Aneesa Ferreira
Challenger Profile
Original Series RW: Chicago
Born September 11, 1981 (1981-09-11) (age 37)
Hometown Narberth, Pennsylvania
Challenge Career
Seasons Battle of the Sexes
Battle of the Sexes 2
The Gauntlet 2 (final)
The Duel
The Inferno 3
The Duel II (final)
Battle of the Exes
Rivals II
Free Agents
Battle of the Bloodlines
XXX: Dirty 30
Challenge Wins 25
Eliminations 17 (8 wins, 9 losses)
Money Won $24,071
Spinoffs Champs vs. Stars (2017)
Champs vs. Stars (2018)
Challenge Wins 8
Eliminations 1 (1 loss)
Money Raised $6,450
Social Media
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Aneesa is definitely not afraid to say what's on her mind. She crushed Theo's dreams of hooking up in Chicago when she told him she thinks "girls are nice." On the first Battle of the Sexes, Aneesa's backstabbing ways ultimately got her voted off. She returned to Battle of the Sexes 2, vowing "all love" that time around. Well, she showed Mark some love on The Gauntlet 2 with a birthday lap dance -- is that what she meant? She earned her spot as team captain after an intimidated Beth refused to "Beach Brawl" in the Gauntlet with Aneesa. Unfortunately getting rid of Beth didn't win the final mission for the Vets and they left empty handed. Will Aneesa leave this Challenge with the grand prize loot or be sent home empty handed?

Aneesa is definitely not afraid to say what's on her mind. She crushed Theo's dreams of hooking up in Chicago when she told him she thinks "girls are nice." On the first Battle of the Sexes, Aneesa's backstabbing ways ultimately got her voted off. She returned to Battle of the Sexes 2, vowing "all love" that time around. Well, she showed Mark some love on The Gauntlet 2 with a birthday lap dance -- is that what she meant? She earned her spot as team captain after an intimidated Beth refused to "Beach Brawl" in the Gauntlet with Aneesa. Surprisingly on The Duel, Aneesa aligned herself with Beth (who would have guessed?), Svetlana, Wes and Nehemiah, but unfortunately their alliance was destroyed by the "drama mafia." She and Svetlana took turns taking out all of the female competition, but found themselves facing each other in the last women's Duel. Svetlana called Aneesa's bluff and sent her home just before the final mission. Will Aneesa's strong will to survive get her to the end of The Inferno 3?

Another veteran of the games, Aneesa is not afraid to speak her mind, make an alliance or pull the rug out from under another competitor. She's the real deal. Since her last turn in the challenges, she had successful knee surgery which "has made my life easier," according to Aneesa. She's dancing again and has plans to move to New York City to pursue a career in music while returning to school. Now she's also ready to take on all comers in New Zealand for a shot at the prize. Will Aneesa prevail in this round of The Duel?

Challenge legend Aneesa has won more elimination rounds than most players have even seen. Surviving eliminations is nice, but winning a final is better, and first place is what this Real World: Chicago alum is gunning for this season on Rivals. This time around, Aneesa will be forced to cooperate with an old enemy in order to take down a younger, tougher crop of Challenge girls. Will Aneesa's renowned invincibility get her to the end? Or will a new generation of upstarts prove too much for this undisputed queen of eliminations?

On the Battle of the Sexes, Aneesa and Rachel met and were instantly drawn to each other. Rachel reminisces, "In a nutshell, me and Aneesa had like a little short love affair and then she just didn't treat me the way I wanted to be treated and it didn't work out." Later, Aneesa and Rachel came to blows on The Duel II when Aneesa called out Rachel for toying with her emotions after spying on Jenn and Rachel kissing in the bathroom. Aneesa fumes, "I had an issue with the fact that, you don't come and have sex with me and then go and have sex with someone else when you know that I loved you. Rachel rebuts by claiming that their hook up was seven years and ago. Years later, Rachel updates, "Aneesa and I worked out all of our skeletons in the closet and now we've really come to a place where we're just really good friends." Now that this pair are on good terms will they communicate better as friends than they ever did as lovers?

