Sarah Lacina - Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Game Changers
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Seasons: 3 | Days: 96 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 2

Survivor 28: Cagayan (2014) - 11th place, 8th out - 1st juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 7, "Head of the Snake" (Day 19).

Survivor: Game Changers (2017) - Winner, 7-3-0.

  • Received seven jury votes to win in Episode 14, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" (Day 39).

Survivor: Winners at War (2020) - 4th place, 19th out - 16th juror.

  • Eliminated via fire-making in Episode 14, "It All Boils Down to This" (Day 38).

Sarah Lacina - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S28: Cagayan 0.83 2.83 0.29 1 6 2 0.33 1.40 - - - 0.63 2.23
S34: Game Changers 1.14 12.31 0.09 11 0 13 0.85 5.92 7 10 0.70 1.64 11.26
S40: Winners at War 1.29 12.07 0.11 7 2 13 0.54 2.51 - - - 0.64 3.80
Career 3.25 27.21 0.12 19 8 28 0.68 4.02 7 10 0.70 1.03 6.50
Sarah Lacina - Challenge record
  • S28 logo Cagayan challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Idol Hands - Ep6 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4.0*-for-9; 1 sit-out):

    • Cagayan Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Solves the puzzle for Aparri, which narrowly finishes second (2nd*/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Phish Farm" - Does the puzzle, passing Luzon for an easy Aparri win (1st/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Mazed and Confused" - Tosses water, and eventually, Aparri wins! (1st/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 4 RC: "Haulin' Oats" - Sits out, as Aparri stages a last-minute comeback to finish second (2nd/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 4 IC: "Octopus' Garden" - Swims and rebounds, but Cliff's basket-shooting thwarts her attempts to throw the challenge, sending Aparri to another second-place finish (2nd*/3).
    • Cagayan Ep. 5 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Now with New Aparri, successfully (with Morgan) drags Lindsey from Solana's pole in Rd.1, but in the final bout is dragged by Tony/Trish, and Aparri loses, 2-1.
    • Cagayan Ep. 5 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Participates for Aparri, and Aparri wins.
    • Cagayan Ep. 6 RC: "Idol Hands" - Beats Jefra in her bout, but overall, Aparri loses, 4-2.
    • Cagayan Ep. 6 IC: "Styx" - With Spencer, works the puzzle, but Aparri loses again.

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of Cagayan count as half a win.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 36%)

    • Cagayan Ep. 7 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Fourth to drop out, part of the mass fall-off at the Rd.3 transition (8th/11).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Cagayan: None.
  • S34 logo Game Changers challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Serpent Turf - Ep2 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7.0*-for-13):

    • Game Changers Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Crosses various obstacles, and Nuku wins!
    • Game Changers Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Hauls the giant snake, and Nuku wins again.
    • Game Changers Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Austin's EOC" - Crosses obstacles for Tavua, who finish second (2nd*/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 4 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Retrieves bags, plates Tavua's 2nd table maze ball, and Tavua wins (1st/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 5 RC: "Unchained Medley" - Uses the grappling hook, and Tavua wins (1st/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 5 IC: "Box Car Blues" - Gets the keys, hits one target, and Tavua doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 6 IC: "Cargo Salvage" - Now with Nuku, hauls stuff, but Nuku loses.
    • Game Changers Ep. 7 RC: "Dulcimer Stomp" - Runs around the maypole to release the key, and Nuku wins.
    • Game Changers Ep. 7 IC: "Plunge, Pop, Pull" - Pulls the raft along for Nuku, but Nuku loses.
    • Game Changers Ep. 9 RC: "New School" - With Brad, swims and hauls the net for the losing team.
    • Game Changers Ep. 10 RC: "O Black Water" - Crosses water obstacles, helps Cirie, for the losing team.
    • Game Changers Ep. 11 RC: "Angry Chair" - Helps haul people in the chair, for the winning team.
    • Game Changers Ep. 12 RC: "Full Tilt Boogey" - Part of the losing blue team, with Michaela and Tai.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of Game Changers count as half a win.


    Final Four-titude - F4 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-10): (Mean % finish: 55.4%)

    • Game Changers, Ep. 8 IC: "Keep on Your Toes" - Tenth person to drop out, over 25 minutes (4th/13).
    • Game Changers, Ep. 9 IC: "Get a Grip" - Eighth person to drop out (5th/12).
    • Game Changers Ep. 10 IC: "Got a Hunch" - One of ten people to not beat Troyzan (tie-2nd/11).
    • Game Changers Ep. 11 IC: "High Step and Stack" - One of nine people to not beat Andrea (tie-2nd/10).
    • Game Changers Ep. 12 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - Fourth person to drop out (6th/9).
    • Game Changers Ep. 13 F8 IC: "Teeter Tower" - One of several people to not win (tie-2nd/8).
    • Game Changers Ep. 13 F7 IC: "Vertigo" - One of several people who does not beat Brad (tie-2nd/7).
    • Game Changers Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Maybe I'm A Maze" - Last to reach the puzzle stage, almost catches Brad (2nd/6).
    • Game Changers Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Spoon Man" - One of four people not to place a single ball (tie-2nd/5).
    • Game Changers Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Final Four-titude" - Second to start the puzzle, does not win (tie-3rd/4).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record: (0-for-0)

    • Game Changers: None.


