Every year, we get a few new seasons of The Real World and The Challenge. Many cast members are eager to start their challenge career, but other seasons seem to breed individuals who resist the fun of a challenge. Let’s check out the most resistant seasons thus far.
Real World San Francisco
Not including Pedro, there were still seven San Fran roomies that were eligible to compete on challenges, but Puck is the only one that ever actually competed… and he disqualified himself. Sure, Jo appeared on The Gauntlet 2, but she went a little nuts and had to leave. Rachel did compete on Road Rules All Stars, but then she married her castmate Sean and never appeared on MTV again.
Real World London
Neil, Kat, Mike, and Sharon all appeared on one challenge and only one challenge. However, we have not seen anyone from the London season on a challenge since the original Battle of the Seasons…that’s 11 years and counting.
Road Rules Islands
It often feels like the Roadies were bred to compete on challenges. Even if that was true, the Island cast really didn’t care for them. Kalle competed on the first RW/RR Challenge, and Jake competed on the original Battle of the Sexes. After these two appearances, the Islands cast faded into oblivious.
Real World Chicago
Despite the fact that Aneesa and Tonya have been strong presences on The Challenge, the rest of the cast is nowhere to be found. Theo did two challenges, but the other four never set foot on challenge soil, which is a shame because they all seem athletic enough to rock a challenge.
Real World Philadelphia
Landon is known for being a beast on the challenges. MJ is known for being a token replacement cast member. The rest of the cast? Nothing. Karamo and Shavonda did The Inferno 2 with Landon, and the challenges have always been lacking representation from the Philly cast.
Real World Hollywood
Last time we saw someone from the Hollywood season was on The Ruins…which was five seasons ago. Despite Joey’s unfortunate passing, there are still 8 cast members from this season who could do challenges…yet they seem to have no interest.
Real World DC
Emily has complained that every time she’s on TV it’s “Emily and Ty.” Solution: Get your other roommates to do a challenge! The remaining six cast members have never done a challenge. Some have expressed interest, but no one else has had the courage (or invitation) required to compete.
Real World [back to] New Orleans
Fans of NOLA 2.0 waited and waited for their beloved cast to represent themselves on a challenge. No one did Cutthroat, Rivals, or Exes, despite the fact that their would have been qualifying cast members for all seasons. Luckily, they represented themselves on Battle of the Seasons, but it seems unlikely that the four cast members who didn’t appears on Seasons will ever have the chance to compete.