Jeff Varner still has a lot to prove as he competes in his third season of Survivor.
Jeff is set to compete as a contestant on Survivor: Game Changers this spring, and he's certainly hoping for a better result than his first two seasons.
When Jeff first played back in 2001 in Survivor: The Australian Outback, he emerged as the potential successor to Richard Hatch. He was scheming and smart at a time when such gameplay was generally frowned upon, and proved to be one of the most memorable players of the season.
His snarky confessionals and social nature made him a relatively big character in the pre-merge, but a stray comment from Kimmi Kappenberg led to his downfall. Due to Kimmi blabbing about Jeff receiving a vote at Tribal Council, Tina Wesson used this knowledge to put the votes on him at the merge, causing a 5-5 tie between the tribes. The early seasons had the tiebreaker rule in which the person with the most previous votes was eliminated, so Jeff was sent home.
Jeff returned 29 seasons later for Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance raring to go. He made several pre-game alliances but soon found himself torn between two major alliances on his Ta Keo tribe. His crazy paranoia and eventual foot injury ultimately led to his downfall, finishing in 17th place.
Now, for Survivor: Game Changers, Jeff will try to be more controlled in his approach to the game.
"I want to have more fun this time. I'll combine my Outback and Cambodia styles-hard gameplay with a more subtle approach. I plan to try and control my emotions more. As best as circumstances allow, I'll manage a swap better," Jeff says in his CBS bio. "I plan to align myself with the big threats. Even if I end up in the minority after a swap, I'll make sure there is someone else with me who is more of a target."
Survivor: Game Changers premieres Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.