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08. Beth

AVG: 7.77
The most calculated, conniving player and biggest villain of all time. This is a reality TV game show and as a pioneer, Beth knew how to create good tv on both the RW and The Challenge. Beth just gets it! Beth went on these shows to promote her brand and get a rise out of people. Knowing that she was hated by majority of the cast Beth thrived off it. Cast members would be disgusted at the thought of playing with Beth when she got on and off the plane.
Osama Beth Laden: Her first challenge was literally one of the first few challenges ever, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, and it would be the only time she ever made it to the end because there were no vote-offs or eliminations. That season would also be the birth of her rivalry with Montana that would last until Gauntlet 2. The two hated each other and any Challenge the two did together Beth would always pick on Montana for her lack of stepping up and being a weak player. Aside from Beth being someone you can never trust, she wasn't the best competitor and held her RW team back. During a mission Beth suffered from an "ankle injury" and milked it the whole season causing her team to lose missions because she refused to participate. What a bitch, but what a way to start off your road to being the most hated.
Her bad relationship with the cast and bad reputation both on and off show got her early tickets home on her next two Challenges Battle of the Seasons and Sexes. On Seasons she wasn't surprised to hear her name for the first vote-off in Challenge history, and Beth and her partner Jon were voted off instead of the lowest scoring team Mike and Sharon. Beth had no desire to campaign, she knew Norman was especially out to get her. Norman stated that Beth needed to go because she was manipulative, a liar, and a cheat. And then the biggest burn on the Challenge at the time was born, Norman called her as "Osama Beth Laden." She wasn't on for no longer than 1-2 episodes but she was still the center of attention for her second and third season.
Tonya wants an answer: Inferno 2 was Good Guys vs Bad Asses and Beth being the OG badass she was had a plan up her sleeve: insert herself in all the drama, start rumors and deny-deny! Beth instigated one of the best moments in Challenge history; the Robin-Mark-Tonya triangle and Tonya tossing Beth’s luggage into the pool. Tonya did the ultimate dumb move and confided in Beth with information about dating Robin's ex Mark Long. Beth went and told Robin, causing a big blow-out and a reaction she wasn’t prepared for. Tonya went nuts after being slut shamed and confronts Beth in the middle of the night before infamously dunking her clothes and personal items into the swimming pool. What other show was doing this? After pissing off Tonya, the Bad Asses try to rig a mission to get rid of Beth. It backfires but Beth decides to bail and quit the show after accomplishing what she came there for. And what a brilliant move that was because once Beth left Tonya became the new target. 
Wicked witch of the Gauntlet: So Beth was back on Gauntlet 2, back to her usual routine of inserting herself into Robin's love life with Mark, and this time Jodi as the side piece. Luckily no luggage was thrown into the pool this time and the only person that got hurt was Mark’s fist in the morning after punching a dent into the night bus. Beth on her veteran team was dangerous for many reasons: she could start drama, purposely cost her team missions and potentially send home majority of the girls in the eliminations which were predominantly physical. Once the Vets finally got sick of Beth they made the decision to throw her in the Gauntlet with the hopes that Ruthie, their team captain, would take her out. Reverse Tug-O-War was the selected elimination and Ruthie’s fate was sealed, Beth destroyed her and became the new team captain. Beth topped her victory off with the evilest witch cackle and twiddling fingers. Once Beth had power in the game everyone was walking on eggshells, trying to get on her good side, especially her old rival Montana. Well, it didn’t work because Beth crushed her in Reverse Tug-O-War too. It wasn’t until Aneesa stepped up to be the one to finally take down Beth in the Gauntlet and Beth decided to walk a second time on this show, refusing to battle Aneesa in Beach Brawl.
Bethasaurus: You'd think Beth wouldn't get a call back for being a two-time quiter, right? Maybe in this new era. Beth came back on The Duel which would be one of her best showing yet. She was unbothered and unbruised by her punch to the face by Tina, she formed an alliance with the outsiders, won a mission and posed as a physical threat to the Drama Mafia. Things were looking up for Beth until she got on her own alliances nerves and was called into the Duel and defeated by Svetlana on a technicality. It was Beth’s season to potentially place second and she went home on an upset.
Beth’s heart belongs to a ‘roni: Beth not only orchestrated drama on this show, she fabricated her own “love” story with her sweet tenderoni, Nehemiah! It was a one-sided love affair and Beth insisted that Nehemiah was “drawn to her like a moth to a flame” while witch laughing and twiddling her fingers again. But it was Beth that had a schoolgirl crush and on Gauntlet 3, Nehemiah let her have it in front of the whole house for leading the world on to believe they had hooked up during The Duel. Clearly Beth was just playing Nehemiah just to get him on her side for support and some type of help in the challenges. 
Match-up of the Century: Her last challenge would be Gauntlet 3. The new generation of JEK was in charge, and while a vet like Coral was new to being outside of the cool kids club, Beth was back to knowing she was unwanted on a team - nothing new here. Then came the moment where Beth was a victim of the Veterans “trim the fat” bs. What can be said about this elimination round? It wasn’t Evelyn vs Laurel, but the two biggest female names in Challenge history finally face off and it was in a physical game. Deemed the match of the century, Coral was forced to face Beth in the Ball Brawl Gauntlet. Although the two of them got along at this point, it was exciting to see the two goat it even though Coral ended up with the victory. But maybe Beth wanted the results to turn out that way?
Beth will go down as one of the Challenge’s first villians and most hated cast member. Her legacy of being a snake and instigator and ability to start endless drama will truly be remembered. The way she manipulated situations for TV purposes makes her an honorary producer of some sort. No one to ever play this game was as disliked and as disqualified as Beth, she is top tier Reality tv Villain.

