Battle of the Seasons (2012)
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?
Knight and Preston go together like gym socks and high heels, but that doesn't mean they aren't a force to be reckoned with. Surrounded by perfect physical specimens, Knight and Preston are constantly underestimated as competitors, but wouldn't want it any other way. Knight reveals, "People look at us and are like, 'Hey, we want to bring these guys to the Final.' What they don't know is Preston is a runner. Preston can run for days." Their rivalry dates back to their stint on The Real World: New Orleans. Preston recalls, "Knight and I have always had a very messy relationship. If Knight's opening his mouth, he's saying something offensive. I don't know how we're going to get along." Can Preston keep his heart in the game long enough to knock out a win? Or will Knight's mind games drive him away once and for all?
Preston made a deep run on Rivals II, but couldn't break through in his final elimination round. Although his fellow competitors mock his athletic abilities, Preston is actually an avid cyclist and runner. Determined to at last make it to the final, Preston praises the Free Agents twist, "I love the fact that I have myself to rely on. No one's going to want me on their team. That's OK. The more people who think that I'm weak and can't do anything is the more people who want me around for the final challenge." Constantly underestimated, Preston is sure this is his chance to win it all. Will Preston finally climb to the top on Free Agents? Or will history repeat itself?