‘Survivor: Second Chance’ cast: Ciera Eastin voted out her own mother … who’s next?

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Will Ciera Eastin win “Survivor: Second Chance“? With the show’s 31st season set to premiere on CBS Sept. 23, keep coming back to Gold Derby for in-depth analyses of all 20 returning players, including pros and cons that may affect their chances this time around. Hurry – make your “Survivor” predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which castaway will be kicked off the island first.

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Ciera Eastin
Previous Finish: 5th place
Season 27: Blood vs. Water

The single moment that crystallized the original “Blood vs. Water” format for “Survivor” was when Ciera joined the rest of the castaways in voting out her own mother, Laura Morett. Though her mom was okay with her decision, and mostly agreed with it, the move was bold, risky and shocking, and made Ciera instantly one of the most cutthroat contestants to ever play.

Ultimately, Ciera’s bold move may have put too big of a target on her back and she was eliminated just short of making the finale, but hopefully that won’t deter her from continuing to think in that iconic big-picture way. Gold Derby odds to win: 20/1

Ciera’s decision to vote out her own mother not only revealed an ability to consider the big picture, but it also showed her willingness to allow her alliance’s needs to supersede her own. This kind of mentality is instrumental in building trust and loyalty with other players.

She won one immunity challenge on her own, a low number that suggests she CAN do it if she needs to, but that it won’t be often enough to be deemed a threat by her competition.

While she may not be the biggest physical threat, Ciera’s big move-making and ability to manipulate alliances makes her a huge social threat. She was well-liked on her first season and can speak well, two things that make getting to the finale with her very dangerous.

Ciera’s mom was on the same original season as Ciera’s new cast member Monica Padilla, and in that season Laura and Monica were tightly aligned. The threat of Monica and Ciera joining together is present, and two players equally capable of scrappy, inventive play is a pair no one should want to see come together.

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