Darnell Hamilton is a contestant from Survivor: Kaôh Rōng.

An overlooked member of the To Tang tribe, Darnell's fate was sealed as soon as he lost the first Immunity Challenge for his tribe, causing him to get voted off over Alecia Holden.


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Name (Age): Darnell Hamilton (27)
Tribe Designation: Brawn
Current Residence: Chicago
Occupation: Postal Worker
Personal Claim to Fame: Graduating from college. It has been a long and hard road, but I did it! I was horrible in high school because I didn't give a damn, not because I wasn't smart. Now I have finished college and not only that, I did it with a 3.47GPA while working jobs all day and night.
Inspiration in Life: Growing up, I never had a hero, just examples of what not to do. If I had to pick a hero, it would be Jesus, someone who was willing to sacrifice himself for the good of others even when they didn't deserve it. That's real.
Hobbies: Gaining knowledge, fishing and working out.
Pet Peeves: People who talk too much and habitual liars.
3 Words to Describe You: Confident, anomaly and rebellious.
If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? Sunglasses so I can hide from the ugly contestants; iPod, so I can tune the haters out; pack of cigarettes.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Survivor is all about evaluating your circumstances. I can say I want to play the game like B Rob, Sean Rector, or Tony and be in control the whole time. One thing I would want to do is be likeable, be the JT then cut their throats one by one while they don't see me. I just have to keep others fighting and I will be fine.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I want to prove to the world that I can win and be successful in life despite my past. I want to encourage other people who think they're useless and do something worth value. I also want to become the best survivor ever! I want to be forever remembered as the ultimate Survivor!
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I have been all around the country, love the outdoors and love to fish. I know CPR first aid because I was a lifeguard. My social game will always be up to par and I am an extremely hard worker.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I have been through adversities. I know how it feels to fail. But I also know how to win. Using negative energy to dig deep and win, that's the mind you have to have coming into this game. I am a hard worker and a great team player. I have done a little of everything and I can say I have a well-rounded skill set. I have a lot to prove, in my eyes, and I won't let anyone stop me from winning![2]


Starting off on the To Tang, or "brawn" tribe, Darnell helped build the shelter with Kyle Jason, Jennifer Lanzetti, and Scot Pollard once they arrived to the beach. Afterwards, he quickly aligned with Cydney Gillon, claiming that his gut felt that he could trust her. In the midst of sorting out everything they grabbed from the boat, Darnell stated he had to go the bathroom. He then proceeded to use the bathroom in the ocean, bringing upon laughter from his tribemates. In a confessional afterwards, he jokingly complained about being put on "blast". At the first Immunity Challenge, Darnell was the first to dive into the ocean and untangle the paddles. However, he accidentally dropped the goggles they were equipped with, forcing To Tang to do the challenge without them, wasting valuable time. They ended up reaching the second portion of the challenge last. After choosing to do the puzzle, To Tang originally chose Alecia Holden and Jennifer to compete, but Alecia dropped out, forcing Scot to join. Eventually, it became neck and neck between Beauty and Brawn, with Beauty winning the challenge, sending the Brawn tribe to Tribal Council.

Back at camp, Darnell knew he was target for elimination, and decided voting for Alecia would be the only way he would survive the vote. At Tribal Council, Darnell fought to stay in the game, but it all was futile, as after tying in votes with Alecia, he was voted out unanimously at the re-vote, becoming the first person eliminated from Survivor: Kaôh Rōng.

Voting History

Darnell's Voting History
Episode Darnell's
Voted Against
1 Alecia;
Alecia, Jennifer, Scot;
Cydney, Jason,
Jennifer, Scot1
Voted Out, Day 3

^1 In "I'm a Mental Giant", the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Darnell and Alecia, forcing a revote. Cydney and Jason changed their votes to Darnell on the revote, eliminating him from the game.


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