Jemmye Carroll
Challenger Profile
Original Series RW: New Orleans (2010)
Born August 5, 1988 (1988-08-05) (age 30)
Hometown Starkville, Mississippi
Challenge Career
Seasons Battle of the Seasons (2012)
Rivals II (final)
Free Agents
Battle of the Exes II
XXX: Dirty 30
Final Reckoning
Challenge Wins 4
Eliminations 6 (2 wins, 4 losses)
Money Won $7,500
Social Media
Twitter JustJem24
Instagram justjemm_


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Three years removed from a Real World experience laced with drama, Team New Orleans arrives in Turkey with some serious excess baggage. Knight and Jemmye may have found love in NOLA, but their relationship recently ended when Knight cheated on Jemmye with his ex-girlfriend. Even more than winning The Challenge, Knight hopes to win back Jemmye's heart and convince her he's a changed man, "She's playing hard to get, but I'm persistent." Knight will also have to set aside his differences with Preston, who is far more at home on the dance floor than the playing field. "It's not like I ever was doing sports or anything. I think for me, my personal challenge is going to be to keep my heart in it," Preston notes. Hoping to prove she's more than just her stunning good looks, McKenzie rounds out the team, explaining, "I want to show everyone that I am a little angel, but I can also be as intense as they are." Can New Orleans put their issues on the back burner for the sake of competition? Or will drama ruin their chance at victory?

Undoubtedly the feistiest duo on Rivals II, Camila and Jemmye bring explosive personalities, short fuses, and a couple of gnarly accents to the game. While these two have proven they can hang in any physical competition, communication will be their real challenge. Jemmye explains, "I honestly think Camila and I need a translator. Half the time I have no clue what she's saying." But if this pair can keep their tempers in check and learn to trust each other, they could go all the way. A former Division I athlete, Jemmye is no slouch when it comes to performing in challenges, but Camila's unfiltered emotional outbursts could jeopardize their social game. Will fireworks fly when Brazilian brass meets Southern sass? Or will this explosive duo flame out in a flash?

Jemmye proved to be a true competitor on Rivals II, reaching the finals in only her second Challenge. The epitome of "work hard, play hard," this former Division I athlete is ready to top last season's performance. She explains, "At this point, the only thing that’s acceptable is first or second. If I don’t get first or second, then I didn't do what I came here to do." Brimming with confidence, Jemmye will take on the most daredevil tasks in challenges and has no fear when it comes to elimination rounds, "I've been to enough eliminations at this point where I'll go in against whoever, but I'm not gonna count any of these females out."

Rowdy Challenge vets Knight and Jemmye are better known for their party-hard antics than their athletic acumen. However, on this season on Battle of the Exes II, these unpredictable underdogs will have to find a way to work together if they hope to stay in the game. Jemmye is determined to take home a win, but stresses, "I have no game plan for working with Knight. We can't even get along as friends. I don't know what to expect from us as partners." Knight seems more interested in pushing Jemmye's buttons than winning the prize money, "I know how to get under her skin very well. Sometimes I go a little too far with it, but that's who I am at times, a habitual line crosser." Will this dysfunctional duo be able to overcome their mutual contempt and make it to the Finals? Or will their sharp-tongued bickering send them spiraling into their old pitfalls?

Jemmye is known for more than just her loose lips and gossip tendencies. On Rivals II, when paired with her foe Camila, Jemmye didn't hesitate to say how she’d rather let Camila suffocate between two inner tubes than hear her voice anymore. Challengers should be careful to share any intel with Jemmye because she won't hesitate to hang out everyone else's dirty laundry and secrets. Who will be her target on Dirty 30?

Jemmye has no Challenge wins under her belt, and this big personality is antsy to get her first title. On Dirty 30, she used her political savvy to make it close to the end of the game. But she definitely caused a lot of drama: She pitted best friends Jenna and Kailah against one another when she pulled the Double Cross, which would eventually come back to bite her. Has Jemmye learned from her villainous mistakes? Or will she continue on her reign of terror and get the coveted big W?

Loudmouth Jemmye and bubbly Jenna were never on one another's radar, until Jemmye pulled the Double Cross and sent Jenna into elimination against her best friend, Kailah on The Challenge: Dirty 30. Jenna was blindsided by Jemmye's iconic Challenge backstab that sent her to the Redemption House. Will their contrasting personalities be able to mesh together and lead to a vet win?

