Cirie Fields

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Contestant Profile
Born: July 18, 1970 (1970-07-18) (age 47)
Hometown: Walterboro, South Carolina
Occupation: Nurse
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Tribe(s): Casaya
Finish: 4/16
Alliance(s): Casaya Alliance
Challenge Wins: 7
Votes Against: 3
Days Lasted: 36
Tribe(s): Malakal
Finish: 3/20
Alliance(s): Favorites Couples Alliance
Black Widow Brigade
Challenge Wins: 5
Votes Against: 3
Days Lasted: 38
Heroes vs. Villains
Tribe(s): Heroes
Finish: 17/20
Alliance(s): Heroes Alliance
Challenge Wins: 2
Votes Against: 3
Days Lasted: 11
Game Changers
Tribe(s): Nuku
► Tavua
► Mana
Maku Maku
Finish: 6/20
Alliance(s): Tavua Alliance
Challenge Wins: 9
Votes Against: 0
Days Lasted: 36

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 sociable nature, resilience and observational skills kept her by, effectively neutralizing several threats by making lasting relationships and alliances. Jeff Probst refers to Cirie as "the woman who got up off the couch and played Survivor."

In Panama, she was best known for making some bold strategic moves and being a part of the dominant yet dysfunctional Casaya Alliance. She ultimately came in 4th place after losing the fire-making Tiebreaker to one of her allies, Danielle DiLorenzo.

In Micronesia, she was the swing vote during the early stages of the game. At the merge, she became a member of the infamous Black Widow Brigade. She managed to make it to the Final three along with Amanda Kimmel and Parvati Shallow. However, after Amanda won the Final Immunity Challenge, she voted out Cirie, eliminating her just one day before the Final Tribal Council.

In Heroes vs. Villains, she joined the Heroes Alliance. However, her ally JT Thomas grew afraid of her, believing she was in control of the alliance. At the Heroes' third Tribal Council, JT 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 on the outs of her initial tribe, but managed to survive both Tribe switches and the merge. After reaching the merge, she became a mentor to Michaela Bradshaw. She made several moves and, after many blindsides and defections, made it to the final 6. However, at a hectic Tribal Council on Night 36 where a Legacy Advantage, and a series of Hidden Immunity Idols were played; everyone except for Cirie was immune, eliminating her by default with no votes cast against her all season.

Cirie holds the record of playing more days than any other female contestant in Survivor history, with 121 days.


Retrieved from

Cirie Fields was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. She attended St. Francis Nursing School in New Castle, Pennsylvania, where she earned her nursing degree. She currently works as an operating room nurse. Her previous occupations include surgical technician, home health aid, working at a candy factory and telemarketing. Fields' proudest accomplishment was becoming a nurse. Her mother is her hero because she raised six kids with nothing and taught her kids many life skills.

Fields swims regularly. Her favorite sports include running and working with a personal trainer. She loves amusement park rides and watching television. She describes herself as funny, charismatic and compassionate. She believes she will be a useful member of the tribe because she is very strong. Fields' skills include the ability to fish, cook and do some carpentry. She believes she will be the Sole Survivor because people love her cute, smiling personality. Her primary motivation for being on the show is to win and to change her family's life. She is proud of the fact that she was disciplined enough to lose 30 pounds once she learned she would be a castaway on the show.

Fields currently resides in Walterboro, South Carolina. She recently married Clarencio (also called H.B.) and has three sons from a previous marriage. They have one dog, Sam. Her birth date is July 18, 1970.[1]

Cirie Fields was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey with her sisters Karla, Cicely, and brother Kenneth. She attended St. Francis Nursing School in New Castle, Pennsylvania, where she obtained her nursing degree. She currently works as the clinical coordinator for Norwalk Hospitals Operating Room. Her previous occupations include surgical technician, home health aid, working at a candy factory and telemarketing. Fields' proudest accomplishment was becoming a nurse. Her mother is her hero because she has overcome many adversities and managed to raise six kids with nothing and taught them many life skills.

