From Croatia, 17 American players battle it out against 17 international competitors in cutthroat challenges and brutal eliminations for a share of the $1 million prize.
Ashley comes to The Challenge after a stint on The Real World: San Diego. She grew up in Virginia, wanting to escape to the big city, and found her place on the Challenge stage. She has a bright personality that might make her seem like a pushover, but nothing could be further from the truth. Even when she's the underdog, Ashley's confidence can carry her to the finish line.
Brandon N. is back to settle the score. A former college football player, he hopes his athletic prowess will give him an edge, but his athleticism may be overshadowed by his people skills, which should give him a strategic advantage in the game.
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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.
Chet is not your typical punk rock party boy; this frat bro is one of 10 children in a strict Mormon family, but his flamboyant style and energetic personality make him the life of the party. A die-hard Republican, he is not one to shy away from voicing his opinions and standing up for what he believes in.
Getting his start on The Real World: Cancun, Derek comes from Phoenix and is no stranger to competing, having participated on Cutthroat and Battle of the Seasons. Robb represented Team Cancun on Battle of the Seasons, and on Rivals II, he found himself in an odd couple with Robb. Derek is an all-star athlete, making him a strong partner on any team. His good-natured attitude and determination round out his skillset.
A winner of Miss Missouri Teen USA and Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageants, this beauty queen is the epitome of a champion. She may be easy on the eyes, but she's tough on anyone who stands in her way. She's a talented singer, actress, dancer and writer, and hopes to be part of the entertainment industry. Will her multiple talents give her the edge she needs to be victorious?
Nicknamed "Hurricane," Frank is a whirlwind. When he's up, he’s soaring, but when he’s down, watch out. Growing up in Upstate New York, Frank was a star athlete and the smartest kid in class. This master of manipulation wears his heart on his sleeve and is brimming with emotions.
Don't be fooled by the small package, petite Jasmine makes up for her small stature with her larger-than-life personality. Despite her hard edge, she wears her heart on her sleeve. This former competitive cheerleader will stop at nothing to reach the top of the Challenge pyramid and won't let anyone stand in her way.
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.
Jonna got her start on The Real World: Cancun and has since competed on several seasons of The Challenge, including Rivals, Rivals II and Free Agents. On Battle of the Seasons, Jonna started a relationship with Zach N. that continued after the competition until Zach called it quits and was incommunicado. Reunited on Battle of the Exes II, the pair will have to overcome feelings of distrust and disrespect.
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?
Bold and brazen Nany is more fired up than ever. The Challenge veteran has her eyes on the prize. If Nany can keep her focus and steer clear of in-house drama, she could find herself in the running for a win.
Robb comes from Pennsylvania and competed on back-to-back Challenges. He starred on The Real World: St. Thomas and was known for his sense of humor and towering physique. Robb competed on Battle of the Seasons representing Team St. Thomas. He came back to compete on Rivals II, paired up with the diminutive Derek. The two put aside their physical differences for the sake of the competition, and Robb showed his desire to win regardless of his agreeable personality.
Known for his outrageous humor and partying ways, Ryan Knight got his start on The Real World: New Orleans and competed on three seasons of The Challenge. Ryan's life was tragically cut short when he passed on November 27, 2014, at the age of 28. His final season, Battle of the Exes II, was dedicated to him and fellow competitor Diem.
Sarah is a longtime competitor on The Challenge, having participated on seasons including Rivals, Cutthroat and Battle of the Exes. She's had her eyes on the prize from the beginning, joining The Real World for the express purpose of getting on the game. She's got brains and brawn, having an athletic build and time at Oxford University under her belt. Will her super-sweet personality be another advantage for her?
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.
Hailing from Louisiana, Trishelle made her debut on The Real World: Las Vegas. She's competed on four different seasons of The Challenge, including Battle of the Seasons as a representative of Team Las Vegas. On Rivals II, she was declared a "loose cannon" and was paired with Sarah. If Trishelle wants to win, she'll have to keep her temper in check and learn to coexist with her partners.
Perhaps one of the most political players in the game, Wes has all but perfected his ability to manipulate his fellow contestants. The veteran has spent his Challenge career strengthening his alliances and working on his seedy game-play tactics. Even though he possesses the strength and determination to win, the reputation he's built throughout his tenure has made him an easy target for elimination.
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.