The Challenge used to be known as The Real World/Road Rules Challenge and was only for alumni of those two shows. Starting in 2017 on The Challenge: Vendettas former reality stars from Big Brother and England started to get cast. This has to lead us to people coming from Survivor to The Bachelorette to Love Island UK to America’s Got Talent and now to WWE. We have 10 rookies debuting on The Challenge: Double Agents on December 9th. Here are 10 reality stars who should be cast on Season 37 of The Challenge.
Just Missed the List:
- Corey Brooks (Big Brother 18)
- Kemi Fakunle (Big Brother 21)
- Michael Yerger (Survivor: Ghost Island)
- Lauren O’ Connell (Survivor: Kaoh Rong)
- Clinton Moxam (Are You The One? 6)
- Michele Fitzgerald (Survivor: Kaoh Rong)
Sam Bird (Love Island UK 4)
Sam debuted on Love Island UK 4 and become a popular DJ after. His debut on American media was Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love and there was a lot of drama with his ex Georgia Steele and her new boyfriend Callum Izzard. Sam would be a great addition to the show as he is in shape and can compete but also will be involved in drama. He is currently engaged to Kailah Casillas who is a well-known challenger. I would love to see a season with Kailah, Sam, and Georgia Steele to see how that plays out.
Mackenzie Dipman (Love Island 2)
Mackenzie is relatively new to the reality television thing. She debuted on Love Island 2 on CBS in 2020 and she brought a lot of drama. It would be interesting to see how she would interact with other challengers like Ashley, Kam, and Bananas.
Johnny Middlebrooks (Love Island 2)
Johnny made it all the way to the final 3 on Love Island 2. I feel that Johnny might be the perfect casting decision as he can compete but will also bring drama. He has a history with Mackenzie from their first season and it would be interesting to see what new drama arrises with other Challengers.
Bria Hamilton (Are You The One? 7)
Bria will bring drama to the show the same way she did to Are You The One? 7. The Challenge stopped casting from Are You The One? after season 5 with the exception of Amber Martinez on Double Agents. Are You The One? season 6 and 7 have castmembers that could be starring on The Challenge. I don’t understand the decision-making process as Amanda Garcia, Tori Deal, Kam Williams, Nelson Thomas, and Hunter Barfield have become stars on the show.
Clint Wright (Real World: Atlanta)
Clint is another one that would be a perfect casting decision as he would bring drama and could compete. The Real World: Atlanta was the reboot on Facebook Watch and some of the MTV fans did not watch it. I thought it was a pretty good season and Clint was a part of almost every storyline. He currently has 200,000 Instagram followers which are more than some of the people MTV has been casting as well.
Katrina Stack (Real World: Bad Blood / Back to Seattle)
Katrina does not have the same kind of following that the rest of this list has, but I could see her becoming very popular if she is cast on The Challenge. She was a part of the majority of the drama on her season and would probably play the antagonist role on The Challenge. She is also 5'11 and could become a Challenge Champion if she is cast. I know MTV lost their roots and don’t really cast from MTV anymore but I think if they are going to go back and pick one MTV alumni it has to be Katrina.
Alan Ball (Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers)
Lolo Jones was cast on Double Agents and is an Olympian. Alan is a former NFL cornerback and is obviously in shape for this type of show. He also was playing the game strong in Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers, but was taken out pretty early after some players realized just how hard he was playing.
Sammie Cimarelli (The Circle 1)
Sammie was one of the stars on Netflix’s The Circle. This show was all anyone was talking about at the beginning of 2020. Sammie got 3rd place on the show but has gotten the most following after the show. She has around 900,000 Instagram followers right now which I know is an important factor in MTV’s casting process. She played the hero on The Circle but I would love to see how she interacts with players like Ashley, Laurel, Kam, Bananas, and Wes.
Javi Marroquin (Teen Mom 2)
Before I get a lot of hate about this just hear me out. At first, I was only for MTV alumni being cast but we have gotten important players like Paulie, Kyle, Theo, Natalie, and Kaycee. This season we actually have one player from America’s Got Talent and one from the WWE. MTV fans know Javi as Kailyn Lowry’s former husband and as a star on Teen Mom 2. He is also a CrossFit athlete and in the military. I think he would be a perfect addition to the show and he also has around 2 million Instagram followers which does not matter to me but does to some people.
Michaela Bradshaw (Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X)
Michaela would be a Challenge Champion in her rookie season. She really doesn’t have any weaknesses. She is a strong competitor and is very smart. If anybody does not believe me I recommend that they go and watch Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X and Survivor: Game Changers. Michaela dragged the other competitors in the challenges and that is without food since they don’t get fed on Survivor. I am really hoping she shows up soon because she could be a multiple Challenge Champion.