Darrell Taylor
Challenger Profile
Original Series RR: Campus Crawl
Born November 5, 1979 (1979-11-05) (age 39)
Hometown Oakland, California
Challenge Career
Seasons The Gauntlet (won)
The Inferno (won)
The Inferno II (won)
Fresh Meat (won)
The Ruins
Fresh Meat II
Invasion of the Champions
XXX: Dirty 30
Challenge Wins 37
Eliminations 7 (5 wins, 2 losses)
Money Won $243,055
Spinoffs Spring Break Challenge
Champs vs. Pros (won)
Challenge Wins 4
Money Raised $55,000
Social Media
Twitter mtvrrdarrell
Instagram darrell_taylor_lb4lb


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The Good: Darrell was part of the winning team for The Gauntlet and The Inferno. His boxing training will be sure to have him in tip-top shape for this Challenge.

The Bad: What will Darrell do without his sexual healing from Leah, who he hooked up with in the first Inferno? We're sure he'll find someone new.

The Ugly: Nothing ugly about this dude; he is a no-nonsense competitor who is here to play the game. And if he gets a little booty, well that's just icing on the cake.

This Good Guy was part of the winning team for The Gauntlet, The Inferno and The Inferno II. He has won every Challenge he has competed in. This may be due to the boxing training that keeps him in tip-top shape for the Challenges. Darrell got some sexual healing from Leah on The Inferno, but he was sleeping alone on The Inferno II. If he gets a little booty, well, that's just icing on the cake, because he's a no-nonsense competitor who's here to play the game. Unfortunately this win-at-all-costs mentality has made some enemies on recent challenges. Will he be making enemies or makin' whoopee on this Challenge?

Perhaps the most winning man in Challenge history, Darrell has never lost one of these things and does not intend to start now. This hot-blooded boxer likes to stay under the radar until the time is right and then come out swinging. A no-nonsense athlete, Darrell returns to the game in Thailand, hoping to add another win under his belt. Only time will tell if this champion can remain undefeated once taking on the Ruins.

Returning to the game that made him a Challenge legend, Fresh Meat champion Darrell heads to British Columbia in search of his fifth Challenge win. A bloody brawl with Brad sent boxer Darrell home early during The Ruins, but this time Darrell promises that he is focused on the game. Sizing up his competition, Darrell observes, "We got some loons! We got some strange birds here, so it's gonna be fun!" Will this Fresh Meat champion be the front runner? Or will he be the biggest target in the game?

Darrell is truly a heavy hitter. With four Challenge wins and $243,000 in earnings under his belt, he is second only to the infamous Bananas. This Golden-Glove boxer is getting back in the Challenge ring to take the belt, and the money, home to his family, exclaiming, "There's a lot of pride that comes with this and I'm here to win. I got two kids now and I try to instill in them no fear, and to believe in yourself. I'm doing this for my family." Not only will his biggest rival, Bananas, be standing in his way of triumph, but some of the best competitors in Challenge history will attempt to thwart him at every turn. Will Darrell be able to bob and weave his way through the competition, or will he find himself on the ropes, punching above his weight?

Darrell is a two-time Golden Glove boxer with a short fuse. Remember when Brad decided to test Darrell's patience during a drunken rampage on The Ruins? Well, the Real World alum got a taste of just how explosive Darrell can be. No matter how dirty the other players may get, they'd save themselves trouble by steering clear of setting off Darrell. So will the gloves stay on -- or come off -- in Colombia?

The Gauntlet

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Snake Soup Road Rules SAFE
2 Masquerade SAFE
3 Mud Bath SAFE
4 I Scream SAFE
5 Holey Canoe SAFE
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 WINNER

Money Won: $25,555

The Inferno

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Grope the Rope Road Rules SAFE
2 Bird Feeder WIN
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 SAFE
18 Seven Deadly Sins WINNER

Money Won: $33,500

The Inferno II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Surf Torture Good Guys SAFE
2 Juice It Up SAFE
3 X Marks the Spot SAFE
4 Run For Your Money SAFE
5 Shirt Off My Back SAFE
6 Dodge Yer Balls SAFE
7 Fill in the Gaps SAFE
8 Zip Up SAFE
9 Never Ending Climb SAFE
10 What a Drag SAFE
11 Riddle Me This SAFE
12 Time to Ride SAFE
13 If Memory Serves SAFE
14 Crab Grab WIN
15 Heart Rate Bungee SAFE
16 Montezuma's Revenge WINNER

