MTV’s The Challenge Rivals 2 Review and FULL Episode


The new season of MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals 2 aired this week and it brings 32 new and familiar faces back together. The show which was recorded in Thailand features arch rivals from previous seasons of The Real World, who all equally hate each other.

The cast includes:

Male Contestants[1] Original season
Chris “CT” Tamburello RW: Paris
Derek Chavez RW: Cancun
Frank Sweeney RW: San Diego (2011)
Johnny Devenanzio RW: Key West
Jordan Wiseley RW: Portland
Leroy Garrett RW: Las Vegas (2011)
Marlon Williams RW: Portland
Preston Roberson-Charles RW: New Orleans (2010)
Robb Schreiber RW: St. Thomas
Ryan Knight RW: New Orleans (2010)
Trey Weatherholtz RW: St. Thomas
Ty Ruff RW: D.C.
Wes Bergmann RW: Austin
Zach Nichols RW: San Diego (2011)
Dunbar Merrill RW: Sydney
Tyrie Ballard RW: Denver
Female Contestants[1] Original season
Anastasia Miller RW: Portland
Aneesa Ferreira RW: Chicago
Camila Nakagawa Spring Break Challenge
Cara Maria Sorbello[2] Fresh Meat II
Diem Brown Fresh Meat
Emily Schromm RW: D.C.
Heather Cooke RW: Las Vegas (2011)
Jasmine Reynaud RW: Cancun
Jemmye Carroll RW: New Orleans (2010)
Jessica McCain RW: Portland
Jonna Mannion RW: Cancun
Nany González RW: Las Vegas (2011)
Paula Meronek RW: Key West
Sarah Rice RW: Brooklyn
Theresa González Fresh Meat II
Trishelle Cannatella RW: Las Vegas (2002)
Naomi Defensor RW: Las Vegas (2011)

This season kicked off with everything we love about these shows. We saw crazy challenges, beefs, and romance, all within the first episode.

CT of course started a fight with someone. This time Marlon from Real World Portland caught the back end of CT’s wrath. We also saw CT and Diem working to rekindle their flame.

The backstabbing is at an all-time high during this season, as we watch as friends throw each other up for elimination, CT flirts with Anastasia from Real World Portland to get her votes, and the veterans of course plotting to send all the rookies home….YIKES!!!

The beauty of this show is how they put these people who absolutely hate each other together on a team, and force them to work past their differences in order to win the challenge. This makes people mature, face fears and insecurities, as well as get a better understanding of people they would of never given a second chance.

We’re set to be locked into this show every Wednesday on MTV. But you can watch the full episode HERE