Fifty percent of the voting for the 'Survivor' Hall of Fame was based on the ballots of the Executive Voting Committee. This blue-ribbon panel consists of "Survivor" luminaries such as Host and Executive Producer Jeff Probst, Challenge Producer John Kirhoffer, Producer Jesse Jensen, the current members of the "Survivor" Hall of Fame, the "Survivor" press corps, and XFINITY TV's "Survivor" Minion Gordon Holmes. The other fifty percent came from "Survivor" fans like you.
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The Class of 2010 included Parvati Shallow, Russell Hantz, Rob Mariano, Richard Hatch, and Sandra Diaz-Twine…
The Class of 2011 included Cirie Fields, Ozzy Lusth, and Tom Westman…
The Class of 2012 included Amanda Kimmel, Rob Cesternino, and Ethan Zohn…
And now, the “Survivor” Hall of Fame is proud to induct Jonny Fairplay as the third and final member of the Class of 2013.
Jonny Fairplay’s Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
First of all; I would like to say thank you to my fellow Hall of Famers, press, and fans that chose to vote for me. To the others; I'm an acquired taste. It is an honor to be recognized as one of the greatest at what you do and I feel that I did "Survivor" best.
My dream as a little kid was to be the greatest "bad guy" wrestler of all time. That never exactly happened; I was a few vitamins short of the physique needed. I did however become the greatest heel in the history of reality television on the greatest show of the genre.
My experience on Pearl Islands is one of the most special moments of my life. For the record, my favorite episode is the one in which I voted out Rupert; not the "Dead Grandma" lie. However, the "Dead Grandma" lie was an incredible moment that captivated pop culture and changed my life forever.
I would like to personally thank: Lynne Spillman – for seeing me at the gas station that fateful day, CBS and Mark Burnett – for giving me the opportunity to be the “bad guy,” Thunder D – for being a big enough scum bag to come through and lie with me to others during a very emotional Reward Challenge, my “Dead Grandma” – for staying alive, Rob Cesternino – for giving me the blueprint, and to all my other “Survivor” brothers and sisters – for giving me the greatest extended family anyone could ever ask for!
And a special thank you to everyone that makes "Survivor" what it is; you have honestly made me one the luckiest and happiest people alive! Thank you, you changed my life forever!
What the fans said about Jonny…
“He changed the game by bringing the outside world into the game. Worked back and forth between alliances and had the trust of many different people in the game.” – Eric
“You just love to hate the guy.” – Colleen
“Should Fairplay’s grandmother do the induction speech or should Thunder D?” – Tricia
What the Executive Voting Committee said about Jonny…
“His calculated, pre-planned lie about his grandmother’s death was brilliant and opened the door for future A-holes to use this strategy to get ahead. Not everyone can be the nice guy, right?” – Ethan Zohn
“Whether you loved him or whether you hated him, he kept things interesting and he changed “Survivor” and Reality TV forever.” – Rob Cesternino
“He is the first villain that made a huge play. Fairplay made an exceptional move that will be remembered for the rest of everyone’s life. This legend deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. – Russell Hantz
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