The Challenge

25 Challengers Who Still Haven’t Appeared on All Stars

25 All Stars who need to do All Stars

It’s official, the All Stars 3 cast is out of the bag. Across the three seasons, we’ve had 70 spots for cast members to appear. We’ve seen some fan favorites, forgotten legends, and people who are way too new to be “all stars.” Yet some fan favorites haven’t made their way onto the show yet.

So, we’re going to dive into 25 people who haven’t done All Stars, and I’ll rank their likelihood of returning based on my purely observational and non-scientific methodology.

I will not include people if:

  • They’re still a contender for the main series (I.E. CT and Bananas)
  • They’re not able to appear for legal/ safety reasons
  • They were not eligible to compete on all three seasons. We know Jemmye had the most recent debut out of all of the cast members on All Stars 1. So, anyone who appeared on Real World New Orleans 2 and prior is considered.

25. Brittini Sherrod

Last seen on The Duel 2 (2009)
Liklihood of returning: 7/10
With one successful season under her belt, people were impressed with Brittini’s potential. Then, she disappeared from the scene. It would be nice to see if she can still compete, and remind people that Real World Hollywood existed.

24. Belou Den Tex

Last seen on Battle of the Seasons (2002)
Liklihood of returning: 5/10
One of those cast members who left a big impression during her brief time on the show, it felt like Belou would never be seen again. Then, she popped up on the Mike Lewis Podcast and implied she might want to give it another go.

23. Svetlana Shusterman

Last seen on The Duel (2006)
Liklihood of returning: 1/10
Her single appearance on The Duel is legendary, but she’s ducked out of every other opportunity to do the show she’s been given. Rumor has it, she was going to do season 2, but in the end, she didn’t show up.

22. Melissa Howard

Last seen on Battle of the Sexes (2003)
Liklihood of returning: 6/10
We’ve seen one-Challenge wonders like Kendal and Arissa have come back, and people crossed their fingers for Melissa’s return for years after Sexes 1. But now that Real World: Homecoming has happened, she might have a change of heart. We can only hope.

21. Tori Hall

Last seen on Cutthroat (2010)
Liklihood of returning: 4/10
While Tori originally told Mark she might want to do an OG show, she had another baby and spent time with family. This two-time Champ is in a good place now, and she might not want to do a show her ex Brad is heavily involved in, but it would be nice to see her return.

20. Kina Dean

Last seen on The Duel (2006)
Liklihood of returning: 2/10
One of those cast members who chose family over MTV, Kina seems to be over the show. But she did have an epic Challenge peak during The Gauntlet 2, so fans still want to see if she can compete.

19. Cara Zavaleta

Last seen on The Inferno 3 (2007)
Liklihood of returning: 4/10
Though she never took the game too seriously, Cara is a Challenge Champ. Now, she seems to be a dedicated mother, but the former Playboy bunny might be willing to take some time away now that her child is a little older.

18. Adam Larson

Last seen on The Gauntlet 2 (2005)
Liklihood of returning: 6/10
Apparently, Adam has gotten really close to signing the contract and returning to the show, but he doesn’t want to take time away from his family. He went from winning The Gauntlet to losing the first elimination on The Gauntlet 2. He’s a bit of a wild card, but he could be a fun addition to the game.

17. Eric Nies

Last seen on Battle of the Sexes 2 (2004)
Liklihood of returning: 6/10
You really can’t get much more OG than someone from Real World season 1. Apparently, Eric was close to doing All Stars 2, but his “personal choices” kept him from doing the show.

16. Timmy Beggy

Last seen on The Inferno 3 (2007)
Liklihood of returning: 2/10
In the early days, Timmy was a likable guy and a strong competitor. While he has knee injuries from The Inferno 3, perhaps he’d show up for a quick reunion, and to give the game his best shot.

15. Emily Bailey

Last seen on Battle of the Sexes (2003)
Liklihood of returning: 1/10
Perhaps the most cutthroat competitor from the early Challenge days, Emily is someone known for turning the game upside down. She abandoned MTV a long time ago, but there’s no doubt she’d rock the boat if she played the game again.

