|Born:||July 9, 1984|
|Hometown:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Alliance(s):|| Power Six|
In Cagayan, Sarah is best remembered for being blindsided at the beginning of the merge, after she considered herself to have the most power as the swing vote between two major alliances. This caused fellow tribe mate Kass McQuillen to flip on the majority alliance and vote her out instead.
Returning to Survivor: Game Changers with a vow to play a more assertive game, Sarah found herself able to navigate throughout the cast of returning players, assuming a much more aggressive and cutthroat stance in the game. After acquiring and successfully playing both the Vote Steal and Legacy advantages, helping orchestrate an array of blindsides, and forging strong social connections with fellow castaways, Sarah was awarded the title of Sole Survivor against Brad Culpepper and Troyzan Robertson in a 7-3-0 vote.
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Name (Age): Sarah Lacina (29)
Sarah was placed on the Aparri tribe of Brawns on Survivor: Cagayan. While in the woods, Sarah interrogated fellow police officer Tony Vlachos, asking if he was a cop. He lied to her, saying no, but Sarah did not believe this as she is a cop. After some time, Tony decided to tell the truth. They bonded and formed an alliance called Cops-R-Us. However, Tony lied once again to Sarah saying that Cliff Robinson and Lindsey Ogle were gunning for her. Tony and Sarah convinced Woo Hwang and Trish Hegarty to come into their alliance and throw the challenge to vote Cliff out, who would then be followed by Lindsey. At the Immunity Challenge, Solana easily came in first place. Despite Sarah, Trish, and Woo attempting to throw the challenge, Cliff single-handedly saved himself by winning the challenge for them coming in second place, continuing their winning streak and did not have to attend a Tribal Council. Though she was disappointed Cliff was still in the game, Sarah showed no remorse for rival tribe Luzon and said they deserved to lose after their terrible performance. At the tribe swap, Sarah was left as the only remaining Brawn still on Aparri, as all her tribemates swapped to Solana.
Sarah was thrilled when Jeff Probst told her tribe that Cliff and Lindsey had both been eliminated. When the Aparri tribe lost the challenge, Tony (on the Solana tribe) yelled "Top 5", which made Sarah feel excluded. Then came the merge where Sarah was the swing vote for both tribes. At first Sarah wanted to stick with the new Aparri tribe but Kass McQuillen questioned her loyalty which made Sarah feel insecure. Tony tried to make Sarah swear to side back with his alliance which she couldn't. Sarah became the swing vote. Kass continued to argue with Sarah which Trish saw as an opportunity. Kass and Tasha Fox asked Sarah if she was willing to send home Trish or Jefra Bland, which Sarah refused. Sarah would rather target a strong male who could possibly have an idol such as Tony or LJ McKanas. Trish and Tony realized that Sarah was no longer on their side. Trish went to talk to Kass to convince her to go with her alliance's votes.
All of the new Aparri voted Jefra while all of the new Solana voted Sarah. Kass flipped on her alliance and voted for Sarah, sending her home as the first jury member and in 11th place. The new Solana happily applauded themselves after voting out Sarah.
At Final Tribal Council, Sarah congratulated the finalists. Sarah called out Tony for breaking their promise to not vote each other out. Sarah then asked Woo if she played the same game as Tony did, would he vote for her. Woo said if she did it without the idols, he would vote for her. Despite liking Woo and being angry with Tony, Sarah voted for the latter to become the Sole Survivor, contributing to his victory in an 8-1 vote.
|Sarah's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Aparri Tribe Immune|
|2||Aparri Tribe Immune|
|3||Aparri Tribe Immune|
|4||Aparri Tribe Immune|
|5||Aparri Tribe Immune|
|7||Jefra|| Jefra, Kass, LJ, |
Tony, Trish, Woo
|Voted Off, Day 19|
| Voted For|
Sarah started on the Nuku tribe where she aligned with Cirie Fields. Because Nuku won the first two challenges, they did not go to Tribal Council. After the tribe switch occurred, she, along with fellow Nuku members Andrea Boehlke, Ozzy Lusth, Zeke Smith, and Cirie, and Mana member Troyzan Robertson, was switched to the newly-formed third tribe, Tavua. Here, Sarah aligned with outsider Troyzan, but Tavua did not go to Tribal Council due to strong performance at the next three challenges.
After Tavua was dissolved, she along with Zeke, Ozzy, Tai Trang, and Andrea were switched back to Nuku. They were joined by Sandra Diaz-Twine and Jeff Varner. After losing her first immunity challenge on Day 16, Sarah voted with the majority at Tribal Council, resulting in Sandra's elimination. Nuku lost immunity again on Day 18, leading to Sarah and the rest of her tribe verbally voting out Jeff.
Once the tribes merged, Sarah joined an alliance led by Cirie and Andrea. However, she formed strong bonds with the rival alliance, led by Sierra Dawn Thomas and Brad Culpepper, and managed to successfully play both sides to eliminate her desired targets.
At the final 11, Sarah managed to retrieve the Vote Steal advantage, which was placed on the sit-out bench at a Reward Challenge. Although Sarah competed in the challenge, she noticed the advantage while Michaela Bradshaw, who was sitting out, did not. Before boarding the boat to leave the challenge, Sarah managed to grab the advantage without her tribemates noticing.
