Theresa Gonzalez
Challenger Profile
Original Series Fresh Meat II
Born August 3, 1985 (1985-08-03) (age 33)
Hometown Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Challenge Career
Seasons Fresh Meat II
Rivals II
Free Agents
Battle of the Exes II (final)
Challenge Wins 9
Eliminations 8 (2 wins, 6 losses)
Money Won $35,500
Social Media
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Although this is Theresa's first time on a Challenge, don't expect this ravishing rookie to cower around the veterans. Theresa promises that if she's tested, she will "box a bitch." This fiery Latina lady can also compete. When it comes to men, Theresa claims she is laid back and doesn't do drama, asserting that she'll focus on the game instead. Will she stick to her script and keep a cool head around all the muscular man candy? Or will a house full of hunks change her tune?

Theresa entered the world of The Challenge with a splash, finding herself in the middle of a love triangle on Fresh Meat II. No longer a rookie, she does not intend to make the same mistake twice, professing, "I learned on Fresh Meat II to keep your mind on the game and stay focused." Instead of hooking up, Theresa is intent on playing hard and winning. But with fifteen handsome men surrounding her, will this Puerto Rican beauty really be able to keep her mind on the game?

Theresa first appeared in Fresh Meat II, where the Milwaukee resident stood out for her height, athleticism, and fondness for the boys. But having two seasons under her belt, Theresa now realizes that Challenges aren't all fun and games. Theresa explains, "You have to stay focused and not just let the social aspect of the game get the best of you." This season she plans to keep her eye on the ball and steer clear of drama. But Theresa's plans might be thwarted by a loud and scrappy partner with a tendency to rub others the wrong way.

What could possibly fill a 90 lb. girl with so much rage that she put her hand through a mirror? Well, her name is "Theresa." Jasmine recalls, "I just looked in the mirror and saw Theresa and just knocked it clean in one hit. If she keeps it up with me it might be her face this time." Although both claim to have mellowed and matured since nearly coming to blows, this feisty pair is still as combustible as fuel meeting flame. Jasmine arrives in Thailand reeling from her father's death and is determined to win this Challenge in his memory while Theresa hopes to finally learn how to separate emotions from the game. She explains, "I have a history of having a temper and I just have to prove that's not who I am and that's not what I'm about." However, Theresa's plans for redemption may be foiled when she hooks up with a big game player, sending shock waves through the house. Can this volatile pair keep it together? Or is another seven years of bad luck in their future?

Returning for her fifth challenge, Theresa is optimistic about her chances in Free Agents. Hampered in past games by relationship drama and unreliable partners, Theresa is ready to let her impressive athletic abilities speak for themselves. She explains, "Since my friends usually always screw me over in this game, I love that I can rely on myself and only myself." Theresa may be comfortable with the physical aspects of The Challenge, but she'll have to dig deep to harness the mental toughness it takes to win. Theresa notes, "If you get me riled up, I don't keep my cool." Will Free Agents give Theresa the opportunity to shine? Or is she one outburst away from a plane ticket home?

Political mastermind Wes met a young and naïve Theresa on Fresh Meat II, where they had a hot make-out session on the pool table. However, their relationship took a turn when Wes failed to pursue Theresa once their show ended. Wes claims, "She got hurt by the fact that I didn't want to be in any sort of relationship after we had a crush on each other." On Rivals II, a jealous Wes took note of Theresa's hookup with Leroy, driving a wedge between these formidable veterans. After losing in the final elimination round on Free Agents, Theresa worries that her animosity towards Wes might stand in her way, "Wes and I do not get along whatsoever. We actually despise one another." Will Wes and Theresa finally be able to bury the hatchet and work together to make it to the Final? Or will their lover's quarrel cost them their chance for a win?

Fresh Meat II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Dirty Mouth SAFE
2 I'll Be There For You SAFE
3 Water Logged SAFE
4 King of the Wall SAFE
5 Drop Out SAFE
6 Turn Style SAFE
7 Airheads SAFE
8/9 Wrecking Ball SAFE
9/10 Obstacle OUT

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
9/10 Weight For Me: Black Out OUT


Challege History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Gas Problems Blue Team SAFE
2 Brain Buster WIN
3 Bed Head SAFE
4 Bottleneck Stampede SAFE
5 Surf's Up SAFE
6 Sky Hook SAFE
7 Gimme a Hand WIN
8/9 High Ball OUT

Elimination History

Episode Gulag Opponent Result
8/9 Back Up Off Me OUT


Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 High Dive SAFE
2 Car Crusher SAFE
3 Sync or Swim OUT

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
3 Door Jam 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 JUNGLE
5 Frog Smash WIN
6 Frenemies OUT

Money Won: $500

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
6 Catch-22 OUT

Free Agents

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Out on a Ledge Team Red SAFE
2 Auto Body Rally Swift SAFE
3 Bar Crawl Team Zach SAFE
4 Bounce Out Team Red WIN
5 Piggy Back Team Purple WIN
6 Smarty Pants N/A ELIM
7 Sausage Party SAFE
8 Hold That Pose Team Johnny SAFE
9 Dug Out Nany WIN
10/11 Crossover Zach SAFE
11 N/A OUT

Elimination History

Episode Elimination Opponent Result
6 Looper WIN
11 Puzzle Pyramid OUT

Battle of the Exes II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 I Got You Babe WIN
2 Rounding the Bases SAFE
3 On Again, Off Again SAFE
4 The Brush Off SAFE
5 Open Arms WIN
6/7 Don't Forget About Me WIN
7 Are You the One? SAFE
8 Speed Dating SAFE
9/10 Wrecking Ball OUT
10/11 N/A DOME
11/12 Final Challenge SECOND

Money Won: $35,000


  • Prior to the final Dome elimination, Nia was sent home following an incident in which she verbally and physically assaulted Jordan, temporarily leaving Leroy without a female partner. After Theresa & Wes were eliminated by Leroy & Nia, Theresa was subsequently brought back to the competition as Leroy's replacement partner for the "X-Battle" Dome.

Elimination History

Episode Dome Partner Opponents Result
9/10 Hall Brawl OUT
10/11 X-Battle WIN



  • Theresa is the first cast member to return to the game after previously being eliminated and make it to the final challenge.
Fresh Meat II Cast Members
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KennyFM2Icon LaurelFM2Icon
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Ryan & Theresa
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Fourth Place
Cutthroat Cast Members
Medically Removed
Rivals Cast Members
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EvelynRivalsIcon PaulaRivalsIcon
KennyRivalsIcon WesRivalsIcon
CaraMariaRivalsIcon LaurelRivalsIcon
LeroyRivalsIcon MichaelRivalsIcon
JennRivalsIcon MandiRivalsIcon
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BrandonRivalsIcon TyRivalsIcon
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Camila & Theresa
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Finalist (Disqualified)
Rivals II Cast Members
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EmilyRivals2Icon PaulaRivals2Icon
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JordanRivals2Icon MarlonRivals2Icon
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AneesaRivals2Icon DiemRivals2Icon
KnightRivals2Icon PrestonRivals2Icon
JonnaRivals2Icon NanyRivals2Icon
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Jasmine & Theresa
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DerekRivals2Icon RobbRivals2Icon
SarahRivals2Icon TrishelleRivals2Icon
AnastasiaRivals2Icon JessicaRivals2Icon
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Third Place
Battle of the Exes II Cast Members
JordanExes2Icon SarahExes2Icon
LeroyExes2Icon TheresaExes2Icon
Leroy & Theresa
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JohnExes2Icon SimoneExes2Icon
CTExes2Icon DiemExes2Icon
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Finalist (Quit)
Medically Removed