The Challenge 38 Cast: Teams Sound Off on ‘Messy’ Upcoming Season

More than a yr after the thirty seventh season of “The Challenge” premiered in August 2021, MTV introduced final week the return of the favored competitors collection for its thirty eighth season, “The Challenge: Ride or Dies.” The season will premiere on Wednesday, October twelfth at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific instances.

The first have a look at the season was shared on “The Challenge” Instagram web page, and some cast members have additionally hinted at what may go down on the season in addition to pairings that have been within the works however fell by way of.

The full cast consists of 34 rivals cut up in 17 male/feminine groups. As the show’s press launch described, “gamers and viewers will see if the seemingly unbreakable bonds between buddies, household and companions survive the competitors, chaos and conniving of The Challenge.” It added:

For the primary time ever, the critically-acclaimed competitors franchise will pair cast members with their ‘Ride or Die,’ that includes a cast of greatest buddies, exes, and {couples} as they navigate the weekly psychological and bodily warfare collectively for his or her share of 1 million {dollars}.

These relationships might be put to the last word check as their teamwork, loyalty, and belief might be challenged each step of the way in which.

There Are 17 Teams, Including Siblings, Couples & Exes

Amber Borzotra, 34, and Chauncey Palmer, 23

  • Original show: “Big Brother 16”
  • Challenges: 2 (Double Agents, Spies Lies and Allies)
  • Daily wins: 1
  • Eliminations: 4 (3 wins, 1 loss)
  • Finals: 1 (1 win)
Chauncey Palmer
  • Original show: N/A
  • Model and private coach

Aneesa Ferreira, 41, and Jordan Wiseley, 33

Aneesa Ferreira
  • Original show: “The Real World: Chicago”
  • Challenges: 15 (Battle of the Sexes, Battle of the Sexes 2, The Gauntlet 2, The Duel, The Inferno 3, The Duel II, Rivals, Battle of the Exes, Rivals II, Free Agents, Battle of the Bloodlines, XXX: Dirty 30, Total Madness, Double Agents, Spies Lies and Allies)
  • Daily wins: 30
  • Eliminations: 21 (10 wins, 11 losses)
  • Finals: 2
Jordan Wiseley
  • Original show: “The Real World: Portland”
  • Challenges: 6 (Rivals II, Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II, XXX: Dirty 30, War of the Worlds 2, Total Madness)
  • Daily wins: 21
  • Eliminations: 9 (7 wins, 2 losses)
  • Finals: 4 (3 wins)

Kailah Casillas, 29, and Sam Bird, 29

Kailah Casillas
  • Original show: “Real World: Go Big or Go Home”
  • Challenges: 5 (Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning, Total Madness)
  • Daily wins: 7
  • Eliminations: 6 (4 wins, 2 losses)
  • Finals: 1
Sam Bird
  • Original show: “Love Island U.Okay.” season 4
  • Appeared on “Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love”

Kaycee Clark, 34, and Kenneth “Kenny” Clark, 33

Kaycee Clark
  • Original show: “Big Brother 20”
  • Challenges: 3 (Total Madness, Double Agents, Spies Lies and Allies)
  • Daily wins: 14
  • Eliminations: 3 (3 wins)
  • Finals: 3 (1 win)
Kenny Clark

Laurel Stucky, 37, and Jakk Maddox, 26

Laurel Stucky
  • Original show: “Fresh Meat II”
  • Challenges: 6 (Fresh Meat II, Cutthroat, Rivals, Free Agents, Invasion of the Champions, War of the Worlds 2)
  • Daily wins: 20
  • Eliminations: 11 (9 wins, 2 losses)
  • Finals: 4 (1 win)
Jakk Maddox
  • Original show: “Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love”
  • Appeared on the identical season of “Ex on the Beach” as Laurel Stucky and Sam Bird

Michele Fitzgerald, 32, and Jay Starrett, 33

Michele Fitzgerald
  • Original show: “Survivor: Kaôh Rōng”
  • Challenges: 1 (Spies Lies and Allies)
  • Daily wins: 0
  • Eliminations: 2 (1 win, 1 loss)
  • Finals: 0
Jay Starrett
  • Original show: “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X”
  • Challenges: 2 (Total Madness, Double Agents)
  • Daily wins: 1
  • Eliminations: 4 (2 wins, 2 losses)
  • Finals: 0

Tori Deal, 29, and Devin Walker, 33

Tori Deal
  • Original show: “Are You the One? 4”
  • Challenges: 6 (XXX: Dirty 30, Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds 2, Total Madness, Double Agents, Spies Lies and Allies)
  • Daily wins: 19
  • Eliminations: 7 (4 wins, 3 losses)
  • Finals: 3
Devin Walker
  • Original show: “Are You the One? 3”
  • Challenges: 6 (Rivals III, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning, Double Agents, Spies Lies and Allies)
  • Daily wins: 9
  • Eliminations: 7 (5 wins, 2 losses)
  • Finals: 2

Analyse Talavera, 25, andTommy Bracco, 32

Analyse Talavera
  • Original show: “Big Brother 21”
  • Placed ninth general
Tommy Bracco
  • Original show: “Big Brother 21”
  • Placed fifth general

