“SURVIVOR” on CBS
Cirie Tiffany Fields is a contestant from Survivor: Panama, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: Game Changers.
Regarded as one of the smartest castaways to compete on Survivor, self-proclaimed “couch potato” Cirie started off seemingly on the losing end, having no camping experience prior to the game. However, her social tact, resilience, analytical intelligence, and observational skills ultimately combined to render her one of the most effective and creative strategists in Survivor history. Cirie holds the record of playing more days than any other female contestant, with 121 days. She is widely hailed as a legend, and host Jeff Probst often invokes her as an inspirational figure: “the woman who got up off the couch and played Survivor.”
In Panama, she barely scraped by the first Tribal Council, allowing her to reach the Tribe Switch. She soon found herself in the majority when the dysfunction within the Casaya Alliance allowed Cirie to progress deep into the game. However, after the Hidden Immunity Idol prevented outsider Terry Deitz from being voted out, she would lose a fire-making tiebreaker to her ally Danielle DiLorenzo, placing 4th.
In Heroes vs. Villains, she joined the Heroes Alliance. However, her ally J.T. Thomas grew afraid of her, believing she was in control of the alliance. At the Heroes’ third Tribal Council, J.T. flipped his vote to Cirie and Tom Westman played his Hidden Immunity Idol, blindsiding her in 17th place, making it the first time that she missed the merge and jury phase.
In Game Changers, Cirie was initially on the outs of the Nuku tribe but was preserved through the merge by a streak of tribal immunity victories. After reaching the merge, she became a mentor to Michaela Bradshaw. Her alliance was outmaneuvered by an opposition-controlled by Debbie Wanner and Sierra Dawn Thomas shortly after the merge, but Sarah Lacina’s defection swiftly returned Cirie to the majority, and from there, she parlayed her influence into a final six berth. There, she prevailed upon Aubry Bracco and Tai Trang to target Sarah, but a cascade of advantages and Hidden Immunity Idols were played at that night’s Tribal Council, rendering everyone except for Cirie immune. She was eliminated by default, with no votes cast against her all season.