Aneesa and Diem's rivalry was born on The Duel, when Aneesa chose Diem to go into elimination after promising to keep her safe. Diem ended up going home and giving Aneesa the silent treatment. Diem recalls, "It's been a long time, but once someone makes you not trust them, it's hard to regain that." Since we last saw Diem in the finals of Battle of the Exes, she successfully beat ovarian cancer a second time and is now in remission. But despite her fighting spirit, Diem still struggles with confidence and reverts to old patterns when she hooks up with former flame CT! Aneesa is skeptical of her romantic reunion, explaining, "Anyone who messes with CT is playing with fire. Emotionally, she could be setting herself up for failure." Diem may seem angelic, but this veteran has a tilted halo... and perhaps a devil on her shoulder.

Talk about an unstoppable force, "Elimination Queen" Aneesa arrives on Free Agents after a devastating exit one spot short of the Rivals II final. Aneesa is brimming with confidence going into Free Agents, "Doubt me all you want. I'm more about being humble and letting my actions speak for themselves. I have the heart and fight. I don't, I never quit. Ever." Aneesa may be a threat on the field, but this opinionated vet can rub some of her housemates the wrong way. Will Aneesa be able to fight her way to the top? Or will she face another crushing elimination?

No matter how hard she tries, drama-magnet Aneesa always gets pulled into the emotional crossfire. Returning to the Challenge after several close brushes with victory, Aneesa brings along her live-wire cousin, Rianna, hoping she can help guide her safely through the precarious minefield of Challenge politics and focused on the competition. Aneesa emphasizes, "We need to take care of each other here and we need to lay as low as possible; we don't need any unnecessary drama or targets on our backs. If somebody messes with her, I'll handle it." However, Aneesa breaks her own rules when she catches feelings for a rookie, while Rianna snuggles up with a challenger of her own. Torn between siding with her fellow veterans and indulging in some rookie nookie, Aneesa finds herself once again at the epicenter of explosive drama that she'll need her and Rianna to settle fast.

Challenge veteran Aneesa is no stranger to drama and dirty play. On Rivals, she wasted no time by saying both Laurel and Cara Maria's names in deliberations for the first elimination, and on Rivals II, a pretty nasty scuffle erupted when Trishelle provoked her.

Fiery, outspoken and bold, Aneesa Ferreira never shies away from a challenge or the drama of the competition that comes with it. Although Ferreira has appeared on twelve seasons on The Challenge and still has yet to take home a win, no one can deny her sheer determination and strength, which she always proves in eliminations. Ferreira also plays a strong reality game, knowing when to flirt with the players to get them on her side, fight for alliances, and mess with rookies' heads. Champs vs. Stars might be just what this fireball needs to finally come out on top.

Back again and still holding the record for the most Challenge appearances, Aneesa is a Challenge legend in her own right, even if she is still waiting to take home that elusive grand prize. Once nicknamed the 'Elimination Queen,' this feisty and flirtatious competitor is no stranger to playing a little dirty in competition, and there has never been a challenge that Aneesa hasn't met head on with heart and determination. Knowing her game is strong with these vets and new Stars, will this finally be the time for Aneesa to grab that win she's been waiting for? The charity she'll be playing for is RAINN.

Battle of the Sexes

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1/2 Sergeant Says Women SAFE
3 Dead Man's Drop SAFE
4 Tree House SAFE
5 Breath-Hold Bungee SAFE
7 Seven Rings of Saturn SAFE
8 Freeze Your Butt Off SAFE
9 People Mover OUT

Battle of the Sexes 2

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1/2 Dangle Drop Women SAFE
3 Snake Pit Poker SAFE
4 Melt With You SAFE
5 Bombs Away SAFE
6 Junk Boat SAFE
7 High Noon SAFE
8 Fill 'Er Up SAFE
9 Sa Wing SAFE
10 Electro Shock OUT

The Gauntlet 2

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Royal Rumble Veterans SAFE
2 Chock Full o' Coconuts SAFE
3 Team Builders WIN
4 Moving Pyramid WIN
5 Spongeworthy SAFE
6 Body Painters WIN
7 Rickshaw Races SAFE
8 Team Strength SAFE
9 Balancing Act SAFE
10 Buck-A-Neer SAFE
11 Pull Me WIN
12 Spare Tires WIN
13 Easy Does It GAUNTLET
14 The Pit SAFE
15 Blind Trust WIN
16/17 Piece by Piece SAFE
17 Bet Your Booty LOSER