Colleen Schneider, 27, and Kim Tränka, 32

Colleen Schneider
  • Original show: “The Mole Germany”
Kim Traenka
  • Original show: “Prince Charming Germany” season 3
  • The show is a actuality TV show much like “The Bachelor” and Kim was the Prince — the Bachelor — of the season

Emmy Russ, 23, and Nam Vo, 30

Emmy Russ
  • Original show: “Beauty and the Nerd Germany”
  • Also appeared on different actuality reveals like “Secret Story” in Spain and “Celebrity Big Brother” in Germany
Nam Vo
  • Original show: “Ultimate Beastmaster 1”
  • Challenges: 2 (Double Agents, Spies Lies and Allies)
  • Daily wins: 0
  • Eliminations: 0
  • Finals: 0

Moriah Jadea, 26, and Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat, 30

Moriah Jadea
  • Original show: N/A
  • Instagram influencer from Florida
Fessy Shafaat
  • Original show: “Big Brother 20”
  • Challenges: 3 (Total Madness, Double Agents, Spies Lies and Allies)
  • Daily wins: 6
  • Eliminations: 3 (3 wins)
  • Finals: 2

Nany Gonzalez, 33, and Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio, 40

Nany Gonzalez
  • Original show: “The Real World: Las Vegas (2011)”
  • Challenges: 11 (Battle of the Seasons (2012), Rivals II, Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II, Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III, War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2, Total Madness, Double Agents, Spies, Lies & Allies)
  • Daily wins: 30
  • Eliminations: 14 (4 wins, 10 losses)
  • Finals: 3
Johnny Bananas Devenanzio
  • Original show: “The Real World: Key West”
  • Challenges: 20 (The Duel, The Inferno 3, The Gauntlet III, The Island, The Ruins, Cutthroat, Rivals, Battle of the Exes, Rivals II, Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II, Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III, Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning, War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2, Total Madness)
  • Daily wins: 62
  • Eliminations: 25 (11 wins, 14 losses)
  • Finals: 9 (7 wins)

Nurys Mateo, 27, and Nelson Thomas, 33

Nurys Mateo
  • Original show: Are You The One? 6
  • Also appeared on “Ex on the Beach” season 2
Nelson Thomas
  • Original show: “Are You the One? 3”
  • Challenges: 8 (Rivals III, Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning, Total Madness, Double Agents, Spies Lies and Allies)
  • Daily wins: 8
  • Eliminations: 15 (9 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw)
  • Finals: 2

Olivia Kaiser, 30, and Horacio “Guti” Gutierrez, 25

Olivia Kaiser
  • Original show: “Love Island U.S.” season 3
  • Won “Love Island” along with her associate Korey Gandy however they broke up just a few months later
Horacio Gutierrez
  • Original show: “Exatlon United States”
  • Kinesiologist and soccer participant from Texas

Ravyn Rochelle, 25, and Johnny Middlebrooks, 24

Ravyn Rochelle
  • Original show: N/A
  • Instagram influencer and actress from Los Angeles
Johnny Middlebrooks
  • Original show: “Love Island U.S.” season 2
  • Finished in second place on “Love Island U.S.”

Tamara Alfaro, and Turabi “Turbo” Çamkıran, 34

Tamara Alfaro
Turabi
  • Original show: “Survivor Turkey 8”
  • Challenges: 2 (War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2)
  • Daily wins: 13
  • Eliminations: 0
  • Finals: 1 (1 win)

Veronica Portillo, 44, and Darrell Taylor, 42

Veronica Portillo
  • Original season: “Road Rules: Semester at Sea”
  • Challenges: 2 (Challenge 2000, Battle of the Seasons, Battle of the Sexes, The Gauntlet, The Inferno, Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II, The Ruins, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning)
  • Daily wins: 48
  • Eliminations: 4 (2 wins, 2 losses)
  • Finals: 4 (3 wins)
Darrell Taylor
  • Original season: “Road Rules: Campus Crawl”
  • Challenges: 9 (The Gauntlet, The Inferno, The Inferno II, Fresh Meat, The Ruins, Fresh Meat II, Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Double Agents)
  • Daily wins: 38
  • Eliminations: 9 (6 wins, 3 losses)
  • Finals: 4 (4 wins)

Some Cast Members Have Addressed Pairings That Were Supposed to Happen

Soon after the cast for season 38 was introduced, Janelle Casanave shared that she was being thought of as Johnny Bananas’ associate however needed to decline. She tweeted, “Saying no to season 38 was arduous. I’d have beloved to #rideordie with @johnnybananas however I’m excited to see #teamNannyandBananas.” She later added, “The motive I stated no to 38 was the time dedication and compensation. If I had no actual obligations I def would have stated sure. Ride or die us a dope format.”

“The Real World: Cancun” star Derek Chavez additionally hinted that he was being thought of together with “All Stars” champ Jonna Mannion however tweeted, “I want the @jonnamtv and me #RideOrDie partnership woulda labored out.”

“The Challenge” Instagram account launched a preview video of Nurys and Nelson discussing their partnership and Nurys stated the 2 are trip or dies as a result of “we have gone by way of so many obstacles.” She stated they went from “relationship to not speaking to being buddies” to exploring a doable relationship and shared that they are now “nice buddies.”

Returning “Survivor” star Jay Starrett shared on Instagram, “Heard this season may get a little bit messy…. But there is no such thing as a different particular person I’d relatively get down and soiled with than my Ride or Die @mich_fitz by my facet!”

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