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Ciera Rae Eastin[1] is a contestant from Survivor: Blood vs. Water, Survivor: Cambodia, and Survivor: Game Changers.

Originally competing in Blood vs. Water, Ciera became the only contestant to vote out her own loved one, when she voted out her mother, Laura Morett. She later flipped on the majority Singles Alliance, which caused the second rock drawing tiebreaker in Survivor history. This unsuccessful leap of faith proved to be her undoing, as her overwhelming threat status led to her being voted out at the final five.

Being voted to return in Cambodia, Ciera and her Witches' Coven alliance fought their way from the bottom post-merge and managed to successfully break up the majority Bayon Alliance, helping to orchestrate two blindsides. However, after showing her strategic acumen and being seen as the leader of the Witches' Coven alliance , she was taken out by Jeremy Collins, who played his Hidden Immunity Idol on the target, Stephen Fishbach.

Ciera played for a third time in Game Changers, where she was placed on the Mana tribe. However, she was deemed by her tribemates to have over-strategized too early into the game, which caused her to be unanimously voted out at the first Tribal Council of the season.

Profile[]

Retrieved from CBS.com

Name (Age): Ciera Eastin (24)
Tribe Designation: Loved Ones
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Laura's Daughter
Current Residence: Salem, Ore.
Occupation: Cosmetology Student
Personal Claim to Fame: Despite the fact that I got pregnant at 17, I am most proud of the fact that I finished high school, worked three jobs to support my daughter, and now I am happily married with two beautiful children.
Inspiration in Life: Easy…my dad. He is the best human I've ever met! Everyone he meets loves him; he is kind, caring, wise and has been my biggest fan and encourager, even when my mom is mad at me!
Hobbies: Singing/karaoke, ATV riding in the dunes and camping.
Pet Peeves: Incompetent people, slow moving people, and negative people who bring the mojo down.
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, social/personable and sarcastic.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Picture of my family - to remind me and brag to people. 2) Bible – to encourage me and keep me strong. 3) Journal or camera – to record my amazing adventure.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Laura Morett because she taught me everything I know and also we have the same competitive nature.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I want to beat my mom. I love her but you have to have tough skin in my family and my mom needs to be shown the real Survivor in our family.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I am a little cute girl who gets along with everyone and lifts people's moods on the surface, but in my mind, I am 10 steps ahead of you calculating your death in this game. I'll tell you whatever it is you want to hear and lie to your face and you wouldn't even see me coming because I'm so sweet and adorable.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I bring a "get er' done" attitude. I don't sulk or whine and I'm an intense fighter and competitor. I'll be great to have around camp because I'm resourceful and creative. I'm hard working, I'm goofy and fun which can be uplifting and encouraging. I'm all around great for this game.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? It means the world for me to be able to play this game with my mom and really understand what my mom had to go through first hand. Also, I really would like to show my mom that I can survive and I can do things on my own, and not only can I do them, but I might just even do them better than her![2]

Name: Ciera Eastin
Season 27
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Current Age: 26

Hometown: Salem, OR[3]

Age: 27
Hometown: Salem, OR
Previously played on:
Season 27: Blood vs. Water, Finished 5th & Jury Member
Season 31: Second Chances, Finished 10th
How have you changed since the last time you played? I'm more determined, more active, driven, and living with more intent.
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? I'm very positive and keep the morale up. Now that I've played two times, I'm pretty good at making rice and helping around camp.
What are you most proud of from the last time? I'm very proud of not being timid and doing the season alone without the support of my mother, fearlessly.
What, if anything, do you most regret? I regret being complacent and getting too into the experience and adventure, and not staying focused.

How will you play differently this time? This time, I am taking the game more seriously and I want to be more focused, stay driven, and not become complacent.[4]

Survivor[]

Blood vs. Water[]

Ciera entered the game with her mother, Laura Morett. She was placed on the Tadhana tribe with the other loved ones of the returning players. Ciera formed a friendship with Katie Collins, and the two always seemed to be in danger of elimination on pre-switch Tadhana due to the emergence of an all-men alliance led by Brad Culpepper. However, they survived and made it to the merge unscathed, in Ciera's case in large part due to Caleb Bankston flipping his vote at the fourth Tadhana Tribal Council.