Money Won: $57,500

Fresh Meat

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Stuck On Me AvivFMIcon
2 Bush Whacked SAFE
3 Hang On SAFE
4 Jail Break SAFE
5 Climber's Paradise SAFE
6 Rollin' in Oats SAFE
7 Crossed Paths SAFE
8 Incredible Deflating Kayak SAFE
9 Swimming With Sharks SAFE
10 Human Ox Pull WIN
11 Batten Down the Hatches SAFE
12 Jump Down Under SAFE
13 Deep Blue EXILE
14 Target Training WIN
15 What a Croc EXILE
16 Miles of Exile WINNER

Money Won: $126,500

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
15 Forest Course AvivFMIcon
DerrickFMIcon DiemFMIcon
Derrick & Diem

The Ruins

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Chain Gang Champions SAFE
2 Swing On By SAFE
3 Repo Race SAFE
4 Burning Bridge RUINS
5 Block Party SAFE
6 Fruits of Your Labor SAFE
7 Rotary Club RUINS
8 N/A DQ


  • Prior to the "On the Fence" challenge, Darrell and Brad were disqualified from the competition after Brad instigated Darrell into punching him multiple times.

Elimination History

Episode Ruins Opponent Result
4 Oh Ring WIN
7 Crunch WIN

Fresh Meat II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Dirty Mouth OUT

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
1 Lost and Found OUT

Invasion of the Champions

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
5/6 Knockout Champions SAFE
7 Roll with the Punches FORTRESS
8 Curry Up SAFE
9/10 Fallout FORTRESS
10 Crossover SAFE
11/12 X-It SAFE
12/13 Caved In OUT


  • Darrell invaded the competition prior to the "Knockout" challenge as part of a season twist.

Elimination History

Episode Fortress Opponent Result
7 Pole Wrestle WIN
9/10 Balls In WIN
12/13 Knot So Fast OUT

Champs vs. Pros

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Against the Ropes Champs SAFE
2 Tailgate BBQ SAFE
3/4 Out of Bounds SAFE
4 Keep Your Eye on the Prize WIN
5 Over the Line SAFE
6 No Guts, No Glory WIN
Final Challenge WINNER

Money Raised: $55,000

XXX: Dirty 30

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 The Purge N/A SAFE
Pink Team SAFE

Redemption History

Episode Challenge Opponents Result
5 Man Overboard OUT



  • Darrell holds the record for most consecutive Challenge wins, with four.
  • Darrell made a surprise appearance during Episode 11 of Vendettas as a Mercenary. He competed in the Ring against Nelson Thomas.
Fresh Meat Cast Members
DarrellFMIcon AvivFMIcon
Darrell & Aviv
TinaFMIcon KennyFMIcon
WesFMIcon CaseyFMIcon
DerrickFMIcon DiemFMIcon
TheoFMIcon ChandaFMIcon
ShaneFMIcon LinetteFMIcon
CoralFMIcon EvanFMIcon
KatieFMIcon EricFMIcon
TonyaFMIcon JohnnieFMIcon
JohannaFMIcon JesseFMIcon
MelindaFMIcon RyanFMIcon
DannyFMIcon EvelynFMIcon
Medically Removed
The Ruins Cast Members
Medically Removed
Fresh Meat II Cast Members
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KennyFM2Icon LaurelFM2Icon
JillianFM2Icon PeteFM2Icon
JennFM2Icon NoorFM2Icon
RyanFM2Icon TheresaFM2Icon
EvelynFM2Icon LukeFM2Icon
WesFM2Icon MandiFM2Icon
CJFM2Icon SydneyFM2Icon
DannyFM2Icon SandyFM2Icon
KatelynnFM2Icon BrandonFM2Icon
PaulaFM2Icon JeffFM2Icon
SarahFM2Icon VinnyFM2Icon
DarrellFM2Icon CaraMariaFM2Icon
Darrell & Cara Maria
Fourth Place
Champs vs. Pros Cast Members
CaraMariaCvPIcon DarrellCvPIcon
Cara Maria & Darrell
KamerionCvPIcon LindseyCvPIcon
CamilaCvPIcon WesCvPIcon
Eliminated at Challenge