58. Tai Trang (Kaoh Rong, Game Changers)
We first met Tai Trang in Kaoh Rong on a member of the beauty tribe that season. He was looking like an early boot, but the beauties avoided going to tribal council and Tai eventually found an idol anyway.
We most remember him that season for not giving Scot the other half of the Super Idol, which in turn, sent Scot packing. Tai finished third in Kaoh Rong. Tai was brought for Game Changers where he made it far once again, finishing fourth.
57. Eliza Orlins (Vanuatu, Micronesia)
I’m honestly surprised to see Eliza Orlins this low on the rankings because of the fact that she’s a part of one of the biggest and most memorable moments in Survivor history. This, of course, was the “It’s a f***ing stick!” in Micronesia.
In Eliza’s first appearance, which was in Vanuatu in 2005, she made waves by annoying most of her tribe. Even with that being the case, she was able to make it to the final four and was blindsided by eventual winner Chris Daugherty.
Eliza was a frequent target in Micronesia, but got to the merge and of course, we all know what happens next. It was only a f***ing stick and could not save her. Eliza is also well-known for her reactions on the jury and she’s still a fan favorite amongst Survivor fans to this day.
56. Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines)
We’re starting to see popular players emerge now more frequently and Jonathan Penner is proof of that, appearing at number 56. Penner was the villain in Cook Islands because of A) His decision to mutiny from the Aitu tribe to the Raro tribe and B) Flipping on Raro after Yul Kwon threatened him with the idol.
Penner came back to play in Micronesia and was medically evacuated prior to the merge, which was unfortunate because he probably makes it fairly far that season if that doesn’t happen. That medical evacuation did pave the way for him to return for Philippines though and that was my favorite Penner appearance because he was hilarious that season.