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Cirie Tiffany Fields is a contestant from Survivor: Panama.

At the beginning of the season, Cirie was viewed as a liability for her lack of outdoor skills. However, she proved to be a strategic powerhouse by successfully leading the charge in several key votes of the season. She eventually made a deep run into the game as the strategic mastermind behind the dysfunctional yet dominant Casaya Alliance. Cirie was ultimately eliminated at the final four after losing the fire-making tiebreaker to her ally Danielle DiLorenzo.


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.[1]

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 and has three sons from a previous marriage. They have one dog, Sam. Her birth date is July 18, 1970.


Being one of the four eldest female contestants, Cirie was initially placed on the purple Casaya tribe. Coming into the game, Cirie had little outdoor experience and even claimed to have a certain "fear of leaves". However, her social skills and strategic gameplay 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 of 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, though staying on the Casaya tribe with ally Melinda, again found herself on the outside, this time, of a four-person alliance consisting of Aras Baskauskas, Courtney Marit, Danielle DiLorenzo, and Shane Powers. After losing the next Immunity Challenge, Shane told Cirie and Melinda outright that whoever did not go home between at the next vote would 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 continuing to grate on his alliance partners. The dysfunction, however, was put aside when needed to, as Casaya managed to win the next two Immunity Challenges, giving Cirie time to fully develop her social game and attempt to work her way into the graces of the ruling Casaya Alliance. When Casaya finally lost an Immunity Challenge on Day 14, the decision of whom 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 depicted the tribe's lack of unity. Cirie was one of only three people in her tribe to not receive a vote at that Tribal Council, proving Shane's earlier words that Cirie would be next to go wrong.

The next day, Shane wanted to leave the alliance of four. He asked if he could take his son's name back because he had sworn allegiance to the group by that. Courtney and Danielle 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 merge.

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

On Day 25, Cirie won the Reward Challenge, choosing to bring Aras and Danielle with her on a spa experience, much to Shane's disappointment. Later that night, Bruce had to be medically evacuated due to severe blockage in his digestive system, leaving only six castaways in the game. The three returned to camp the following day, shocked to learn of Bruce's evacuation. Cirie later made amends with Shane, with the two swearing on their children to solidify their alliance.

When Terry once again won immunity on Day 30, the Casaya Alliance was forced to vote out one of their own. Cirie felt worried that Shane and Terry wanted to take Courtney to the Final Tribal Council for an easy win because of her unpopularity, as revealed in the previous Reward Challenge, which revealed everyone's perception of each other. Courtney, Danielle, and Terry 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. At Tribal Council, Courtney 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, which Terry claimed as the biggest fish ever caught by the tribe, much to Cirie's delight.

After 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., who was able to spend a day on the island with the castaways. H.B. was amazed at how his wife was doing at camp, stating 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, 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 instigating an argument between the two. 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 next Reward Challenge, Danielle and Terry were stuck to endure Exile Island together, where the two made a pact to the Final Two. After Aras won the next Immunity Challenge, Cirie and Danielle were targeted by the other duo 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 Cirie and Danielle. The two faced off in a fire-building tiebreaker. After a lively competition, Danielle won, eliminating Cirie from the game and making her the sixth member of the jury.

At the Final Tribal Council, Cirie cast her vote for Aras, who went on to win the game over Danielle in a 5-2 vote.

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.

Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Casaya Skull Crush Reward Yes 3rd
4x4 Immunity No Lost
2 A Reptile Dysfunction Reward No Lost
Anchor Management Immunity No Lost
3 Cross Fire Reward No Lost
Battle Dig Immunity No Won
4 Puzzle Paranoia Reward Yes Won
Sea Level, Tree Level Immunity No Won
5 For Cod's Sake Reward No Won
Buried at Sea Immunity Yes Lost
6 In-Cog-Neato Reward/Immunity No Won
Tribes Merged, Day 16
8 Gitanos Vampire Bats Immunity Lost
9 Rock the Boat Reward Lost
Ups and Downs Immunity Lost
10 Get Hooked Reward Lost
Marine Memory Immunity Yes1 Lost
11 Voo Doo Reward Won
12 The Key of Sea Reward Lost
Hold Your Own Immunity Lost
13 Second Chance Reward Lost
Vertigo Immunity Lost
14 Station By Station Reward Invited
Puzzle Dig Immunity Lost
Eliminated, Day 36
^1 Cirie elected to sit out of the challenge to eat hamburgers.

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 Lost Challenge1
Eliminated, Day 36
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 Final Showdown".


Survivor: Panama Castaways
S12 aras t
S12 austin t
S12 bobby t
La Mina
S12 bruce t
S12 cirie t
S12 courtney t
La Mina
S12 dan t
S12 danielle t
S12 melinda t
S12 misty t
S12 nick t
 Ruth Marie
S12 ruthmarie t
S12 sally t
La Mina
S12 shane t
La Mina
S12 terry t
S12 tina t