Essential Season(s): Real World/Road Rules Challenge, Seasons, Inferno II, Gauntlet 2, Duel

Era Standing:

#20. Irulan
#19. Holly S.
#18. Jamie
#17. Kendal
#16. Ayanna
#15. Belou
#14. Ellen
#13. Sarah G.
#12. Julie
#11. Trishelle
#10. Tina
#09. Emily B.
#08. Beth

08. Jenn

AVG: 7.23
Remember when Jenn was a rookie that worked hard to earn the respect from her teammates, veterans and viewers? After competing on her first three Challenges Jenn arguably became one of the most entitled females this show has ever seen, that claimed she didn’t have to go into elimination because she was a veteran. Jenn was smoking hot, a badass to its highest degree and fiesty for days. She wasn’t the best competitor but she was scrappy, which made it great to see her in eliminations when we could. 
Chubby Civilian Girl: On Inferno 3, Jenn assumed that because she was new and none of the Good Guys females liked her, she would be picked to into the inferno every time - and she was right. Jenn was voted in the whole way through and saw multiple Infernos over seasoned teammates who arguably deserved to be in there before her. Over time she began to get frustrated but bit her tongue “like any rookie should” and took one for the team throughout the season before eventually losing to Susie, who antagonized Jenn every time they were put up against each other. Clearly Susie was intimidated by Jenn, as she demanded her female teammates to throw missions so she wouldn’t have to face her. One of the best moments of Jenn in the Inferno was when Jenn pulled off an upset victory over Rachel M. who had the lead in a jousting competition but lost to Jenn by one point. Rachel had a hiccupy-sobbing meltdown and ran away without even saying goodbye. 
Earning stripes...again: Jenn would go onto her second challenge, The Island, making the final but stood no chance against JEK as she watched their alliance plus Ev swiftly paddle away to an obvious first place win. But at least she got to explore her bisexuality by hooking up with Rachel R. which would lead to their storyline on Duel II. Despite being friendly with some of the vets, Jenn was never called at the top of the lists, not even by Rachel who she immediately told she did not need her vote in order to excel in the game. So there goes another season where Jenn is in the smaller alliance battling it out week after week. Her focus often drifted towards Rachel again, claiming to be heartbroken by how Rachel was avoiding her on Duel II.  If you were worried that her bad romance was a distraction that took her head out of the game, Jenn sprained her shoulder during a mission putting a hindrance on her chances even more. But like the fighter she was Jenn sticks it out and wins some Duels before getting the boot. Jenn became the Push Over queen beating Katie, a weaker competitor but scrappy, and Kimberly, a strong rookie twice her size before finally losing to Diem, while Jenn was injured.
The Vet Card: With the nature of Fresh Meat II Jenn was not only a vet this time but had the opportunity as an alum to have some control. This was where her entitlement took over. She had an incredible athlete of a partner, Noor, that she could rely on and an attitude that could not be tested. Ask Mandi, she felt the wrath of Jenn by getting the shit mushed out of her face for even questioning Jenn's gameplay and status in the game. On Cutthroat, Jenn avoided eliminations because of her new vet status, all of her teammates were eliminated sans Emily S. who even went into elimination to prove herself instead of Jenn. 
Queen plays a King and a Misfit: Then we had the first season of Rivals, Jenn teamed up with Mandi, made enemies with Cara Maria and exes with Adam King. Adam revealed his yearlong crushing for Jenn. Once they both appeared on Rivals, she turned around lead him on and talked a lot of shit about him behind his back by saying she had to be black-out-drunk before even considering Mr. King. Then came Jenn and Cara Maria’s fight towards the end of Rivals. Cara Maria proposed that Jenn & Mandi get thrown into the final elimination after staying under the radar and avoiding it the whole season. In the process Cara doubted Jenn’s relationship with Adam and in return Jenn makes fun of Cara and her relationship with Abe. The claws come out and the two had to be separated before it got even uglier. Jenn still avoided elimination and made finals, placing third yet again.
Jenn spent her last three seasons playing both sides of the major alliances of Wes and Kenny/Johnny, but we all know which side she ultimately chose. Once the JEK mob let her in Jenn made sure she didn’t see anymore eliminations again. By showing her loyalty to the top names of The Challenge, Jenn made it into the finals that she finished last in every time, losing to tougher competition. Jenn’s not one to be walked on...her entitlement, her feistiness and “bullying” will have her most remembered in the era. However, in her early days, Jenn was recognized for all the right seasons and that was the competition she brought before she become a vet.

Essential Season(s): Inferno 3, Duel II, Fresh Meat II, Rivals

Era Standing:

#20. Aviv
#19. Shauvon
#18. Ibis
#17. Brittini
#16. Johanna
#15. Tori
#14. Kina
#13. Robin
#12. Cara Z.
#11. Kimberly
#10. Jillian
#09. Svetlana
#08. Jenn

