With over a dozen Challenge seasons of down-and-dirty game tactics under his belt, veteran CT has developed a reputation as one of the game's grittiest players. Even though he has become a master of manipulation and intimidation, CT tends to rely on playing the middle politically, which doesn't always work to his advantage.
Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio
7 Wins (The Island, The Ruins, Rivals, Battle of the Exes, Free Agents, Rivals III, Champs vs. Stars 2017) – Returning for his 20th season, Bananas is hungrier than ever to prove he's still got it after a six-season Finals drought. Known for being one of the game's most ruthless and renowned players, Bananas's recent stumbles can largely be attributed to a single source: Wes. "Archrivals" doesn't even begin to describe this pair's antagonistic relationship, but one has to wonder whether or not focusing so much energy on one individual has hampered Bananas's once-legendary gameplay. With a massive new game twist in the mix, will their blood feud have to take a back seat, or will the two continue to go at it -- even if it destroys them both?
Are You The One? alum Amanda was determined to keep her cool on Invasion of the Champions so she could help support her ailing father. This pop-off queen recognizes when she needs to cage her bravado and get focused. If she can find a way to comfortably coexist with the other competitors, she may go far in the game.
Angela is coming in hot. From her time on "Bad Girls Club: Twisted Sisters" and Ex On The Beach, Angela showed she's not one to ever back down from a fight. While this outspoken player is fearless when it comes to challenges, she also knows it's not a bad idea to get on a vet's good side.
Veteran Ashley has a championship on her mind. Since her start on Rivals III, Ashley has become notorious for her unapologetic political tactics and her grit and determination in the game. Ashley's athleticism is all too often discounted by the other players, but time and again, she proves to be a tough competitor to beat.
Brad's a seasoned Challenge vet who's proven himself to be a true athlete. The Chicago native has a lot of heart, but he's also created some enemies along the way, including when he crossed Kyle on Vendettas. Will his physical stature and experience continue to instill fear in the eyes of his competitors?
Britni got her start on Are You The One? before making her Challenge debut on Dirty 30. Along the way, this Georgia native's flirting game has remained strong -- a fact that sometimes gets her into hot water. Britni makes no apologies for her bluntness, but will her romantic life interfere with her passion to win?
Cara Maria Sorbello
Cara Maria has established herself as one of the top competitors in Challenge history. She doesn't shy away from confrontation or feuds with players like Marie and Laurel. If she can keep her infamous temper under control, there's little that stands between her and the final.
Chuck got his start on Are You The One?, and, following a frightening cliff-diving accident, he enters the competition ready to prove he's a force to be reckoned with. After the way he ended things with his ex-girlfriend, Britni, Chuck needs to work on his communication, but this skilled diver's experience in the water could be a great benefit in the game.
Da'Vonne has no qualms about taking matters into her own hands. When a miscommunication issue led to her arranging the eviction of a fellow "Big Brother" contestant, the outspoken competitor showed no remorse, claiming she struck before her opponent could. With Da'Vonne, expect the unexpected. Hopefully, she'll think first before jumping to conclusions this season.
Derrick took on the role of strategy master on his season of Are You The One? and stole another single's pick during a pivotal matchup ceremony. Despite pressure from the rest of the house, Derrick played his own game. Will that determination coupled with his athleticism as a former Division I basketball player pay off on The Challenge?
Since his first Challenge appearance on Rivals III, Devin has made a name for himself as one of the most outspoken players in the game. He often takes confrontations with his fellow competitors too far -- regardless of the consequences. Devin has perfected his mental game and has become a master manipulator, making him a tough competitor to beat.
Hunter is physically unmatched but falls short with puzzles and other mental-related challenges. He's also a hothead who has tried and succeeded in sabotaging the peace. If he can't keep his head in the game, he'll not only weaken his alliances, but he will find himself in the line of fire.
As a former Division I athlete, Jemmye's competitive spirit is undeniable. This Southern spitfire isn't one to back down from a challenge or a little drama -- like when she pitted two best friends against each other on Dirty 30. With her feisty personality and ability to stay calm during elimination rounds, Jemmye is a competitor who should be taken seriously.
It's only a matter of time before Jenna scores a Challenge win. She's definitely hungry for a victory and thought she'd have an advantage when she competed on Bloodlines with her cousin Brianna. She'll have to fight tooth and nail to stay in the competition, and the baggage she carries due to her on-again, off-again relationship with fellow Challenger, Zach, could be her downfall.
After two seasons of Ex On The Beach U.K., fitness model Joss made his first Challenge appearance on Vendettas with his ex Kayleigh. Joss loves flirting and looking for romance when he's not in the heat of battle, and he hopes to keep his friendship and alliance with Rogan intact, especially after turning Sylvia into an enemy on Bloodlines.
