Desiree Afuye - Survivor: Ghost Island
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 27 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Ghost Island (2018) - 11th place, 10th out - 3rd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 10, "It's Like the Perfect Crime" (Day 27).

Desiree Afuye - 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 0.45 5.22 0.09 4 10 6 0.64 1.33 - - - 0.72 1.78
Career 0.45 5.22 0.09 4 10 6 0.64 1.33 - - - 0.72 1.78
Desiree Afuye - Challenge record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island challenges

    Ep2 RC/IC - Coming Up for Air

    Tribal/team challenge record (3.5*-for-12; 1 sit-out):

    • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Helps haul the sled, and Naviti wins!
    • Ghost Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Shoots baskets, including the winning shot, as Naviti wins again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Now with new Malolo, and Malolo wins!
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Stephanie, loses a point to Libby & Laurel; Malolo loses.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Sits out, as 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 and rides to gather a number tile bag, but... Malolo loses again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 6 IC: "Sir Duke" - Now with Malolo, caller and puzzle director, blows a huge lead, loses (3rd/3).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 7 RC: "Discy Business" - Helps hold and stack, but Malolo loses big (3rd/3).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 7 IC: "Cruel Sea" - Tosses rings and rebounds, and Malolo barely doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 9 RC: "Gone Shootin'" - Fires several shots, but misses, and the orange team loses, 6-4.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 10 RC: "Caged Tigers" - In the second cage, helps with the puzzle, but the purple team loses.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the three-tribe challenges count as half a win.


    Fijian Feast - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % Finish: 39.0%)

    • Ghost Island Ep. 8 IC: "Audio Slave" - Third person to drop out, in the first stage (11th/13).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 9 IC: "Fijian Feast" - Advances to the second round (grubs), but eliminated there (tie-4th/12).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 10 IC: "Take the Reins" - Third person to drop out, within the first minute (9th/11).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-1):

    • Ghost Island Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Works the slide puzzle until Chris bails; Naviti loses (by forfeit).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 3.5*
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.29
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 3
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 39.0%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50.0%
Desiree Afuye - Tribal Council record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island Tribal

    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Ghost Island: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/6):


    VAP - Votes against (10):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 5: One vote, from Stephanie.
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 6: One vote, from James.
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 10: Eight votes, from Domenick, Donathan, Jenna, Kellyn, Laurel, Michael, Sebastian, and Wendell (voted out, 8-2).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 14: Voted for Domenick Abbate, who finished second, 5-5-0 (1-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 4
    Tribals: 6
    VAP: 10
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Desiree Afuye - Pictures
  • S36 logo Ghost Island image gallery
Desiree Afuye - Interviews
  • S36 logo Ghost Island interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Desiree Afuye Says 'Anything Is Possible on Survivor'"
    • Dalton Ross at (2/1/18): "Meet Desiree in 60 seconds"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/8/18): "Meet Desiree Afuye"
    • Gordon Holmes at (2/19/18): "Desiree - 'Some People Play to Be Sole Survivor, I'm About the Money'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at (4/26/18): "Desiree Afuye on going down in flames"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (4/26/18): "Desiree Tells the Truth About That Very Big Lie"
    • Gordon Holmes at (4/26/18): "Desiree - '(Kellyn Is) Half-Innocent and Half-Evil'"
    • Mike Bloom at (4/26/18): "Desiree Afuye Talks Burning Tribe Flags and Bridges"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/26/18): "Latest Exit Interview - 4/26/18"
Desiree Afuye - Bio
  • S36 logo Ghost Island bio

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


    "What's your personal claim to fame? Getting a place and back on my feet after being homeless. Freshman year when school ended, I didn't have anywhere to go. My parents were in Nigeria and both my brothers were in the U.S. but not much older than me so they couldn't help. This resulted in me being homeless for 1-2 months.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? Beyoncé. She works so hard and is constantly topping herself. She literally sets the standard for every performer and artist and continues to raise the bar. She had Adele and Kanye West on stage defending her when she didn't win an award. Who else can do that? She is one of the few super humans to walk the Earth.


    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A picture of a skeleton in a grave to constantly remind me that things could be worse, a photo book of my family because I will always love them and they forever motivate me and finally, text message threads between me and my best friend. We have the funniest conversations and laughing is the best way to stay positive and happy.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Michaela! I am a strong black woman who is not afraid to make power moves. I haven't had an easy life and sure as hell don't expect winning Survivor to come easy. I relate a lot to her because we are both strong-willed and determined and willing to do what it takes to accomplish our goals.


    What's your reason for being on Survivor? The million dollars would change my life drastically. I would have a story for the books—the girl that went from village to Versailles. I've seen it all, from the slums to the fast-paced, hard working student life in NYC. I want to change my life and my surroundings. I want to show myself and others that regardless of what you've been through, (it was being homeless for me), you can succeed.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I currently live in a house of eight girls. I know how to deal with seven different versions of crazy and different personalities. I am constantly settling issues in the house and running the house meetings, not only does this make me sociable, it makes me likable and adaptable. I have good experience in sports, having played basketball for most of high school and I work out at my college gym. I'm putting myself through school with grants and academic scholarships while my parents are in Nigeria and I am an asset to any team."