Some Challenge stars which have turn into fan favorites through the years have solely appeared on one or two Challenges after which moved on to different pursuits regardless of their potential to be nice contestants. One of those stars is Heather Cooke, who solely appeared on one season of The Challenge, Rivals II, however made an impression immediately as one of many stronger females to debut on the show.
Knowledgeable soccer participant, Cooke did not return to The Challenge and as a substitute pursued different alternatives, though followers have often fantasized about having the Real World: Las Vegas star again on their screens. Cooke’s repute is such that she was cast for The Challenge: All Stars however was sadly chosen solely as an alternate.
Cooke not too long ago joined fellow Challenge star Wes Bergmann on an Instagram Live and spoke about her need to return to The Challenge to compete after having gone to Argentina with out getting the chance to make the ultimate cast.
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She Said She Hopes She Can Return to the Show within the Future & Was ‘Bummed’ She Didn’t Make All Stars
Cooke joined Wes’ Instagram Live in April 2021 and he informed her she ought to be on The Challenge, and Cooke replied that she was an alternate for All Stars. “I used to be type of on the underside of the totem pole being the youngest,” she stated, including that she was “bummed” she did not make it on the show however she could not complain as a result of she had a good time in Argentina.
Wes stated after Rivals II when Cooke left the show to play soccer and obtained married and began a household, the show started paying extra and creating extra alternatives for its stars. “I believe the fandom is aware of that you’d have dominated these girls the entire time,” Wes informed her. Cooke agreed and stated she’s watched many of the seasons: “I shoot myself within the foot like, okay, that is all the cash I might have had.”
Wes stated he’d be stunned if the show would not give her one other shot at competing. Cooke replied, “It’s simply so exhausting, if it wasn’t as lengthy filming I might completely do it, however over a month is like, lots.” She stated her husband supported her going to All Stars however wasn’t thrilled about it. “I hope it retains going after which I hope I can not less than go on All Stars or one thing,” she stated.
Cooke Participated in Only 1 ‘Challenge’ But She Made a Splash With Her Partner Cara Maria & Reached the Finals
Cooke appeared on the 2011 season of The Real World: Las Vegas, the identical season as a number of Challenge stars together with Leroy Garrett and Nany Gonzalez. The Philippine nationwide soccer crew star then joined The Challenge franchise for Rivals II, the place she was paired along with her Real World costar Naomi Defensor.
The partnership did not final lengthy although, as Naomi left the sport within the first episode due to a household emergency, and was changed by Cooke’s new accomplice, Cara Maria Sorbello. The two had been a bodily dominant crew all through the sport, profitable two eliminations and one every day problem. They made it to the ultimate however had been unable to tug out the win on the ladies’s facet, coming in second to Laurel Stucky and Paula Meronek.
The 32-year-old not too long ago posted that she made the “prime 10% for the @crossfit open,” her first competitors since giving delivery to her child boy Maddox. The All Stars alternate wrote, “@challengemtv is lacking out!! Guess I’m only a legend in my very own thoughts…”
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