Ranking every four-time player in Survivor history

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Survivor: Winners at War, Parvati Shallow
Survivor legend Parvati Shallow – (Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS Entertainment ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.) /

Ranking Four-Time Survivor Players: Number 1 – Parvati Shallow

The best four-time player in Survivor history is winner of Survivor: Micronesia, Parvati Shallow.

We first met Parvati in Survivor: Cook Islands in 2006 where she placed sixth. Parvati didn’t make much of a positive impression in Cook Islands and could win the award for contestant whose stock rose the most between her first and second season.

Parvati said from the jump in Micronesia that she was here to play the game and take it seriously the second time around and that she did. Parvati was the founder of the Black Widow Brigade and helped get four of the five members to the final four.

Along the way, Parvati led the Ozzy blindside and the Jason blindside while also getting Alexis out in order to protect Amanda for a few more days. Parvati played one of the best games in Survivor history with her win in Micronesia, but somehow, even with her winning the dang season, it wasn’t her best outing!

Parvati appeared two years later as a villain in Heroes vs Villains and made it to the end once again, only to come up short due to a bitter jury. Parvati didn’t have any choice but to align with Russell at the start of the game and her bond with him saved her and sent Tyson packing instead.

Parvati later used not one, but two idols to keep the villains in the majority at the merge. That double idol play is still looked at as one of the best moves in Survivor history and helped not only give the villains a 5-4 advantage, but to take out threat J.T. in one foul swoop.

Every Survivor fan was ecstatic when it was revealed that Parvati would return for Winners at War, but as expected, she was targeted early on. Were it not for a tribe swap that added a third tribe, Parvati probably makes the merge and who knows what happens from there? Instead, she was on the outs on her new tribe and taken out sixth.

The reason Parvati is number one on this list is because she should have been the first two-time winner in Survivor history, but that title went to Sandra instead. Parvati’s game in Heroes vs Villains was darn near impressive considering she was a target on Day 1 and still made it to the end despite that bullseye on her back.

Parvati made it to the finals twice and the other two times landed on the jury (though that was only possible in Winners at War due to the Edge of Extinction). If it weren’t for that pesky three-tribe swap, Parvati likely makes the merge and hopefully would have gone on a run.

Even still, she’s the best four-time player in Survivor history.