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Veronica Portillo was a contestant from Road Rules: Semester at Sea. She was a winner of Challenge 2000, The Gauntlet, and The Inferno, and a finalist on The Inferno II. She also competed on Battle of the Seasons (2002), Battle of the Sexes, Battle of the Sexes 2, The Ruins, Champs vs. Pros, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, and Final Reckoning.

Biography

Retrieved from MTV.com

Battle of the Seasons (2002)

Best Known For: Fighting with Ayanna and Amaya.

Outlook: For some reason girls don't like her, but most of the guys will. This is the third time she and Yes have been teammates and that chemistry will likely show. She's also got a lot of skill in that tiny frame.

Previous Record: (Out of 5 stars)

Crying: ***

Fighting: *****

Hooking Up: ****

Athletic Ability: ****

(Ratings are based on previous seasons and are relative to other RW/RR cast members.)

The Gauntlet

Then: Sometimes acting like a spoiled brat, she was accused of plagiarism and tank-top theft during her Semester at Sea.

Now: This is Veronica's fourth Challenge and she has proved to be a legitimate competitor. She's thinking about opening up her own beauty salon in West Hollywood, catering to the elite 20-something crowd.

Relationships: She has been rumored to have hooked up with a few cast members, including Eric N. and James. Currently her love life is "non-existent."

Best Known For: Being Emily's arch rival on Battle of the Sexes and Amaya's arch rival on a previous Challenge.

The Inferno

Hottest Pre-Inferno Moment: A steamy three-way kiss on The Gauntlet.

Loose Ends: The Inferno marks Veronica's fifth Real World/Road Rules Challenge. She is continually the subject of all of the guys' attention and can easily use this to her advantage if she wanted to. Her argument with Katie on The Gauntlet may be revisited if Katie continues to piss her off.

Battle of the Sexes 2

High: After being on, like, 50 Challenges, she finally won! She took home cash and the car on The Inferno.

Lows: Stealing Pua's shirt and Ayanna's term paper during Semester at Sea still ranks up there and some of the dumbest things Road Rulers have ever done. Fighting Katie topless on The Inferno was one of the smartest.

Relationships: Veronica does not discriminate between hot Road Rules guys or hot Real World guys. And things got pretty steamy on The Gauntlet when she, Rachel and Abe shared a hot tub together.

The Inferno II

The Good: Veronica's athleticism improves with each Challenge, and since this is her seventh, she's pretty damn good. Remember the humping tactic she used to to cross a ladder in a Gauntlet mission? That was awesome.

The Bad: She tends to evoke hatred from her female teammates. Case in point: her topless scream-fest with Katie during The Inferno.

The Ugly: She has been accused of using sexuality to manipulate male teammates. Hmm, maybe that's why the girls dislike her.

The Ruins

Smart, sexy, and undeniably sly, Veronica is one of the most cunning competitors to ever play the game. Yet, it has been years since this crafty contender has been on a Challenge and the game has only become more cutthroat. In Thailand, she returns to discover a new crop of players, ready to take her out. Describing herself as a "born-again Rookie," Veronica is an old school vet, hoping to show the new crowd how the game is really played. Does this queen of manipulation still have what it takes to retain her crown? You'd be wise not to underestimate Veronica in The Ruins.

XXX: Dirty 30

Veronica is one of the original "bad girls" of The Challenge. With three wins under her belt, the Road Rules export knows how to play the game hard. She's the queen of manipulating votes and has even encouraged her team to throw challenges in order to get rid of weak links. This old-school crème de la crème is ready to show everyone that despite her break from the series, she still has what it takes to dive deep, play dirty and sway a new generation of players to do her dastardly bidding.

Vendettas

After years away from the series, the legendary Road Rules vet returned to Dirty 30 and reminded us all how she earned her reputation as one of the original "bad girls." Proving she still has what it takes to manipulate the game, she exploited a poorly timed burn vote to throw Leroy into an elimination and immediately created a new vendetta to face this season. Will she use her devious political game to earn her fourth win, or will Leroy have the last laugh this time around?

Final Reckoning

Challenge Veterans, CT and Veronica, have competed on their fair share of seasons together. Reuniting on The Challenge: Dirty 30, the pair consistently argued with one another. When CT was given the opportunity, he sent Veronica into elimination, claiming that no one wanted to be on a team with her. After returning from elimination, Veronica earned her revenge by sending CT straight to the Redemption House. Will these two Vets be able to put their differences aside and claim another Challenge victory?

Challenge 2000

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Stratos-Fear Road Rules Completed
2 Demolition Derby LOSE
3 Wheel of Wrestling LOSE
4 Snake Wrangling WIN
5 Redneck Games WIN
6 Mud Football WIN
7 Swamp Buggy Racing WIN
9 Homemade Swimsuit Contest LOSE
10 Stir Crazy WIN
11 Handsome Reward WINNER
Tobacco Free LOSE

Notes

  • Veronica received $11,254 from the Road Rules team bank account.

