Oldest Challengers

If you’ve been watching Battle of the Bloodlines, you may have noticed one thing: This cast is old! Compared to other seasons, the average age is really high. Of course, there are some young’ns on the show, but even some of the bloodlines are pretty old (two are 31).

So, I wanted to take a look at some of the oldest people to do a Challenge. The ages measured are the ages during the time of filming. If someone had a birthday during filming dates, I assumed they had their birthday on the show unless I knew otherwise, so the older age counts. The only rule: you may only be on the list once, so only your most recent appearance counts.

32

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 8.21.01 PM

Doing Challenges into your 30’s is becoming increasingly common, so we’re going to start off with those slightly older than 30. At 32 we’ve seen:

  • Abram (Battle of the Bloodlines)
  • Alton (Battle of the Seasons)
  • Timmy (Inferno 3)
  • David E. (Battle of the Sexes)

33

4281a447d77f43dbc398acfd9e35dd02

While most of these people remain physically fit, this is really where we start seeing fewer and fewer competitors.

  • Johnny Bananas (Battle of the Bloodlines)
  • Trishelle (Rivals 2)
  • Jo (The Gauntlet 2, though this is an estimate because only her birth year is known)
  • Eric N. (Battle of the Sexes 2)

34

aneesa-ferreira-real-world

Looking at these people, we see two people who made their Challenge debut at age 34, while Aneesa debuted at 21 and kept coming back. We also see a Challenger who spent the last decade of her life embracing all challenges she was faced with.

  • Aneesa (Battle of the Bloodlines)
  • Diem (Battle of the Exes 2)
  • Puck (Battle of the Sexes)
  • Becky (Battle of the Seasons)

35

diem-ct-challenge-exes2

CT (Battle of the Exes 2)- Of course, he has made a follow-up appearance on Battle of the Bloodlines, but CT started doing Challenges at the age of 24 and has been on and off ever since.

36

a7e1e0bedc6655a0b76dffecf731ceae

Norman (The Gauntlet)- While Norman was on the original Real World Season, he remained active in the community years after his show aired. Over a decade later, he appeared on The Gauntlet. While this was his last Challenge, he has popped up in other Real World-related events such as 2008’s Real World Awards and Oprah’s Where Are They Now two years ago.

37 

syrus-yarbrough-real-world

Syrus (The Ruins)- Syrus was nicknamed the godfather for a reason. Not only does he know a lot of people from the Real World, but his Challenge career spans across almost a decade. When it comes to Challenges, he’s probably been there and done that.

38

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 7.31.22 PM

Beth (The Gauntlet 3)- Love her or hate her, Beth has definitely aged well. However, with an MTV career spanning from 1994-2007, she’s bound to be older than some of the cast members. While she has been MIA for a while, I bet she could come back and be just as deviant as before.

40

mark

Mark (Battle of the Exes)- You probably wouldn’t guess it by looking at him, but Mark did a Challenge at the beginning of his 4th decade. Of course, he was a Road Ruler, so he’s bound to be older, but Mark has never let age hold him back in terms of The Challenge or the ladies. Despite his age, he’s ready and willing to do more!

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Oldest Challengers

  1. Odd that Johnny is 33 and is the same age as trishelle and older then Abe even though his season was like 3-4 years apart from theirs.

    • It’s interesting because someone’s first season can be any time from 18 to 26. Susie seemed older than many on the Ruins that were the same age.

      Leroy (25 on his RW) is about 2 years older than KellyAnne (20 on her RW), even though there are about 5 Real World seasons and 3.5 calendar years between when their Real Worlds were filmed. Tony (26 on RW) and KellyAnne are nearly the same age.

  2. It’s wierd to think that some rw/rr cast members are turning 50 in the next coming years. Which they started the series half their lives ago.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s