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Hayden Garrett Moss is a contestant from Survivor: Blood vs. Water.

Regarded as a very strong strategic player, even by host Jeff Probst, Hayden caused the second rock drawing tiebreaker in Survivor history by convincing Ciera Eastin to vote with him and Katie Collins. While this move spared him for one Tribal Council and caused eventual winner Tyson Apostol to draw rocks, his ally Katie was the one eliminated, leaving him to be voted out at the following Tribal Council. He was ultimately eliminated in 7th place after coming in last in the final Redemption Island duel.


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Name (Age): Hayden Moss (26)
Tribe Designation: Loved Ones
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Kat's Boyfriend
Current Residence: Springtown, Texas
Occupation: Real Estate
Personal Claim to Fame: Winning Big Brother 12.
Inspiration in Life: My Grandpa - he is the best person I know and someday I hope to be as cool as him.
Hobbies: Snowboarding, working out and traveling.
Pet Peeves: Wrinkly clothes.
3 Words to Describe You: Athletic, popular and respectful.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? I would bring my Ipod because music makes everything better and a surfboard. I really need to learn how to surf.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I have already played and won a game very similar to Survivor.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Survivor is the adventure of a lifetime, and being able to share that adventure with someone I love is amazing! I can't wait to compete with or against Kat, and watch our relationship grow![1]


Hayden started off well despite potentially having a target from his Big Brother days, being included in a male alliance that would pick off the women. After that though, Brad Culpepper's decision to turn on John Cody opened up the game. Hayden remained off the chopping block, but he was forced to make some tough decisions and stronger loyalties. When Caleb Bankston openly turned on Brad under the suspicion that Brad was targeting him, Hayden considered voting for Brad in the revote. Although he stuck with Ciera Eastin, Vytas Baskauskas flipped, reducing Tadhana to three men and two women. From that point, they focused on starting over and reunifying themselves to start winning challenges. After their first immunity win, however, a tribe switch would occur. The new Tadhana tribe of Hayden, Caleb, Ciera, Tyson Apostol, Aras Baskauskas, and Gervase Peterson won the remaining challenges and made the merge.

The post-swap ties Hayden made with Tyson and Gervase resulted in him working with them for the first few votes of the merge. Despite his connection to Ciera, Hayden was worried about her and Laura Morett going further together and pushed for Laura to be voted out. After that vote, Hayden hoped to recruit Caleb, Ciera, and Katie Collins to form a majority over the three remaining returning players Gervase, Tyson, and Monica Culpepper. However, Ciera did not follow through with this plan and Caleb would be voted out instead. With his back against the wall, Hayden tried once more to get Ciera to flip, otherwise Tyson, Gervase, and Monica would become the Final Three. This time he was successful, and since Hayden received three votes in the initial tie and two in the revote, he would be immune from the rock draw tiebreaker. Unfortunately for him, Katie drew the white rock and was sent to Redemption Island. Hayden's game effectively ended when Ciera won the Day 35 Immunity Challenge, where he would be voted out and lose the next duel to finish in 7th place. Hayden voted for eventual Sole Survivor Tyson at Final Tribal Council.

Voting History

Hayden's Voting History
Episode Hayden's
Voted Against
1 Laura B. -
Marissa -
2 Rachel -
3 John -
4 Ciera;
5 Tadhana Tribe Immune
6 Tadhana Tribe Immune
7 Tadhana Tribe Immune
8 Aras -
9 Vytas -
Tina -
10 Laura M. -
11 Ciera -
12 Monica;
Gervase, Monica, Tyson;
Gervase, Tyson2
13 Gervase Gervase,
Monica, Tyson
Voted Out, Day 35
14 On Redemption Island
Eliminated, Day 36
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "One Armed Dude and Three Moms", the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Brad and Ciera, forcing a revote. Hayden did not change his vote on the revote.
^2 In "Rustle Feathers", the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Hayden and Monica, forcing a revote. Nobody changed their vote on the revote, forcing a rock drawing tiebreaker. Hayden was immune from the tiebreaker.


  • In 2014, Hayden and Kat Edorsson ended their relationship.[2]
  • On July 4, 2014, an app called Devvie was released for creating and sharing mobile videos in which Hayden was co-creator.[3][4]
  • Hayden, along with Hannah Shapiro and Tony Vlachos, appeared on the debut episode of Beyond the Buff, a Facebook live series which discusses the episode of Survivor which aired the previous day.[5]


  • Hayden is the first male first-time contestant to have appeared on another reality show before Survivor, having competed and ultimately winning Big Brother 12.[6] Hayden is the second overall, following Whitney Duncan (South Pacific), who competed on the 5th season of Nashville Star.
  • Hayden's 27th birthday was on Day 8 of Blood vs. Water.
  • In Blood vs. Water, Hayden went the longest without receiving votes against him.
  • Hayden is the highest-placing male Tadhana member.
  • Hayden only received votes from Gervase Peterson, Monica Culpepper, and Tyson Apostol, the eventual Final Three of the season.
  • Hayden lost 22 lbs. during his time in Blood vs. Water.[8]
  • Hayden placed seventh, while his girlfriend was the seventh one out.
    • Hayden is the only loved one in Blood vs. Water to finish at the same place as their partner did in a previous season.
  • Hayden was part of an all-male alliance in Big Brother as well as Survivor. In both instances, he outlasted the other members of his alliance.


Survivor: Blood vs. Water Castaways
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