After Ciera's mom, Laura, returned from Redemption Island and rejoined her at the merge, Ciera and Laura allied with Tyson Apostol, Gervase Peterson, Monica Culpepper, Hayden Moss, and Caleb to counter the strong couples alliance made of Aras Baskauskas, Vytas Baskauskas, Tina Wesson, and her former ally Katie. The alliance of seven successfully voted out Aras, Vytas, and Tina. Then, Ciera made the tough decision to vote out her own mother in order to prevent the two of them being seen as threats and eliminated one after the other. She then allied with Tyson, Gervase, and Monica to vote off Caleb, rather than side with the former Tadhana tribe.

At the final six Tribal Council, Hayden made it clear to Ciera that she was number four in the alliance she was in, and that she should take a risk and draw rocks. She decided to risk her game and drew rocks with Katie and Tyson. Unfortunately for her, her ally Katie chose the wrong rock and was promptly eliminated. Ciera won the next Immunity Challenge, saving herself temporarily. Hayden was sent to Redemption Island instead of her, and Tina returned and became her closest ally. The two tried to convince Monica to flip on her alliance and go the Final Three but to no avail. Ciera was voted out over Tina for being a bigger threat, placing 5th overall.

At the Final Tribal Council, Ciera voted for Tyson to win over Monica and Gervase, making him the Sole Survivor in a 7-1-0 vote.

Episode Tribe
Affiliation
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Tadhana Blue Lagoon Bustle Reward/Immunity No Lost
2 In the Barrel Reward/Immunity No Lost
3 Sumo at Sea Reward/Immunity No Lost
4 Boats, Brains & Brawn Reward/Immunity No Lost
5 Slide Show Reward/Immunity No Won
6 Buoy Oh Buoy Reward/Immunity No Won
7 Chain Reaction Reward/Immunity Yes Won
Tribes Merged, Day 19
8 Kasama Flashback Immunity Lost
9 Pesky Palate Immunity Lost
Balancing Point Immunity Lost
10 Back Splash Reward/Immunity Invited1
11 Wrist Assured Immunity Yes2 Lost
12 Ram-Ball On Reward/Immunity Lost
13 Pulled Up Reward/Immunity Won
14 A Bit Tipsy Immunity Lost
Voted Out, Day 37
Notes:
^1 Monica gave up her reward to the tribe.
^2 Ciera elected to sit out of the challenge to eat at a barbecue.

Episode Ciera's
Votes
Voted Against
Ciera
1 Laura B. -
Marissa -
2 John Rachel
3 John John
4 Brad;
Ineligible
Brad, Hayden, Vytas;
Hayden1
5 Tadhana Tribe Immune
6 Tadhana Tribe Immune
7 Tadhana Tribe Immune
8 Aras Katie, Tina
9 Katie -
Tina -
10 Laura M. -
11 Caleb Caleb, Hayden, Katie
12 Monica;
Monica2
-
13 Gervase Individual Immunity
14 Gervase3 Gervase,
Monica, Tyson
Voted Out, Day 37
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Tyson

^1 In "One Armed Dude and Three Moms", the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Ciera and Brad, forcing a revote. On the revote, Ciera did not receive enough votes to send her to Redemption Island.
^2 In "Rustle Feathers", the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Hayden and Monica, forcing a revote. Ciera did not change her vote on the revote.
^3 In "It's My Night", Gervase used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Ciera's vote against him.

Cambodia[]

Ciera was chosen by public vote to be one of the twenty competitors in the "Second Chance" season, Survivor: Cambodia.

Ciera started on Bayon which won the first two challenges. She was switched to Ta Keo as a result of the tribe switch. Ta Keo dominated the next three challenges. However, on Night 13, her tribemate Terry Deitz left the game to be with his son. The next day, another tribe switch occurred where Ciera remained on Ta Keo. After losing the Immunity Challenge, Andrew Savage planned to target Spencer Bledsoe but made Ciera the decoy target. This scared Ciera and she believed Andrew was more loyal to Woo Hwang than her. She convinced Kass McQuillen and Abi-Maria Gomes to target Woo. Ciera got her way as Woo was blindsided.

Ciera made it to the merge. While Kass and Tasha Fox were fighting, Ciera told Jeremy Collins that Andrew told her he and Woo wanted to get rid of him and Joe Anglim, which Andrew denied. Ciera then became a target. At Tribal Council, Ciera voted for Andrew, received four votes, and her ally Kass was voted out. At the next Tribal Council, Ciera and her allies blindsided Andrew by using Kelley Wentworth's Hidden Immunity Idol. At the final eleven, Bayon Alliance members Jeremy, Spencer, and Stephen Fishbach worked with Ciera and her allies to blindside Kelly Wiglesworth.

