Sebastian Hibbard

Sebastian Hibbard


Contestant Profile
Birth Date July 20, 1954 (1954-07-20) (age 64)
Hometown Amarillo, TX
Occupation Retired Police Officer

Survivor: Caucasus

Tribes Alazani
Placement 9/20
Challenges Won 9
Votes Against 0
Days Lasted 28

Survivor: French Polynesia

Tribes Tahaa
► Maupiti
Placement 14/18
Challenges Won 4
Votes Against 4
Days Lasted 14

Sebastian Hibbard was a contestant on Survivor: Caucasus who returned for Survivor: French Polynesia.


From Amarillo, Texas, 57 year old Retired Police Officer Sebastian Hibbard has earned much recognition for his duties as a police officer, but hopes to be recognized as the next Survivor winner. Having earned medals and awards for outstanding bravery and leadership while doing his job, Sebastian hopes to implement these into his tribe as he tries to lead them towards victory.

Survivor: Caucasus

After being placed on the Alazani tribe and coming back to camp, Sebastian, with years of experience being a police officer, immediately took the role as tribe leader and assigned tasks for everybody, which didn't seem to bother anyone.

Back in Texas, I served as a police officer before I retired a couple years back, so I naturally stepped up as tribe leader. Hopefully, I'll be able to lead this tribe to victory!


With losing the season's first challenge, Sebastian was torn between voting for Stan Bailey, for being weak, or Van Stevenson, for being untrustworthy. Sebastian confessed his uncertainty to tribemate Mary-Jean Pettie. In the end, Sebastian voted off Stan in order to keep the tribe strong.

On Day 7, Derek Phu, Daniel Marvin, Amy Corazon, and Mary-Jean formed an alliance and intended on having Sebastian join as well. However, it didn't seem as if Sebastian wanted to join. He later revealed that part of being a leader is being unbiased, which was why he couldn't accept their offer.

Truth be told, I am extremely fond of Derek, Daniel, Amy, and Mary-Jean, and under any other circumstance, I would have said yes in a heartbeat. But joining an alliance would compensate my position as the leader of my tribe, which is something I care deeply about. To live, thrive, and conquer is the direction I plan on heading my tribe, but I can't do it if I'm one-sided.


His commitment to being a good leader would later be taken advantage of as Van, who had his own alliance consisting of Phoebe Noyola, Lauren Faas, and Samantha Marino, tried to convince him to vote out his dear friend yet the weakest member of the tribe, Mary-Jean. Meanwhile, the Daniel and Derek tried to campaign for his vote.

This is like the Stan thing all over again, but unlike last time, Mary-Jean is one of my greatest companions out here. Knowing that I betrayed our friendship will break her heart and I don't think I'll be able to bear that. Plus, those young kids will be really disappointed in me, but in the end, it's not about choosing sides, it's about making sure the right person goes.


At Tribal Council on Day 12, Sebastian painstakingly ended up voting out Mary-Jean for the good of the tribe.

The next Day, Sebastian realized the mistake he made in siding with Van's alliance and goes over to Derek, Daniel, and a crying Amy to ask for forgiveness. After they all accept his apology, Sebastian abandons his leadership status and asks to join their alliance, to which they all say yes.

It might be a little late in the game for me to start thinking about strategy, but I joined a game, and it's time I start playing it.


Sebastian then tries on getting Van to betray his alliance of girls. At first, Van doesn't believe Sebastian's remarks about the girls planning on overthrowing Van, but eventually, paranoia gets the best of him and he ends up voting with Sebastian. Immeditaly after Tribal Council, a tribe switch occurs, placing Sebastian on the all-male Alazani tribe.

Upon coming back to camp, the four original Alazanis agree to stick together to vote out the former Rionis. They follow through on their plan and Martin Bowell is the first voted out of the new tribe. After losing the next Immunity Challenge on Day 21, Daniel brings up the idea to blindside Van due to him being untrustworthy, but Sebastian turns it down.

It was really shocking to hear that there were trust issues within our alliance and that Daniel was targetting Van. Normally, I would have told him to stop, but I have no right considering the mistakes I've made in the game. However, I did promise Van that I wouldn't vote for him, and I'd like to keep at least one promise throughout this game.


At Tribal Council, Sebastian ended up sticking with Van in voting out former Rioni Aaron McCarthy, but Daniel and Derek were convinced that they couldn't trust him if he would to make the merge so they, along with Aaron and Gerardo Guzman voted him out.

On Day 25, the two tribes ended up merging into the new Kura tribe. Sebastian then became part of the majority alliance consisting of himself, Derek, Daniel, Amy, Gerardo, Yessica Chang, and to an extent, Samantha. Their sole plan was on getting rid of Heather, Aaron, and their idol, but unkwown to the, Gerardo had made deals with the enemy. Not wanting to have any of his allies leave the game, Gerardo went against his alliance's wishes and targetted Samantha. However, they ended up voting her out on the assumption that she was working with Heather.

The next day, Sebastian grew wary of Gerardo's true intentions, but chose to keep them to himself.

My gut is telling me that Gerardo's a sketchy person, but confronting him about it will only make things worse so for now, I'll just keep my mouth shut.


At the Reward Challenge on Day 28, Derek, Amy, and Sebastian won an overnight stay at a Georgian village where there was a feast for them to enjoy. Upon arriving, they were greeted by the locals and enjoyed a traditional banquet. Sebastian and Derek also took part in the wine toasting ritual and then moved on to a folk dance around a fire. As Sebastian was dancing, he accidentaly fell on the fire and was severely burned on his back and shoulders. The Medical Team was called in and it was decided that Sebastian would need to leave the game in order to get the treatment he required. The retired police offer gave Derek and Amy a thumbs up as he was airlifted to a nearby medical facility.

Voting History

Sebastian's Voting History
Voted Against
1 Stan -
2 Alazani Tribe Immune
3 Alazani Tribe Immune
4 Mary-Jean -
5 Phoebe -
6 Alazani Tribe Immune
7 Martin -
8 Aaron -
9 Alazani Tribe Immune
10 Samantha -
11 No Tribal Council
Evacuated, Day 28
Voted for
Sole Survivor

Survivor: French Polynesia

Voting History

Sebastian's Voting History
Episode Sebastian's


Voted Against


1 Wade
2 Immune
3 Immune
4 Immune
3 J'Tia Christa, J'Tia, Kass, Lauren
Voted Off, Day 14




  • Sebastian was the oldest contestant on Survivor: Caucasus.
  • Sebastian's Luxury Item was a Harmonica.
Survivor: Caucasus Contestants

Aaron McCarthy · Agatha Christenson · Amy Corazon · Daniel Marvin · Derek Phu · Gerardo Guzman · Hazel Quezada · Heather Villegas · Lauren Faas · Martin Bowell · Mary-Jean Pettie · Max Fisher · Phoebe Noyola · Rachel Hudson · Samantha Marino · Sebastian Hibbard · Stan Bailey · Van Stevenson · Winston Grant · Yessica Chang