Cirie Fields -- 5 things to know about the 'Survivor: Game Changers' castaway
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/07/2017
Cirie Fields is one of the returning castaways to get another chance at winning $1 million onSurvivor: Game Changers this spring.
Cirie, a 45-year-old from Norwalk, CT, is one two castaways who will be playing the game for the fourth time on Survivor's upcoming edition, along with Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth.
This all-stars season, the franchise's 34th edition, will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, March 8 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS. The show's debut marks Survivor's milestone 500th episode.
Survivor: Game Changers, filmed in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji in June and July 2016, will feature 20 castaways who are being billed as having made some of the biggest moves in the history of the game divided into two tribes, Mana and Nuku, that are each comprised of 10 veteran players.
Below is a list of five facts Reality TV World has compiled about Cirie Fields:
- In Season 12, Survivor: Panama, the self-declared couch potato, who had little outdoor experience and even claimed to have a "fear of leaves," lasted 36 days in the game and finished in fourth place way back in 2005.
Cirie's ouster followed a competitive fire-making challenge at Tribal Council that she lost to Danielle DiLorenzo.
- Cirie felt she was a stronger and much more active Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites castaway in 2008 than she was on Survivor: Panama, and she planned to use that as her argument for why she deserved the $1 million during Season 16's final Tribal Council.
However, the show ended with a Final 2 instead of a Final 3 and Cirie was the 18th castaway eliminated from the game, finishing in third place.
- Betrayed by a blindside from James "JT" Thomas, Cirie became the fourth returning castaway voted out of Season 20, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, in 2010.
She placed 17th after speaking out in attempt to save her ally Candice Woodcock.
- Cirie is an operating room nurse who was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. She attended St. Francis Nursing School in New Castle, PA, where she earned her nursing degree.
- Cirie told Reality TV World in an interview following Heroes vs. Villains that she questioned why she ended up on the Heroes tribe. However it wasn't because she thought she was necessarily a villain like Russell Hantz or Jerri Manthey, but because she believed she fell somewhere in the middle of those two titles.