There are three winners competing on the next season of Survivor, so it's time to discuss which one will ultimately do best.
*Spoilers for the cast of Survivor's 34th season ahead*
While eight of the cast members playing on Survivor: Game Changers have been revealed, the other 12 players are already known thanks to Inside Survivor's Martin Holmes (a.k.a. Redmond). Because of his sleuthing, many Survivor fans can debate which castaways will excel in this upcoming season and which will ultimately fail.
Survivor winners Sandra Diaz-Twine, Tony Vlachos and J.T. Thomas are all playing in the upcoming season, and while they may have excelled in their first seasons (and in Sandra's case, her second season, too), it's inevitable that at least two will fail to repeat their initial success.
So who do you think will do best? Let's break down their past game(s) and their chances for this season:
Sandra Diaz-Twine (Winner of Pearl Islands and Heroes vs. Villains)
Survivor's only two-time winner, Sandra will likely have a huge target on her back going in. But she should have had a target on her back in Heroes vs. Villains, yet she managed to mostly avoid that through the entire season. The 41-year-old has used the "anyone but me" strategy in both of her seasons, and it's likely she will do the same in her third season. If she can avoid the initial vote-offs, which tend to be challenge weakness-oriented, she should presumably cruise to the merge. A win may be unlikely, but never underestimate Sandra.
J.T. Thomas (Winner of Tocantins, 10th place in Heroes vs. Villains)
J.T. played a perfect game in Survivor: Tocantins - his combination of likable Southern charm, challenge strength and solid strategy resulted in him never receiving a vote against him and then collecting every single jury vote in the end. He took a more ruthless approach in Heroes vs. Villains despite being on the Heroes tribe but was ultimately made a fool of when he gave notorious villain Russell Hantz an Idol, which was used against him at the merge, where he was voted out by the Villains. J.T. will likely be more suspicious of others in Game Changers, and unless he changes his personality drastically, he could easily make the merge at the very least.
Tony Vlachos (Winner of Cagayan)
While Tony has only played the game once, he may actually have the biggest target on his back of all three winners. Tony played an openly ruthless game in Cagayan, often turning on his allies, and is certainly regarded as one of the more aggressive players to win the game. His reputation may make others unwilling to work with him in Game Changers, which could put him in a bad situation early on. Yet, Tony will likely have all sorts of crazy schemes in his "bag of tricks," and considering his penchant for finding Idols, he could be safe for the early part of the game. Getting to the end again may be tough for a player like Tony, but stranger things have happened on Survivor.
So what do you think?
Survivor: Game Changers - Mamanuca Islands premieres Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.