Hailing from the wild, booze-fueled Real World: Cancun
, Jonna drove the boys crazy with her piercing eyes and flirty attitude. But this didn't always sit well with the other female housemates, some of whom saw her as a shady temptress. Jonna plans on starting her Challenge career by pushing boys to the side and focusing on the money. But things might get complicated when she discovers that her partner
will be a hot-tempered, boy-crazy competitor. Jonna's first outing in The Challenge
might prove to be a rocky affair.
Battle of the Seasons (2012)
Team Cancun enters Battle of the Seasons
confident that they are the most unified team in the game, claiming that they've grown as close as a family. Having been outsmarted by Wes
on Fresh Meat II
, former NFL punter and current male model CJ
is out to prove he's no chump, vowing, "Just because you model doesn't mean you have to be dumb. I can be a model, but I can be smart in my own ways." Joining CJ is Derek
, who after being eliminated first on Cutthroat
, is eager to show his team that he has what it takes to compete. Rounding out the team are former rivals Jonna and Jasmine
, who have promised to squash their habitual bickering to unite as teammates. But with these two hot-tempered vixens, anything is possible. However, Jonna has little time for Jasmine when she cuddles up with a hunky player
on an opposing team, a move that could infuriate other competitors. But opposing teams beware because, as Jasmine warns, "Anyone messes with my family, they're in for a rude awakening!" Will Cancun's close-knit bond carry them through to the end? Or will political backlash tear this team apart?
and Jonna used to be close until Jonna's former beau Zach
tore them apart during Battle of the Seasons
. Jonna explains, "I should have stood up for Nany, but instead I chose a guy over a friend and that's the number one rule you don't break." Now that Zach is out of the picture, these two will have to find a way to bury the hatchet if they want to take home the cash. Nany reveals, "Jonna has definitely realized she was wrong and now we have to come together and work as one if we really want to win." Nany is a strong, athletic presence in the game but her quick temper has been her undoing in the past, while Jonna's need for male attention fueled their rivalry in the first place. Although she claims to be solely focused on the game, Jonna could ruin Nany's plans when she cozies up to a hot new boy-toy
Reeling from a series of dramatic Challenge showmances, Jonna has one priority this season, herself. She confesses, "Every single Challenge that I competed in, I've always been concerned about someone else. But this time around it's about me." With a brand-new mindset, Jonna comes into Free Agents
on a mission to prove she's a real contender, "I'm here to prove to everyone and even more importantly, prove to myself that I am a strong, confident woman." Will Jonna succeed on her mission and reach a final at last? Or will she once again become a Challenge casualty?
Battle of the Exes II
fell hard and fast for Jonna's baby blues on Battle of the Seasons
. The two continued their romance after the show, when Zach relocated to Los Angeles to be with Jonna. However, Zach quickly realized it wasn't a good match and abandoned Jonna without looking back. For years, Jonna and Zach tiptoed around a tattered past without ever speaking a word. Zach explains, "I've wanted nothing to do with her since we broke up. She's got some animosity towards me, so we've got to settle that right away if we plan on doing anything in this Challenge." A wistful Jonna seeks closure from Zach for her broken heart and Jonna admits, "Because of how our relationship ended, I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to trust Zach this time around. And trust is one of the most important things for partners in this game." Will Zach and Jonna finally break the ice and slide into a Final? Or will old wounds send them into dark, tumultuous waters?