Donathan Hurley - Survivor: Ghost Island
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 37 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Ghost Island (2018) - 5th place, 16th out - 9th juror.

  • Sent to Ghost Island once; cumulative time: In-game - 36 days; Ghost Island - 1 day.
  • Voted out in Episode 14, "It's Game Time, Kids" (Day 37).

Donathan Hurley - 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 1.02 11.39 0.09 6 9 11 0.54 1.17 - - - 0.63 2.19
Career 1.02 11.39 0.09 6 9 11 0.54 1.17 - - - 0.63 2.19
Donathan Hurley - Challenge record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island challenges

    Ep7 RC - Discy Business

    Tribal/team challenge record (6.5*-for-13; 1 sit-out):

    • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Grabs a bag and helps haul the sled, but Malolo loses.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Belatedly swaps in and releases Malolo's buoys, Malolo loses again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Climbs the ladder for New Naviti, which loses on the puzzle.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - Paired with Chris (unshown), loses a point, but 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" - Performs no televised tasks; Naviti wins again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 6 IC: "Sir Duke" - Now with Naviti, helps gather stuff blindfolded; Naviti doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 7 RC: "Discy Business" - Places the winning block, and Naviti wins big (1st/3).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 7 IC: "Cruel Sea" - Tosses rings and nearly pulls off second place, but Naviti 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" - Unpicked, forced to sit out. Ineligible for both reward and Ghost Island.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 13 RC: "Always on the Run" - Paired with Laurel, they reach the 5-spool stage, but do not win.

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


    The Ball Drop - Ep12 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-9): (Mean % Finish: 40.6%)

    • Ghost Island Ep. 8 IC: "Audio Slave" - Second person to drop out, in the first stage (12th/13).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 9 IC: "Fijian Feast" - Not close, eliminated in the first round (tie-9th/12).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 10 IC: "Take the Reins" - Sixth person to drop out, within the first two minutes (6th/11).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 11 IC: "Crocodile Rock" - First person to drop out for the purple team , 8th place overall (5th/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" - Last person to drop out, made it to final round (2nd/8).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 13 IC: "Seven Bridges Road" - Working on the slide puzzle as Laurel wins (tie-3rd/7).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Vin Skully" - Last to the puzzle, but does get a start on it (6th/6).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Pyramid Scheme" - One of several working the puzzle as Wendell wins (tie-2nd/5).


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

    • Ghost Island: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6.5*
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 40.6%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Donathan Hurley - Tribal Council record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island Tribal

    F5 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/1; 1 vote voided):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 10: Finds Scot Pollard's unused idol from Kaoh Rong, plus the location of Tai's matching one, which together now make one regular idol. Enlists Michael and Laurel's help in getting it, but is successful (Day 27).
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 11: Plays the idol for himself, voiding 1 vote against; Jenna had 3 votes, is booted (Day 29).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/11):


    VAP - Votes against (9):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 1: One vote, from Gonzalez.
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 13: Three votes, from Angela, Kellyn, and Sebastian.
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): One vote, from Sebastian.
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Four votes, from Angela, Domenick, Laurel, and Wendell (voted out, 4-[0]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 1
  • Voting record
    VFB: 6
    Tribals: 11
    VAP: 9
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Donathan Hurley - Pictures
  • S36 logo Ghost Island image gallery
Donathan Hurley - Interviews
  • S36 logo Ghost Island interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Survivor Is a First for Donathan Hurley"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/10/18): "Meet Donathan Hurley"
    • Gordon Holmes at (2/14/18): "Donathan - 'I May Only Have One Chance to Play. Why Not Go Out There and Give It Hell?'"
    • Dalton Ross at (2/22/18): "Meet Donathan Hurley in 60 seconds"


    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at (5/24/18): "Donathan Hurley on why he didn't vote for Laurel"
    • Gordon Holmes at (5/24/18): "Sebastian and Donathan on Dom's Aggressive Play and Finding Love"
    • Mike Bloom at (5/24/18): "Donathan Hurley on Verbal Diarrhea and Money from Sia"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/24/18): "FINALE Top 6 Exit Interviews - 5/24/18"
Donathan Hurley - Bio
  • S36 logo Ghost Island bio

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


    "Pet peeves: People who think they know it all, people who are disrespectful toward others for no reason, people who judge the book by its cover (people have treated me that way my entire life), people that say "literally" without it being literal, people who aren't straight forward when they need to be and finally, getting my name wrong. It is D-O-N-A-T-H-A-N, not Jonathan or Donovan.


    What's your personal claim to fame? I was a part of a national and state level winning dance team. I danced in the hip-hop routine. I am proud of being openly gay and dancing in front of thousands in this area. My goal is always to try to change the opinions of others when it comes to the LGBTQ community and through dancing, I was able to open the arms of many.


    There will never be another me when it comes to those years and for that impact, I feel very accomplished. Being the only guy to hold a national championship among the basketball, football and baseball guys—yeah, that felt really nice!


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? My hero is my grandmother, Deloris Bentley. Always has been, always will be. My grandmother had seven children between the years of 1960-1968, with my mom being the youngest. She raised them all with very limited food, no power until 1975, no bathrooms, only outhouses—all while dealing with the day-to-day struggles of having an alcoholic as a husband.


    Over the years, things got better for her. She raised her children, divorced and re-married (twice), and ended up being very independent and open-minded! In 2006, she had a brain aneurysm. She flew out to have emergency surgery and you know what saved her that time? Her blood was so thick from smoking three packs a day for so many years, that the aneurysm was sealed shut.


    After her surgery, she was up the next morning eating on some ice. Now if that isn't inspiring, I don't know what is! She has always been the glue in our family. She is such a hero in my eyes because of all the sacrifices, determination and selflessness she has expressed and shown all her life! Many people are probably picking celebrities and all that jazz, but my little 'ole Maw Maw is my hero.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? While there are tons of castaways that I have related to, especially those from the LGBTQ community (Colton, Todd, Tai), and my hillbillies (Keith, Sandy, JT), I always find the most relatable to be Cirie.


    No one expected the gameplay Cirie played in her first season. She went out there, hated leaves, and really didn't know much about the game. But you know what? She went out there and learned the way. She kept her mouth shut when need be, made the big moves when she needed to, and had a great sense of the people on the island what they were thinking.


    She is the type of player I see myself being. I adore her, and it doesn't hurt that her birthday is July 18th and mine July 19th. We Cancers just have a way about us that is charming, yet manipulative. Our knife is always ready for backs (figuratively)!


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? Living in Eastern Kentucky has its perks. We are outdoors people. We love the lakes, we love to roam trails and mountains, and I have learned a lot about nature and survival. And while I have never been in a dire situation to use these skills, I truly believe when the survivalist in me kicks in, I would have a lot to offer.


    Now darlin', I ain't no lumberjack. But I can offer common sense solutions in order to help make my tribe grow. I already plan on breaking my glasses to help with fire and prove that this little gay hillbilly nerd isn't afraid of what nature can bring! I really think I will surprise a lot of people."