08. Theresa

AVG: 7.38
What sets Theresa apart of from peers like Nany, Camila and Cara Maria was her instant involvement in the actual social aspect of gameplay even as a rookie. Okay, most of the time it was terrible gameplay and entertaining, and that's better than doing absolutely nothing or following the crowd?
Mr. Beautiful or Master Manipulator: Fresh Meat 2’s main storyline was Kenny vs Wes. Whether it was strategy or not, the hot piece of fresh meat Theresa had desires to lay with one of Wes and Kenny. Thus, inserting herself into the love pentagon of Kenny, Wes, and all the other parties. Despite Kenny’s professed disavowal of interest, this triangle was still a thing this season. Her alumni partner Ryan was aligned with Kenny and Theresa pursued Wes who she had a steamy makeout session with out in the open. Here's where Theresa teases that she can be unpredictable in a deliberation: Kenny manages to pull Jillian, Jenn and Ryan into his alliance, but was still outnumbered. So while it didn't matter because Kenny and Laurel were still going in, Theresa decided not to vote with her partner. Of course! Theresa didn’t vote with Ryan because she crushed on Wes and didn’t want him to go home. This put her team in an iffy spot, Kenny didn't know if they could be trusted and it was bad enough the two couldn't be counted on to win anything. The love triangle ended when Wes seemed pretty upset to discover that he was Theresa’s second choice because Theresa wanted to pursue Kenny originally. Then what completely derailed their relationship was when she found out via Evelyn that Wes and Kelly Anne were not so over and hooked up the weekend before Fresh Meat II started. An Exes 2 pair was born. Ryan and Theresa seemed more interested in drinking, hooking up, and having fun, than playing to win. They were the weakest team left and went home last.
Psychological Warfare: Theresa made an even bigger mark on Cutthroat by proving she can be a decent player on her own but also a conniving one. Theresa decided to get into a rookie Camila's head by accusing Camila of stealing and getting under her skin, hoping to rattle her teammates’ opponent the night before the Gulag. The two got into each others faces, and now a Rivals pair was born. Theresa may have gotten Camila to cry but her plan ultimately didn’t work, Camila won the first Gulag; both Brandon and Camila pulled the competition out, leaving Blue with only eight remaining contestants. Theresa laid low since and performed well until it was her time to go into elimination. And an anticlimactic battle it was. Tori beat Theresa in the Gulag, but not really. Theresa beat heavy hitter Tina, but Tina was weakened from going against Theresa first and lost to Tori a lot faster, thus sending Theresa home. Still rookies in the game, Camila and Theresa as a pair seemed to be solid but they still lacked experience or friends on Rivals.Theresa found herself making enemies with rookies again by defending her partner who got into it with Jonna and Jasmine, getting under Jasmine’s skin mainly. Theresa knows how to push buttons and laugh about her antics afterwards. The duo of Theresa and Camila could have made it far, but they were out round 2 on the women’s side.
Burn votes: Then came Rivals 2. Theresa found herself in yet another love triangle. Leroy and Wes shared a bunk this season, but that wasn’t the only thing they have shared together...Theresa and Leroy hooked up in that very bunk forcing Wes to leave to room and develop a disliking for Leroy for going after his “seconds.” But Wes got his revenge when Theresa became notorious for her throw away votes. During the fifth Jungle deliberation Zach was determined to have Frank and Johnny sent into The Jungle, but no one wanted to vote that way. Theresa was the first to vote, decides to throw away their vote by saying Leroy and Ty. Nany and Jonna decide to do the same thing, thinking everyone else will vote for Jordan and Marlon. However, Diem, being the smart player she was realized this left an opening for her to vote for Leroy as well, saving her ally Bananas from seeing the Jungle. Everyone  laughed at the girls’ inability to vote correctly. Only Theresa would burn a vote on the guy she’s sleeping with. CT said it best: “Leroy and his gang of girls are so caught up in burning votes to skate by that they burn themselves.” Theresa cried and beat herself up over this voting but Leroy being the nice guy didn’t fault Theresa for it and won his Jungle.
Masteress’ Manipulator: On her first individual Challenge Theresa was desperate to see that final, and she knew that mainly Laurel stood in her way. So Theresa got the girls side to go on a witch hunt to vote in Laurel. Then when it was her turn to vote, she burned it on someone else to save her own ass from having any blood on her hands. The plan backfired as Laurel faced little ole’ Jasmine, came back and orchestrated Theresa going into elimination right after. After potentially putting a target on Devyn for having her vote Theresa’s way, Devyn took a jab at Theresa. But Theresa defeated Camila in their Looper elimination and survived a few more rounds before ultimately losing to Laurel in a puzzle. Her being a shady player continued to bite her in the ass during final voting...or Cara Maria was just being Cara Maria. During deliberation Bananas and Nany couldn’t reach a consensus between Cara and Theresa, Nany switched her vote, sending Cara in and Cara lashes out on Theresa who she claims was manipulating Nany into voting her in. It was totally not the case but Theresa was visibly upset that she is deemed the dirtiest player on The Challenge.
Catfight: Her last Challenge would be one of her best as she was one half of a strong Exes pair with a big target on their backs and was involved in one of the nastiest female rivalries in recent times. Wes and Theresa put on good performances and controlled the politics for most of the game.Theresa and Nany were friends up until this season. The rivalry began because of the “We Hate Nany Club.” Theresa, Nia and Averey, who was clearly upset because Nany and Reilly hooked up, gossiped about how slutty Nany was. It also didn’t help that both Theresa and Nany’s partners hated each other for years. After winning a challenge, Bananas and Nany contemplate sending Wes & Theresa for personal reasons, but ultimately didn’t send them in. Nany used deliberation time to confront Theresa who showed no remorse for her slut shaming, and the Nany and Theresa friendship was officially over. Theresa played it off like she didn’t care yet she cried and continued to hate and bicker with Nany all season.
Once Wes and Theresa won power couple, they took their shot at Bananas and Nany in hopes that a physically strong team could take them out. Leroy and Nia pull an upset and Bananas & Nany were eliminated early. Hell freezes over late in the season when TJ explains the Battle of the Exiled twist and reintroduces team Bananas & Nany as the current victors. Wes and Theresa’s worst nightmare came true when Bananas and Nany won the final exile against Zach and Jonna. Bananas regained power and rallied his troops to gang against Wes and Theresa, forcing them to go into their first dome. Hall Brawl with male and female heats was the game. Leroy dominates Wes who apparently injured his neck in the process. Nia gets a head start and powers Theresa but she put up a great fight as well. Nany would get her revenge and it ended Theresa’s time (momentarily) with no exile for her to battle back. Due to Nia’s DQ, Theresa is brought back to serve as Leroy’s new partner but she had to face Nany in elimination in order to participate in her first final. The final Dome was X-Battle where two people wrestle for possession of a metal X, first team with 2 wins takes the crown. Leroy out muscles Bananas and then it’s Nany and Theresa’s battle. The two square off in the most intense female elimination the season. It was dirty; tussling, wrestling, biting and kicks to the face. Eventually, Nany gasses out,Theresa is able to pin down Nany and kick the X out of her hands. Leroy and Theresa win and Bananas and Nany lose for good ending this rivalry once and for all with Theresa on top. In the end she made her first final after being screwed by a twist and placed 2nd.
Theresa is actually a decent competitor, but what we looked forward to the most was her antics regarding to the actual politics of the game that lead to endless drama. Any deliberation Theresa is in, you should expect a mess! Theresa is what Dirty 30 is missing, she is among one of the shadiest players among the females of the new-current era.