Fields loves to swim. Her favorite sports include running and working with a personal trainer. She loves amusement park rides and watching television. She describes herself as funny, charismatic and compassionate. She believes she will be a useful member of the tribe because she is very strong. Fields' skills include the ability to fish, cook and do some carpentry. She believes she will be the Ultimate Survivor because people love her cute, smiling personality. Her primary motivation for being on the show is to win and to change her family's life. She is proud of the fact that she was disciplined enough to lose 30 pounds once she learned she would be a castaway on SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA.

Fields currently resides in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is married to Clarencio and has three sons (John, Jamil and Jared) from a previous marriage. They have one dog, Sam. Her birth date is July 18, 1970.[2]

Cirie Fields (39)
Tribe: Heroes
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
Current Residence: Norwalk, Conn.
Personal Claim To Fame: "Passion for providing extraordinary, safe, quality patient care."
Inspiration in Life: "My three sons John, Jamil and Jared."
Previous Finishes: Panama: 12th Out, 6th Jury Member; Micronesia: 15th Out, 8th Jury Member
Favorite Past Moment: "Having my husband at camp."
Previous Survivor She Respects Most: Aras Baskauskas (Panama)

Previous Survivor She Respects Least: "No comment."
Why Did She Come Back?: "Because I didn't win the last 2 times."[3]

Age: 45

Hometown: Norwalk, CT
Previously played on: Season 12: Panama, Finished 4th & Jury member Season 16: Micronesia, Finished 3rd & Jury member Season 20: Heroes Vs. Villains, Finished 17th;
How have you changed since the last time you played? I’ve matured mentally. Plus, I’m healthier, stronger, and in better shape.
What skills do you bring to Survivor that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played? Fire-making and trap-making.
What, if anything, do you most regret? Letting my emotions get the best of me!

How will you play differently this time? I’ll be less aggressive, less emotional, and more physically fit.[4]



For the people that are like me, on the couch, stay on the couch!


Being one of the four eldest female contestants, Cirie was placed at the purple Casaya tribe. Coming into the game, Fields had little outdoor experience and even claimed to have a certain "fear of leaves." However, her social skills and strategic game play would take her far.

After losing the first Immunity Challenge, Cirie's lack of athleticism put her in line for elimination. She quickly formed an alliance with Melinda Hyder and Ruth Marie Milliman to vote out Tina Scheer, the most productive member of the Casaya tribe yet a social recluse. At Tribal Council, Tina accused her tribemates for underworking, prompting Melinda and Ruth-Marie to question her. Cirie's efforts paid off and she succeeded in eliminating Tina from the game in a 3-1 vote.

On Day 4, the four tribes merged into two, Cirie again found herself on the outside, this time, of a four-person alliance of Aras Baskauskas, Danielle DiLorenzo, Courtney Marit, and Shane Powers. After losing the next Immunity Challenge, Shane told Cirie and Melinda outright that who does not go home at the next vote will go next. Despite both's vulnerability, Cirie and Melinda honored their bond with each other and did not campaign against one another. When Cirie noticed Shane's rampant mood swings as cancer to the tribe, she used this as an opening to break their alliance. At Tribal Council, though Cirie and Melinda both voted against Shane, Melinda was ultimately ousted, leaving Cirie as the only older woman in her tribe.

Over the next few days, the already-dysfunctional Casaya tribe began to self-destruct, and Cirie sat back and watched the drama unfold between the majority alliance, with Shane's volatile personality continue to grate on his alliance partners. The dysfunction however, was put aside when needed to, as Casaya managed to win the next two Immunity Challenge's, giving Cirie time to fully develop her social game and attempt to work her way into the graces of the ruling alliance. When Casaya finally lost an Immunity Challenge on Day 15, the decision of who to boot came down to Bobby Mason and Bruce Kanegai, two other outsiders. Bruce was the original target, but the Casaya women, led by Danielle, decided to vote out Bobby. At Tribal Council, Bobby was voted out in a scattered 3-2-1-1 vote which accurately described the tribe's lack of unity. Cirie was one of only three people on her tribe to not receive a vote at that Tribal Council, proving Shane's words on Day 6 wrong that Cirie would be next to go.

