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Former Atlantan Parvati Shallow first person inducted into Survivor Hall of Fame

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Out of 320 players over 21 cycles, former Atlantan and UGA grad Parvati Shallow was the first person inducted into the “Survivor” Hall of Fame, created by Fancast.com.

“If I were in high school, I’d hate her guts,” said Gordon Holmes, xfinityTV.com assistant managing producer who put the Hall of Fame together. “But you can’t argue with the success she’s had. Having spoken with her, I absolutely understand why people fall in line when she starts doing her moves.”

[UPDATE: I apologize about the poll. I omitted two obvious candidates: Rupert and Colby. Sorry!]

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Over three “Survivor” competitions, she won the $1 million once on Micronesia and made it to the finals another time. Half the vote total came from a panel of experts which included host Jeff Probst, Challenge Producer John Kirhoffer, Executive Producer David Burris, Producer Jesse Jensen, members of the “Survivor” press corps, and Holmes.

Shallow, 28, who now lives in California and runs a wellness center in Santa Monica, was the only contestant to make it on all nine voting committee ballots. (Each member was able to select five of the best players in their mind.)

The fan votes encompassed the other half of the score.

To prove what a Babe Ruth Shallow is, she also came in No. 1 with the fans.

After falling short in  Cook  Islands, she was an underdog on Micronesia but came out  on top. “She went into ‘Heroes vs. Villains’ with a huge target on her back and lasted to the end,” Holmes said. “She could have ridden Russell [Hantz's] coattails but found her own idols. She was a triple threat strategically. She was good in challenges. She played the mental game well. And she was fun to watch.”

Notably, Shallow spent more days competing in “Survivor” than any other contestant in history to date.

Parvati told fancast.com:

To be recognized as one of the best by the guys whose job is to make the game as difficult and challenging as possible is truly an honor. I loved playing “Survivor” and was never content to let anyone play for me. It’s cool that all the producers and press could see how hard I was working out there on the island. I guess I’m going to have to thank them and the rest of the contestants for never taking it easy on me so that I could rise to the challenge. All the bug bites, busted lips, severed fingers and starvation were worth it since all the fans watching at home were entertained enough to vote me into the Hall of Fame. Thanks everybody. I’m a very happy girl. Now where’s my trophy?

Holmes said there was no budget for a trophy – beyond the on-line version.

She, like me and most others, has been unimpressed with this season’s rather lackluster season though she enjoyed Probst getting on the case of the two quitters. And she repeated what she told me after “Heroes vs. Villains:” she’s  not playing again! But do check out her wellness center!

Holmes said although Sandra Diaz-Twine is the only person who won “Survivor” twice, her “below the radar” strategy didn’t impress as many voters.

Boston Rob” Mariano came in second. Three more names will be named this week.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

30 comments Add your comment

Enemas for Christmas

December 15th, 2010
12:04 pm

This is real?

Holden Magroyne

December 15th, 2010
12:49 pm

What a waste of time. No wonder my xfinity rates are so high. I have to pay this guy Gordon Holmes for his total waste of time. I wonder if he is being paid under the table by Mark Burnett.

Reality TV blows

December 15th, 2010
2:42 pm

I think you seriously would of had to have a lobotomy to watch and enjoy survivor or any of the other crap called reality tv.

The Real Fan

December 15th, 2010
2:53 pm

What, no gravedigger?

Matt

December 15th, 2010
2:55 pm

Where’s Rupert?

barf

December 15th, 2010
3:00 pm

Another hot Georgia Peach

Andy

December 15th, 2010
3:02 pm

Dude…Colby Donaldson? Come on…he is one of the best ever. Where is his name at?

Courtney

December 15th, 2010
3:07 pm

Is this news? (She is SUPER HOT though)

ByteMe

December 15th, 2010
3:17 pm

I got stuck at the phrase members of the “Survivor” press corps. Anyone else find that absurd?

bob

December 15th, 2010
3:17 pm

war eagle!!!

Rodney Ho

December 15th, 2010
3:23 pm

yes. I should have added Rupert and Colby to the poll. Too late now!

Gary

December 15th, 2010
3:37 pm

Survivor BLOWS!! It’s an insult to a persons intelligence.

Mr G

December 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

Yul Kwon rocked…not only very intellegent; but sooooo HOT and nice an the eyes..Beauty and brains, can’t go wrong with that.

SimonSays

December 15th, 2010
3:47 pm

I voted:
Boston Rob
Russell Hantz
J.T. Thomas
Stephenie LaGrossa
Amber Brkich

Russell and Boston Rob should have team’d up when they were on same show, they would have dominated, instead they made it a point to go against each other.

Hey, anyone got connection to get me on this show

Gracie

December 15th, 2010
3:56 pm

I was looking for Rupert in the poll also. He was awesome!

Craven Morehead

December 15th, 2010
4:27 pm

stephanie lagrossa is an amazing piece, third episode of her first time you see a great nip slip and 4th a perfecltly clear camel toe

bryant

December 15th, 2010
4:28 pm

Reality TV my God, you people need to get a life.

Dano

December 15th, 2010
4:34 pm

“SHALLOW” is the perfect description for this whole debacle!

Stockdog

December 15th, 2010
5:48 pm

I meant “shallow” , yes she is.

rogeriter

December 15th, 2010
5:49 pm

T-bird Teresa Cooper from Survivor Africa. She may not have won but, boy, she was a competitor! Plus she lives in Locust Grove, Ga.

Parvoti Is Hot

December 15th, 2010
6:02 pm

Hey “Survivor” haters: if you hate “Survivor” so much, what are you doing on a “Survivor” blog? Go spread your hate somewhere else.

dabo

December 15th, 2010
6:08 pm

Craven Morehead, you clearly belong in the Hall of Fame of this thread !

Nutmeg

December 15th, 2010
6:28 pm

You didn’t include RUPERT?

OMG.

Cut your losses and start the poll over.

Nutmeg

December 15th, 2010
6:28 pm

Hey, where’s Yau-man?

Rodney Ho

December 15th, 2010
6:36 pm

Kinda too late by the time I realized it. I was using various web sites that ranked best players ever and Rupert didn’t show up. (He’s more a fan favorite than the BEST player, I’d fathom.). I should have included him, and Colby, for sure.

ggbjr1

December 15th, 2010
11:07 pm

T-Bird (Teresa Cooper) another native Atlantan was the best Survivor!!!

Eric

December 15th, 2010
11:35 pm

A “Who’s Who?” of “Who cares?”

Really?!?

Name (required)

December 16th, 2010
6:40 am

I only watched the first one, so where the hell is Rudy?

“Yeah, I would have brought a bible…..if I thought I’d need extra toilet paper”

Best. Quote. EVER!!

Truthpaste

December 16th, 2010
9:12 am

I only watched the first season as well. I’d pay to see any of them survive thirty days in the SWATS. LOL

Graeme

December 17th, 2010
7:31 pm

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