While Tyler may say that he's "manipulative" and "mischievous," the wry smile on his face says this could just be his dry humor. Or is it? During his stay in Key West, the openly gay roommate made no apologies for creating a "burn book" featuring Svetlana. With Tyler it can be difficult to tell the difference between what is sarcasm and serious -- but that's half the fun. This high kicking, champion swimmer and marathon runner has the athletic prowess to make it to the final mission... or will his harsh sense of humor send him packing?
Oh, where to begin? Tyler strutted into The Duel, confident that his love of Madonna music would keep the ladies from voting for him (he told Robin exactly that!). His prediction misfired, and after several unsuccessful alliance attempts, Tyler ended up being the first man to go into the Duel, and he pulled a shady move in choosing his Key West comrade Johnny to go in with him and then eliminate. Will fellow gay guy Ryan catch his eye? And will the feelings be mutual?
Tyler has come to Cutthroat in hopes letting loose and having a good time with good friends. He jokes, "I'm always like the second person to go home. So my goal being here right now is to be at least third." All kidding aside, Real World: Key West alum Tyler knows that he has what it takes to make it to the end of a Challenge. This personal trainer is in the best shape of his life and he attributes his eliminations from The Duel and The Gauntlet III more to his mouth than his athleticism. This time around, Tyler plans to relax, convinced that getting too wrapped up in the politics of the game can only lead to his own downfall.
After winning Cutthroat, Tyler explains his goal for Rivals, "The reason I'm doing this Challenge is because I want to scale a mountain! I want to jump off of cliffs! I want to do crazy sh*t!" While Tyler is ready to seek out adventure, one surprise that he was not counting on was being paired up with his rival, "From a sanity standpoint? Yeah. It's going to be a little tough." We'll see if this avid swimmer and Real World: Key West alum can take home the gold two times in a row.