Ranking Three-Time Survivor Players – Number 4: Amanda Kimmel
The highest non-winner to play three times is Amanda Kimmel, who made it to the finals twice. Her worst outing was a ninth place finish on Heroes vs Villains, where she really just seemed uninterested in the game.
Amanda made some huge moves in Survivor: China, leading the charge to blindside James with two idols in his possession. She made it to the finals with Todd and Courtney and appeared to be the favorite heading into the Final Tribal Council, but choked in front of the jury.
Due to her poor performance in the finals, Amanda only received one vote while Todd went on to win that season. Amanda returned the very next season for Micronesia and managed to make it to the end once again, but with a similar result. She failed to own up to her game in front of the jury and lost to Parvati, despite being the front runner once again.
In Heroes vs Villains, Amanda was on the Heroes tribe and was the only person who didn’t think J.T. giving Russell the idol was a good idea. Once J.T. was taken out with that very same idol, Amanda seemed uninterested in anything and after she tried to steal a clue from Danielle regarding the whereabouts to the Hidden Immunity Idol, her fate was sealed.
Amanda was voted out on Day 30 and that was her first time ever being voted out. Amanda was the first player to play 100 days of Survivor and by season’s end, she was second for most amount of days played (second only to Parvati, who made it to the end that season).
Amanda had a strong case to win the game twice, but her inability to own her game and answer the jury’s questions well cost her that opportunity. She’s sadly seemed to disappear from the Survivor community, but hopefully we’ll get to see Amanda back again someday.
Ranking Three-Time Survivor Players – Number 3: Jeremy Collins
Jeremy Collins was looking like a good option to win San Juan Del Sur, but he was blindsided on Day 24. He was picked to return for a second chance on Cambodia and was fortunate to only go to tribal council once before the merge.
His biggest obstacle down the stretch was trying to prevent Wentworth from making it to the end because she was his biggest threat by far. When he won the final immunity challenge, he finally was able to take her out and went on to win unanimously over Spencer and Tasha.
Jeremy returned for Winners at War and his closest ally Natalie was taken out right off the bat. Despite that, he was able to make it all the way to Day 31 and his game ended on Day 35 when the Edge of Extinction twist came to an end.
Jeremy’s win came against 19 other returnees, which made it more impressive. He won challenges when he needed to and aligned with the right people, helping him make it to the finals and becoming the show’s 31st winner.
Even with a giant target on his back throughout Winners at War, Jeremy fared well and is one of the best ever to play three times.