On the next reward trip, Ciera proposed that Stephen should be blindsided next because of his advantage. After the Immunity Challenge, Ciera, Spencer, Kelley, Abi-Maria, Joe, Tasha, and Keith Nale agreed to target Stephen, but throw two votes on Kimmi Kappenberg in case he plays the advantage. However, at Tribal Council Jeremy played one of his idols on Stephen which negated the five votes cast against him, and Ciera was eliminated in a 3-2-0 vote.

At the Final Tribal Council, Ciera voted for Jeremy to win which he did in a unanimous 10-0-0 vote.

Episode Tribe
Affiliation
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Bayon The Marooning Reward No Lost
Quest for Fire Reward/Immunity No Won
2 Yank Yer Hank Reward/Immunity Yes Won
Switched Tribes, Day 7
3 Ta Keo Draggin' the Dragon Immunity No 1st
4 Stomp-ede Reward Yes 2nd
Blind Leading the Blind Immunity Yes 2nd
5 In the Barrel Reward No 1st
Air Raid Immunity Yes 2nd
6 Slip n' Slide Reward No Won
Cambodian Catering Immunity No Lost
Tribes Merged, Day 17
7 Orkun Hard to Handle Immunity Lost
8 Boats, Brains, and Brawn Reward Won
Take the Reins Immunity Lost
9 Styx Reward No Won
Bermuda Triangles Immunity Lost
10 Basket Brawl Reward Won
Ballin' A Jack Immunity Yes1 Lost
Voted Out, Day 26
Notes:
^1 Ciera elected to sit out of the challenge to help her tribe win a new shelter.

Episode Ciera's
Votes
Voted Against
Ciera
1 Bayon Tribe Immune
2 Bayon Tribe Immune
3 Ta Keo Tribe Immune
4 Ta Keo Tribe Immune
5 Ta Keo Tribe Immune
6 Woo -
7 Andrew Jeremy, Joe,
Kelly, Spencer
8 Andrew -
9 Kelly Kelly, Kimmi, Tasha
10 Kimmi Jeremy, Kimmi,
Stephen
Voted Out, Day 26
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Jeremy

Game Changers[]

Ciera was placed on the Mana tribe. Early on in the game, she began to play hard and told some of her other tribemates that she wanted to break the bond between Caleb Reynolds and Tony Vlachos by splitting votes, which did not sit well with the tribe. After losing the first Immunity Challenge of the season, one that she had previously competed in, the target on her back became larger. While the tribe planned to vote her off, she was told that the target for the night was Michaela Bradshaw. Satisfied that the target was not on her, she decided to go along with the plan. Later that day, Michaela was upset that her name had been thrown out as a decoy, and the tribe contemplated taking out Michaela instead of Ciera. Ultimately, the tribe decided it was best to keep challenge strength and tribal unity, and thus Ciera was voted off unanimously, becoming the first casualty of the season.

Episode Tribe
Affiliation
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Mana The Marooning Reward No Lost
Blue Lagoon Bustle Reward/Immunity No Lost
Voted Out, Day 3

Episode Ciera's
Votes
Voted Against
Ciera
1 Michaela Aubry, Caleb, Hali, Jeff,
Malcolm, Michaela,
Sandra, Tony, Troyzan
Voted Out, Day 3

Post-Survivor[]

  • Ciera was a finalist in Rob Has a Podcast's Miss Survivor 2014, finishing in third behind Candice Cody and winner Andrea Boehlke.
  • Ciera gave birth to her third child, Leo Daniel Eastin, on November 9, 2018.[5]
  • Some time after Game Changers Ciera separated from Marcus Eastin and reverted back to using her maiden name, Morett.
  • Ciera currently works as a hairstylist and is promoting her work on Instagram.[6]

Trivia[]

