The Challenge Invasion: A Comprehensive Breakdown

It’s premier week! Now, it’s time to evaluate the Invasion cast so we know which players have the best odds of making it to the end. On this list, I will look at strengths, weaknesses, eliminations win and appearances in finals.

To be clear, I do not count Island challenges as eliminations. Pits on Bloodlines will only count if the competitor actually competed, and any elimination that didn’t occur due to “chance” will not count (namely, Tony and Camila’s Jungle and Cara Maria’s Jungle against Jasmine and Theresa.)

Amanda

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Number of Previous Appearances: 1, Rivals 3

Most Memorable Moment: Coming into the Rivals 3 household as a replacement, she made her presence known by fighting with Camila.

Elimination Round Record: 2. 1 win. 1 loss.

Appearances in the Finals: N/A

Biggest Strength: She’s not afraid to make enemies and fight her way to the end.

Biggest Weakness: Those enemies that she makes, they’ll send her into eliminations.

Anika

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Number of Previous Appearances: 0

Most Memorable Moment: Having a discussing with her bad blood on the final episode of her real world season.

Biggest Strength: She’s sweet and likable, it could help her to last longer than the annoying rookie.

Biggest Weakness: She’s not exactly strong.

Anthony

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Number of Previous Appearances: 0

Most Memorable Moment: His fight with Layton on Are You the One? 2.

Biggest Strength: He was the life of the party during his Are You the One? season.

Biggest Weakness: He’s more likely to make friends than win competitions.

Ashley K.

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Number of Previous Appearances: 1, Battle of the Seasons

Most Memorable Moment: Winning her first season.

Elimination Round Record: 1 win.

Appearances in the Finals: Battle of the Seasons (bold= win)

Biggest Strength: Her ability to hold her own in physical competition and play the game with a logical mind.

Biggest Weakness: She lacks the aggression you’ll find in other champions.

Ashley M.

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Number of Previous Appearances: 1, Rivals 3

Most Memorable Moment: Arguing with Simone in her panties and making fun of Simone’s torn butthole. 

Elimination Round Record: 1 loss.

Appearances in the Finals: N/A

Biggest Strength: She may not be a huge physical presence, but she leaps into every challenge head first thinking about the risk of injury later.

Biggest Weakness: Not one to bite her tongue, she’s prone to making enemies.

Bruno

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Number of Previous Appearances: 0

Most Memorable Moment: Screaming at his entire house and getting into a fight while his brother (AKA his Skeleton) was visiting.

Biggest Strength: He’s physically fit, some of his biggest fights have been over people stealing his meat!

Biggest Weakness: He has a tendency to release his frustrations in bursts of anger.

Camilla

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Number of Previous Appearances: 8, with Rivals 3 being the most recent.

Most Memorable Moment: Her epic Camilinator freak out on Battle of the Exes that involved Jesus-walking into a pool, threatening Johnny Bananas’s life, and furniture flinging. 

Elimination Round Record: 10 (6 wins, 4 losses).

Appearances in the Finals: Battle of the Exes, Rivals 2

Biggest Strength: Camila thrives on people underestimating her, and she’s always willing to prove herself.

Biggest Weakness: Her freak-out are more explosive than anyone else’s, it was the reason she was sent home on Rivals 3.

Cara Maria

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Number of Previous Appearances: 8, Battle of the Bloodlines being the most recent.

Most Memorable Moment: Finally snagging a win after 8 seasons.

Elimination Round Record: 15 (11 wins, 4 losses)

Appearances in the Finals: Cutthroat, Rivals, Rivals 2, Battle of the Bloodlines

Biggest Strength: She’s a lone wolf, and when her back is against the wall she will fight until she has no fight left.

Biggest Weakness: Puzzles. She’s really bad at them. Like, she won’t even try.

Cory

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Number of Previous Appearances: 2,  Rivals 3 being the most recent

Most Memorable Moment: Making it to the final on his first Challenge and being responsible for Bananas going into his elimination. 

