Ashley Nolan is a contestant from Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
Plagued with multiple early setbacks, including an accusation of being a power couple with JP Hilsabeck and a Tribe Switch where she was nearly a victim of a Hidden Immunity Idol play, Ashley managed to reach the merge and eventually fell under the radar. She then went on to win two individual Immunity Challenges and solidify herself in the majority Solewa alliance. However, when Ben Driebergen played an idol at the final six, the rest of the tribe turned on Ashley, voting her out unanimously.
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Hometown: Satellite Beach, Fla.
Current Residence: Satellite Beach, Fla.
Hobbies: Surfing, working out, training, and eating.
Pet peeves: Ignorance, laziness, and complainers.
Three words to describe you: Impressive, tough, and hilarious.
What's your personal claim to fame? Just about as well rounded as any woman could be. I'll be just one of the guys—out saving lives, working out, and cracking jokes all day and then all of the sudden I can put myself together into a well-spoken lady who can charm your socks off and still kick butt.
Who or what is your inspiration in life? This whole world inspires me. Everywhere you look there is opportunity to make a change for the better and to really go out there and live the exact life you want to live. People get so caught up in the day to day that they forget that in each of us is the power to change. The way I see it, there's nothing stopping anyone who wants something bad enough from going out and making it happen; and if that thing doesn't work out, you learn, you grow, and you move on.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A surfboard to keep me sane, headphones to tune out other people's complaining, and a journal to secretly document everything and tactically plan how to use it against others.
Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Richard Hatch seemed to have the right idea, and because he won. I am a winner.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? Life is WAY too short to not say YES to everything. My dad and I have wanted me to be on Survivor since Season 1—and I finally decided that I should stop messing around and go out and win a million bucks for myself and the family. I get super anxious when life starts to settle too much so I really needed another curve ball in life to mix things up a bit and this is certainly it.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? If you're not first, you're last—and I refuse to be last. I have never given up or settled for second best at anything in my life. I know that my body is capable of way more than the average human and mentally I have the strong will, stubbornness, and confidence to ensure that I will be there at the end. Being the Sole Survivor is what is meant for my life next.
Due to her profession as a lifeguard, Ashley was initially placed on the Levu tribe consisting of "Heroes." On Day 1, Ashley formed an alliance with JP Hilsabeck, and the two aligned with Alan Ball and Ben Driebergen. However, on Night 2, a paranoid Alan accused Ashley and JP of being a power couple and having the Hidden Immunity Idol, which she denied. When Levu lost the first Immunity Challenge, the alliance stayed strong despite Alan's accusations and unanimously voted out Katrina Radke.
She and Alan remained on Levu after the Tribe Switch on Day 9, with the two making amends. They tried to convince swing vote, Devon Pinto, the lone Hustler on the tribe, to side with them against the two Healers: Desi Williams and Joe Mena. After Levu lost the next Immunity Challenge, Joe openly said that he would vote for Ashley for being the weakest, which irritated her. Devon lost trust in Joe, solidifying his bond with Ashley. However, at Tribal Council, Devon's vote was anonymously blocked by Jessica Johnston. Ashley and Alan stayed the course and voted for Joe, but Joe played his idol, blindsiding Alan. After Alan left, Joe told Ashley that he read her face. The next day, Ashley and Devon confirmed their loyalty to each other. They talked about convincing Desi to side with them. On Day 15, Ashley talked to Desi about flipping on Joe, which she considered. However, the tribe would not see Tribal Council again before the merge.
When the tribes merged into the Solewa tribe on Day 17, Ashley reunited with her original Levu tribemates, and the group aligned with the Hustlers to target the Healers. The coalition became The Round Table and managed to take out Healers Jessica and Desi at the first two post-merge Tribal Councils. On Day 22, Joe derided Ashley an easy goat to take to the end, irritating her. On Day 25, Lauren Rimmer won the Reward Challenge and chose to share the reward with Ashley, Ben, and Devon. On the reward trip, Lauren proposed a final four deal with them, and to target the trio of JP, Chrissy Hofbeck, and Ryan Ulrich, to which they agreed. After Ashley won the next Immunity Challenge, Ashley's new alliance pulled in remaining Healers Joe and Mike Zahalsky and blindsided JP. When their next target Chrissy won the following Immunity Challenge, Ashley talked to Lauren about turning on Ben for being a threat, but at Tribal Council, the alliance stuck together to vote out Joe.
The next day, she met her dad Jim at the Loved Ones Challenge. Chrissy won the challenge and chose to share the reward with Ashley, Mike, and Ryan. Ashley then won the next Immunity Challenge and at Tribal Council, she joined the majority in voting for Ben, who had lost the trust of his alliance. However, Ben played his idol and his sole vote sent Lauren out of the game. When the team of Chrissy and Devon won the next Reward Challenge, Devon decided not to take her on the reward, which confused her as she believed that they were close. At camp, Ben tried to talk strategy with her, but she did not want any part of it. After Chrissy again won immunity, Ashley suggested splitting the votes between Ben and Mike in case Ben played another idol. At Tribal Council, Ben told Ashley to vote for Mike, and he was allowed to play his idol before the votes were cast. As a result of Ben being safe, the five were forced to turn on each other. Ashley voted for Mike, but the rest voted against her, which resulted in her being blindsided. She hugged Ben on her way out, but when Devon tried to hug her, feeling betrayed, she brushed him off.
At the Final Tribal Council, she asked Ryan why he did not have any strategic conversations with her and praised Chrissy's challenge performances. She voted for Chrissy, who lost to Ben in a 5-2-1 vote.
|Ashley's Voting History|
|2||Levu Tribe Immune|
|3||Levu Tribe Immune|
|5||Levu Tribe Immune|
|6||Levu Tribe Immune|
Devon, Mike, Ryan
|Voted Out, Day 36|
^1 In "I Don't Like Having Snakes Around", Joe used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Ashley's vote against him.
^2 In "Playing with the Devil", the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Desi and Joe, forcing a revote. Ashley changed her vote to Desi on the revote.
^3 In "Not Going to Roll Over and Die", Ben used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Ashley's vote against him.
- In 2018, Ashley became a Special Olympics Florida Brevard County surf coach.
- Ashley appeared as an extra in the 2017 film Baywatch. Coincidentally, Nicaragua and Caramoan castaway Brenda Lowe appeared in the film as well.
- Ashley is the youngest member of the original Levu tribe.
- Ashley lost 16 lbs. during her time on Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
|Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Castaways|