial expressions. Whether bugging her eyes out to the point where they looked like they were going to pop out of her head, or opening her mouth so wide that you could drive the entire Survivor car curse up into it, or clasping her hands over her lips as if she had just mistakenly uttered the word “Beetlejuice” three times, Eliza offered up a smorgasbord of classic T.C. reaction shots. She may not have won the million dollars, but at least Eliza can take solace in the fact that she was the subject of a million GIFs.
Hopefully, the cast of Survivor: Edge of Extinction (premiering Feb. 20 on CBS) can live up to such greatness by providing us with a season’s worth of memorable eye rolls and stunned stares. To get the contestants ready, we had them practice their shocked Tribal Council facial expressions for us before the game began. Watch the video above and you be the judge as to who still needs some work and who is already in midseason form. And for more Survivor scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.