Elimination Round Record: 1 loss.

Appearances in the Finals: Battle of the Bloodlines

Biggest Strength: He isn’t afraid to be a leader, and he won’t let his rookie status hold him back.

Biggest Weakness: His knee.

CT

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Number of Previous Appearances: 11, with Battle of the Exes 2 being his most recent

Most Memorable Moment: Proving he is a true gentleman when Diem was sick on Battle of the Exes 2.

Elimination Round Record: 7 (4 wins, 3 losses)

Appearances in the Finals: The Inferno, The Inferno 2, The Gauntlet 3, Battle of the Exes, Rivals 2

Biggest Strength: He is the epitome of brute strength, as demonstrated by his Bananas backpack on Cutthroat

Biggest Weakness: He’s a smoker, which cost him his endurance on Battle of the Exes

Dario

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Number of Previous Appearances: 2, with Rivals 3 being the most recent

Most Memorable Moment: Stabbing the rookies in the back and going the Bananas boat on Rivals 3

Elimination Round Record: 2: 1 win, 1 loss

Appearances in the Finals: N/A

Biggest Strength: He can make logical moves to advance his game, despite the fact that these moves are unpopular.

Biggest Weakness: He can be blinded by his excitement, hence his Bloodlines loss.

Darrell

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Number of Previous Appearances: 6, with Fresh Meat 2 being the most recent.

Most Memorable Moment: His fight with Brad on The Ruins, costing him the game he would have likely won.

Elimination Round Record: 4. 3 wins, 1 loss.

Appearances in the Finals: The Gauntlet, The Inferno, The Inferno 2, Fresh Meat

Biggest Strength: He is a boxer, and isn’t afraid to dominate in a physical fight.

Biggest Weakness: Puzzles, they cost him the game on Fresh Meat 2.

Hunter

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Number of Previous Appearances: 0

Most Memorable Moment: Stuffing his package on Are You the One

 

Biggest Strength: Physically, he’s built to win

Biggest Weakness: He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed

Jenna

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Number of Previous Appearances: 3, with Rivals 3 being the most recent

Most Memorable Moment: Making it to the final on Battle of the Exes 2, only to quit when Jay, her ex, couldn’t drink fish juice.

Elimination Round Record: 3 wins.

Appearances in the Finals: Battle of the Exes 2, Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals 3

Biggest Strength: Jenna consistently makes it to the end, proving she can hold her own in any Challenge.

Biggest Weakness: She’s known for being the ditzy blonde, and she definitely plays into the role.

Johnny Bananas

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Number of Previous Appearances: 13, with Rivals 3 being his most recent.

Most Memorable Moment: Talking all of the prize money on Rivals 3, leaving Sarah penniless. 

Elimination Round Record: 13. 7 wins. 6 losses. Plus 4 “Battle of the Ex-iled” wins. 

Appearances in the Finals: The Inferno 3, The IslandThe RuinsRivalsBattle of the Exes, Rivals 2, Free AgentsRivals 3

Biggest Strength: He trains like crazy for the shows, and he has made a career out of dominating the game and making questionable moves.

Biggest Weakness: While he’s also had his boys’ backs, his female allies tend to get the shitty end of the stick: just ask Paula, Nany or Sarah. This is given him a slimy reputation.

Kailah

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Number of Previous Appearances: 0

Most Memorable Moment: Bragging about her golden vagina, only to get embarrassed by Dione.

Biggest Strength: She’s persistent and wants to prove people wrong.

Biggest Weakness: Physically, she’s no beast.

LaToya

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Number of Previous Appearances: 1. Free Agents

Most Memorable Moment: Taking out Jemmye in the first elimination on Free Agents.

Elimination Round Record: 2: 1 win, 1 loss.

Appearances in the Finals: N/A

Biggest Strength: LaToya is determined and won’t back down when challenged.

Biggest Weakness: Endurance. She passed out after the first challenge on Free Agents.