The next day, Shane wanted to leave the alliance of four. He asked if he could take his son's name back because that he had sworn allegiance to the group by. Courtney Marit and Danielle DiLorenzo gladly released him from his promise, and decided to vote him out at the next Tribal Council. However, after winning the next combined Reward/Immunity Challenge, the alliance began to get along again, to Cirie's disappointment. However, Cirie was adopted by the majority alliance prior to the arrival of the rival La Mina tribe for the merger.

When the tribes merged on Day 16, the Casaya tribe had a 6-4 voting advantage over La Mina and planned to eliminate them to their last member. When Terry Deitz tried to offer Cirie a deal, but rejected it, stating he "was not in the position to offer anything." As Terry kept winning Immunity Challenges, Cirie and the rest of Casaya tribe voted off his La Mina allies Nick Stanbury, Austin Carty, and Sally Schumann, one by one.

On Day 28, Bruce Kanegai had to be evacuated due to medical reasons, leaving only six survivors in the game. When Terry once again won Immunity, the Casayas had to vote out one of their own. Cirie felt worried that Shane and Terry wanted to take Courtney to the Final Tribal Council because of her unpopularity, as revealed in a rather prickly Reward Challenge which revealed everyone's perception of each other, for an easy win. Cirie's ability to read her tribemates minds won her the challenge, a spa experience, which she shared with Aras and Danielle. However, the Casayan's plan to oust Terry was put on hold, when Bruce left the game due severe blockage in his digestive system.

Courtney, Terry, and Danielle schemed to vote out Aras, but Cirie managed to flip Danielle to her side. Shane thought the plan was to vote out Danielle, and Cirie left him out of the loop. Courtney Marit was voted out in a 3-2-1 vote, all due to Cirie's planning. From this point forward, while her strategy continued to pay off, her survival skills also improved, as she caught a large fish all by herself, in which Terry claimed as the biggest fish ever caught by the tribe, much to her delight.

When Terry won the next Reward Challenge, which had a family visit up for grabs, he chose Cirie to get a visit from her husband H.B. He was able to spend a day on the island with the castaways. H.B. was amazed of how his wife was doing at camp, for he stated that he was seeing a different side of Cirie that he never saw before. At the next Tribal Council, Cirie, Aras, and Danielle voted out Shane Powers, once again blindsiding both Shane and Terry, who had planned on making the Final Three together. When returning from camp later that night, Cirie left her torch on the ground causing Terry to trip over it causing an argument between the two, but Aras defended Cirie telling Terry it was simply an accident. Cirie and Aras now planned to take each other to the Final Two. While Aras took Cirie on a trip down the Panama Canal after winning the Reward Challenge, Danielle and Terry were stuck to endure Exile Island together. The two made a pact to the Final Two. After Aras won the next Immunity Challenge, Danielle and Cirie were targeted by both duos, and decided to settle the score with a tiebreaker challenge. Meanwhile, trying her best to forgo the deal, Danielle begged Terry to give her his still-unused Hidden Immunity Idol, but when Terry refused to, the vote was deadlocked between Danielle and Cirie. The two faced off in a fire-building tiebreaker. After a lively competition, Danielle won, eliminating Cirie out of the game and making her the sixth member of the jury.

At Final Tribal Council, Cirie cast her vote for Aras Baskauskas, who went on to win the game.

At the live Reunion Show, a viewer's poll revealed that Cirie was the most popular contestant of the season, winning herself a car, a GMC Yukon.

Voting History

Cirie's Voting History
Episode Cirie's
Voted Against
1 Tina Tina
2 Shane -
3 Casaya Tribe Immune
4 Casaya Tribe Immune
5 Bobby -
6 Casaya Tribe Immune
8 Nick -
9 Austin -
10 Sally -
11 No Tribal Council
12 Courtney -
13 Shane -
14 Danielle Danielle, Terry
15 No Vote
Voted Off, Day 361
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In Call the Whambulence!, the vote ended with a 2-2 tie between Cirie and Danielle, forcing a fire-making tiebreaker. Cirie was eliminated at the tiebreaker, as shown in the next episode.


