‘The Challenge: All Stars’ Full Cast List: Meet Aneesa Ferreira, Darrell Taylor and others on Paramount Plus show
While Aneesa Ferreira and Darrell Taylor have been regular on the show, some are returning to the competition after two decades
A group of 40-somethings going at tasks designed for a much younger lot screams good TV. 'The Challenge: All Stars' cast is more than prepped and raring to go. They are on a mission to prove that age is no bar and they've still got it.
While Aneesa Ferreira and Darrell Taylor have been regular on the show, some are returning to the competition after two decades since their first appearance. Let's take a look at who stands a chance to win the $500,000 cash prize.
Clyde Daryn 'Ace' Amerson first appeared in 'The Real World: Paris', which aired in 2003. He was a finalist on 'The Inferno 3' but not before he competed in 'The Inferno', 'Battle of the Sexes 2', and the 'The Gauntlet 2'.
Even though he's had a fair amount of experience when it comes to the tasks on the show, he's returning after 14 years and that may impact his performance.
Alton Williams made his debut with 'The Real World: Las Vegas' in 2002. Although that year didn't get him impressive results, he didn't lose up and focussed on working hard for the seasons ahead. Alton won 'The Gauntlet 2' and finished as a finalist on 'The Gauntlet' and 'The Inferno 3'.
His recent appearance was in 2012 in 'Battle of the Seasons'.
Aneesa has been a part of as many as 14 seasons but is yet to score a win. During her stint on 'Double Agents', she was hopeful that she would finally get her much-awaited win. However, her dreams were crushed when Tula 'Big T' Fazakarley beat her fair and square in the Fire Escape task.
It will be interesting to see what she brings to 'All Stars' given how she was heavily criticized for her lack of fitness in the ongoing season.
She's returning to the MTV-backed show after 17 years. While most think she might be rusty, let's not forget she has been a finalist. 'Battle of the Sexes' was an epic season for her.
She not only secured a spot in the finals but also gave enough fodder for gossip. From boyfriend dramas to catty fights, Arissa provided classic reality TV-grade entertainment.
Beth first appeared in 'The Real World: Los Angeles'. Ever since then, there was no looking back for her. She went on to compete in 'Real World/Road Rules Challenge', 'Battle of the Seasons', 'Battle of the Sexes', 'The Inferno 2', 'The Gauntlet 2', 'The Duel', and 'The Gauntlet 3'.
With that many seasons to her credit, one can expect Beth to bring her A-game to the mix.
Darrell won five seasons and thus, he's confident. However, his defeat against Cory Wharton in 'Double Agents' may impact his confidence going into 'All Stars'. Fortunately, he's seen enough of the show to know how the format works.
Hopefully, he will be able to thin the crowd and move ahead in the game.
Derrick was stereotyped as the party animal who was probably on the show for some air time. However, he proved everyone wrong when he fought Chris Graebe in a face-off boxing match and won. He first appeared on 'Road Rules: X-Treme' and went on to win 'The Inferno 3', 'The Island', and 'The Ruins', and a finalist on 'The Inferno 2' and 'XXX: Dirty 30'.
This aside, he competed in 'Battle of the Sexes 2', 'The Gauntlet 2', 'Fresh Meat', 'The Duel', and 'Cutthroat'.
Eric 'Big Easy' Banks
Eric's larger-than-life personality makes him a valuable addition to 'All Stars'. He is never afraid to share his fresh and funny perspective, which makes the game all the more entertaining. Eric has not won any season yet but secured a spot in 'The Gauntlet 3' finals.
This aside, he has competed in 'Fresh Meat', 'The Duel', 'The Duel 2', 'Cutthroat', and 'Battle of the Seasons'.
Jemmye has been a part of eight seasons but of them, her best was 'Battle of the Seasons' and not because of how she performed. Her relationship and boyfriend drama took center stage.
Ryan Knight, whom she dated once, had returned and was looking to win her back after he cheated on her with his ex-girlfriend.
Jisela ended her last season of 'The Challenge' on a controversial note. She refused to finish a task and that had the whole nation talking. Jisela was atop a mountain and was scared to go down. She told Tampa Bay Times: "All of America sees [that episode], and they see a girl at the top of a mountain scared to go down. You might not understand my fear. But I didn’t physically think that I could do it."
