These are the most famous Survivor celebs, per social media followers

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An advertising group in the UK says people with 30,000 followers or more on social media are considered celebrities. These Survivor castaways qualify.

There have been many people with various levels of fame to have played Survivor after becoming famous. Depending on who you ask, among the celebrities to compete on the show are Baseball Hall of Fame nominee Jeff Kent, pro wrestlers John Hennigan and Ashley Massaro (rest in peace), football coach/analyst Jimmy Johnson, actress Lisa Welchel, gaming content creator Mari Takahashi and more.

Rarer is it that people will receive a level of fame after playing Survivor. The show’s greatest legends and most well-known people came due to the fact that the show became such a spectacle in the news back in its origins in the early 2000s. Richard Hatch, Sue Hawk, Colleen Haskell, and Rudy Boesch were among those who became overnight celebrities back in the day.

How I define “fame” is different than you or the next person, but the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK, per The Telegraph, states anybody with 30,000 social media followers or more counts as a celebrity. That means the Survivor players below are considered celebrities by these standards (rounded to nearest thousand followers).

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If you’re still reading this piece after seeing how many Survivor players count as celebrities, you can see how the ASA definition is more of an advertising safeguard than an indicator of fame. Several winners, including the most (in)famous person of 2000 in America, Richard Hatch, don’t have enough followers to reach that arbitrary 30,000 number. Same goes for the only person as of season 38 to win twice: Sandra Diaz-Twine.

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Who do you think of when someone asks you about the most famous Survivor player? Do you count castaways as celebrities? Is 30k social media followers not enough to be considered a celebrity? Let us know!