Battle of the Seasons (2002)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Hang Man Yes OUT

Battle of the Sexes

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1/2 Sergeant Says Women SAFE
3 Dead Man's Drop SAFE
4 Tree House SAFE
5 Breath-Hold Bungee SAFE
7 Seven Rings of Saturn SAFE
8 Freeze Your Butt Off SAFE
9 People Mover SAFE
10 Battle of the Opposite Sexes SAFE
11 Leaky River SAFE
12 Stairway to Heaven OUT

The Gauntlet

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Snake Soup Road Rules SAFE
2 Masquerade SAFE
3 Mud Bath SAFE
4 I Scream SAFE
5 Holey Canoe SAFE
6 Heavyweight Hustle SAFE
7 Sink My Ship SAFE
8 Red Barron SAFE
9 Inferno SAFE
10 Rolling On a River SAFE
11 Turntable WIN
12 All Or Nothing SAFE
13 Vertical Sweep SAFE
14/15 Dukes of Saturn WIN
15/16 Gold Rush WINNER

Notes

  • Veronica received $25,555 from the Road Rules team bank account.

The Inferno

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Grope the Rope Road Rules SAFE
2 Bird Feeder SAFE
3 Wreck N' Roll SAFE
4 Climbing Wall SAFE
5 Disco Domino Derby SAFE
6 Balls Out WIN
7 Ultimate Saturn Road Trip SAFE
8 Don't Yank My Chain WIN
9 Come Sail Away SAFE
10 Bungee Bound SAFE
11 Twist and Shoot INFERNO
12 Balcony Swing WIN
13 Fallen Angels SAFE
14/15 Saturn Valet Ballet SAFE
15/16 Window Washing WIN
17 Seven Deadly Sins WINNER

Notes

  • Veronica received $32,500 from the Road Rules team bank account.

Battle of the Sexes 2

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1/2 Dangle Drop Women SAFE
3 Snake Pit Poker SAFE
4 Melt With You SAFE
5 Bombs Away SAFE
6 Junk Boat WIN
7 High Noon SAFE
8 Fill 'Er Up SAFE
9 Sa Wing SAFE
10 Electro Shock SAFE
11 Pop Culture Bike Jump OUT

The Inferno II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Surf Torture Bad Asses SAFE
2 Juice It Up SAFE
3 X Marks the Spot SAFE
4 Run For Your Money SAFE
5 Shirt Off My Back SAFE
6 Dodge Yer Balls SAFE
7 Fill in the Gaps INFERNO
8 Zip Up INFERNO
9 Never Ending Climb SAFE
10 What a Drag SAFE
11 Riddle Me This SAFE
12 Time to Ride SAFE
13 If Memory Serves SAFE
14 Crab Grab SAFE
15 Heart Rate Bungee SAFE
16 Montezuma's Revenge LOSER

Elimination History

Episode Inferno Opponent Result
8 That's a Wrap WIN

Notes

  • Veronica received $10,000 from the Bad Asses team bank account.

The Ruins

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Chain Gang Champions SAFE
2 Swing On By SAFE
3 Repo Race SAFE
4 Burning Bridge SAFE
5 Block Party SAFE
6 Fruits of Your Labor OUT

Elimination History

Episode Ruins Opponent Result
6 Hog Tie OUT

Champs vs. Pros

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Against the Ropes Champs OUT

Elimination History

Episode Arena Opponent Result
1 Pull No Punches OUT

Notes

  • Veronica raised $1,000 for Planned Parenthood for participating in the season.

XXX: Dirty 30

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 The Purge SAFE
Blue Team WIN
SAFE
2/3 Cool Under Fire XX
3/4 Battle Royale Green Team WIN
6/7 Pirates' Treasure Nelson WIN
7/8 Ups and Downs Pink Team SAFE
8/9 Talk Thirty to Me SAFE
11/12 Saved by the Bell PRESIDIO
12/13 Blackout Green Team WIN
14 Backstabber OUT

Elimination History

Episode Presidio Opponent Result
12 Web of Lies WIN

Redemption History

Episode Challenge Opponents Result
15 The Final Redemption Challenge OUT

Vendettas

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Get Off the Rock SAFE
2/3 Who's Got Balls? SAFE
3/4 #Vendettas SAFE
4/5 Food Wars Team 5 SAFE
6/7 Gasping for Air Team 2 SAFE
7/8 Puppet Master Blue Team OUT

Elimination History

Episode Ring Opponent Result
7/8 Crazy 8 OUT

Notes

  • Veronica was medically disqualified from the game during the "Crazy 8" elimination due to injuring her finger.

Final Reckoning

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Opening Challenge SAFE
2/3 Wreck Yourself SAFE
5 Shark Bait OUT

Redemption History

Episode Apocalypse Partner Opponents Result
10 Pyramid Schemers Not Selected OUT

Trivia

  • Veronica and Yes Duffy are the first contestants to be eliminated from a Challenge season.
  • Veronica and Evelyn Smith share the record for the most Challenge season wins by a female contestant, with three each.
  • Veronica holds the record for the most daily challenge wins by a female contestant, with 48.
  • Veronica is the first contestant to be medically disqualified from an elimination, followed by Jay Starrett and Kyle Christie.
  • Veronica holds the record for being the oldest female contestant to compete on a Challenge season, having been 40 during Final Reckoning.
  • Veronica, Camila Nakagawa, and Jenna Compono share the record for the most Challenge seasons being sent home without formally losing an elimination by a female contestant, with three each.
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