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The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked

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From The Gauntlet and Rivals to Vendettas and beyond, this ranked list features The Challenge contestants who have pushed the hardest and won the most while entertaining viewers along the way. Some MTV The Challenge contestants are fan favorites, while other MTV The Challenge cast members are fun to hate.

Who is featured on this list of The Challenge competitors? Johnny Devenanzio has to be near the top of the list. The man known by fans as Johnny Bananas has competed in 19 seasons of The Challenge, taking home six wins throughout his storied career. He's probably one of the most famous MTV The Challenge champions. Johnny's one-time rival turned friend Cara Maria Sorbello is also among the best contestants on The Challenge.

The Miz turned his time on The Challenge into a successful wrestling career and Theo Von is now dominating in the comedy clubs. They're two pretty famous The Challenge veterans. Derrick Kosinski, Ashley Mitchell, and Rachel Robinson are also popular The Challenge cast members.

Who do you think is the best contestant of The Challenge? Check out this list to see over 100 of the MTV The Challenge best competitors. Vote up who you believe are the true The Challenge champions. And if you're watching MTV The Challenge War of the Worlds 2, be sure to check out our The Challenge drinking game.

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Original series: The Real World: Paris

    Seasons: The Inferno (final) The Inferno II (final), The Duel, The Inferno 3, The Gauntlet III (final), The Duel II, Rivals, Battle of the Exes (final), Rivals II (won), Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II, Invasion of the Campions (won), XXX: Dirty 30 (final), Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2

    Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts 

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    BirthplaceFullerton, California

    Original series: The Real World: Key West

    Seasons: The Duel, The Inferno 3 (final), The Gauntlet III, The Island (won), The Ruins (won), Cutthroat, Rivals (won), Battle of the Exes (won), Rivals II (final), Free Agents (won), Battle of the Exes II, Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III (won), Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds II

    Hometown: Fullerton, California

  • 3
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    BirthplaceLeawood, Kansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Original series: Real World: Austin

    Seasons:  Fresh Meat (final), The Duel (won), The Ruins, Fresh Meat II, Rivals (final), Battle of the Exes, Battle of the Seasons, Rivals II (won), Battle of the Exes II, Rivals III, War of the Worlds(final), War of the Worlds 2

    Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

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    NationalityUnited States of America

    Original series: Road Rules: Xtreme

    Seasons:  Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II (final), The Gauntlet 2, Fresh Meat, The Duel, The Inferno 3 (won), The Ruins (won), Cutthroat, XXX: Dirty 30 (final)

    Hometown:  Chicago, Illinois

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    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Original series: Fresh Meat

    Seasons:  Fresh Meat, The Duel, The Gauntlet III (final), The Duel II, The Ruins, Battle of the Exes (final), Rivals II, Battle of the Exes II

    Hometown: Roswell, Georgia

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    Age: age 39
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    BirthplaceHayward, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Original series: Road Rules: Campus Crawl

    Seasons:  The Gauntlet (won), The Inferno (won), The Inferno II (won), Fresh Meat (won), The Ruins, Fresh Meat II, Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30

    Hometown: Oakland, California

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    Original series: Real World: Brooklyn

    Seasons: The Ruins (final), Fresh Meat II, Cutthroat (final), Rivals, Battle of the Exes, Battle of the Seasons (final), Rivals II, Battle of the Exes II (won), Rivals III (won)

    Hometown: San Francisco, California

  • 8
    Age: age 34
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    Original series: Real World: Las Vegas

    Seasons:  Rivals (final), Battle of the Exes, Rivals II, Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II (final), Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas (final), War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2

    Hometown: Romulus, Michigan

  • 9
    Age: age 40
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    BirthplaceWisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Original series: Real World: Philadelphia

    Seasons: The Inferno II (won), The Gauntlet 2 (won), The Duel II, Fresh Meat II (won)

    Hometown: River Falls, Wisconsin

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    Original series: Fresh Meat

    Seasons: Fresh Meat, The Inferno 3 (won), The Gauntlet III (final), The Island (won), The Ruins, Fresh Meat II, Rivals (won)

    Hometown: Harrison, New York

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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Original series: Road Rules: South Pacific

    Seasons: The Gauntlet, The Inferno (won), Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II (final), The Inferno 3 (won), The Island, Cutthroat (final), Battle of the Exes, Battle of the Bloodlines

    Hometown: Bozeman, Montana

  • 12
    Age: age 48
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    Original series: Road Rules: First Adventure

    Seasons:  Real World/Road Rules Challenge (won), Battle of the Sexes (won), Battle of the Sexes 2, The Gauntlet 2 (final), The Duel II (final), Battle of the Exes

    Hometown: Satellite Beach, Florida

  • 13
    Age: age 26
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    Original series: Real World: Ex-Plosion

    Seasons: Battle of the Exes II (final), Battle of the Bloodlines (final), Rivals III (final), Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds

    Hometown: Wantagh, New York

  • 14
    Age: age 26
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    Original series: Are You The One? 4

    Seasons: XXX: Dirty 30 (final), Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds 2

    Hometown: Astoria, New York

  • 15
    Age: age 29
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    Original series: Real World: Portland

    Seasons:  Rivals II (final), Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II (won), XXX: Dirty 30 (won), War of the Worlds 2

    Hometown: Mustang, Oklahoma

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    Original series: Fresh Meat II

    Seasons: Cutthroat (final), Rivals (final), Battle of the Exes, Battle of the Seasons, Rivals II (final), Free Agents, Battle of the Bloodlines (won), Invasion of the Champions, XXX:Dirty 30 (final), Vendettas (won), War of the Worlds (finals), War of the Worlds 2

    Hometown: Methuen, Massachusetts 

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    Original series: Real World: D.C.

    Seasons: Cutthroat (final), Battle of the Exes (final), Rivals II (won)

    Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

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     Original series: Real World: Back to New York

    Seasons: Battle of the Seasons (won), The Gauntlet (final), The Inferno (final), Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II (won)

    Hometown: Parma, Ohio

  • 19
    Age: age 34
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    Original series: Fresh Meat II

    Seasons:  Fresh Meat II (final), Cutthroat (final), Rivals (final), Free Agents (won), Invasion of the Champions, War of the Worlds 2

    Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

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    BirthplaceNarbeth, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Original series: Real World: Chicago

    Seasons: Battle of the Sexes, Battle of the Sexes 2, The Gauntlet (final), The Duel, The Inferno 3, The Duel II (final), Rivals, Battle of the Exes, Rivals II, Free Agents, Battle of the Bloodlines, XXX: Dirty 30

    Hometown: Narberth, Pennsylvania

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    BirthplaceMersin, Turkey

    Original series: War of the Worlds

    Seasons: War of the Worlds (won), War of the Worlds 2

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