Being one of the most popular players from her first season, Cirie returned on the Favorites tribe. After the tribe unanimously voted out Jonny Fairplay, the real dilemma came with her being caught in between two opposing alliances. Cirie opted to work with Ozzy's alliance of himself, Amanda, Parvati, and James over Penner's alliance of himself, Yau-Man, Eliza, and Ami since she felt she could persuade Ozzy's side more easily. However, James did not like how Cirie wanted to shift the target from Eliza to Yau-Man, since she was afraid Yau-Man could find a Hidden Immunity Idol. Despite this, they went along with Cirie's plan.

In the tribe swap, Cirie's tribe lost every immunity challenge. She was concerned that if weak players are targeted, she would be in trouble, so in order to give her breathing room, she voted out the biggest proponent of keeping the tribe strong in Joel. From that point, the Favorites would take out the Fans until they found out Ami tried to work with the Fans to take Ozzy out. This prompted Cirie to vote Ami out, sparring Erik and entering the merge with her original alliance in tact.

After dispatching the common enemy in Eliza, Cirie incorporated Parvati's new allies Natalie and Alexis into the action with a plan to vote out Ozzy. Despite her friendship with him, she felt this was the only clear opportunity they had to take out the game's biggest threat. With Jason's doom seeming imminent, Ozzy would never see it coming. That proved to be the case as the girls plus Jason blindsided Ozzy. This would be the beginning of the Black Widow Brigade, an all female alliance that took out the remaining men.

There was just one problem: Erik turned out to be an immunity challenge beast. His winning streak forced the girls to turn on each other. Fans Erik, Natalie, and Alexis temporarily realigned to vote out the likeable and athletic Amanda. Amanda hoped to count on Parvati and Cirie's votes, but having been in a tiebreaker in her first season, Cirie was unwilling to force another tie, especially since a rock draw would put herself in danger. Cirie voted out Amanda, but Amanda played her idol to negate the votes cast against her and blindside Alexis. Erik won immunity once again, but Cirie came up with a plan to convince Erik to give the necklace to Natalie to vote out Amanda. Cirie made Erik believe that his word was no longer good, and that giving the immunity necklace is the only way to redeem himself. The plan work, and Erik fell for the trap as the women blindsided him.

Parvati, Amanda, and Cirie held true to their alliance and voted out Natalie, but they were heartbroken by the news that this season would only have two players make it to the end. Cirie and Amanda had a showdown in the Final Immunity Challenge, with Amanda coming out on top. Cirie was worried because Amanda and Parvati were essentially best friends. Amanda was also concerned that Cirie would be very difficult to beat in the final 2. Amanda voted out Cirie, with Cirie lamenting how close she came but not quite making it. Cirie cast her vote for Parvati to win, respecting her strong game play and flawlessly building strong alliances.

Voting History

Cirie's Voting History
Episode Cirie's
Voted Against
1 Jon -
2 Malakal Tribe Immune
3 Yau-Man Ami
4 Malakal Tribe Immune
5 Joel -
6 Chet -
7 Tracy -
8 Ami -
9 Eliza -
10 Ozzy -
11 Jason -
12 Amanda1 -
13 Erik -
14 Natalie Natalie
Ineligible Amanda
Voted Off, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In I'm Gonna Fix Her!, Amanda used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Cirie's vote against her.

Heroes vs. Villains

I'm a gangster in an Oprah suit but I'm not like a mean gangster, I'm a nice gangster with a smile!