Essential Season(s): Fresh Meat II, Cutthroat, Rivals II, Free Agents, Exes II

Era Standing:

#20. Jasmine
#19. Nicole R.
#18. Devyn
#17. Averey
#16. Jemmye
#15. Latoya
#14. Marie
#13. Jenna
#12. Jonna
#11. Camila
#10. Amanda
#09. Kailah
#08. Theresa

can this get updated .. we're close to #1

I completely agree.  I've read this entire thread and even though I don't necessarily agree with all of the placements, I love reading what is said about all of the ladies and I definitely appreciate all the effort that has gone into creating and maintaining this thread (thanks so much, wutzrenzi!).  But don't leave us hanging, okay?

How much you guys want to bet I'll finish this before Dirty 30 is over? lol

My apologies for the delay tho. I'll get back into it. Been busy but I want to find the time to put in as much effort into it as i did before, without just posting all the results all at once.

How much you guys want to bet I'll finish this before Dirty 30 is over? lolMy apologies for the delay tho. I'll get back into it. Been busy but I want to find the time to put in as much effort into it as i did before, without just posting all the results all at once.

Considering Dirty 30 will never end you have a good chance of doing that

07. Aneesa

AVG: 7.78
Aneesa is the most seasoned female cast member ever and she’s proven that Old Schoolers can stand the test of time. By far the most persistent on the shows, Aneesa has never won but she’s still an elimination queen with memorable blow-outs and outrageous moments almost every season she’s on.
Social Butterfly: On her first two appearances Aneesa was pretty chill, she made little to no noise on both installments of Battle of the Sexes. She maintained a good relationship with the females and staying under the radar before she was eventually voted off. It was too bad that most of her connections in the golden era didn’t last onto any of the later generations. In fact, Aneesa not having many allies would go onto being one of reasons why Aneesa comes up short - the other is her lack of athleticism as these challenges get tougher.
Cut you with words: Aneesa made a real splash on The Gauntlet 2. She was more vocal about dabbling into stripping, and even showcased her skills on the show for the first time. Remember she had that wild blonde rooster hair and wild make-up? But most of all she brought her attitude that we loved on Real World Chicago. Aneesa’s first iconic blow-out was during Cameron’s quitter moment in her Gauntlet against Kina. The veteran team was not pleased, but Aneesa was more visibly offended by Cam’s failure to even attempt the Gauntlet. Cara Z. came to her defense and all hell broke loose. This resulted in one of the best elimination moments and the best liner of all: “I don’t need a Gauntlet bitch I will cut you with words!” hilariously mimicked by Timmy in the background. Aneesa reestablished herself as a badass and someone you should fear. Later on Aneesa made sure to avenge Ruthie’s loss by punking new team captain Beth, but only to align with her on the next season as the only old school veterans in a pool full of female rookie players that aligned with Kenny and Evan.
Good Karma: The Duel would be a pivotal season for Aneesa in terms of character development, drama and competition as she had to take turns with Svetlana tearing down the Drama Mafia alliance one by one. We saw that anytime a player would call out or start drama with Aneesa it resulted in them exiting the game. After a brutal battle of roller derby against Paula, Paula pulls a ballsy move and demands to go in and selects Aneesa to square off against her in The Duel. Aneesa was confused and rants about the politics of The Challenge. She then takes it out on Paula during an intense fight in Pole Wrestle, defeating her snatching fellow Key West member, Svetlana, as an ally. This would be the beginning of their epic elimination rivalry that would last for multiple seasons.
We all remember an intoxicated Robin questioning Aneesa's sexuality and racial identification, telling Aneesa she needs to decide once and for all who she is. This resulted in another Aneesa draggage, less entertaining but it made you sympathize with Aneesa. Karma came so fast as Robin was immediately picked by Aneesa to face-off because of this. Aneesa ran away with a win and thrilled to be sending Robin and her insensitive comments packing. During one of the second to last duel, Aneesa found herself in a tough spot as she formed bonds with both Svetlana and Diem. Aneesa wasn’t saved during the list and decides to pull Diem into the Duel, leaving Diem mortified and holding onto a grudge for seasons to come after she was defeated by her former friend Aneesa. From then on Aneesa would form a rivalry almost every season she appeared.
Akneessa: As “The Challenge” became more brutal than ever before, people began to question what purpose does Aneesa serve on a team or in a final. Midway through the season of Inferno 3, Aneesa announced a knee injury that forces her to sit out during missions. Aneesa raised concerns that her team will use the knee injury as an excuse to blame her for losing, and of course they did. The knee injury was an ongoing issue and storyline this season that involved her being lectured about it and scapegoated. But in typical Aneesa fashion she snaps back at her Bad Ass team and Evelyn felt the wrath of Aneesa during their heated argument on the car ride home. Aneesa was finally defeated in the end against Paula in an elimination that involved what? Using your legs to shimmy up between walls, ripping off team flags along the way.
Elimination Queen: Aneesa came back freshly healed for Duel II where she solidified herself as an elimination queen. Her battle against Shavoun was one of the most entertaining eliminations of the season, she defeated Tori in the grueling Elevator game and got her revenge on Paula defeating her in Back Off, making their elimination rivalry 2-1. You would think she came prepared for the final, but her awful endurance cost her and Mark the final where they placed third. After a season break Aneesa returned with Robin as her partner on Rivals. The two were presumably a strong pair to some of the competition. Unfortunately, we were robbed of this dynamic very early. The rookies dominated the first mission and plotted to get the veteran pairs to face off against each other. Aneesa and Robin were the winners pick to go against the last placed pair, Paula and Evelyn, and Aneesa and Robin were given the boot. Even being deemed strong didn’t seem to work for Aneesa. 
The L Power: Aneesa was in a good social position for once on Duel II. That was partially because of her old relationship with Rachel Robinson, who juggled a relationship between Aneesa and Jenn. But it wasn’t until Exes that this was all revealed when the two were partnered as the shows first and only same-sex Exes pair. Production had confidence that the two ladies would perform well against male and female pairs, and they did. They were never last place, only winners pick, they won an elimination and were one of the only pairs to politically challenge Bananas. No way they were going to make the finals as some of the weaker male/female pairs were booted but they represented same-sex couples well. 
