The currently filming Challenge season 31 includes, for the first time, contestants from outside the MTV reality series universe, including two former houseguests from CBS’ Big Brother.
Photos from a shipyard in the southernmost part of Spain, the coincidentally named Mario Lopez Shipyard, show the season’s logo and name, The Challenge: Vendettas, which suggests a cast of people who have conflict with each other.
Of the 26 cast members identified by the site Vevmo, a reliable source of intel about MTV reality shows that are in production, two are from CBS’ Big Brother. That’s another first for a Challenge series, which initially drew contestants from The Real World and Road Rules, and has since expanded to drawing contestants from other MTV shows or just casting them for the Challenge.
In another first, four of the cast members come from two different UK reality series: Geordie Shore (which is similar to Jersey Shore) and Ex On the Beach (an MTV UK series with single people whose exes join them, kind of like The Real World: Ex-Plosion).
The Challenge: Vendettas cast
Here are the cast members, in alphabetical order, who were identified on Vevmo:
- Victor Arroyo, Big Brother 18
- Johnny Bananas, Challenges
- Jemmye Carroll, The Real World New Orleans 2
- Kailah Casillas, The Real World: Go Big or Go Home
- Kyle Christie, Geordie Shore
- Sylvia Elsrode, The Real World Skeletons
- Leroy Garret, The Real World Las Vegas 2
- Shane Landrum, Road Rules: Campus Crawl
- Kayleigh Morris, Ex on the Beach
- Joss Mooney, Ex on the Beach
- Zach Nichols, The Real World San Diego 2
- Natalie Negrotti, Big Brother 18
- Veronica Portillo, Road Rules: Semester at Sea
- Tony Raines, The Real World: Skeletons
- Melissa Reeves, Ex on the Beach
- Marie Roda, The Real World St. Thomas
- Cara Maria Sorbello, The Challenge: Fresh Meat 2
- Nelson Thomas, Are You The One? season 3
- Britni Thornton, Are You The One? season 3
- Cory Wharton, The Real World: Ex-Plosion
- Devin Walker, Are You The One? season 3
- Edward Williams, Are You The One? season 5
- Kam Williams, Are You The One? season 5
- Alicia Wright, Are You The One? season 5
- Nicole Zanatta, The Real World Skeletons
- Brad Fiorenza, The Real World San Diego