90. Devon Pinto (Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers)
Oh, what could have been.
Were it not for the stupid fire-making twist that allowed Ben to make it to the final tribal council, it’s very possible that Devon Pinto could have been the winner of Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers. He played a very good social game, as Joe Mena mentioned in the clip, and those with top-notch social games are HUGE jury threats. He’d have been the favorite over Ryan and Chrissy.
Devon wasn’t eliminated because he was unpopular, but rather because he couldn’t make fire against Ben. It’s a shame because he’d have been a very well-liked winner and I felt really bad for him when that twist randomly appeared and knocked him out.
89. Woo Hwang (Cagayan, Cambodia)
In the same way Devon could have won his season, Woo Hwang SHOULD have won his season but made a boneheaded decision along the way. Cagayan was a rare “newer” season where there was a final two, rather than a final three and he won the final immunity challenge (by seconds, at that), giving him the right to pick who goes to the end with him.
The right choice would have been to take Kass, who was widely disliked by the jury and rubbed everyone the wrong way. Instead, Woo went with his heart and took Tony to the end. Tony played the best game out of anyone in Cagayan, so the move was shocking and it wasn’t surprising when Woo was not rewarded with the million-dollar prize.
To this day, we all look back at Woo’s decision because it proved to be even bigger when Tony won for the second time in Winners at War. It’s doubtful that Woo would have fared as well on Winners at War had he been the winner of Cagayan.