The Challenge

Challenge 27 Cast

This post is reserved for the official cast of Challenge 27. I will post more information as it become available.

Just to be clear, this post will contain casting spoilers and potentially format spoilers. Beyond that, no spoilers are welcome.

Huge shout out to @MTVChallenge_27 for helping with this list.

Want to know the full format of the season? Check it out!

Abram Boise (Road Rules South Pacific)


Aneesa Ferreira (Real World Chicago)


Camilla Nakagawa (Spring Break Challenge)

Cara Maria Sorbello (Fresh Meat 2)


Christina LeBlanc (Are You the One? Season 2)

Cohutta Grindstaff (Real World Sydney)


Cory Wharton (Real World Ex-Plosion)

Dario Medrano (Are You the One? Season 2)

Jenna Compono (Real World Ex-Plosion)


Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio (Real World Key West)


Kellyanne Judd (Real World Sydney)


Leroy Garrett (Real World Las Vegas)


Nany Gonzalez (Real World Las Vegas)


Thomas Buell (Real World Ex-Plosion)

Tony Raines (Real World Skeletons)



Anthony Cuomo (Kellyanne’s cousin)

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Brianna Julig (Jenna’s cousin)

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Candice Folwer (Leroy’s cousin)

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Emily Reese (Christina’s sister)

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Jamie Banks (Cara Maria’s Cousin)

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Jill Tuttle (Cohutta’s Cousin)

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Larissa Nakagawa (Camilla’s sister)

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Michael Boise (Abram’s Brother)


Mitch Reid (Cory’s Cousin)


Nicole Ramos (Nany’s Cousin)

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Raphy Medrano (Dario’s twin brother)

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Rianna Polin (Aneesa’s Cousin)


Shane Raines (Tony’s brother)

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Stephen Buelle (Thomas’s twin brother)


Vinny Gliatta (Johnny’s cousin)

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Host: TJ Lavin



  1. **WITHOUT POSTING ANY ELIMINATION SPOILERS**, here are the ALUMNI cast members rumored to be competing (as of this post):

    MALES: Bananas, Cohutta, Cory (RW: Ex-Plosion), Dario (Are You The One?), Leroy, Thomas (RW: Ex-Plosion) & Tony (RW: Skeletons);

    FEMALES: Averey, Camila, Jenna, KellyAnne, Marie & Nany.

    Each of the aforementioned players has either a sibling or a cousin of the same gender that they APPARENTLY will be competing against.

      1. Not sure, but the rumor mill says yes. The fact that most people have same-sex bloodlines yet Cohutta has an opposite-sex bloodline at least supports the idea that they won’t compete as pairs with bloodlines.

  2. Not mad about this cast, glad Tony’s brother is on he’s so great! Most excited KellyAnne is back tho!!!

  3. Is Hannah going to be his bloodline? Which is strange because it basically defeats the entire purpose of the show. Girlfriend is not a bloodline…And what about CT and Diem’s sister.

    1. A lot of the ‘blood’ during Survivor: Blood vs Water was actually just boyfriends/girlfriends or best friends.

    1. It’s looking increasingly unlikely but it is possible that he is on this cast. We seem to have the full cast on the alumni side but there could be 16 people total.

      And CT will most definitely receive future invites.

  4. Since I’m strongly against AYTO on RW/RR Challenge, I wouldn’t mind subbing Davis for Dario, and Devyn for Christina

  5. Does anyone know if they still plan to do Real World 31 after this season of the Challenge? Also hope that they stop adding AYTO to the cast

  6. Fingers still crossed for Johnny Reilly. He hasn’t tweeted since June 9 (just like some of the confirmed cast)…

  7. Seems like MTV is using this format to get new faces, and hoping that they end up with someone like Kenny and Evan, just bring back the VETS!

    1. Kenny and Evan will never ever be back. They sexually assaulted Tanya while she was drunk and are banned. Tanya even sure mtv and received a settlement.

