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Not voting for the boot (Non-VFB), single-season
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: January 9, 2021

Most times not voting for the person booted, single-season - Eddie Fox, Caramoan


Eddie Fox




See also:

Non-VFB - Career

Non-VFB, single-season
Rank Contestant Season Non-VFB TCA TC%
1 Eddie Fox, Caramoan Eddie Fox S26: Caramoan 9 11 0.17
2 Bret LaBelle, S33 Bret LaBelle S33: Millennials vs. Gen X 8 13 0.38
3 Keith Nale, Cambodia Keith Nale S31: Cambodia 7 9 0.22
4 Jay Starrett, S33 Jay Starrett S33: Millennials vs. Gen X 7 10 0.33
5-t Keith Nale, San Juan del Sur Keith Nale S29: San Juan del Sur 7 11 0.35
5-t Rodney LaVoie, S30 Rodney LaVoie S30: Worlds Apart 7 11 0.36
7 Aubry Bracco, S32, S34 Aubry Bracco S34: Game Changers 7 13 0.46
8 Michele Fitzgerald, S40 Michele Fitzgerald S40: Winners at War 7 14 0.50
9-t Gervase Peterson, S1 Gervase Peterson S1: Borneo 6 7 0.13
9-t Kelly Wiglesworth, Cambodia Kelly Wiglesworth S31: Cambodia 6 7 0.13
11-t Ozzy Lusth, S23 Ozzy Lusth S23: South Pacific 6 8 0.22
11-t Reynold Toepfer, S26 Reynold Toepfer S26: Caramoan 6 8 0.24
11-t Kyle Jason, Kaoh Rong Kyle Jason S32: Kaoh Rong 6 8 0.24
14-t Ralph Kiser, Redemption Island Ralph Kiser S22: Redemption Island 6 9 0.32
14-t Teresa Cooper, Africa Teresa Cooper S3: Africa 6 9 0.33
16-t Steve Wright, Redemption Island Steve Wright S22: Redemption Island 6 10 0.39
16-t Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island Terry Deitz S12: Panama - Exile Island 6 10 0.40
18-t Colby Donaldson, HvsV Colby Donaldson S20: Heroes vs. Villains 6 11 0.45
18-t Christina Cha, One World Christina Cha S24: One World 6 11 0.45
18-t Sunday Burquest, S33 Sunday Burquest S33: Millennials vs. Gen X 6 11 0.45
18-t Chrissy Hofbeck, HvHvH Chrissy Hofbeck S35: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers 6 11 0.45
22-t Spencer Bledsoe, Cagayan Spencer Bledsoe S28: Cagayan 6 12 0.49
22-t Will Sims, Worlds Apart Will Sims S30: Worlds Apart 6 12 0.50
22-t Kelley Wentworth, Cambodia-Second Chance Kelley Wentworth S31: Cambodia 6 12 0.50
25-t Katie Collins, Blood vs. Water Katie Collins S27: Blood vs. Water 6 13 0.54
25-t Sarah Lacina, S28, S34, S40 Sarah Lacina S40: Winners at War 6 13 0.54
27 Rick Devens, EoE Rick Devens S38: Edge of Extinction 6 14 0.57
28+ 26+ contestants tied   5 n n

Complete through Winners at War. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

Non-VFB notes


Non-VFB is voting for someone other than the person booted. Think of this as the Tribal Council futility index. To be fair, when we score VFB, we don't give credit for taking the wrong option in an intentional vote-split, but those are the breaks. Still, to truly rack up non-VFB totals, you really have to make a concerted effort, whether it be repeatedly trying and failing to target the majority's leader when you're down in the numbers, or just being completely oblivious as to where the numbers lie. For the career numbers, persistence is key. Keith Nale only managed the second- and third-most single-season non-VFB totals, but together, he's vastly surpassed Eddie Fox's one-hit wonder. The career totals also include a lot of people who won a long string of individual immunities, which apparently gave them the freedom to just throw their votes away, willy-nilly. To each their own.


Important notes: 

  • As with VFB, re-votes after a tie don't count as votes. Only the first vote does. Although if you vote for the wrong person on a vote split, enjoy your non-VFB consolation prize.
  • Note that getting voted out yourself counts as a non-VFB event. So Ozzy significantly increased his career total by getting voted out three times in South Pacific.


Glossary of terms


  • Non-VFB: Non-votes For Bootee. The number of times the contestant has not voted for the person who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie).
  • 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.