Age ain’t nothing but a number: In her later seasons Aneesa continued to prove that old school veterans can still bring good television. On Rivals 2 after Derek and Marlon confirmed their secret hook-up, it took a game of charades, Knight being Knight and Jemmye being Jemmye for all hell to break loose. When Aneesa comforts Marlon about his sexuality, Jemmye tells Aneesa that a drunken Trishelle has been talking shit. Things escalate quickly when Trishelle pulls the same card that Robin did on Duel, but Aneesa wasn’t having it this time. Aneesa is always useful for a good pun so she verbally dragged Trishelle with some new classic lines: “You can’t fight boo boo so it doesn’t matter” and “You are the TRASH-elle you were and you're always gonna be TRASH!” before unintentionally clocking Trishelle in some sort of clothesline to the face. Since then Aneesa laid low but bickered with her partner Diem about Aneesa’s lack of determination to work on her endurance.
Queen of Rivalries: Free Agents was next and Aneesa is no stranger to Individual Challenges. She’s also no stranger to making rivals on every season. This time it was topdog Laurel. Jordan and Laurel as a pair rubbed the cast the wrong way and Aneesa was notably annoyed the most. Laurel may not want to admit it but she certainly saw Aneesa as a threat and even (not so) discreetly tried to get other players to vote her into The Draw without doing so herself. One night Aneesa seizes the opportunity to confront Laurel to try to turn the target on to someone else but Laurel doesn't buy what Aneesa’s sells. Aneesa pretty much sealed her fate when Laurel then got the girls vote in Aneesa. Luckily Aneesa lived to fight another day after defeating Jonna, hoping to seek revenge on the elite competitor. The rivalry continued onto the next round. The target continues to be on Aneesa and she's voted right back in because everyone's scared of Laurel. Her only hope to end this beef was for Laurel to flip the kill card in The Draw and take her out.  Her prayers were answered when Laurel did just that. The two squared off in a headbanger we all wanted to see all season. Aneesa was stronger than Laurel anticipated, but still loses to the alpha female ending the rivalry once and for all.
Next up was Bloodlines and another few enemies Aneesa racks up. Aneesa proves that she can never play nice with female veterans. During an earlier deliberation Kellyanne volunteers herself to go into The Pit for the blue team. Aneesa feels some way about it, saying that she’s trying to spare herself the embarrassment of getting nominated. Since then Aneesa had it out for Kellyanne, especially when she was able to bond with Nany who also thought Kellyanne was phony. The cast heads to the club one night and Kellyanne overhears her name, she confronts Aneesa and a drunken fight breaks loose between the two vets. It wasn't just the drink Aneesa tossed in Kellyanne’s face that was thrown, there were nasty insults involved. Aneesa takes this battle as Kellyanne pays the price for trying to throw a mission and forced to go into elimination against Jenna where she lost. 
Aneesa and her cousin Rianna weren't the strongest pairing in the competition and their not-so-close relationship affected Aneesa tremendously. During a mini final Aneesa and Rianna had an opportunity to prove their strength, and they surprisingly get a quick lead. They hold this lead until Rianna fails at crossing monkey bars then they lost it. Aneesa's eagerness to make it to the final again were crushed knowing that her cousin would be such dead weight. Aneesa admits that the game can take a toll on you. The tip of the iceberg was Cara Maria's attitude. The cast heads to a club in Berlin and as always Cara Maria is in a bad mood. On the bus ride home, Aneesa is fed up and calls out Cara Maria for being fake. She criticizes her Boston accent, her relationship with Thomas and thinks she’s inauthentic. Cara Maria doesn’t back down and proceeds to fire back at Aneesa with some stripper puns and yelling the infamous “shut up Aneesa!” line. The two go into the final rounds hating each other's guts and we all know Aneesa's rivalries typically end on the battlefield. The two seasoned vets faced off in the final elimination. The two had to wrestle a large metal ring away from their opponent 2 out of 3 times. Aneesa and Cara Maria compete and Aneesa starts off by throwing Cara Maria around. Finally, Aneesa makes some poor moves where Cara was able to snatch the rings from Aneesa twice, sending Aneesa and Rianna home right before the final.
Cornessa: It wasn’t just petty girl drama Aneesa found herself in. Some 'throwing it and catch it' on the dancefloor lead to Cory and Aneesa falling hard for each other...or at least just Aneesa which is unusual because she's never been caught hooking up on the show. On the other hand, some locker room talk exposes how Cory really feels. Cory admits that he doesn’t need Aneesa and can get rid of her at any time. Aneesa overhears Cory talking crap and then confronts Cory. The two quickly write each other off. Aneesa was played by the good looking rookie with the curly curls.
The Wildcard: Bloodlines had a rookie vs. veteran alliance and Aneesa was playing both sides! Although Cory said he would cut Aneesa loose, Cory trusts that Aneesa would still vote his way despite him dogging her. Aneesa picked her side and votes for Raphy, Cory’s alliance member, causing further waves in their relationship. The votes landed on Mitch to be Ralphy’s opponent thus causing Cory to be up for elimination as well. Aneesa not only played the rookies, she was able to come between the veterans alliance. Bananas saved Aneesa over Nany multiple times, and Aneesa can say that she was in a good power position for at least one season. The long veteran status paid off this time. But no one can really trust Aneesa and the way she plays the game as a wildcard or flip flopper in some eyes has actually helped her longevity wise. But she’s never gotten a win or a target off her back.
Aneesa has proven to represent the Golden age well, she’s been able to stay relevant since 2002 without being overexposed. From the hook ups, fighting and proving herself as a verbal and physical beast. She knows how to create good TV that will ensure her a ticket back every time. Individual challenges are where Aneesa shines and solidifies herself an elimination queen, but because her political game isn’t the best and endurance isn’t good she fails to pull off a Challenge victory. A prime example that you should train hard for these things.

