Laurel Johnson - Survivor: Ghost Island
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1 (Jury: 1)

Survivor: Ghost Island (2018) - 3rd place, no jury votes - 11th juror.

  • Received no jury votes, then cast the tiebreaking vote, in Episode 14, "It's Game Time, Kids" (Day 39).

Laurel Johnson - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S36: Ghost Island 2.45 12.72 0.19 10 2 11 0.91 4.24 0 10 0.00 1.10 6.69
Career 2.45 12.72 0.19 10 2 11 0.91 4.24 0 10 0.00 1.10 6.69
Laurel Johnson - Challenge record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island challenges

    Ep1 RC - Chief's Choice

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-13; 1 sit-out):

    • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Hauls the sled and works the puzzle, but Malolo loses.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Helps retrieve missed throws; Malolo loses again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Now with Naviti, helps blow the lead on the puzzle, Naviti loses.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - Part of pairs that score 3 of Naviti's 4 points; Naviti wins.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Helps move the crate, and eventually, Naviti wins.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 5 RC: "Rod Screw-It" - Crosses obstacles, and Naviti wins again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 5 IC: "Hitch a Ride" - Helps turn the wheel; Naviti wins again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 6 IC: "Sir Duke" - Now with Yanuya, helps gather stuff blindfolded; Yanuya wins (1st/3).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 7 RC: "Discy Business" - Sits out, and Yanuya finishes second (2nd/3).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 7 IC: "Cruel Sea" - Helps rebound missed ring tosses, and Yanuya wins again (1st/3).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 9 RC: "Gone Shootin'" - Hits two of the purple team's six targets, and the purple team wins.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 10 RC: "Caged Tigers" - In a cage, helps with the puzzle, but the purple team loses.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 13 RC: "Always on the Run" - Paired with Donathan, they reach the 5-spool stage, but do not win.


    Seven Bridges Road - Ep13 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-10): (Mean % Finish: 58.9%)

    • Ghost Island Ep. 8 IC: "Audio Slave" - Ninth person to drop out, on the transition to the final stage (5th/13).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 9 IC: "Fijian Feast" - Makes it to the second round, but no further (tie-4th/12).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 10 IC: "Take the Reins" - Fourth person to drop out, within the first minute (8th/11).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 11 IC: "Crocodile Rock" - Third person out on the orange team; 7th place overall (3rd/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" - Fifth person to drop out, made it to final round (4th/8).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 13 IC: "Seven Bridges Road" - Finishes in a virtual tie with Wendell, but Laurel wins! (1st/7).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Vin Skully" - Working on the puzzle as Wendell wins (tie-3rd/6).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Pyramid Scheme" - One of several working the puzzle as Wendell wins (tie-2nd/5).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Stacked Up" - Repeatedly drops her stack, does not win (tie-2nd/4).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (1-for-1):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Works the slide puzzle for Malolo, and Malolo wins by forfeit.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.54
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.10
    Mean% Finish: 58.9%
  • Hero challenges/ duels
    Wins: 1
    Played: 1
    Win%: 1.00
    Mean% Finish: 100.0%
Laurel Johnson - Tribal Council record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island Tribal

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Wendell plays his idol for Laurel, voiding 1 vote against her.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/11):


    VAP - Votes against (2):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 11: Two votes, both from Kellyn (who played her advantage).
    • [Ghost Island, Ep. 11: One vote from Donathan (voided by Wendell's idol play).]


    Jury votes received (0/10):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 14: Received zero jury votes, to finish third, 5-5-0.


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 14: Cast the final, tie-breaking jury vote, for Wendell Holland (who won, 5-5-0 [1-0]).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 10
    Tribals: 11
    VAP: 2
  • Jury votes
    Received: 0
    Total jurors 10
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
Laurel Johnson - Pictures
  • S36 logo Ghost Island image gallery
Laurel Johnson - Interviews
  • S36 logo Ghost Island interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Laurel Johnson Thinks Survivor Is the Greatest"
    • Dalton Ross at (2/13/18): "Meet Laurel in 60 seconds"
    • Gordon Holmes at (2/13/18): "Laurel: 'If You're Not Willing to Lie to Help Your Family, You're Helping Their Family'"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/15/18): "Meet Laurel Johnson"


    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at (5/24/18): "Laurel Johnson on casting the key tie-breaking vote"
    • Gordon Holmes at (5/24/18): "Finalist Laurel and Juror Angela on Breaking Ties, Spilling Secrets, and Gorgeous Juries"
    • Mike Bloom at (5/24/18): "Laurel Johnson on Being a Swing Vote to the Very End"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/24/18): "FINALE Top 6 Exit Interviews - 5/24/18"
Laurel Johnson - Bio
  • S36 logo Ghost Island bio

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


    "Hobbies: Watching Survivor, playing beach volleyball, and the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle.


    What's your personal claim to fame? My college volleyball team winning our division championship. It's one thing to compete at the highest level, but it's another to win and be the best at it.


    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? Crossword puzzle book to keep my mind sharp, keep me sane, and give me a way to tune everyone out, a camera to capture every single moment, and a self-addressed envelope—so there's no confusion as to where to send the million dollar check to.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Todd. I'll be a smart player, shrewd, and pulling all the strings, a snake (but unbeknownst to others), and run circles around anyone in a final tribal speech. Also, Sophie. Not afraid to get stuff done, stand up for myself, and tell the boys what to do. I'll be the smartest player there.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I'm a triple threat to win this game—I'm a former college athlete, an Ivy League graduate, and I know the game better than anyone else out there. I'm a superfan who knows better than to let the game pass me by and I will always fight for every single inch."