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Melinda Collins (née Stolp) is a contestant from The Real World: Austin. She was a finalist on All Stars 2. She also competed on Fresh Meat, The Gauntlet III, Cutthroat, Battle of the Seasons (2012), and All Stars 3.

Biography

Retrieved from MTV.com

Fresh Meat

This down-home Wisconsin girl with thick roots and a kind heart, met her future roommate (and unbeknownst to her at the time, her future fiancé) on her journey to Austin. She dumped her boyfriend back home to make room for Danny in her life and despite ups and downs in their relationship during their stay in Austin they are still together and now engaged. They are joined by their former Austin roommates, Wes and Johanna in Australia. Will this Challenge rookie be able to handle the pressure of her relationship and the competition?

The Gauntlet III

After leaving it up to her fiancé Danny to take part in the last couple of Challenges, Melinda returns to the fray with hopes of making a name for herself. Her foes are often fooled by her good looks, but Melinda has the brains to and athleticism to back it all up. And with Danny on the other team, cross-team alliances could emerge like never before!

Cutthroat

Melinda is back for another Challenge and is confident that the third time will be the charm. Melinda may be best remembered for her long running romance and marriage with Real World: Austin sweetheart Danny. However, the couple has recently divorced. Determined to step out from the shadow of 'Danny and Melinda,' this blonde beauty claims, "I'm really looking forward to proving to my team that I don't have to be a part of a relationship to be a good competitor."

Battle of the Seasons (2012)

When Team Austin's Danny and Melinda met on their season it was love at first sight. They began dating and quickly captured the hearts of fans everywhere, who were mesmerized by their storybook romance. After their show ended, Danny proposed to Melinda and the two sweethearts tied the knot into wedded bliss. But nothing lasts forever... After a short time their fairy-tale ending came crashing down and the couple divorced. Now reunited and on the same team after three years apart, will Danny and Melinda be able to work together to win money? Melinda admits, "The whole Danny and Melinda relationship thing, I'm over it. But put $250,000 in front of anybody and you can definitely become friends with your ex." Rounding out Team Austin are Challenge newbie Lacey and elite veteran Wes, the game's notorious political mastermind. But how will Wes fare on a team with two divorcees and a rookie? Wes fears, "In my team it's difficult to say whether I'm a leader... or the glue. Danny and Melinda will never be fully over each other, and I don't know what to expect out of Lacey athletically." Wes' true incentive comes in the form of record-breaking game stats, as he brags, "When my team wins this Challenge, I will go down in history as being the person who has won more money from MTV than anybody else." Can Wes guide his team to victory? Or will Austin's complicated past ruin their chance of taking home the prize?

Fresh Meat

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
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2 Bush Whacked SAFE
3 Hang On EXILE
4 Jail Break OUT

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
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OUT

The Gauntlet III

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Tug of War Rookies SAFE
Piñata Pit SAFE
2 Screw You SAFE
Roped In SAFE
3 Wring Out SAFE
Blind Man's Maze WIN
4 Push It SAFE
Man Overboard SAFE
5 Assembly Required WIN
Walk the Plank SAFE
6 Pole Push OUT

Elimination History

Episode Gauntlet Opponent Result
6 Ball Brawl OUT

Cutthroat

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Gas Problems Red Team SAFE
2 Brain Buster SAFE
3 Bed Head WIN
4 Bottleneck Stampede WIN
5 Surf's Up SAFE
6 Sky Hook OUT

Elimination History

Episode Gulag Opponent Result
6 Handcuffs OUT

Battle of the Seasons (2012)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Don't Cross Me Team Austin SAFE
2 Oil Change OUT

Elimination History

Episode Arena Partner Opponents Result
2 Balls Out OUT

All Stars 2

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1/2 Boarding Party Derek C. SAFE
3 Around the Block Black Team WIN
4 Bright Skies SAFE
5 Bounce Back ARENA
6 Deep Dive Nehemiah SAFE
7 Steer Clear SAFE
8 Dive & Conquer ARENA
9 Make the Connection WIN
10 Final Challenge SECOND

Elimination History

Episode Arena Partner Opponents Result
5 Switchback WIN
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WIN

All Stars 3

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Tunnel Vision SAFE
2 Out of Reach QUIT

Notes

  • Melinda withdrew from the game prior to the "Lights Out" elimination against Tina due to an injury from the All Stars 2 Final Challenge.

Trivia

  • Melinda, Danny Jamieson, and Leroy Garrett are the only contestants that have competed alongside all of their former Real World roommates.
    • Melinda is the only contestant that has competed on the same teams as all of her former roommates.
  • Melinda and Johanna Botta share the record for the most flagship Challenge seasons without ever winning an elimination by a female contestant, with four each.

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