Battle of the Seasons (2012)
Las Vegas is this season's wild card, as Challenge veterans Trishelle and Alton of The Real World: Las Vegas pair with Back to Las Vegas's Nany and Dustin to form the only team combining two casts. While other teams deal with old grudges, Las Vegas's lack of history could work out in their favor. "A lot of other teams can't stand each other. We're starting fresh," Nany explains. Although Trishelle and Alton are the oldest competitors in the game, their confidence hasn't waned a bit. Trishelle's skills as a professional poker player will be valuable when it comes to game strategy, while Alton remains a physical threat in any challenge. He boasts, "I feel like I'm actually in the best shape of my life, ever. I feel like Alton 2.0." Rookie Nany hopes to prove herself as one of the game's fiercest female players and after being sidelined with a knee injury in Battle of the Exes, Dustin hopes not only to bring home a win, but to finally "put a ring on it" when it comes to former castmate Heather, confessing, "I live with the girl I love now and the only thing left to do is get the ring. This is a real love and I'm ready to make the commitment." Team Las Vegas has all the elements to be a major threat, but with four dynamic personalities involved, could this team's emotional highs and lows be their downfall?
Sometimes opposites attract, but that's hardly the case with these two savvy vets. SoCal surfer girl Sarah is the picture of kindness and Zen, while Trishelle is a whirling dervish of drama that knows no boundaries. Sarah explains, "After seeing the way she handles conflict, I get why we're rivals. We are polar opposites." While most folks see Sarah as a comforting, mature presence in the house, Trishelle isn't buying her nice-girl act, noting, "What rubs me the wrong way about Sarah is that she's so upbeat in a very weird way that I think is phony." Rivals II marks Sarah's seventh Challenge and she is determined to change her fate and finally notch a win, but look for Trishelle to make a shocking decision that sends ripples through the entire game. Can these two put their animosity aside? Or will Sarah's Challenge curse rear its ugly head one more time?