Kellyn Bechtold - Survivor: Ghost Island
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 35 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Ghost Island (2018) - 7th place, 14th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "Always Be Moving" (Day 35).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 33 days; Ghost Island - 2 days (2 visits).

Kellyn Bechtold - 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 1.65 9.39 0.18 6 4 10 0.59 2.10 - - - 0.77 3.75
Career 1.65 9.39 0.18 6 4 10 0.59 2.10 - - - 0.77 3.75
Kellyn Bechtold - Challenge record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island challenges

    Ep7 RC - Discy Business

    Tribal/team challenge record (4.5*-for-13):

    • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Helps haul the sled and works the puzzle, and Naviti wins!
    • Ghost Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Helps retrieve missed shots, as Naviti wins again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Now with Malolo, works the puzzle, and Malolo wins!
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Jenna, loses a point to Laurel/Angela; 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" - With Bradley, works the slide puzzle, but... Malolo loses, once again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 6 IC: "Sir Duke" - Still with Malolo, gathers stuff and works the puzzle blindfolded, 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 a shot then swaps out, but the orange team loses.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 10 RC: "Caged Tigers" - In a cage, helps with the puzzle, and the orange team wins.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 13 RC: "Always on the Run" - Paired with Sebastian, they reach the 5-spool stage, but do not win.

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


    Audio Slave - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-7): (Mean % Finish: 47.5%)

    • Ghost Island Ep. 8 IC: "Audio Slave" - Outlasts Chelsea and Libby in the final stage, and Kellyn wins! (1st/13).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 9 IC: "Fijian Feast" - Just misses making it to the second round (tie-7th/12).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 10 IC: "Take the Reins" - Ninth person to drop out, ten minutes in (3rd/11).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 11 IC: "Crocodile Rock" - First person out on the orange team, and first 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" - First person to drop out, in the first round (8th/8).
    • Ghost Island Ep. 13 IC: "Seven Bridges Road" - Just reaches the final puzzle as Laurel wins (6th/7).


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

    • Ghost Island: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4.5*
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.35
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.14
    Mean% Finish: 47.5%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Kellyn Bechtold - Tribal Council record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island Tribal

    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0) | Advantages held/played (1/1):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 4: Declined to play the Ghost Island game for an advantage.
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 7: Sent to Ghost Island again, plays the game, wins the extra vote advantage (Day 18).
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 11: Plays her advantage, voting twice for Laurel, who is not booted (Day 29).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/10*):

    *Kellyn voted twice (incorrectly) for Laurel in Ep. 11, which counts as two TCA.


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 11: One vote, from Laurel.
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 13: Three votes, from Domenick, Laurel, and Wendell (voted out, 3-3-1 [4-1 on re-vote]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols/ advantages
    Advantages held/ played: 1/1
    Idols found: 0
    Idols played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 6
    Tribals: 10*
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Kellyn Bechtold - Pictures
  • S36 logo Ghost Island image gallery
Kellyn Bechtold - Interviews
  • S36 logo Ghost Island interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Survivor Is Personal for Kellyn Bechtold"
    • Dalton Ross at (2/5/18): "Meet Kellyn in 60 Seconds"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/14/18): "Meet Kellyn Bechtold"
    • Gordon Holmes at (2/21/18): "Kellyn - 'Empathy Is My Superpower'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at (5/17/18): "Kellyn Bechtold reveals her biggest mistake in the game"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (5/17/18): "Who Went Home in 'Always Be Moving'?"
    • Gordon Holmes at (5/17/18): "Kellyn - 'I Brought a Knife to a Gun Fight After the Merge'"
    • Mike Bloom at (5/17/18): "Kellyn Bechtold Discusses Her Gut-Wrenching Exit"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/17/18): "Latest Exit Interview - 5/17/18"
Kellyn Bechtold - Bio
  • S36 logo Ghost Island bio

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


    "What's your personal claim to fame? My ever-evolving career. From being a waitress in Indiana, working at a plant nursery in Florida, to a receptionist at a crematory, and eventually working in career services and business consulting with a dual MBA and Master of Public Health.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? My parents. My dad is one of the hardest working people I know. My mom tutors incarcerated women, volunteers on Election Day, and contributes to our local community in a loving, selfless way.


    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A bag of Skittles. I'm addicted to candy and just one Skittle a day would keep me going through starvation! Next, a deck of cards so I could get people to play games that require deceit, and try to read tells, and tampons, because, duh.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? I hope I'm a mix between Kelley Wentworth and Aubry Bracco. Kelley is a badass game player who would do anything to win. She gets people to trust her and is still a snake. I'm also a little bit Aubry—strategic, very intuitive, but slightly neurotic and quirky.


    What's your reason for being on Survivor? As Probst says, Survivor is a human experiment. I am fascinated, as a huge fan, to watch how people interact and deceive when pushed to their limits. Can't wait to have a front row seat! I want to prove to myself that I can take on this insane physical and mental challenge. Survivor is the greatest game on earth, and I'd like to try my hand at it."