At the final 9, Sarah reunited with her husband Wyatt at the Loved Ones Challenge. Though the team of Aubry, Andrea, and Brad won, Sarah and Cirie were chosen to join them on the Reward Challenge along with their loved ones. Following this, Sierra told Sarah about the Legacy Advantage she acquired at the marooning, stating that if she were to be voted out, she would will the advantage to her. As a result of this information, Sarah orchestrated Sierra's elimination, feigning expressions of shock after the votes were read. Unaware that Sarah had participated in her blindside, Sierra willed Sarah the Legacy Advantage, which appeared in her bag the following morning.
Prior to the final seven Tribal Council, Sarah gave her Vote Steal advantage to Cirie as a sign of trust. In order to save Sarah from Tai's plan to eliminate her, Cirie tried to play the advantage at Tribal Council. However, it was then revealed that the advantage was non-transferrable, and could only be played by the person who found it, Sarah. Sarah asked for the advantage back and subsequently played it, negating Tai's vote and putting two votes on Michaela, one of Cirie's closest allies. Brad and Troyzan voted for Michaela as well, resulting in her elimination. After returning from Tribal Council, Sarah confronted Cirie for attempting to use the advantage without discussing her plan beforehand, and Cirie told her that she did so only because Sarah did not believe that Tai was coming after her. After finding out from Tai himself about his plan to vote her out, Sarah apologized to Cirie and rebuked Tai for backstabbing her.
On Day 36, Brad won immunity and chose to share the reward with Sarah and Troyzan. On the reward, the three agreed to target Tai. At Tribal Council, Sarah played the Legacy Advantage, which negated the three votes cast against her, Tai played an idol on himself and Aubry Bracco, and Troyzan played an idol on himself, leaving Cirie as the only non-immune person, causing her to be eliminated by default. On Day 37, Sarah and Tai were caught in the middle of the duo of Brad and Troyzan who were targeting Aubry, and Aubry who was targeting Tai. Both Sarah and Tai ended up siding with Brad and Troyzan, leading to Aubry's unanimous elimination. On Day 38, Brad and Troyzan targeted Tai while Tai targeted Troyzan, leaving Sarah as the swing vote. Tai tried to persuade Sarah to force a tie and allow him to compete against Troyzan in a fire-making challenge, but Sarah ultimately sided with Brad and Troyzan and Tai was unanimously voted out. Sarah was now in the Final Three with Brad and Troyzan.
Sarah received mixed reception at the Final Tribal Council. She was lauded for her strategic control and social flexibility, but condemned for using social relationships for strategic gain and her numerous betrayals. Sarah's strategic control throughout out the post-merge phase beat out Brad's dominance in immunity challenges and Troyzan's lack of evident gameplay and she was awarded the title of Sole Survivor in a 7-3-0 vote only losing Ozzy, Debbie Wanner, and Sierra's votes.
|Sarah's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Nuku Tribe Immune|
|Nuku Tribe Immune|
|2||Tavua Tribe Immune|
|3||Tavua Tribe Immune|
|4||Tavua Tribe Immune|
| Michaela +|
|12|| || |
| Jury Votes|
| Andrea, Aubry, Cirie,|
Hali, Michaela, Tai, Zeke
|Sole Survivor, Day 39|
^1 In Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow, Sarah used a Vote Steal advantage on Tai, allowing her to cast an additional vote in Tai's place.
^2 In No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, Sarah used a Legacy Advantage, negating 3 votes against her. Also, Tai used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Sarah's vote against him.
- At the Cagayan Reunion Show, Sarah announced she is six months pregnant with her first child.
- Sarah gave birth to her son, Knox Wade on August 22, 2014. 
|Statistics of Sarah Lacina|
|Total votes received:||9|
|Days spent on Redemption Island:||N/A|
- Sarah is one of two cops competing on the Aparri tribe, along with Tony Vlachos.
- Sarah went the longest without attending a Tribal Council in Survivor: Cagayan.
- Sarah is the only person named Sarah to make the merge, as Sarah Jones and Sarah Dawson were both eliminated pre-merge.
- Sarah is the first woman from original Aparri to be voted out.
- Sarah lost 7.3 lbs. (3.3 kg) during her time on Survivor: Cagayan.
- During the Cagayan Reunion, Jeff mistakenly referred to Sarah's home state as Indiana instead of Iowa when addressing her. She did not correct him.
- Both times she competed, Sarah won the first five tribal Immunity Challenges before attending her first Tribal Council on Day 16.
- Sarah is the first person to use a Legacy Advantage and negate enough votes to cause their elimination.
- Sarah is the eighth castaway to become the Sole Survivor without winning Individual Immunity, following Tina Wesson, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Yul Kwon, Earl Cole, Todd Herzog, Natalie White, and Tony Vlachos.
- Sarah is the third woman to defeat two men at Final Tribal Council, following Natalie White and Sophie Clarke.
- Sarah is tied with Natalie White and Kim Spradlin for the most jury votes for a woman, at 7.
- Sarah is the first woman to only receive uncounted votes during a season and become the Sole Survivor and the third person overall, following Mike Holloway in Survivor: Worlds Apart and Jeremy Collins in Survivor: Cambodia.
- Sarah is the first person to not win unanimously in a season with a 10-person jury. The other two winners from a season with a 10-person jury were Jeremy Collins in Survivor: Cambodia and Adam Klein in Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, both of whom received all 10 votes.
- Sarah had the fewest confessionals for a person who had most confessionals in a single season, with 45 over the course of Survivor: Game Changers.
- Sarah is the first winner of an all returnees season to not stay on one tribe during the pre-merge phase.
Millennials vs. Gen X
|Sole Survivor |
| Succeeded by|
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
|Survivor: Cagayan Castaways|
|Survivor: Game Changers Castaways|