Laurel

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Number of Previous Appearances: 4, with Free Agents being her most recent.

Most Memorable Moment: Her epic confrontation with Paula on Rivals. 

Elimination Round Record: 8 wins.

Appearances in the Finals: Fresh Meat 2, Cutthroat, Rivals, Free Agents

Biggest Strength: She is physically a force, and she’s yet to lose an elimination.

Biggest Weakness: She certainly not humble, and she has a reputation of being cocky and abrasive.

Marie

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Number of Previous Appearances: 1. Battle of the Seasons.

Most Memorable Moment: Her fight with Derek on Battle of the Seasons that resulted in Sam’s head smashing a vase.

Elimination Round Record: 2. 1 win. 1 loss.

Appearances in the Finals: N/A

Biggest Strength: She’s headstrong and willing to stand up for herself in any circumstance.

Biggest Weakness: That same attitude has gotten her into some jams, like when team San Diego sent her and Rob into the Arena over team Cancun… or this unfortunate cast photo.

Nelson

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Number of Previous Appearances: 1. Rivals 3.

Most Memorable Moment: Coming into Rivals 3 as a replacement, then winning their first elimination round.

Elimination Round Record: 2. 1 win. 1 loss.

Appearances in the Finals: N/A

Biggest Strength: He proved he has strength and looks good flexing his muscles.

Biggest Weakness: He let Amanda dominate his game and allowed her fights to interfere with his ability to form alliances.

Nicole

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Number of Previous Appearances: 0

Most Memorable Moment: Her fight with Jason where he physically threw her.

Biggest Strength: Is you look at her muscles you’d never doubt her physical strength.

Biggest Weakness: She’s a flirt, and that could hurt her game.

Shane

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Number of Previous Appearances: 4, with Fresh Meat being the most recent

Most Memorable Moment: Getting slapped by Steven on Battle of the Sexes 2, then crying when Steven was sent home over such fuckery.

Elimination Round Record: 2 losses.

Appearances in the Finals: N/A

Biggest Strength: Shane comes into the game after 11 years away, with a blank slate and a tones body.

Biggest Weakness: Literally no one knows him, so he will need to work twice as hard to prove himself.

Sylvia

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Number of Previous Appearances: 0

Most Memorable Moment: Her fight with Madison on her Real World season.

Biggest Strength: Sylvia’s outspoken, but gains the respect of others when she embraces their positives.

Biggest Weakness: She can be explosive and lets anger control her.

Tony

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Number of Previous Appearances: 2, with Rivals 3 being the most recent.

Most Memorable Moment: His explosive fight with Camila on Rivals 3 resulting in his departure.

Elimination Round Record: N/A

Appearances in the Finals: N/A

Biggest Strength: He won’t let anything hold him back. Literally nothing, not even a ruptured spleen.

Biggest Weakness: Tony + alcohol= huge mistakes

Theo

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Number of Previous Appearances: 0

Most Memorable Moment: His fight with his cousin on The Real World that sent him home.

Biggest Strength: Having played football his whole life, he’s born to compete.

Biggest Weakness: When he’s involved in drama he lets it get the best of him.

Zach

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Number of Previous Appearances: 4, with Battle of the Exes 2 being his most recent.

Most Memorable Moment: Winning Battle of the Seasons with his Real World rival Frank.

Elimination Round Record: 5. 3 wins. 2 losses. Plus one “Battle of the Ex-iled” loss.

Appearances in the Finals: Battle of the Seasons, Free Agents

Biggest Strength: He is packed with muscle and bigger than any other guy.

Biggest Weakness: When he gets frustrated, even a little, he loses his cool and it can cost him his game.

 

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4 thoughts on “The Challenge Invasion: A Comprehensive Breakdown

    • Telling off* Jenna T’s racist friend

      -Dario’s move was not logical, it was boneheaded and hurt his game.
      -Jenna C. also could not finish her drink, not just Jay.

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