Sierra Reed wants to make it clear right off
the bat that she has the ability to find her place in any
situation, anywhere in the world, through her perseverance
and strength. Despite the fact that she is strong-willed and
determined, she is one who will wear her heart on her
sleeve. Not intimidated by age, ("I'm 25 and if you're
45 that's great, but if we have differences, I'm going to
let you know"), Reed will speak her mind, yet she does
it with purpose and passion. She hopes that her tenacity
will balance out her "strong nature."
This fashion student and model is no stranger to roughing
it. After moving to Taiwan by herself at a very young age,
Sierra is used to living in places with no running water and
filled with grime and bugs. Sierra is a self-proclaimed
adventure junkie who "loves to experience new things
all the time" and she believes that those experiences
make her a prime candidate for SURVIVOR.
Sierra claims she isn't a "very stereotypical
model," because she doesn't do it for the notoriety;
she does it because modeling can help facilitate new
experiences and allows for travel to amazing locations which
is something she enjoys tremendously.
Her modeling background has helped to shape her strategy for
the game. Forced to deal with a variety of personalities all
competing for the same goal is nothing new to her, having
lived with five catty models vying for one spot. This
experience will be to her advantage when forming alliances
and making her way through the twists of the game.
Sierra is single and currently resides in Los Angeles,
Calif. Her birth date is September 29.
Jeff Probst: Sierra is one
of my favorites. She's 23, she's sassy, she did a lot of
homework before she came out here. She will either dig deep
and show people: 'don't underestimate me' or she will fade
like yesterday's newspaper. And she will be in Ponderosa,
which is where all the losers hang out.
I've been modeling for seven
years. I've traveled all over the world. This is the only
continent I haven't been to...last one. I am in Fashion Design
as well. I had a jewelry collection that was showed [sic] in
'08...Fall '08 in 'Mercedes Benz Fashion Week'. And I just did
an accessory line and I've just been really crafty since I was
a kid. For the spare time here I just wove this and I wove a
little boat...a 'wish boat' and I wrote a wish inside and I
let it sail yesterday.
I kind of...You have to do
things to make your hands busy and your mind busy and I think
it's really showing well that I can weave mats. They're
looking at me and I'm bringing some kind of craftsmanship or
some kind of threats...great. Now I feel confident I going out
there....I'm scared of the spiders and snakes and the
nighttimes are really the scariest because you can't see. But
I'm really anxious to go out there and I mean I know I have
read everything up and down. And I probably can be the one to
be the most assertive to build shelter and find fruit and find
meals. Like I said before, weave mats, kind of help keep
I don't over think things
because in L.A. you're screwed if you over think things,
absolutely. You're constantly...especially in my business,
you're constantly judged, ridiculed. It's perfect for me
because I know exactly what image I can project to them
because I've been projecting every different kind of image for
So unfortunately I guess it
would make me a great manipulator. But I have a really good
heart. So that's what I'm a little bit worried about...is that
if I take someone down and I don't think that it was well
deserved, I probably will come back and help them. So people
tell me that's like the worst thing you could possibly do is
to show any kind of good side but...just like Ozzy did or
whatever. But I think Ozzy played the game the best actually
with the most heart.
And I think that it's important
to not only win over your tribe as well as your viewers.
Because the viewers are the ones who are going to keep you
going longer at the end. So I mean...I'll just say charisma,
tenacity. Psychologists called me the 'Iron Butterfly'. From a
moment's glance you wouldn't see me as...if I was quiet, I'd
be more like this ethereal sweet little thing with the moment
that would.... I open my mouth, I'm just this...I think I'm
like a ball of fire.
I don't know if I'm going to
win this. I'm not really in it, as much as people would think,
for the million dollars. Although it would be great. I think
I'm going to still play the same mind-set that I played coming
into this. And that's...I don't expect anything out of this
other than to make it far as I can as a person. To push all my
limits. I think I'm going to make it at least to the bottom
five. I already have my strategy planned out. It would be
great to win a million dollars. But to just prove this to
myself that I can do this and that I can make it that far, to
me is like winning.