Due to her heroic game-play, relatable backstory, and general likability, Cirie was placed on the Heroes tribe. In the first challenge, despite Cirie fighting hard, she was unable to score a point for her tribe. Cirie seemed on good terms with most of the Heroes on the tribe right off the bat, with the only exceptions likely being Stephenie and Tom. After the Heroes lost the first Immunity Challenge, despite several people bringing up voting Sugar off, Cirie felt that Tom and Stephenie were threats. But eventually, Cirie sided with the rest of the tribe and voted off Sugar. Cirie would later form strong bonds with her former Micronesia cast mates Amanda and James, as well as Rupert, JT, and to a lesser extent Candice, and that would be proven as they all voted off Stephenie on Day 6. Cirie, like all the Heroes, contributed to the Heroes's first Immunity Challenge win on Day 8. On Day 11, Cirie was targeted by Tom for seeming to orchestrate her alliance and being able to make the vote go her way. Tom and Colby made a plan that involved Tom using his idol and JT switching his vote from Colby to Cirie. JT contemplated the decision carefully, and in the end JT felt that it was the best choice and the plan worked, which caused Cirie to be voted off 3-2-0, finishing in 17th place.

Voting History

Cirie's Voting History
Episode Cirie's
Voted Against
1 Sugar -
2 Stephenie -
3 Heroes Tribe Immune
4 Tom1 Colby,
J.T., Tom
Voted Off, Day 11

^1 In Tonight, We Make Our Move, Tom used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Cirie's vote against him.

Game Changers

I am a bona fide ex-couch potato that saw this game and loved it. I'm the gangster with a smile like a-a wolf in sheep's clothing. I've made it to the end. What's the next step? The only next step for me is to win.


Cirie started on Nuku. On Day 1, she aligned with Sarah Lacina, and tried to make amends with Ozzy Lusth. While it appeared that she was on the outs and a target, she was spared when Nuku won the first two challenges. She was switched to Tavua (the third and brand new tribe) after the Tribe Switch which won the next three challenges.

At the merge, Michaela Bradshaw who was he main target told Cirie she wanted them to be the first pair of African-American women to make it to the end, and then Cirie began mentoring her. Then both Cirie and Zeke Smith began campaigning for her to stay. Cirie and Zeke managed to turn the vote on Hali. Cirie attended her first Tribal Council on Night 21. Her planned worked as Hali was voted out. On Day 25, she talked to Sarah about flipping on the Power Six alliance. Sarah ended up flipping, and thus blindsiding Debbie Wanner. Cirie's alliance was now the majority alliance. After Sarah returned from the next reward trip, she told Cirie about her vote steal advantage.

After the next Tribal Council, Cirie recruited Tai Trang to her alliance. The next day, the Loved Ones Challenge took place and Cirie's youngest son, Jared, showed up. The team of Andrea Boehlke, Aubry Bracco, and Brad Culpepper won the challenge and chose Cirie and her son, and Sarah and her husband, to accompany them on the barbecue. After Tribal Council, Cirie and Andrea were suspicious of Sarah's reaction during Tribal Council. Aubry won immunity. At camp, Cirie, wanting to keep Sarah in the game as a bigger target than herself, talked to Sarah about betraying Andrea that night. Cirie's plan worked as Andrea was blindsided. Andrea realized Cirie had voted her out, but took it well and playfully tickle attacked Cirie before leaving Tribal Council.

Brad won immunity. Back at camp, Tai told Aubry he wanted to target Sarah, but Aubry relayed Tai's plan to Cirie, who later told Sarah. Sarah, skeptical about Tai's betrayal, gave Cirie her vote stealer as a sign of trust, which Cirie promised to return to Sarah after that night's Tribal Council. However, Cirie considered using it to save Sarah and eliminate Tai. At Tribal Council, Cirie tried to use the vote stealer to steal Sarah's vote with the intention of voting against Tai twice, but Sarah revealed that the advantage was non-transferable. Cirie voted for Aubry, but Sarah used the vote steal advantage to steal Tai's vote and throw two votes on Michaela, and Brad and Troyzan Robertson voted for her as well, so Michaela was blindsided.