Essential Season(s): Gauntlet 2, Duel, Inferno 3, Duel II, Rivals 2, Free Agents, Bloodlines

Era Standing:

#20. Irulan
#19. Holly S.
#18. Jamie
#17. Kendal
#16. Ayanna
#15. Belou
#14. Ellen
#13. Sarah G.
#12. Julie
#11. Trishelle
#10. Tina
#09. Emily B.
#08. Beth
#07. Aneesa

07. Susie

AVG: 7.41
Yes, she debuted during The Golden Age on the Extreme Challenge, but Susie truly reigned in the JKE days as one of the few females that had the guts to oppose the alliance. Susie has naive and adorable written all over her face and an innocence on her Road Rules season that couldn’t be match. That all changed once Susie got “corrupted” in The Challenge World. Don’t be fooled-Susie was far from Good Girl persona, she was one of the most crafty Challenge politicians during her time.
Unfavourable Player: Because Ayanna was ejected from the game for physical assault, Susie came in as her replacement on Extreme Challenge a quarter of the way through. Susie came into the game determined to win so she could pay off student loans. Often jealous of  the success of The Real World team, Susie hated that everyone on her team was about making friends and having fun and everyone on the other team were about winning the money. As much as Susie wanted to win she sure held her team back in physical/endurance Challenges to the point where her own team later admitted on the reunion that Ayanna was a more valuable physical asset than Susie. From then on we would see in her Challenge career that no one found Susie to be an asset, she never worked well with a team. So Susie had no choice but to up her politics. 
BFFmance: Seven seasons later Susie returns as a rookie on The Gauntlet 2 and quickly found herself at the bottom of the totem pole against a very ‘Extreme’ group of rookie girls. As a result one of the best Challenge duos, Susie and Cara, was born! Susie and Cara worried about how their alienation from the other women on their team would affect their chances in the game. So they went into schemer mode. Accusations of an alliance between Susie and Cara and a few Veteran males to throw missions in order to guarantee each other safety sent the Rookies into a state of chaos. Susie served more of a sidekick to Cara on this season and took a backseat in being villainized by Kina and the Rookie. Cara was viewed as the bad seed that corrupted Susie. Kina and the rookie team let Susie off free so she managed to the finals and win while her bestie was destroyed in the Gauntlet.
Good Girl Gone Bad: I guess what Cara and Susie did wasn’t enough for production to put them on the Bad Ass team but their antics this season sure as hell was enough to do so. The dynamic duo was back in action, no one liked them and Susie’s storyline consisted of her being a badass conniving bitch. Susie and Cara irritated their entire team, taunted Jenn and bullied Tonya the whole season. If there was any chance that Susie was up on the block...she was. If there was any time Susie could win the lifeshield to guarantee her safety from the Inferno...she did with a little help from female teammates throwing daily missions.
Drunk Decking: One left-field Susie moment this season was when she whaled at a drunk Ace who just wanted to “serenade” Susie as she got her beauty rest. While we all agree that being woken in the middle of the night by noisy drunken frat boys barging into your room is annoying, Susie took it a whole new level to seem like a sympathetic victim by overreacting. After hitting Ace, Susie talks about the “power differential” and how she's “not comfortable” with Ace being in the house, and of course Cara and Colie jump on the bandwagon and acted like a sex crime was committed. Ace was visibly upset and sadden by the slander. But Ace is so nice, he even washed and dried Susie’s clothes after she was thrown into the pool by the hands of Abram.            
Giraffegate: Susie was such a bitch that her life was on the line nearly every round. Inferno 3’s infamous Giraffic Park mission was one of the best moments of the season. The dynamic duo caused tension between their own team for Susie’s own benefit. Bananas was aware of the markings on the giraffe’s that would help the team determine the matches. However, Ace thought Bananas was holding onto that information to selfishly win the daily prize. Post-Inferno 3 Bananas would, but not Good Guy Bananas. Cara and Susie got involved and manipulated Ace to think that Bananas screwed him on purpose so he could win. This took the focus off of the fact that Cara purposely fucked up her entire run for Susie's benefit. The girls got away without getting yelled at, but Susie still didn’t win the shield, the stunt was just a turning point in the team dynamic. 
Atomic Blonde: After her finale loss on Inferno 3, Susie spent an entire season of The Ruins putting up with douchebag guys, especially Bananas who she had bad blood with from their last season together. A good amount of the female champs were top priority to get plucked off one by one. Little ole’ Susie managed to be the final female on her team, which meant she would have go into every Ruins until the end. She had previously beaten Briana, but then she had Kimberly to get through. Turned out this would be one of the best female eliminations in Challenge history. Susie has never lost an elimination round at this point, and Kimberly posed as one of Susie’s biggest threats as she proven herself in the Duel 2. It is also very close to the final, which added to the drama. Their elimination was Rag Doll and it got dirty instantly: grunting in agony, blood, lightening, mud, all in the middle of a “rainstorm.” Susie turns up the intensity, body slams Kimberly and keeps her elimination record perfect.
BO$$: After beating Kimberly, Susie wanted an easy win against Casey to get into the finale. Susie found herself at odds with her male teammates because JEK valued Casey’s suckage more than they valued having Susie on their team. After drastic measures to ensure that Casey would be safe, the Champions win yet again, granting Susie the power to call in her next competitor. She wastes no time bringing in Casey and destroying her, ruining her entire team’s plans for the final. Susie told her team to fuck off, saw her third final and got an easy second victory with a stacked team of Veteran-Champion males. 
Susie’s story arc as a sweetheart turned into one of the most conniving women to play the game, not afraid to make riffs on her teams if it meant she can make the final. The RR Extreme and JEK were known powerhouse alliances, but they were no match to Susie’s luck and schemer ways. Susie went from not being the best athlete to showing up in eliminations granting herself safety and being a surprise decorated champ. If anyone could lecture a crusade of women on how to go against Bananas it would be Susie.