Battle of the Seasons (2012)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Don't Cross Me SAFE
2 Oil Change SAFE
3 Hook, Line and Sinker SAFE
4/5 Don't Weigh Me Down SAFE
5 Chairman of the Board SAFE
6 Insane Games WIN
7 Logged Out OUT

Elimination History

Episode Arena Partner Opponents Result
7 Water Torture 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 JUNGLE
7 Blind Leading the Blind SAFE
8 Swingers WIN
9 Rampage SAFE
10/11 Color Correction JUNGLE
11 Dream Island THIRD

Money Won: $7,500

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
6 Catch-22 WIN
10/11 Hanging by a Thread WIN

Free Agents

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Out on a Ledge Team Red OUT

Elimination History

Episode Elimination Opponent Result
1 Balls In OUT

Battle of the Exes II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 I Got You Babe SAFE
2 Rounding the Bases SAFE
3 On Again, Off Again SAFE
4 The Brush Off OUT

Elimination History

Episode Dome Partner Opponents Result
4 Breaking Up OUT

Battle of the Ex-iled

Episode Ex-ile Partner Opponents Result
4 N/A N/A DQ


  • Jemmye & Knight were unable to participate in Ex-ile due to Knight dislocating his shoulder following the "Breaking Up" Dome.

XXX: Dirty 30

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 The Purge N/A SAFE
Pink Team SAFE
2/3 Cool Under Fire SAFE
3/4 Battle Royale Blue Team XX
6/7 Pirates' Treasure Ammo SAFE
7/8 Ups and Downs Pink Team SAFE
8/9 Talk Thirty to Me N/A SAFE
11/12 Saved by the Bell Team Nelson SAFE
12/13 Blackout Blue Team OUT

Elimination History

Episode Presidio Opponent Result
13 Body Check OUT

Redemption History

Episode Challenge Opponents Result
15 The Final Redemption Challenge OUT


Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Get Off the Rock N/A SAFE
2/3 Who's Got Balls? SAFE
3/4 #Vendettas SAFE
4/5 Food Wars Team 5 SAFE
6/7 Gasping for Air Team 3 SAFE
7/8 Puppet Master Green Team WIN
8/9 Car Crash Team 3 SAFE
9/10 Kickin' Ass Green Team SAFE
11 This Land is My Land Blue Team SAFE
12 Spanish Treasure Team 1 WIN
12/13 Help Me, Rhonda N/A OUT

Final Reckoning

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Opening Challenge OUT

Redemption History

Episode Apocalypse Partner Opponents Result
4 Balls to the Wall Not Selected OUT


Rivals II Cast Members
CTRivals2Icon WesRivals2Icon
EmilyRivals2Icon PaulaRivals2Icon
FrankRivals2Icon JohnnyRivals2Icon
CaraMariaExesIcon CookeRivals2Icon
JordanRivals2Icon MarlonRivals2Icon
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Camila & Jemmye
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KnightRivals2Icon PrestonRivals2Icon
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LeroyRivals2Icon TyRivals2Icon
JasmineRivals2Icon TheresaRivals2Icon
TreyRivals2Icon ZachRivals2Icon
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AnastasiaRivals2Icon JessicaRivals2Icon
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Third Place
Battle of the Exes II Cast Members
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LeroyExes2Icon TheresaExes2Icon
JayExes2Icon JennaExes2Icon
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Knight & Jemmye
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Finalist (Quit)
Medically Removed
Vendettas Cast Members
Bottom Four
Eliminated by Mercenary
Eliminated at Challenge
Medically Removed
Final Reckoning Cast Members
AshleyFRIcon HunterFRIcon
JossFRIcon SylviaFRIcon
NatalieFRIcon PaulieFRIcon
CaraMariaFRIcon MarieFRIcon
BananasFRIcon TonyFRIcon
KamFRIcon KayleighFRIcon
NelsonFRIcon ShaneFRIcon
CoryFRIcon DevinFRIcon
DaVonneFRIcon JozeaFRIcon
AmandaFRIcon ZachFRIcon
BradFRIcon KyleFRIcon
AngelaFRIcon FaithFRIcon
DerrickFRIcon ToriFRIcon
CTFRIcon VeronicaFRIcon
BritniFRIcon ChuckFRIcon
JemmyeFRIcon JennaFRIcon
Jemmye & Jenna
Eliminated by Mercenaries
Eliminated at Challenge