Money Won: $8,571

The Duel

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Reaching Out N/A SAFE
2/3 Ring Toss SAFE
3 Pass With Care Nehemiah SAFE
4 Roller Derby N/A DUEL
5 Push Over SAFE
6 Flying Leap SAFE
7 Throwback Nehemiah SAFE
8 Rafty Race N/A SAFE
9 Pole Dance Team Eric SAFE
10 Dine-N-Dash Team Svetlana DUEL
11 Stacking Stairs Eric SAFE
12 Ice Breakers N/A SAFE
13 Sunken Treasure Brad SAFE
14 Around the Block N/A DUEL
15 Paddle Me Brad OUT

Elimination History

Episode Duel Opponent Result
4 Pole Wrestle PaulaDuelIcon
10 Ascender RobinDuelIcon
14 I Can DiemDuelIcon
15 SvetlanaDuelIcon

The Inferno 3

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Unbraided Bad Asses SAFE
2/3 Ladder Race SAFE
3 Battering Ram SAFE
4 Wrap and Roll SAFE
5 Rope Burn SAFE
6 Reversible Climbing Wall SAFE
7 Grape Smash SAFE
8 Steady As You Go SAFE
9 Leaps and Bounds SAFE
10 Dog Day Afternoon SAFE
11 Hand Car SAFE
12 Giraffic Park SAFE
13 Captain's Chair INFERNO
14 Hook Me SAFE
15 Nothin' But Net OUT

Elimination History

Episode Inferno Opponent Result
15 Shimmy OUT

The Duel II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1/2 Last Man Standing Team Colors DUEL
2 Freezing as Puck Eric SAFE
3 All Shook Up N/A SAFE
4 Luging My Mind MJ SAFE
5 Don't Let Go SAFE
6 Dangle Duo SAFE
7 Burnt N/A DUEL
8 Upside Downer SAFE
9/10 Spelling Air DUEL
Final Challenge Mark THIRD

Money Won: $15,000

Elimination History

Episode Duel Opponent Result
1/2 Back Off WIN
9/10 The Elevator WIN


Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 High Dive OUT

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
1 Hands On OUT

Battle of the Exes

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Give Me Some Honey SAFE
2 Hook Up SAFE
3 Mental Connection SAFE
4 Rolling in the Deep DOME
5 Don't Rock the Boat SAFE
6 Lube Me Up OUT

Elimination History

Episode Dome Partner Opponents Result
4 X Knocks the Spot WIN
6 Banded Together OUT

Rivals II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Game of Inches SAFE
2 XXX Games SAFE
3 Mind Over Splatter SAFE
4 Stumped SAFE
5 Frog Smash SAFE
6 Frenemies SAFE
7 Blind Leading the Blind WIN
8 Swingers SAFE
9 Rampage SAFE
10/11 Color Correction OUT

Money Won: $500

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
10/11 Hanging by a Thread OUT

Free Agents

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Out on a Ledge Team Black WIN
2 Auto Body Rally Zach SAFE
3 Bar Crawl Team Cara Maria SAFE
4 Bounce Out Team Yellow SAFE
5 Piggy Back Team Yellow SAFE
6 Smarty Pants N/A SAFE
7 Sausage Party ELIM
8 Hold That Pose Team Johnny OUT

Elimination History

Episode Elimination Opponent Result
7 Wrecking Wall WIN
8 Oppenheimer OUT

Battle of the Bloodlines

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Water Battle SAFE
2 Family Dinner SAFE
3/4 Meet Me Halfway Blue Team SAFE
4/5 Air to the Throne SAFE
6 Family Connection SAFE
7 Hand Me Down SAFE
8 Too Clingy SAFE
9 Air Pockets SAFE
10 Weight For Me SAFE
11 Truck Crossing OUT

Elimination History

Episode Pit Opponent Result
11 Mine Not Yours OUT

XXX: Dirty 30

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 The Purge N/A WIN
2/3 Cool Under Fire SAFE
3/4 Battle Royale Green Team WIN
6/7 Pirates' Treasure Derrick K. XX
7 Ups and Downs Green Team OUT
11/12 Saved by the Bell Team Aneesa OUT

Elimination History

Episode Presidio Opponent Result
7 Deadweight OUT
12 Web of Lies OUT

Redemption History

Episode Challenge Opponents Result
10 Green with Envy WIN
15 The Final Redemption Challenge OUT

