Chelsea Townsend - Survivor: Ghost Island

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 32 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 36: Ghost Island (2018) - 8th place, 13th out - 6th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 12, "A Giant Game of Bumper Cars" (Day 32).

Chelsea Townsend on social media: Instagram | twitter

Chelsea Townsend - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S36: Ghost Island 3.04 7.89 0.39 6 5 8 0.74 2.33 - - - 1.13 5.37
Career 3.04 7.89 0.39 6 5 8 0.74 2.33 - - - 1.13 5.37

 

Chelsea Townsend - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

86%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

77%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

71%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Chelsea Townsend - Challenge record
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Ep3 RC/IC - All Along the Watchtower

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-12; 1 2nd; 2 sit-outs):

  • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Helps haul the sled, and Naviti wins!
  • Ghost Island Ep. 2 IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Crosses the obstacles with Sebastian, as Naviti wins again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Now with Malolo, climbs the ladder for rope, and Malolo wins!
  • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - Sits out, as Malolo loses.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 4 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Helps move the crate, Malolo builds a huge lead, but... Malolo loses.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 5 RC: "Rod Screw-It" - Crosses obstacles, but Malolo loses again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 5 IC: "Hitch a Ride" - Runs twice for number tiles, but... Malolo loses, once again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 6 IC: "Sir Duke" - Now back with Naviti, helps gather stuff blindfolded, and Naviti doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 7 RC: "Discy Business" - Helps hold and stack, and Naviti wins! (1st/3).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 7 IC: "Cruel Sea" - Sits out, as Naviti barely loses (3rd/3).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 9 RC: "Gone Shootin'" - Fires a shot, then swaps out for Wendell, as the purple team wins.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 10 RC: "Caged Tigers" - In a cage, helps with the puzzle, and the orange team wins.

 

Take the Reins - Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-6): (Mean % Finish: 70.7%)

  • Ghost Island Ep. 8 IC: "Audio Slave" - Eleventh person to drop out, in the final stage (3rd/13).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 9 IC: "Fijian Feast" - Eliminated in the first round, fish eyeballs (tie-9th/12).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 10 IC: "Take the Reins" - Outlasts everyone, for almost 20 minutes, and Chelsea wins! (1st/11).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 11 IC: "Crocodile Rock" - Outlasts everyone on the purple team (3rd overall), and Chelsea wins! (1st/5).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 12 RC: "A Quick Affair" - One of several people trying to go under the final obstacle (tie-3rd/8).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 12 IC: "The Ball Drop" - Sixth person to drop out, made it to final round (3rd/8).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Ghost Island: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 6
2nd place: 1
Played: 12
Win%: 0.54
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 6
Win%: 0.33
Mean% Finish: 70.7%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Chelsea Townsend - Tribal Council record
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0) | Advantages held/played (0/0):

  • Ghost Island: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/8):

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Ghost Island, Ep. 12: Five votes, from Domenick, Donathan, Laurel, Sebastian, and Wendell (voted out, 5-3).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 6
Tribals: 8
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
Chelsea Townsend - Pictures
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island
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    Ghost Island intro shot
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    Ghost Island intro shot
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    Bonus Ghost Island intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Clapping for Probst
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    Going up to grab a bag
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    Naviti wins!
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    Watching Desiree take the winning shot, Ep2 IC
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Naviti wins!
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep3
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    The new Malolo tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Climbing the ladder
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Malolo wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Volunteering to sit out
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Watching Sebastian and Brendan
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    The losing Malolos
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    Chelsea's first confessional (Ep4)
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    Malolo, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Watching Chris blaze through the pitching portion
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    The losing Malolos
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    The losing Malolos
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    Making plans with Kellyn
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    Malolo, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep6
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    The new new Naviti tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Fighting over Malolo's bag
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    Naviti doesn't lose!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 RC
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    Stacking
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    The winning Navitis
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Rejoining the losing Navitis after sitting out
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    Naviti, Ep7 Tribal Council
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Merge feasting, Ep8
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    Cheers to the sunset
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Down to the final three
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    Lavita, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Sebastian
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Watching Wendell take the winning shot
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    Reward feasting on tacos
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Round 1: eyeballs
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    Lavita, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Working the puzzle
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    Orange team wins!
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Reward feasting again
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Down to a showdown with Seb
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Chelsea wins immunity!
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Lavita, Ep10 Tribal Council
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Listening to Michael
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Still going...
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    Chelsea wins for purple!
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    Purple team, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Sebastian
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    Going under the final obstacle
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    Still going...
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    Lavita, Ep12 Tribal Council
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Talking to Probst
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Seeing a fourth vote for "Chelsea"
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    13th person voted out, and the sixth member of our jury
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Snuffed, Day 32 (Episode 12)
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    The jury, Final Tribal Council
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    It's a tie?!?
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    The jury, reunion show, waiting for the vote reveal
  • Chelsea Townsend S36
    Full cast, reunion show
Chelsea Townsend - Interviews
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Pre-game interviews

  • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Castaway Chelsea Townsend Is Hoping for Self-Discovery"
  • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/6/18): "Meet Chelsea Townsend"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/11/18): "Meet Chelsea in 60 seconds"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/25/18): "Chelsea - 'I'll Be Sitting There at the End'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/10/18): "Chelsea Townsend speaks... finally!"
  • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (5/10/18): "Chelsea Tells Her Side of the Ghost Island Story"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/10/18): "Chelsea Townsend on Cheerleading, Connection Building and Challenge Throwing"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/10/18): "Latest Exit Interview - 5/10/18"
Chelsea Townsend - Bio
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Official CBS Ghost Island bio excerpts (1/31/18):

"Pet peeves: People with constantly pessimistic or negative energy.

What's your personal claim to fame? Graduating college. I grew as a person and learned a lot about dedication and self-motivation. It gave me the foundation to continue my education and pursue a career as a physician assistant.

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A mattress to get a good night's rest, a toothbrush because I can't imagine not brushing my teeth for more than a day, and definitely food because nobody likes starving.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Parvati. I think I could use my charm to build relationships, and I think I have the competitive spirit and wit she had.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I have the traits needed to make me successful. I am a hard worker who is extremely driven to reach my goals. I am agile and athletic from a background in dance and gymnastics. I am personable and get along well with people of all backgrounds and ages. I am a competitor and love a good challenge."