However, Jisela Delgado is back and feeling better than ever.
Jonna first appeared in 'The Real World: Cancun' and had immediately made sure that she was seen and talked about. She was quite popular among the boys who couldn't help but be drawn towards her.
And this would cause unnecessary drama among the cast members, especially the ladies who dubbed her a "shady temptress," wrote Fandom. Here's hoping she has a different strategy for 'All Stars'.
Katie first appeared in 'Road Rules: The Quest', she was Jisela's replacement. She won 'The Inferno' and was a finalist on 'The Gauntlet 2'. This aside, Katie competed in 'The Gauntlet', 'Battle of the Sexes 2', 'Fresh Meat', 'The Gauntlet 3', 'The Duel 2', 'The Ruins', and 'Cutthroat'.
In all of these years, there's one aspect of Katie's personality that has been constant and that is her ability to tell it like it is. She is not afraid to share her opinions and that is what makes her a fierce competitor.
Even though KellyAnne was a strong contestant, boyfriend drama took a lot away from what she had to offer on the show. She first appeared in 'The Real World: Sydney' and then went on to become a finalist in 'The Ruins'.
She also competed in 'The Island', 'Battle of the Bloodlines', and 'Rivals III'.
Kendal first appeared in 'Road Rules: Campus Crawl' and went on to win 'The Inferno'. However, most remember her from the on-again-off-again romance with Eric Jones. She used 'The Challenge' as a platform to catapult her acting career. Back in the day, she was going for auditions already.
A fan of the show will agree that Laterrian likes women and a good workout. But he's more than that.
Laterrian doesn't have a win yet but is working towards it. Hopefully, 'All Stars' will help him check the box. He first competed in 'Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour' and then went on to participate in 'Extreme Challenge', 'Battle of the Sexes', and 'The Gauntlet'.
He straight up challenged Fessy Shafaat of 'Double Agents'. "He's kind of like the physical big dog these days in terms of height and weight so I'd like to see him go against me rather than Nelson who is half his size," Long told EW and added: "That's me being an egomaniac too, thinking I'm still 25 and can kick anyone's a**. But only time will tell and we'll see, baby!"
He has an emotional backstory. Nehemiah had to grow up quickly because, at a very young age, his mother was sent to rehab, which meant he was on his own. Nehemiah first appeared in 'The Real World: Austin' and went on to win 'The Gauntlet 3'. He also competed on 'The Duel', 'The Duel II', and 'Rivals'.
Ruthie is a fearless leader who has led several girls' teams on many missions and won. She was a finalist on 'Battle of the Sexes' and went on to compete in 'Battle of the Sexes 2', 'The Gauntlet 2', and 'The Duel 2'.
Syrus won 'Extreme Challenge' and was a finalist on 'The Inferno'. A hit among the ladies, he also competed in 'Battle of the Sexes', 'The Gauntlet 2', and 'The Ruins'. Speaking of his experience and why he didn't compete in the later seasons of 'The Challenge'. "There’s a lot of crap that goes on behind the scenes and they do act like children a lot of the time," Syrus said on 'Behind the Velvet Rope' podcast.
He added: "I don’t kick up dust for no reason. I don’t disrespect people to the point where that happens. I remain that flexible character that you can rely on in most 'Challenges.'"
He first appeared in 'The Real World: Hawaii'. He went on to produce and star in low-budget films and hosting MTV shows. Also, Teck featured in 'Van Wilder: Party Liaison'.
Trishelle has competed in five seasons, in which the pregnancy scare and beef with Aneesa were two of her highlights. Even though she was a finalist on 'Battle of the Seasons', fans of the show remember her as the daddy's girl who went bad.
Yes won 'Challenge 2000' and first appeared in 'Road Rules: Semester at Sea'. Aside from the fierce and determined player, most remember Yes as an amazing artist. He has won a host of daily challenges and hopefully, will repeat history in 'All Stars' as well.
'The Challenge: All Stars' is available for streaming on Paramount Plus.