Champs vs. Stars (2017)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Tow Truck Champs SAFE
2/3 Parkour the Course SAFE
3/4 Slam Ball SAFE
4 Push Ball WIN
5 Jumbo Foosball SAFE
6 Flag Pole OUT

Money Raised: $5,000

Elimination History

Episode ArenaOpponent Result
6 Cage Match OUT

Champs vs. Stars (2018)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Stair Down Blue Team SAFE
2 Over the Edge SAFE
3 Release the Rainbow SAFE
4 Face Off OUT

Money Raised: $1,450


  • Aneesa was medically removed from the competition following an ankle injury she sustained during the "Face Off" challenge.



  • Aneesa and Cara Maria Sorbello share the record for most Challenge appearances for a female, with 12 each.
  • Aneesa holds the record for the most Challenge seasons without a win, with 12.
  • Aneesa and Johnny Devenanzio share the record for most elimination losses, with nine each.
  • Aneesa made a surprise appearance during Episodes 7 and 8 of Vendettas as a Mercenary. She was brought in to compete in the Ring against Veronica Portillo.
The Duel Cast Members
The Inferno 3 Cast Members
Rivals Cast Members
JohnnyRivalsIcon TylerRivalsIcon
EvelynRivalsIcon PaulaRivalsIcon
KennyRivalsIcon WesRivalsIcon
CaraMariaRivalsIcon LaurelRivalsIcon
LeroyRivalsIcon MichaelRivalsIcon
JennRivalsIcon MandiRivalsIcon
AdamKRivalsIcon CTRivalsIcon
JasmineRivalsIcon JonnaRivalsIcon
EvanRivalsIcon NehemiahRivalsIcon
KatelynnRivalsIcon SarahRivalsIcon
BrandonRivalsIcon TyRivalsIcon
CamilaRivalsIcon TheresaRivalsIcon
DavisRivalsIcon TyrieRivalsIcon
AneesaRivalsIcon RobinRivalsIcon
Aneesa & Robin
Finalist (Disqualified)
Battle of the Exes Cast Members
JohnnyExesIcon CamilaExesIcon
CTExesIcon DiemExesIcon
TyExesIcon EmilyExesIcon
MarkExesIcon RobinExesIcon
DunbarExesIcon PaulaExesIcon
AneesaExesIcon RachelExesIcon
Aneesa & Rachel
AbramExesIcon CaraMariaExesIcon
TyrieExesIcon JasmineExesIcon
LeroyExesIcon NaomiExesIcon
DustinExesIcon HeatherExesIcon
WesExesIcon MandiExesIcon
VinnyExesIcon SarahExesIcon
NateExesIcon PriscillaExesIcon
Medically Removed
Rivals II Cast Members
CTRivals2Icon WesRivals2Icon
EmilyRivals2Icon PaulaRivals2Icon
FrankRivals2Icon JohnnyRivals2Icon
CaraMariaExesIcon CookeRivals2Icon
JordanRivals2Icon MarlonRivals2Icon
CamilaRivals2Icon JemmyeRivals2Icon
AneesaRivals2Icon DiemRivals2Icon
Aneesa & Diem
KnightRivals2Icon PrestonRivals2Icon
JonnaRivals2Icon NanyRivals2Icon
LeroyRivals2Icon TyRivals2Icon
JasmineRivals2Icon TheresaRivals2Icon
TreyRivals2Icon ZachRivals2Icon
DerekRivals2Icon RobbRivals2Icon
SarahRivals2Icon TrishelleRivals2Icon
AnastasiaRivals2Icon JessicaRivals2Icon
DunbarRivals2Icon TyrieRivals2Icon
Third Place
Champs vs. Stars (2017) Cast Members
Riff RaffCvSIcon
Eliminated at Challenge
Medically Removed
Champs vs. Stars (2018) Cast Members
CTCvS2Icon TonyCvS2Icon
CasperCvS2Icon LouiseCvS2Icon
DanielCvS2Icon WesCvS2Icon
DrakeCvS2Icon KailahCvS2Icon
LilMamaCvS2Icon ToriCvS2Icon
BrookeCvS2Icon ShaneCvS2Icon
JozeaCvS2Icon SelitaCvS2Icon
Eliminated at Challenge
Medically Removed