Author Archives: TheFutureIsMichael


Challengers Whose Careers Ended on a Bad Note

Some Challengers bow out of the competition gracefully. Their last Challenge features a strong showing, usually with success and sometimes with a win. People like Susie, The Miz, Brad, Jillian, and Evelyn serve as prime examples of Challengers who went out gracefully. On the other hand we have some Challengers who left on a really, […]

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5 Challengers Who are Great at Avoiding Eliminations

After watching Free Agents you might have felt bad for people like Cara Maria, Laurel, or even Johnny Bananas who seemed to appear in a lot of elimination rounds. While these vets spent the season fighting for survival, there were others who seems to slide under the radar. Let’s check out the Challengers throughout history […]


Real World Key West Alum Paula Give Birth to Baby Boy

Congratulations to Paula Beckert (Meronek) who gave birth to her first baby earlier this week! Fans of The Real World may remember Paula from the Key West season or any of the 10 Challenges she appeared on after The Real World. We’ve followed her through her personal development, Challenge wins and losses, and now as […]


How Chicago Has Changed Since The Last Real World

It was 13 years ago that The Real World was filming in Chicago for the first time. This season will mostly be remembered for the cast’s reaction to 9/11, Tonya’s kidney stones, and Aneesa’s love for nudity. Now that another season is filming in Chicago, it’s important to understand that a lot has changed with […]


Best Female Real World Challengers

The Challenge is now a show dominated by Real World alumni. Each season we see fewer Fresh Meat alum, and we’re lucky if we even get one Road Ruler. For the girls, the competition continues to be ruled by females from Fresh Meat and Road Rules… and of course oddball Camila. It seems nearly impossible […]


Real World San Diego’s Robin Expecting Baby #2

It looks like Robin is a no-show for the next Challenge. This veteran just found out some exciting news: she’s pregnant… again! I guess I’m not getting the challenge call for next season lol, it’s all good I’ve got a huge challenge ahead. β€” RobinHibbard-Coulter (@RobinMTV14) July 4, 2014 You may remember that Robin […]


Challengers Who Have Seen the Most Eliminations

Some Challengers are great in the daily Challenges. For others, elimination rounds become a necessity for survival. Let’s check out the Challengers who have had to fight the most to stay in the game. 1. Wes Wes has seen a record-breaking 15 elimination rounds, most of which he was voted into because of his mouth. […]


Challenge 26 Speculation

It’s July. Free Agents is over. The Real World should start filming soon, but there’s nothing new airing. Just because we don’t see something on TV doesn’t mean the cogs aren’t turning. So I’ve decided to get the speculation started. Keep in mind, this is mere speculation. Nothing is official until filming starts. Even then, […]


The Challenge Free Agents Reunion in 20 Bullets

Like most reunions, not a lot happened. It wasn’t live this time and there were no surprise punches. So here’s everything you need to know in 5 minutes or less. 1. Bananas and Laurel are happy they won, not sure what they’ll do with the money. 2. For Devyn, winning was most about heart and […]


The Challenge Free Agents: Episode 12 & Reunion Ratings

After a season of dismal ratings, did Free Agents end on a strong note? According to TVByTheNumbers the final episode was viewed by 1.146 million people and received a rating of 0.7 in the 18-49 demographic. Not great ratings, but about as high as we’ve seen them this season. The final episode was viewed by […]


The Challenge Free Agents: Top Moments from Episode 12

Here we are, the final. Picking up right were we left off last week: with Zach dying. Stage 1: Kayaking The cast continues with their kayaking. Bananas and Laurel maintain their lead, while Nany and Johnny continue to trudge along in second. The Challenge rescue team is called to help Devyn and Zach after their […]

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If … Wins Free Agents

The Challenge record book is always evolving. I think it’s interesting to see what achievement will be accomplished if each person wins Free Agents. So let’s check out the ways Challenge history will change depending upon the winner. If Johnny Bananas Wins: He will have the more Challenge victories (5) than any other competitor. He […]


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