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The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked

Updated December 9, 2020 51.4k votes 1.9k voters 8.9k views232 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.' Tamburello1
    953
    107

    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 

  • Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio2

    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

  • Darrell Taylor3
    699
    124

    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

  • Wes Bergmann4
    729
    134

    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

  • Derrick Kosinski5
    714
    135

    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

  • Landon Lueck6
    660
    122

    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

  • Jordan Wiseley7
    763
    156

    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

  • Evelyn Smith8
    675
    135

    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

  • Laurel Stucky9
    711
    151

    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

  • Emily Norine Schromm10
    478
    85

    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

  • Sarah Rice11
    606
    146

    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

  • Diem Brown12
    571
    143

    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

  • Mark Long13
    482
    134

    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

  • Jenna Compono14
    649
    202

    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

  • Abram Boise15
    492
    145

    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

  • Mike "The Miz" Mizanin16

     

     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

  • Rachel Robinson17
    499
    151

    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

  • Kenny Santucci18
    530
    165

    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

  • Tori Deal19
    665
    251

    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

  • Leroy Garrett20
    492
    171

    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

  • Camila Nakagawa21
    563
    207

    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

  • Kam Williams22
    347
    108

    Kam Williams

  • Ashley Mitchell23
    540
    219

    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

  • Brad Fiorenza24
    377
    136

    BirthplaceOrland Park, Illinois, United States of America

    Original series: Real World: San Diego

    Seasons:  Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II, The Gauntlet 2, The Duel (final), The Gauntlet III (final), The Duel II (final), The Ruins, Cutthroat (won), Vendettas, Final Reckoning

    Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

  • Cohutta Grindstaff25
    277
    85

    Cohutta Grindstaff