With a passion for yoga and extreme hiking, Jozea is a skilled athlete, and from his time on "Big Brother" and Champs vs. Stars, he's also an expert at manipulating the game and its players. While this New Jersey native is protective of his friends, he's not scared to go toe to toe against seasoned vets. Will his alliances reciprocate his loyalty and help him advance in the game?
Kailah has more vendettas than she can count. This clapback queen made her Challenge debut on Invasion of the Champions and quickly became public enemy number one. She returned on Dirty 30 a season later and fooled Cara Maria into thinking they were allies. Kailah needs to keep the backstabbing to a minimum and her loose tongue in check if she wants to go far in the game.
Challenge vet "Killa" Kam began her rookie season on Vendettas following a stint on Are You The One? Not only has Kam developed a reputation as a strong physical force in the game, she's been known to build powerful alliances and play a ruthless political game throughout her career, making her a major player to watch out for.
Kayleigh has developed a strong social strategy from her time on shows like Ex On The Beach and "Big Brother." After a memorable debut thanks to her blowup with Kailah, Britni and Jemmye on Vendettas, she returned on Final Reckonings hoping to bank on her ally Kam for some extra support.
Kyle has not only worked his charm on the female competitors in the house, but has also used his fun-loving personality to his advantage in the game. The Geordie Shore alum has proven he has the tenacity to go far, and he isn't afraid to use political tactics to get a win.
Behind Marie's girl-next-door charm is a devious and cunning competitor. She's always ready to rile others up and spread rumors around the house. Will she use her smarts and alliances to politic her way to the end of the game, or will her past vendettas ruin her chances?
Former beauty queen Melissa has been unable to steer clear of altercations during her time on The Challenge. Her Ex On The Beach U.K. hijinks followed her to Vendettas, on which she got into it with her friend turned bitter enemy Kailah. If Melissa can keep her eye on the prize, she may go far in the game.
As a former NFL cheerleader, Natalie N. has the competitive spirit and athleticism to take her far in the game -- if she can play nice with her fellow Challengers.
Nelson, former Are You The One? star turned seasoned Challenge vet, has made it his mission to take the game by storm since his start on Invasion of the Champions. He and fellow competitor Cory have been thick as thieves since the beginning and have proven their loyalty to each other throughout the game. With strong alliances and unwavering determination, Nelson has proven he is a real threat to the rest of the house.
Paulie entered Final Reckoning with bad blood toward his partner Natalie from their time on "Big Brother 18," then developed a rivalry with Kyle after flirting with Cara Maria and eventually starting a relationship with her that has continued through War of the Worlds and War of the Worlds 2. These two fierce players will be looking out for each other while pursuing a Challenge victory.
This Road Rules veteran has seen his fair share of competition, and he's not afraid to stir the pot. On Invasion of the Champions, Shane was quick to bounce between alliances. As part of the Lavender Ladies, he's created strong ties with several players, but Twitter feuds and other confrontations through the years caused bad blood between him and some of his fellow competitors.
Sylvia is a well-connected player with strong alliances, including the Lavender Ladies, which originated on Invasion of the Champions. The Real World: Skeletons alum can be sensitive at times, but once she's pushed to her limits, the fighter comes out. Sylvia's fearless in elimination rounds, and when she needs to turn on the water works to manipulate a situation, her acting chops are top-notch.
Former BMX rider and X Games gold medalist TJ Lavin assumed his Challenge hosting duties during The Gauntlet 2 in 2005. With over two dozen seasons under his belt, the host has made his expectations of the contestants clear -- quitting is not an option.
Louisiana native Tony has a tumultuous relationship with The Challenge. He's found himself in a number of precarious predicaments, including a physical altercation with his brother on Battle of the Bloodlines and a kiss that shook his game and personal life on Dirty 30. Now this father of two is ready to change people's minds. Is he a new Tony?
During her Challenge career, Tori has become a respected and well-rounded competitor among her peers; however, since her stints on Are You The One? and Are You The One: Second Chances, she has carried a longtime rivalry with fellow Are You The One? alum Devin. Even though her alliances are strong, Tori will need to shake up her political strategy in order to take her game to the next level.
After years away from the series, the legendary Road Rules vet returned to Dirty 30 and reminded us all how she earned her reputation as one of the original "bad girls." Proving she could still manipulate the game, Veronica exploited a poorly timed burn vote and created a new vendetta. Does she have what it takes to dominate again, or will her devious political game come back to haunt her?
After appearing on The Real World: San Diego, Zach made a strong Challenge debut with his performance on Battle of the Seasons. Zach's size and experience playing arena football make him a serious contender in any physical competition, although his hookup history has made him an easy target for players who hold a grudge. The charity he'll be playing for is Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan.