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The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked 

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Updated June 8, 2020 26.5k votes 1.5k voters 6.4k views 219 items

List Rules Vote up who you believe to be the true 'The Challenge' champions.

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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Chris 'C.T.' Tamburello ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: age 39

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United 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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Johnny Devenanzio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: Age 37

Birthplace: Fullerton, 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
Jordan Wiseley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Jordan Wiseley Age: age 29

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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Wes Bergmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: 34

Birthplace: Leawood, Kansas, United 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

5
Derrick Kosinski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Derrick Kosinski Age: 35

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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Darrell Taylor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: age 39

Birthplace: Hayward, California

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

7
Laurel Stucky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: age 34

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

8
Evelyn Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Evelyn Smith Age: 32

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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Landon Lueck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: age 40

Birthplace: Wisconsin, United 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

10
Sarah Rice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Sarah Rice

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

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Jenna Compono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Jenna Compono Age: age 26

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

12
Tori Deal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Tori Deal Age: age 26

Original series: Are You The One? 4

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

Hometown: Astoria, New York

13
Diem Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Dec. at 34

Birthplace: Atlanta, 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

14
Camila Nakagawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: age 31

Original series: Spring Break Challenge

Seasons: Cutthroat, Rivals, Battle of the Exes (won), Battle of the Seasons, Rivals II (final), Free Agents, Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III, Invasion of the Champions (final), XXX: Dirty 30 (won)

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

15
Kenny Santucci is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: 36

Original series: Fresh Meat

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

Hometown: Cedar Grove, New Jersey

16
Mark Long is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: age 48

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

17
Abram Boise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Abram Boise Age: 36

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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

18
Emily Norine Schromm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Emily Norine Schromm Age: age 30

Original series: Real World: D.C.

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

Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

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Turabi "Turbo"... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
TRENT13 added Turabi "Turbo" Camkiran Age: 31

Birthplace: Mersin, Turkey

Original series: War of the Worlds

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

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Rachel Robinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Rachel Robinson Age: age 36

Original series: Road Rules: Campus Crawl

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

Hometown: Miami, Florida

21
Cara Maria Sorbello is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Cara Maria Sorbello Age: 32

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 

22
The Miz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Age: 38

 

 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

23
Zach Nichols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Zach Nichols Age: age 32

Original series: Real World: San Diego

Seasons:  Battle of the Seasons (won), Rivals II, Free Agents (final), Battle of the Exes II, Invasion of the Champions, Vendettas (final), Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2

Hometown: Brighton, Michigan

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Ashley Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Ashley Mitchell Age: age 30

Original series: Real World: Ex-Plosion

Seasons: Rivals III, Invasion of the Champions (won), XXX: Dirty 30, Final Reckoning (won), War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2

Hometown: San Francisco, California

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Leroy Garrett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
Leroy Garrett Age: age 34

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