  • S40 logo Winners at War challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Water Slaughter - Ep1 F20 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-11):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - Competes twice, scoring two points, and Dakal wins, 3-1.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F19 IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Paddles, crosses obstacles, but Dakal loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Assembles, hauls and dismantles the cart; Dakal wins.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Along the Watch Tower" - Crosses obstacles, works puzzle with Sophie; Dakal wins.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Works the puzzle with Nick, blowing a huge lead; Dakal loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 5 IC: "Block in a Hard Place" - Now with Yara, crosses obstacles, knocks blocks, but Yara loses.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 6 IC: "Rice Race" - Crosses obstacles, carries rice bags, and Yara wins! (1st/3).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 7 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - (Unaired). Yara wins (1st/3).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 7 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the dish across obstacles, and Yara wins! (1st/3).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9 RC: "New School" - Swims and carries the net, the blue team wins; Sarah opts out of reward.
    • [Winners at War, Ep. 11 RC: Unaired - Not a part of the winning team.]


    Bermuda Triangles - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-10): (Mean % finish: 51.3%)

    • Winners at War, Ep. 8 IC: "Get a Grip" - Second woman to drop out (4th/5).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Ninth person out, in the third and final stage (3rd/11).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 10 IC: "Got a Hunch" - One of nine people to not win (tie-2nd/10).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 11 IC: "10 Foot Pole" - Fourth person to drop out, on the third stage (6th/9).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 12 IC: "When It Rains" - First woman out, slipping fairly quickly (4th/4).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F7 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - One of five working the slide puzzle to not win (tie-2nd/7).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 13 F6 IC: "High Step Back" - One of five people to not win (tie-2nd/6).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - One of two on the second layer as Michele wins (tie-2nd/6).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "5 on 5" - One of three people to not land a sandbag (tie-3rd/5).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - Second out, on the 4-ball stage (3rd/4).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Winners at War: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 16
    2nd place: 4
    Played: 33
    Win%: 0.55
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 21
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 52.6%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Sarah Lacina - Tribal Council record
  • S28 logo Cagayan Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Cagayan: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Cagayan, Ep. 7: Six votes, from Kass, Tony, Trish, Woo, LJ, and Jefra (voted out, 6-5).


    Jury votes made (1/1):


  • S34 logo Game Changers Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0) | Advantages held/played: (2/2; 3 votes voided)

    • Game Changers, Ep. 10: Retrieves the Vote Steal advantage after the RC (Day 25).
    • Game Changers, Ep. 12: Receives the Legacy Advantage from Sierra (Day 32).
    • Game Changers, Ep. 13 (F7 vote): Uses the vote steal on Tai, votes twice for Michaela, who is booted (Day 35).
    • Game Changers, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): Uses the Legacy Advantage, voiding three votes against her, saving herself (Day 36).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (11*/13):

    *Note: Voted twice for Michaela, using the Vote Steal advantage; also counts as two TCA.


    VAP - Votes against (0):

    • Game Changers: None.


    Jury votes received (7/10):

    • Game Changers, Ep. 14: Received 7 votes, from Andrea Boehlke, Aubry Bracco, Cirie Fields, Hali Ford, Michaela Bradshaw, Tai Trang, and Zeke Smith, to win (7-3-0).


  • S40 logo Winners at War Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep1 F19 Tribal

    Idols held/played (0.5/0) | Advantages held/played (1/1):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 3: Purchases a steal-a-vote advantage from Natalie (for 1 fire token), then has to go get it, by sneaking into Sele camp in the middle of the night (Night 5).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 5: Given a half-idol by Sophie at Yara camp, which Sarah returns before Tribal (Day 12).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 10: Plays her steal-a-vote on Denise, splits her two votes between Tyson (booted) and Denise (Day 25).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/13*):

    *Voted twice in Ep.10, after using the steal-a-vote advantage (only one earned a VFB).


    VAP - Votes against (2):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 5: One vote, from Rob.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 9: One vote, from Adam.


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 14: Voted for Tony Vlachos, who won, 12-4-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols/ advantages
    Advantages held/played: 3/2
    Idols found: 0
    Idols played: 1*
    Votes voided: 3
  • Voting record
    VFB: 19
    Tribals: 27*
    VAP: 8
  • Jury votes
    Made: 2
    For winners: 2
    Received: 7
    Total jurors: 10
Sarah Lacina - Pictures
  • S28 logo Cagayan image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S34 logo Game Changers image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S40 logo Winners at War pictures (click to expand/collapse)
Sarah Lacina - Interviews
  • S28 logo Cagayan interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • None, apart from the CBS one, embedded below.