  8. So we still need to get to know who the bloodlines of Cara, Cory, Bananas, KellyAnne, and Leroy are.

  9. FINALLY KELLYANNE IS BACK! but wtf…half of the cast could be made up with amazing alumni but who are these siblings i wanna DIE

  10. I guess I’m the odd person that has no problem with AYTO, since I don’t watch Real World. Actually I see it as a potential benefit, since this show’s glory days were when Real World and Road Rules both participated. The dynamic of two different shows was a good thing in my opinion, and how the show was designed. There’s no reason why that dynamic can’t be replicated if they do a good job casting. On that note, they certainly did a good job casting Kellyanne!!!!

  11. If they’re going to have AYTO cast members on The Challenge they should at least cast Shanley.

    I’m disappointed not to see Nia, Violetta, Sylvia, or Averey (I read somewhere that they were rumored to be on the cast)

  12. Nia needed to not be cast on this season so she could realize that her actions could truly have repercussions and get her shit together for the following season. Averey would have been nice to have on without the inclusion of Reilly, so I definitely agree with you there on top of the fact that I think she’s an underrated female competitor. Didn’t watch Skeletons so I wasn’t familiar with the other two.

  13. The addition of the AYTO is hard to get used to but is necessary to keep the show going and the cast diverse. Especially since it seems The Real World days are either over or numbered. I think they just did a poor job pulling from the AYTO cast for last season.

  14. This cast sucks… although it’s logistically impossible, I say they do an epic legends season to win 1 million $:

    Mark L



    1. gtfo the girls lineup is trash how about
      Veronica instead of Emily
      Keep Paula
      Replace Coral with Sarah
      keep Katie
      keep Camila
      Replace Beth with Laurel
      keep Robin
      keep Evelyn
      let’s throw in Jenn, Aneesa, and Casey.

      1. That girls lineup is awesome as a showdown between some combination of Emily/Laurel/Evelyn is possible. Those three being thr best womens competitors ever would be great to see against each other.

  15. There’s a rumor that tony dqs and him and Shane leave and Abe and his bro might be replacements.

    1. Probably around October-December. Since they are now doing casting for rw 31 which starts around that time so once the challenge might be over we might get the real world afterwards.

  16. First thoughts….. 1. It is completely unfair for Nany’s family to have taken all the beauty genes. Good Lord, her and her cousin are just too pretty. (Yes I am jealous :). 2. Yay! Leroy is back, that boy needs to win one. Such a gracious competitor. 3. Ugh….Bananas. Can’t we get through at least a couples seasons without him?! When is MTV going to stop being his single source of income.

    1. Not just that what does he even bring to the show anymore. Wes, CT, Jordan brung the drama which he is always apart of. They rigged these challenges for him by giving him frank and nany because if he was partnered with anyone else he won’t make a final. We want to see new winners and by casting each season that won’t happen.

      1. Also to add to my comment did anyone else notice that this season might be rigged for Johnny before Abe was Tony’s replacement. If by chance he is partnered with a male partner he is probably athletic. Who would his competition be 3 rookie male teams with no final experience and some of the male/female teams are somewhat strong but would be a unfair advantage in the final or in some elimination rounds.

      2. rigged challenges for him because they gave him frank on rivals 2? if they wanted to rig it for johnny they could have easily made him n CT partners based on all their past beef n paired wes with frank using battle of the seasons clips….or paired johnny with wes…..the fact that they chose to put wes n ct together when johnny could have been either of their partners is an example of them not favoring johnny…
        OR on cutthroat when for no reason they brought in CT to eliminate johnny with no real explanaition …

  17. Fresh Meat 3 would be better than Blood Lines! Not sure this sounds like a good Challenge concept. Sounds boring. But so excited that Cara Maria is back!!

  18. It makes me sooo uncomfortable that we don’t know Cara or Johnny’s partner yet! I just wanna know already!!!

  19. Apparently johnnys cousin Vinny is a D1 football player. Not surprised that the most athletic bloodline is johnnys.

      1. Its kind of hard to judge tyrie because he never was in a 1 on 1 physical elimination. I feel like in Rivals 1 it came down to how Wes and Davis did because Tyrie was pushing back more in the first round. In Rivals 2 that was Dunbar’s fault.

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