Coral Smith
Challenger Profile
Original Series RW: Back to New York
Born January 19, 1979 (1979-01-19) (age 39)
Hometown San Francisco, California
Challenge Career
Seasons Battle of the Seasons (2002) (won)
The Gauntlet (final)
The Inferno (final)
Battle of the Sexes 2 (final)
Fresh Meat
The Gauntlet III
Eliminations 2 (2 wins)
Money Won $73,000
Social Media
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Battle of the Seasons (2002)

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Hang Man Mike M. SAFE
3/4 Musical Inner-Tube Tango SAFE
5/6 Vertical Limit SAFE
6 Slam Dunk SAFE
7/8 Ladder of Doom SAFE
9 Round 'Em Up SAFE
10 Rush Hour SAFE
11 Hands on Saturn SAFE
12 Sidekick Showdown WIN
13 Block Head SAFE
14 Siamese Wrestling SAFE
15 Handsome Reward WINNER

Money Won: $50,000

The Gauntlet

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Snake Soup Real World SAFE
2 Masquerade SAFE
3 Mud Bath SAFE
4 I Scream SAFE
5 Holey Canoe GAUNTLET
6 Heavyweight Hustle SAFE
7 Sink My Ship SAFE
8 Red Barron SAFE
9 Inferno SAFE
10 Rolling On a River SAFE
11 Turntable SAFE
12 All Or Nothing SAFE
13 Vertical Sweep SAFE
14/15 Dukes of Saturn SAFE
15/16 Gold Rush LOSER

Money Won: $12,000

Note: Coral was removed from the final challenge due to an allergic reaction to a spider bite that needed medical attention.

The Inferno

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Grope the Rope Real World SAFE
2 Bird Feeder SAFE
3 Wreck N' Roll SAFE
4 Climbing Wall SAFE
5 Disco Domino Derby SAFE
6 Balls Out SAFE
7 Ultimate Saturn Road Trip SAFE
8 Don't Yank My Chain SAFE
9 Come Sail Away SAFE
10 Bungee Bound SAFE
11 Twist and Shoot SAFE
12 Balcony Swing SAFE
13 Fallen Angels SAFE
14/15 Saturn Valet Ballet SAFE
15/17 Window Washing WIN
18 Seven Deadly Sins LOSER

Money Won: $11,000

Battle of the Sexes 2

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 SAFE
11 Pop Culture Bike Jump SAFE
12 The Shredder SAFE
13 Cast a Spell SAFE
14 Semi-Cross SAFE
15 Car-Go SAFE
16 Vertigo WIN
17 Escape From Santa Fe LOSER

Fresh Meat

Bio: Coral plays these Challenges very well and always manages to make it to the final team--even though everyone agrees she uses manipulation to get there. We know she's smart but she proved she's athletically strong on The Inferno, winning the Lifesaver several times. Her getting bit by a spider and being unable to complete the final mission at The Gauntlet caused her team to lose the final mission. There are lots of people who don't like Coral, but most people are too chicken to stand up to her (except Julie, who challenged her to a wrestling match). She's not apologizing either, and says, "I play the game the way I play the game and everybody can kiss my ass." But Abe brought out her softer side during Battle of the Sexes 2. After a break from Challenges will we again see a softer Coral? Or will she be back and bitchier than ever?

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Stuck On Me Evan WIN
2 Bush Whacked WIN
3 Hang On WIN
4 Jail Break SAFE
5 Climber's Paradise WIN
6 Rollin' in Oats WIN
7 Crossed Paths SAFE
8 Incredible Deflating Kayak SAFE
9 Swimming With Sharks SAFE
10 Human Ox Pull SAFE
11 N/A OUT

Note: Prior to the "Batten Down The Hatches" challenge, Coral and Evan were removed from the competition due to their injuries. Coral had a severe breathing problem and suffered a kneecap injury after the "Human Ox-Pull" challenge.

The Gauntlet III

Bio: Coral's notorious ability to form alliances has carried her to many a Challenge Final. Remember when Alton saved her over The Real World: Chicago's Theo during the first Gauntlet? That's a mistake that came back to bite them, literally, when a spider bite prevented Coral from completing the Final Challenge. After taking a few Challenges off, does Coral have enough connections to coast to the cash again?

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 GAUNTLET
Walk the Plank WIN
6 Pole Push WIN
I Dig You WIN
7 Over the Edge QUIT

Note: Following the "Over the Edge" challenge, Coral withdrew from the game due to her outcast status on the team, being abandoned by former friend and ally Evan, and being voted into the Gauntlet against Evelyn.


The Gauntlet

Episode Gauntlet Opponent Result
5 Dead Man's Drop Tina WIN

The Gauntlet III

Episode Gauntlet Opponent Result
5 Ball Brawl WIN



  • Coral served as a pre-season replacement partner for Mike Mizanin during Battle of the Seasons. Lori Trespicio was originally cast as Mike's partner, but felt uneasy about flying on a plane following the events of September 11.
  • Coral and Evan Starkman were the first cast members to be deemed unable to continue on a Challenge season due to injury.
Fresh Meat Cast Members
DarrellFMIcon AvivFMIcon
TinaFMIcon KennyFMIcon
WesFMIcon CaseyFMIcon
DerrickFMIcon DiemFMIcon
TheoFMIcon ChandaFMIcon
ShaneFMIcon LinetteFMIcon
CoralFMIcon EvanFMIcon
Coral & Evan
KatieFMIcon EricFMIcon
TonyaFMIcon JohnnieFMIcon
JohannaFMIcon JesseFMIcon
MelindaFMIcon RyanFMIcon
DannyFMIcon EvelynFMIcon
Medically Removed