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (4/3/14): "Sarah: Kass was 'Wreaking Havoc Around Camp'"
    • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (4/3/14): "Talking with the Latest Player Voted Off Survivor - 4/03/14"
    • Steve Helling at (4/4/14): "Sarah Lacina: I Trusted the Wrong People"
  • S34 logo Game Changers interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Josh Wigler at (2/20/17): "Sarah Lacina Swears To Do 'Whatever It Takes' to Win"
    • Gordon Holmes at (3/1/17): "Sarah: 'I Got So Much Grief for Not Playing a Vicious Game'"
    • CBS Game Changers pre-game interview (YouTube)


    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at (5/25/17): "Sarah Lacina on how Jeff Probst tricked her with final result"
    • Gordon Holmes at (5/25/17): "Sarah: '(Brad) Thought I Made a Lot of People Mad'"
    • Josh Wigler at (5/25/17): "Sarah Lacina On Finding Her Inner Tony"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/25/17): "Survivor: Game Changers Winner & Final 6 Exit Interviews"
  • S40 logo Winners at War interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Sangita Patel for ET Canada (1/15/20): "Sarah Lacina Wants to Use Her Police Skills to Her Advantage For Survivor Season 40"
    • Gordon Holmes at (1/27/20): "Sarah Lacina - 'I Feel Like I'm on Probation Now'"
    • Mike Bloom at (2/6/20): "Sarah Lacina Is a Game-Changing Winner"


    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at (5/14/20): "Sarah Lacina explains origins of her gender bias speech"
    • Mike Bloom at (5/14/20): "Sarah Lacina gets put in the line of fire in Survivor: Winners at War"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/14/20): "Survivor 40 FINALE Exit Interviews with the Final 6"
    • Phil Wood & Alexa Pappas at Survivor Specialists (5/18/20): "Survivor 40: The Sarah Lacina Tell-All"
Sarah Lacina - Bios
  • S28 logo Cagayan bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from her CBS Survivor: Cagayan bio page:


    "Pet Peeves: I hate when I can hear people chew their food, when people leave me voicemails (I’ll call you back if I don’t answer) and stupid people.


    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? A Bible - I’ve always wanted to read the entire Bible. I’m a slow reader, so I would be entertained for quite a while; a toothbrush; and a Surf board - Why not? I’m easily entertained, I don’t need much.


    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I’m one of a kind. If I had to pick I’d say Malcom. He’s nice, but very strategic and tasteful about it.


    Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I’m from the Midwest, cornfed! I’m a hard worker. I don’t give up. I motivate people. I learn quickly and I am a master manipulator.


    Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? I would consider myself Brain and Brawn. I think I will do very well on the puzzles and dominate the physical challenges.."


  • S34 logo Game Changers bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from her official CBS Game Changers bio page (2/8/17):


    "How have you changed since the last time you played?
    I’m more cut-throat now. I’m not out there to make friends and I’m willing to go against my word.


    What are you most proud of from the last time?
    I feel like I had so much game left. I’m not really proud of the way I played. I chose my word and loyalty over $1 million. I would not make that mistake again.


    How will you play differently this time? 
    I will do whatever it takes to win. The only purpose for me going back out there is to win a million dollars. I don’t care about making friends or what anyone thinks of me. They’ll get over it."


  • S40 logo Winners at War bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from her official CBS Survivor: Winners at War cast bio page (1/15/20):


    "Pet peeves: Loud eaters, voicemails, slow drivers in the left lane, when my husband leaves empty boxes in the pantry, text messages before 6 am, pouring cereal into a bowl just to find out there's no milk, when you are a loyal customer and your bill goes up but a new customer gets a better deal, no hot water left when you get in the shower, unsubscribing from emails but they still send you emails, group text messages, people that back into parking spaces, cats, steep driveways, pen clicking, restaurant tables that are uneven or wobbly, empty toilet paper roll left on the roller, delayed flights, and interrupted TV due to weather.


    When did you first watch Survivor?

    I've watched Survivor since the beginning.


    Do you still watch Survivor?

    Every Wednesday my family sits down and watches Survivor together.


    Who is your inspiration in life?

    Not one specific person, but anyone who is willing to try. If you never try the answer is always no. People who are not afraid of failure because they believe they can succeed inspire me.


    What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?

    Enduring the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of the game made me realize how powerful your mind and attitude are. Survivor changed me by teaching me that anything is possible! There is NOTHING I can't accomplish.


    As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?

    40 seasons is absolutely insane! I am honored and humbled to be chosen to play three times.


    How will you play differently than you have in your past seasons?

    The past two seasons I've had a game plan going into the season. I've now played two completely different games, one being loyal and one being a flip-flopper. I feel like the best approach to this season is going to be psychological warfare to create paranoia and have people self-destruct."