Survivor record holders
Most votes for boot (VFB) - season
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: January 8, 2023

Most times voting for the bootee, single-season (tie, 14) - Natalie White, Samoa; Russell Hantz, Samoa

Natalie White, Russell Hantz, S19: Samoa


See also:

VFB - Career

Times voting for the bootee (VFB), single-season
Rank Contestant Season VFB TCA TC%
1-t Natalie White, Samoa Natalie White S19: Samoa 14 14 1.00
1-t Russell Hantz, Samoa Russell Hantz S19: Samoa 14 14 1.00
3 Coach Wade, South Pacific Coach Wade S23: South Pacific 13 13 1.00
4 Mick Trimming, Samoa Mick Trimming S19: Samoa 13 14 0.93
5 Stephenie LaGrossa, Guatemala Stephenie LaGrossa S11: Guatemala 12* 12 1.00
6-t Amanda Kimmel, Micronesia Amanda Kimmel S16: Micronesia 12 13 0.92
6-t Monica Culpepper, Blood vs. Water Monica Culpepper S27: Blood vs. Water 12 13 0.92
6-t Jaison Robinson, Samoa Jaison Robinson S19: Samoa 12 13 0.92
6-t Boston Rob Mariano, Redemption Island Boston Rob Mariano S22: Redemption Island 12 13 0.92
6-t Natalie Tenerelli, Redemption Island Natalie Tenerelli S22: Redemption Island 12 13 0.92
6-t Phillip Sheppard, Redemption Island Phillip Sheppard S22: Redemption Island 12 13 0.92
12-t David Wright, Millennials vs. Gen X David Wright S33: Millennials vs. Gen X 12 14 0.85
12-t Ken McNickle, Millennials vs Gen X Ken McNickle S33: Millennials vs. Gen X 12 14 0.86
14-t Tina Wesson, The Australian Outback Tina Wesson S2: The Australian Outback 11* 11 1.00
14-t Ethan Zohn, Africa Ethan Zohn S3: Africa 11* 11 1.00
14-t Kim Johnson, Africa Kim Johnson S3: Africa 11 11 1.00
14-t Twila Tanner, Vanuatu Twila Tanner S9: Vanuatu 11* 11 1.00
14-t Stephen Fishbach, Tocantins Stephen Fishbach S18: Tocantins 11* 11 1.00
19-t Rafe Judkins, Guatemala Rafe Judkins S11: Guatemala 11 12 0.91
19-t Russell Hantz, Heroes vs. Villains Russell Hantz S20: Heroes vs. Villains 11 12 0.91
21-t Cirie Fields, Micronesia Cirie Fields S16: Micronesia 11 13 0.84
21-t Ashley Underwood, Redemption Island Ashley Underwood S22: Redemption Island 11 13 0.84
21-t Sophie Clarke, South Pacific Sophie Clarke S23: South Pacific 11 13 0.84
21-t Albert Destrade, South Pacific Albert Destrade S23: South Pacific 11 13 0.84
21-t Sarah Lacina, Game Changers Sarah Lacina S34: Game Changers 11# 13# 0.85
26 Denise Stapley, Philippines Denise Stapley S25: Philippines 11 14 0.78

Complete through Survivor 43. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

VFB notes

VFB is votes for boot, the number of times a contestant votes someone out. A basic Survivor action, and one a good player should, in theory, do almost every time. True, it's difficult to distinguish between someone masterminding the vote and someone riding coattails just from this one stat. Perhaps that's where the career numbers come into play. Ties are broken in favor of the person with the fewest tribal council appearances.

Important notes/ special cases:

  • Re-votes after a tie don't count as votes. Only the first vote does. Also, if you vote for the wrong person on a vote split, tough luck.
  • # Extra vote advantage: Sarah used a vote steal/extra vote advantage, which gave her an extra VFB and TCA.
  • * Final two special case: We're now giving VFB credit to the non-voting person who survives a final three Tribal Council (even though only the F3 IC winner actually casts a physical vote). This is an important note because it applies to Parvati, and gives her a one-vote career lead.
  • VFB: Votes For Bootee. The number of times the contestant has voted for the person who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie). Special, odd case: In a final three TC, where only one vote is cast (by the F3 IC winner), both VFBs are counted, but only the single VAP counts.
  • TCA: Tribal council appearances. The number of times a contestant has attended tribal council (at which they voted).
  • TC%: Tribal Council percent. Attempts to reward voting for the bootee (which players controlling the vote almost always do), while punishing receiving votes yourself. The formula is: TC% = [VFB - (VAP/TotV)] / TCA.