After returning from Tribal Council, Sarah confronted Cirie about using her advantage, but Cirie told her she did that in order to save her from Tai who was coming after her. After finding out Tai was going after her, she apologized to Cirie. At the next Tribal Council, Cirie, Aubry, and Tai voted against Sarah. Tai played his Hidden Immunity Idols on himself and Aubry, while Sarah played her immunity-granting legacy advantage, which prompted Troyzan to play his hidden immunity idol. As Cirie was the only player left without immunity, she was automatically eliminated despite receiving no votes against her. When snuffing her torch, Jeff has Cirie say his famous trademark line "the tribe has spoken" and everybody claps in respect.

At the Final Tribal Council, Cirie told Brad that it appeared Sierra was the brains behind their alliance, and challenge him to prove the jury wrong; she also questioned Troyzan's lack of leadership and decision making. She voted for Sarah to win which she did in a 7-3-0 vote over Brad and Troyzan.

Voting History

Cirie's Voting History
Episode Cirie's
Voted Against
1 Nuku Tribe Immune
Nuku Tribe Immune
2 Tavua Tribe Immune
3 Tavua Tribe Immune
4 Tavua Tribe Immune
5 Mana Tribe Immune
6 Mana Tribe Immune
7 Michaela -
Sierra -
8 Debbie -
9 Zeke -
10 Sierra -
11 Andrea -
Aubry -
12 Sarah1 -
Eliminated, Day 36
Voted For
Sole Survivor

^1 In No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, Sarah used a Legacy Advantage, negating Cirie's vote against her. Also, Aubry, Tai, and Troyzan each used Hidden Immunity Idols and negated all the votes cast at Tribal Council. Because of this and Brad possessing individual immunity, Cirie was the only person left who was not immune, automatically eliminating her from the game.


Cirie The Price is Right

Cirie and her partner, Thomas, with Drew Carey and Jeff Probst on The Price Is Right.


Statistics of Cirie Fields
Seasons competed: 4
Days lasted: 121
Challenge Wins
Tribal wins: 22
Individual wins: 1
Total wins: 23
Tribal Council
Total votes received: 9
Exile Island
Times exiled: 2
Redemption Island
Duels won: N/A
Days spent on Redemption Island: N/A
  • Cirie is the only member of the original Casaya tribe to reach the merge. Every other original tribe on Survivor: Panama had three members going to the merge.
  • Cirie was the only remaining member of her original tribe for the longest time in Survivor history, for 25 days between Ruth-Marie Milliman's elimination on Day 11 and her own elimination on Day 36.
  • Together with Amanda Kimmel, Cirie is the first contestant to make the final four twice. Cirie is also the only person to make it to the final four twice and not reach the Final Tribal Council on both occasions.
  • According to her profile for Survivor: Heroes vs. VillainsParvati Shallow stated that Cirie and Shane Powers were the previous Survivor castaways that she respected the most.
  • Cirie is the only castaway to have their torch snuffed four times. She is second behind Ozzy Lusth, who had his torch snuffed five times.
    • Despite having her torch snuffed four times, she was only voted out with the majority of the votes available at that Tribal Council once.
  • Cirie is the first (and currently only) woman to compete on four seasons of Survivor.
  • Cirie is the fifth castaway to be on three separate tribes within a season before the merge. following Jenna Lewis, Jerri Manthey, and Rupert Boneham on All-Stars, and Andrew Savage on Cambodia.
  • Cirie went the longest without attending Tribal Council on Survivor: Game Changers.
  • Cirie is the only person to not receive a vote against her on Survivor: Game Changers.
  • Cirie is the sixth Returning Player to accumulate 100 days over their career, following Amanda Kimmel, Parvati Shallow, Rupert Boneham, Rob Mariano, and Ozzy Lusth. They were followed by Andrea Boehlke.
  • Cirie is the first person to be eliminated from the competition by virtue of being the sole person without immunity.
  • Cirie holds the record for the most days accumulated by a female returning player over their Survivor career, with 121 days. She is second overall behind Ozzy Lusth.
  • Cirie lost 19 lbs. during her time on Survivor: Game Changers.[10]
  • Cirie is the only contestant from Heroes vs. Villains to appear in a future season and be on the jury.
  • Cirie is the only contestant in Survivor history to successfully make it to the finale episode as an active competitor on three different seasons.