14. Dan Renzi

Last seen on The Inferno 2 (2005)
Liklihood of returning: 9/10
If you watched The Challenge in its early days, you know Dan was often underestimated and full of witty commentary. He was an alternate on All Stars 3, crushing the hopes of many, but a return seems possible for a future season.

13. Jenn Grijalva

Last seen on Rivals (2011)
Liklihood of returning: 3/10
Always an outspoken and intense competitor, Jenn has become much more in shape since her time on the show. Sadly, her last appearance seems to have left a sour taste in her mouth, and it’s unlikely she’ll come back.

12. Sarah Rice

Last seen on Rivals 3 (2016)
Liklihood of returning: 5/10
A two-time champ, Sarah was a mainstay on the show at one point. Then, Bananas took her money and she realized this show doesn’t align with her life goals. She’s also admitted in her podcast to having “what if” thoughts, so maybe she’d return if the right people were on the cast.

11. Abram Boise

Last seen on Battle of the Bloodlines (2015)
Liklihood of returning: 7/10
While Abe left the show after a rocky season, he’s shown interest in returning in the past. He might be in a position where returning is possible, and if there’s one thing we know about him, he’s always been a wildcard player.

10. Susie Meister

Last seen on The Ruins (2009)
Liklihood of returning: 5/10
Susie has an impressive Challenge record with two wins and having never been eliminated. While she might not be the most happy with production, she has also acknowledged a lot of good things resulted from her time on the show. Maybe there’s more to come?

9. Evelyn Smith

Last seen on Rivals (2011)
Liklihood of returning: 3/10
When we think of the best females to play the game, Evelyn is always in the conversation. While she might still be a competitor at heart, her career seems to be a commitment that takes priority over her time.

8. Julie Stoffer

Last seen on The Gauntlet 2 (2005)
Liklihood of returning: 9/10
It’s hard to deny that Julie has a role in some of the most infamous Challenge moments of all time. If she’s on the cast, we’ll probably have an interesting show. Apparently, she was almost on the All Stars 1 cast, and her time on Real World Homecoming proves she hasn’t entirely moved on.

7. Shane Landrum

Last seen on Final Reckoning (2018)
Liklihood of returning: 4/10
There’s no denying that Shane got more interesting and competitive with time, but he also ruffled some feathers. He might be banned from the main series, but if All Stars has a change of heart he’d definitely return in great shape.

6. Paula Meronek

Last seen on Rivals 2 (2013)
Liklihood of returning: 2/10
We followed Paula through a lot of her life as she grew up, but she ended the show with a great redemption arc. She doesn’t seem interested in coming back, and maybe it’s for the best, but she definitely has a big role in Challenge history.

5. Theo Vonkurnatowski

Last seen on Fresh Meat (2006)
Liklihood of returning: 0/10
It seems Theo is entirely too famous to return to the show and he’s put MTV in his past. But he was a fan favorite during his time on the show, even if his time on Fresh Meat wasn’t the best.

4. Mike “The Miz” Mizanin

Last seen on The Inferno 2 (2005)
Liklihood of returning: 2/10
We all know Mike is a legend on the show, and he’s also too famous to come back. But he did host Champs vs. Stars, so maybe he could squeeze in a return?

3. Rachel Robinson

Last seen on Battle of the Exes (2012)
Liklihood of returning: 7/10
In the early days, Rachel was one of the strongest girls in the game. Then, she came back and proved she gets better with time when she won The Duel 2. While Exes wasn’t her best moment, she stopped doing the show to start a family, though recently she dipped her toe back in.

2. Landon Lueck

Last seen on Fresh Meat 2 (2010)
Liklihood of returning: 5/10
You can’t talk about the best Challenger of all time without mentioning Landon. He’s won 3 out of 4 times, and last time we saw him he was climbing a mountain for one of the most impressive victories of all time. It seems like he’s turned down requests to appear but he has to hear the cries of the fans. We want him back.

1. Coral Smith

Last seen on The Gauntlet 3 (2008)
Liklihood of returning: 4/10
Few people have as strong of a legacy on The Challenge as Coral, and for good reason. She won her first season, has some of the best one-liners ever, and has kicked some ass when she had to. She might have avoided the show for nearly 15 years, but the fans keep asking about her in hopes of her hearing our pleas and coming out of retirement.

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