Essential Season(s): Gauntlet 2, Inferno 3, Ruins

Era Standing:

#20. Aviv
#19. Shauvon
#18. Ibis
#17. Brittini
#16. Johanna
#15. Tori
#14. Kina
#13. Robin
#12. Cara Z.
#11. Kimberly
#10. Jillian
#09. Svetlana
#08. Jenn
#07. Susie

07. Nia

AVG: 7.50
Nia's one of the most polarizing and most outrageous characters in modern BMP history. You never knew what you would get with this short tempered challenger. Nia was not afraid to get confrontational, not afraid to stir the pot, and not afraid to speak her mind. However, the decisions she’s made on how she goes about it weren’t always the best. Her antics have gotten her in trouble and you either found them to be entertaining or cringeworthy. Whatever side you're on she's definitely one of the most memorable new girls of recent seasons for either good or bad reasons. 
Hurricane Nia - Category 0: We were all awaiting an Averey and Nia pair for Rivals II, but instead we got stuck with Jessica and Ana. But once we finally got Nia on a Challenge she was sadly an early boot. Nia on The Real World and Nia on Free Agents were practically two different people. She was as mute as a naive rookie could be, submitting to being voted into elimination without even attempting to save herself politically or make deals in return for veterans safety. Was Nia shook? Did Nia mature? Or was she playing nice so she can get a ticket back? Surely, she knew she would be a target because many members of the Challenge community expressed how they were less than excited to see her on a Challenge. The only time we saw an ounce of Hurricane Nia was on the aftershow dragging Jasmine into retirement
Looper: Submitting to go in without a fight meant Nia had to prove herself once she stepped foot into that Pit. At the draw, TJ revealed that production would not have a guys elimination because Frank left due to illness. This meant all eyes were on Nia. The girls flipped cards and Cara Maria’s luck ran out. After being safe for the past two weeks she finally pulled the kill card and the elimination beast had to go in against the rookie. The elimination was Looper, which was basically Reverse Tug of War but the catch is that the two competitors had to weave between three poles. Cara Maria and Nia quickly came to a stalemate. Cara Maria pulled and pulled in agony, while Nia patiently waited for Cara Maria to wear out. If you’re not impressed by Nia in dailies, eliminations would seem to be her stronger point in the game. After 80 minutes of resistance, Nia’s harness tightly cuts off her circulation and Cara Maria started gaining ground, rang the bell, sending Nia home. It was an impressive performance from both ladies and would go on to be considered one of the better female eliminations this era. From then on eliminations would be the place Nia showed that she has heart.
Cool, calm and collected: So there is Exes II. For the first half of the game Nia was pretty laid back and reserved for the most part. She repaired her relationship with Avery to the point where Challenge fans didn't even know they had beef back in Portland, she remained loyal to her to the point where she even made rivals out of Avery's rival (Nany). Their elimination against each other was even hard to watch because they’ve been through so much that when it was time to get physical again they were holding back. Most of all Nia was a really loyal partner to Leroy, making his life easier by not losing her temper. In fact, the likability and chemistry of the pairing of Leroy and Nia made them so rootable that season. Perhaps his good guy personality rubbed off on her.
Black Power Couple: Leroy’s inability to swim well and Nia’s fear of heights made them a not so well rounded pair. However, physically together the pair was a beast and if they weren’t last place, they were winners pick in hopes that they would be the ones to send strong pairs packing. And that’s exactly what they did! Undefeated three times, Leroy & Nia made The Dome their home and were the elimination King & Queen. A turning point for the pair was when Leroy and Nia pulled an upset eliminating Bananas and Nany, in Strung Out. The girls had to shimmy to one end, ring a bell, and then shimmy back to the beginning and ring another bell. Then the guy does the same thing. First team to complete this wins. Nia and Nany were pretty neck-and-neck until Nany gets caught on a piece of wood. Her delay allows Nia to complete first and we saw Leroy impressingly zip across the pole and back before Bananas even has the chance to compete. Hell freezes over and Bananas & Nany are eliminated allowing Leroy and Nia to move up the ranks. Already at a high from their elimination wins, the pair proved that they could rise to the occasion by placing second in the mini final, while other teams crumbled. The pair also  won their very first mission, Speed Dating. Things were looking up for the pair.
Super Twist: Being the loyal partner she was Nia gave Leroy all the power to make decisions for the team when they were in charge. But once Bananas and Nany returned from exile, things went south quickly. Bananas and Nany won their way back into the from Exile only for Leroy to flock right back to his buddy and ditching his deal with Wes. Bananas and Nany reentering the game meant that there would be a serious power shift with Wes and Theresa no longer in control. This also meant that Leroy and Nia would be scapegoated to go against strong pairs again. The next mission is Wrecking Ball and the Banana boat immediately gangs up on Wes and Theresa - except Nia who’s too chicken to even stand on the platform. Wes and Theresa quickly fall into the water after being socked with balls and land themselves a spot in The Dome. When the final teams are standing, Bananas voluntarily falls into the water allowing Sarah and Jordan to win because he does not want any blood on his hands. Nia immediately caught onto that and knew a deal had been made, meaning herself and Leroy would be seeing another Dome. It’s deliberation time and for some strange reason Jordan and Sarah want to save Bananas and Nany. This leaves Leroy and Nia, and Jordan breaks the news to the team. Leroy is angry and walks away, but Nia stays behind to tell Jordan what she’s thinking. She says he’s the person she hoped he wouldn’t be and that she has been trying to be his friend. Sarah jumps in say to say it wasn’t personal and she’s not here to make friends, but Jordan assures Nia that she wants her and Leroy to return. 
Cum Guzzling Slut: Can you believe it took us 9 episodes to see the REAL Hurricane Nia? Jordan and Sarah announced that it would be Leroy and Nia would be joining Wes and Theresa in The Dom. Already angered by the series of events that took place during the mission, Nia decides to go on an epic tirade and call out every team in the house! Nia goes down her line of victims. Most notably, she goes after Nany, saying she’s not impressed by the fact that they beat a bunch of weak teams and reminding Nany that she smoked her in the Strung Out Dome. But what we all took away from that argument was that Nany is a “cum-guzzling slut.” Nany is not the one to hold her tongue, instead of laughing things off and letting a crazy person rant, Nany who’s equally crazy bucks up. The girls got held back from climbing the tables and yelling in each others faces, making it the most heated exchanges in recent Challenge history. Nany at this point was on her entitled veteran status phase and Nia took her down a couple of pegs by berating her. After things settled down it was time for a good old fashion head banger elimination, Hall Brawl, where Nia could take out her frustrations on the battlefield. Wes and Leroy’s performances allowed Nia to get a head start on Theresa, the two collide but Theresa was no match to Nia who smacks into her and dives for the bell. Leroy and Nia see victory number three and Nia becomes apart of yet another memorable elimination.
The Apology Tour: Being the crazy bipolar person she is, Nia goes around the house apologizing for her angry tirade the next day. Sarah and Nany bought it but Jordan goes with the motions and knows it’s fake. Well, Nia’s sincerity would be put to the test if she could keep her cool if there were a chance that she would see the final Dome. Don’t Let Me Down would be the players very last challenge where teams had to descend down five ropes on a skyscraper at night, one of the coolest but scariest challenges yet. While Leroy crushed every single competitor, it was Nia’s performance that sends her team directly into The Dome. Sarah and  Jordan won again and immediately had to pick the final team to go into The Domes. And Nia wasn’t too happy that it was Banana and Nany that were selected to compete against Leroy and Nia. 
Hurricane Nia returns...and exits: The game then took another turn, a rather dark one when the crew traveled to Norway for their final Dome. Not even Bananas was as pissed off as Nia. It was getting down to the wire and the game finally took a toll on her. Once upset about “scrubs” Jay and Jenna skating by, she sure wished she had gone against them now. It was on the surface but it took some liquor and some encouragement from ‘nanas for Hurricane Nia to go back to her old ways. Nia flew off the hinges by berating Sarah, pantsing and ‘sexually assaulting’ Jordan after she went on a freaking apology tour days before. Production came in and Nia was immediately ejected from the game, opening the door for Theresa to take her place in what could have been her first final after only competing on two Challenges.
Nia robbed herself from the opportunity of competing in a final and everything her and Leroy worked hard for. Where she lacked in some daily missions you can't deny she had tremendous heart in all of her eliminations, competing against some great mid-tier competitors, using her size as leverage. The potential of her progressing to be a good competitor was there. As well as the star power, Nia carried the Portland season on her back after all. But I guess we will never know what the legacy of Nia on the Challenge would be now. Nia was a ticking time bomb that could go off at any moment. She served as a prime example that sometimes your past can come back to haunt you and that if you don’t control your explosive temper it can make you a liability.

