Ken Hoang - Survivor: Gabon
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 37  | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Gabon (2008) - 5th place, 14th out - 6th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "Say Goodbye to Gabon" (Day 37).

Ken Hoang - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S17: Gabon 1.14 10.40 0.11 9 7 12 0.74 1.91 - - - 0.85 3.05
Career 1.14 10.40 0.11 9 7 12 0.74 1.91 - - - 0.85 3.05
Ken Hoang - Challenge record
  • S17 logo Gabon challenges

    Lake Launch - Ep3  IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-14; 1 sit-out):

    • Gabon, Ep. 1 RC: "One for All" - Fang is slow up the final hill; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 1 IC: "Temptation Valley" - Crosses obstacles and digs; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Lemme Go Rock 'n' Roll" - Climbs up to untie keys; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 3 RC: "Kicking and Screaming - Sits out, as Fang wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 3 IC: "Lake Launch" - Works the puzzle, and Fang wins again.
    • Gabon, Ep. 4 IC: "Big Oar Deal" - Still with Fang, which can't paddle or defend; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 5 RC: "Fruit Flies" - Catches fruit for Fang, but Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 5 IC: "Cliff Bowling" - His ball is blocked by Dan; Fang loses, 8-7.
    • Gabon, Ep. 6 RC: "Snake in the Grass" - Second to drop out for Fang; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 6 IC: "Jungle Relay" - With Matty, gives Fang a lead, but Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 7 RC: "Elephant Eggs" - Tackled by Randy to lose a point; Fang loses, 3-0.
    • Gabon, Ep. 8 IC: "Keep It Up" - Third Kota to drop out, and eventually, Kota loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 9 RC: "Super Golf" - Shoots the "putt" shots, but Kota loses, 2-1.
    • Gabon, Ep. 11 RC: "Now or Never" - With Matty and Susie, part of the losing team.


    Ep10 IC - The Domino Effect

    Individual challenge record (1-for-7): (Mean % finish: 62.6%)

    • Gabon, Ep. 7 IC: "Lake Log Jam" - Eliminated by Sugar in 1st round (tie-7th/12).
    • Gabon, Ep. 9 IC: "Fired Up" - One of seven people to not make a flame (tie-3rd/9).
    • Gabon, Ep. 10 IC: "The Domino Effect" - First to knock down dominoes, Ken wins! (1st/8).
    • Gabon, Ep. 11 IC: "Q&A Bombs Away" - Hits the fourth ring, not good enough (tie-3rd/7).
    • Gabon, Ep. 12 RC: "Swamp Monkeys" - Makes two baskets, but not three (tie-2nd/6).
    • Gabon, Ep. 12 IC: "Mask Match" - Working on his puzzle as Bob wins (tie-2nd/6).
    • Gabon, Ep. 13 F5 IC: "A-Mazing Gabon" - Working on his puzzle, doesn't win (tie-3rd/5).


    Redemption Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Gabon: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.08
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.14
    Mean% Finish: 62.6%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Ken Hoang - Tribal Council record
  • S17 logo Gabon Tribal

    Ep10 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Gabon: None, although briefly had the clue in Ep.8 (Day 22).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/12):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Gabon, Ep. 2: One vote, from Gillian.
    • Gabon, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Bob and Marcus.
    • Gabon, Ep. 13 (F5 vote): Four votes, from Bob, Matty, Sugar, and Susie (voted out, 4-1).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Gabon:, Ep. 13: Voted for Susie Smith, who finished second, 4-3-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 9
    Tribals: 12
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Ken Hoang - Pictures
  • S17 logo Gabon image gallery
Ken Hoang - Interviews
  • S17 logo Gabon interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (9/15/08): "Ken Hoang: 'I'm mentally prepared. I'm not going to choke; I'm not going to freak out'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Peter Larsen for the Orange County Register (12/15/08): "O.C. Survivor player defied odds with strong showing"
    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (12/17/08): "Ken: 'Everything I did out there was purely strategic'; Matty: 'Gabon humbled me immensely'"
    • Dalton Ross at (6/23/20): "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Ken Hoang relives the highs and lows of Gabon"
Ken Hoang - Bio
  • S17 logo Gabon bio

    Official CBS bio for Survivor: Gabon excerpts:


     "Ken Hoang gives a new meaning to the term "gamer." Known to the gaming community as "the King of Smash," Hoang is a professional at his craft. As the current international champion of Nintendo's Super Smash Brothers Melee video game, Ken has traveled the world from Japan to Australia to prove his dominance.


    Hoang uses his tournament winnings to help support his family. He and his siblings still live at home to help pay the mortgage. It has also led to a strong bond among his brothers and sisters. In fact it was his sister that started his addiction to Survivor.


    While he may seem like an interesting choice for a game based in the outdoors, this gamer sees it as an amazing opportunity. Ken is very creative, and has a strong passion for art, a skill he is currently going to college to fine tune. When not playing videogames or brushing up on his art, Hoang enjoys playing with his pets, a Maincoon cat named Kinski and a Husky named Monster.


    He loves the fact that he will be considered an underdog because everyone will underestimate his prowess at playing mind games. Nobody would look at him and believe he climbed Mt. Fuji at the age of 20. Ready to exploit his slight physical stature, Ken will trick his fellow players into seeing him as a non-threat, only to smash them if they get in his way.


    Ken is single and currently resides in Westminster, Calif. His birth date is October 10, 1985."