  • Ciera is the third of four Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian contestants to compete on Survivor. She was preceded by Brad Virata and her mother Laura Morett, and she would be followed by Rachel Ako.
  • Ciera, along with fellow Blood vs. Water contestants Katie Collins, Marissa Peterson, and Vytas Baskauskas are the second through fifth people to be a blood relative of a past contestant. The first was Brandon Hantz, being the nephew of Russell Hantz. She is also the highest-ranking one, placing 5th and lasting 37 days on her first attempt.
  • Ciera and Vytas are the fourth and fifth people to represent the only gender on a tribe after a tribe switch. Paschal English was the first, Lex van den Berghe was the second, and Lisi Linares was the third.
  • Every season Ciera has competed on has been partially or completely composed of returning players.
  • Ciera played in every single returnee season from her debut until Edge of Extinction.
  • Ciera is the first castaway to vote against, and consequentially vote out, their own loved one.
  • Ciera is the highest placing member of Tadhana.
  • Ciera is the only contestant voted out of Blood vs. Water to not be sent to Redemption Island.
  • Ciera lost 1.2 lbs. (0.540 kg) during her time in Blood vs. Water.[7]
  • Ciera is the youngest member of Bayon and the youngest woman to compete on Cambodia.
  • Ciera is the second contestant to sit out of the last Immunity Challenge before their elimination, after Phillip Sheppard in Caramoan.
  • Ciera lost 14 lbs. during her time in Cambodia.[8]
  • The first two times she competed, Ciera was voted out on June 25.[9][10][11]
  • Ciera is the first returning player to accumulate over 30 elimination votes over their career. She would be followed by Ozzy Lusth, Andrea Boehlke, and Kelley Wentworth.
  • All of Ciera's finishing placements (5th, 10th, and 20th) were twice as far down as the previous time.

References[]

Survivor: Blood vs. Water Castaways
 Aras
Galang
S27 aras t
 Brad
Tadhana
S27 brad t
 Caleb
Tadhana
S27 caleb t
 Candice
Galang
S27 candice t
 Ciera
Tadhana
S27 ciera t
 Colton
Galang
S27 colton t
 Gervase
Galang
S27 gervase t
 Hayden
Tadhana
S27 hayden t
 John
Tadhana
S27 john t
 Kat
Galang
S27 kat t
 Katie
Tadhana
S27 katie t
 Laura B.
Tadhana
S27 laurab t
 Laura M.
Galang
S27 lauram t
 Marissa
Tadhana
S27 marissa t
 Monica
Galang
S27 monica t
 Rachel
Tadhana
S27 rachel t
 Rupert
Galang
S27 rupert t
 Tina
Galang
S27 tina t
 Tyson
Galang
S27 tyson t
 Vytas
Tadhana
S27 vytas t
Survivor: Cambodia Castaways
 Abi-Maria
Ta Keo
S31 abimaria t
 Andrew
Bayon
S31 andrew t
 Ciera
Bayon
S31 ciera t
 Jeff
Ta Keo
S31 jeff t
 Jeremy
Bayon
S31 jeremy t
 Joe
Bayon
S31 joe t
 Kass
Bayon
S31 kass t
 Keith
Bayon
S31 keith t
 Kelley
Ta Keo
S31 kelley t
 Kelly
Ta Keo
S31 kelly t
 Kimmi
Bayon
S31 kimmi t
 Monica
Bayon
S31 monica t
 Peih-Gee
Ta Keo
S31 peihgee t
 Shirin
Ta Keo
S31 shirin t
 Spencer
Ta Keo
S31 spencer t
 Stephen
Bayon
S31 stephen t
 Tasha
Bayon
S31 tasha t
 Terry
Ta Keo
S31 terry t
 Vytas
Ta Keo
S31 vytas t
 Woo
Ta Keo
S31 woo t
Survivor: Game Changers Castaways
 Andrea
Nuku
S34 andrea t
 Aubry
Mana
S34 aubry t
 Brad
Nuku
S34 brad t
 Caleb
Mana
S34 caleb t
 Ciera
Mana
S34 ciera t
 Cirie
Nuku
S34 cirie t
 Debbie
Nuku
S34 debbie t
 Hali
Mana
S34 hali t
 J.T.
Nuku
S34 jt t
 Jeff
Mana
S34 jeff t
 Malcolm
Mana
S34 malcolm t
 Michaela
Mana
S34 michaela t
 Ozzy
Nuku
S34 ozzy t
 Sandra
Mana
S34 sandra t
 Sarah
Nuku
S34 sarah t
 Sierra
Nuku
S34 sierra t
 Tai
Nuku
S34 tai t
 Tony
Mana
S34 tony t
 Troyzan
Mana
S34 troyzan t
 Zeke
Nuku
S34 zeke t
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