Essential Season(s): Exes II

Era Standing:

#20. Jasmine
#19. Nicole R.
#18. Devyn
#17. Averey
#16. Jemmye
#15. Latoya
#14. Marie
#13. Jenna
#12. Jonna
#11. Camila
#10. Amanda
#09. Kailah
#08. Theresa
#07. Nia

Only TWO Challenges & highly regarded as one of the best characters this show has ever had >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Nia is one hell of a character. One that this show desperatley needs. A shame how things turned out for her.

Only TWO Challenges & highly regarded as one of the best characters this show has ever had >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Queen stays queen! ❤️

Only TWO Challenges & highly regarded as one of the best characters this show has ever had >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The write-ups per usual are great.  Though I sense you dislike Susie--lol

The write-ups per usual are great.  Though I sense you dislike Susie--lol

Oh no, I don't mind Susie at all lol. She wasn't the greatest on Inferno 3 though but I thought I had a neutral tone for everyone - pointing out the good and the bad.

Only TWO Challenges & highly regarded as one of the best characters this show has ever had >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Slayneesa really is iconic tho. She’s such a dynamic and entertaining person, it’s also great seeing her evolve throughout the years. Crazy how she’s been on the show regularly SINCE Battle of the Sexes. She’s done challenges with Puck, Svetlana, Mike Mike, and Ammo. Quite the legacy, whenever she retires i hope she gets a hall of fame episode just for being a legend. Awesome write up about her! 

Aneesa always puzzled me. I like her now, but i never understood how she  stood the test of time when she basically didn’t do much her first two seasons, and yet all the people that possibly could’ve came back and were interested we’re never invited back but she was one vet they kept letting back in.  Like she  broke through the barrier with each generation of the challenge, I wish more people could have! 

Slayneesa really is iconic tho. She’s such a dynamic and entertaining person, it’s also great seeing her evolve throughout the years. Crazy how she’s been on the show regularly SINCE Battle of the Sexes. She’s done challenges with Puck, Svetlana, Mike Mike, and Ammo. Quite the legacy, whenever she retires i hope she gets a hall of fame episode just for being a legend. Awesome write up about her! 

My fav recent Aneesa moment was when she was describing when she met Rachel and Veronica during Dirty 30 and they showed a clip of the Battle of the Sexes theme song and she said ' This show has chaaaaanged'  lol 

My fav recent Aneesa moment was when she was describing when she met Rachel and Veronica during Dirty 30 and they showed a clip of the Battle of the Sexes theme song and she said ' This show has chaaaaanged'  lol 

me too lmao

Can’t believe Nia won :’( #Queen

Can’t believe Nia won :’( #Queen

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