Ian Spanier

Diem Brown's Former 'Challenge' Competitors Share Why They <3 Her...And Always Will

After MTV's special, they posted some touching tributes on social media.

Diem Brown was always a force to be reckoned with during "Challenge" missions, but off the battlefield, her charming demeanor made her an extremely popular personality among her fellow competitors.

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Shortly after the Medgift founder died of cancer, many MTV stars flocked to social media to express their grief, pay respect and remember moments they shared with the extraordinary soul. They, along with countless fans, did the very same thing last night when MTV paid tribute to the Georgia native during the "We <3 Diem" special. Here's a sampling of why they "heart" the woman with the signature hair flip:

  • Sarah Rice
    Sarah Rice's Instagram

    Remembering good times with Miss Diem Brown. She may no longer be with us in person, but she will always be with us in spirit. She was such a light in this world and I will remember her forever, happy and dancing always red carpet ready with @realjohnnybananas @themarklong."

  • Heather Marter
    Heather Marter's Instagram

    "Spent tonight reading over hundreds of texts with Diem. I can't even describe how much she will be missed."

  • Jess McCain
    Jess McCain's Instagram

    "#WeHeartDiemBrown Love you sunshine."

  • Camila Nakagawa

    We <3 Diem. Thanks for all that watched her today on @mtv. She Shall never be forgotten. #welovediem #RIPDiemBrown.

  • Robin Hibbard
    Robin Hibbard's Twitter

    I love you @DiemBrownMTV I'm recording your tribute tonight but not sure I can watch it without crying I miss you!

And others reminisced about moments with Diem during the sometimes cutthroat game:

Share why you heart Diem and, in case you missed it, watch the "We <3 Diem" special below.