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The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked

Updated October 4, 2020 40.5k votes 1.6k voters 6.8k views231 items

List RulesVote 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
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    BirthplaceNew 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 'Bananas' Devenanzio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked

    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

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    Darrell Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Darrell Taylor

    Age: age 39

    BirthplaceHayward, 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

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    Derrick Kosinski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Derrick Kosinski

    Age: 37

    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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    Jordan Wiseley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    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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    Landon Lueck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Landon Lueck

    Age: age 40

    BirthplaceWisconsin, 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

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    Wes Bergmann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    BirthplaceLeawood, 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

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

    Age: 33

    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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    Laurel Stucky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Laurel Stucky

    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

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    Emily Norine Schromm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    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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    Sarah Rice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    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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    Mark Long is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Mark Long

    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

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

    Dec. at 34

    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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    Jenna Compono is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    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

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    Abram Boise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Abram Boise

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceLos 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

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    Kenny Santucci is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    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

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    Rachel Robinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    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

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    Camila Nakagawa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Camila Nakagawa

    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

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    Mike "The Miz" Mizanin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked

     

     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

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    Kam Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Kam Williams

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    Tori Deal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    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

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    Georgia Harrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Georgia Harrison

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    Paula Meronek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Paula Meronek

    Age: age 38

    BirthplaceMeriden, Connecticut, United States of America

    Original series: Real World: Key West

    Seasons: The Duel, The Inferno 3 (final), The Gauntlet III (final), The Island (final), The Duel II, Fresh Meat II, Cutthroat, Rivals (won), Battle of the Exes, Rivals II (won)

    Hometown: Meriden, Connecticut 

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    Theo Campbell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Theo Campbell

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    Stephen Bear is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked
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    Stephen Bear

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