Adam King
Challenger Profile
Original Series RW: Paris
Born June 23, 1979 (1979-06-23) (age 39)
Hometown Beverly Hills, California
Challenge Career
Seasons Battle of the Sexes 2
The Gauntlet 2
The Gauntlet III (final)
The Duel II
The Ruins
Challenge Wins 18
Eliminations 5 (2 wins, 3 losses)
Money Won $1,000
Social Media
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Usually underestimated because of his size, Adam uses his fast feet, friendships and political skills to keep himself in the game. When he's not talking strategy, Adam is always in the middle of the party and shopping for a new hook up.

He's not big, but he's quick and he's a master strategist. He also won in the final Gauntlet, outlasting Danny to survive as an opponent of the Rookies that took the prize on a technicality in that Challenge. Since then, he lived in Los Angeles and Boston before settling in Tempe, Arizona, and is bartending in nearby Scottsdale. And since he's living with five roomates, he's got his share of Real World - style parties, excitement and drama. Now he's headed down under to New Zealand to compete for another big prize. But with all of that partying back at home, is he in shape to survive the punishing challenges that await?

Adam was last seen trading bloody punches with CT on The Duel II, in a fight he calls one of the biggest mistakes of his life. Having been eliminated for fighting before the game even started, Los Angeles native Adam is eager to show that he is a hardcore competitor who can steer clear of trouble. While Adam isn't the biggest guy, he is quick on his feet and knows how to play the game, but has yet to win a Challenge. Will Thailand finally provide Adam with time to shine or will he leave The Ruins still looking for a win?

Famously known for The Duel II and getting brutally punched in the face by his former Real World: Paris roommate, CT, Adam returns for another shot at Challenge glory. But has Adam gotten over the notorious incident? Adam admits, "You have to tell yourself that you're a better person moving forward. I'm trying to get to a place where I can forgive him for what he did and take responsibility for my part in it. But it is tough!" One thing that Adam can look forward to this season is discovering a Challenge romance.

Battle of the Sexes 2

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1/2 Dangle Drop Men WIN
3 Snake Pit Poker SAFE
4 Melt With You OUT

The Gauntlet 2

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Royal Rumble Rookies SAFE
2 Chock Full o' Coconuts WIN
3 Team Builders SAFE
4 Moving Pyramid SAFE
5 Spongeworthy WIN
6 Body Painters OUT

Elimination History

Episode Gauntlet Opponent Result
6 Capture the Flag OUT

The Gauntlet III

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Piñata Pit Veterans WIN
2 Screw You WIN
Roped In WIN
3 Wring Out WIN
Blind Man's Maze SAFE
4 Push It WIN
Man Overboard WIN
5 Assembly Required SAFE
Walk the Plank WIN
6 Pole Push WIN
I Dig You WIN
7 Over the Edge SAFE
Mexican Blanket WIN
8/9 Chill Out SAFE
Well-Balanced GAUNTLET
9 Army Strong LOSER

Elimination History

Episode Gauntlet Opponent Result
8/9 Ball Brawl WIN

The Duel II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 N/A DQ


  • Before any challenges took place, Adam and CT were both disqualified from the competition after they engaged in an ugly brawl.

The Ruins

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Chain Gang Challengers SAFE
2 Swing On By SAFE
3 Repo Race OUT

Elimination History

Episode Ruins Opponent Result
3 Burnout OUT


Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 High Dive SAFE
2 Car Crusher WIN
3 Sync or Swim WIN
4 Hammock Crawl SAFE
5 Against the Current SAFE
6 Catch and Release JUNGLE
7 Sawed Off SAFE
8/9 Bombs Away OUT

Money Won: $1,000

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
6 Rail Slide WIN
8/9 T-Bone OUT


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Finalist (Disqualified)