‘The Challenge: USA’ Cast & Format Revealed, Includes Several Winners

'The Challenge: USA' cast photo

CBS 'The Challenge: USA' cast photo

The world of “The Challenge” is expanding again and this time, viewers can see fan favorites and winners from “Survivor,” “Big Brother, “The Amazing Race” and “Love Island” compete against each other for the first time on “The Challenge: USA.” On June 8, CBS announced the stacked 28-member cast list for the season and gave more insight into the show’s format.

The show, which will premiere with a 90-minute episode on Wednesday, July 6, at 9:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on CBS, will also be hosted by TJ Lavin like the regular “Challenge.” Following that premiere, new episodes will air every Wednesday at 9 p.m. According to the network’s press release, “Players have proven they can ‘outwit, outlast and outplay’ their competition and ‘expect the unexpected,’ but now, for the first time in ‘The Challenge’ history, they will compete in the most grueling mental and physical competitions they have ever faced” with a $500,000 reward on the line. Here is a hint of what’s to come:

Upon arrival, the CBS reality titans are given $1,000 to start their individual challenge accounts, and they quickly discover they must battle to keep and increase their handsome reward. In each episode, an algorithm pairs contestants who will face off to earn money for their accounts by winning challenges or eliminating their opponents.

Because contestants will be “paired with a randomly selected competitor every episode,” it will make it difficult for them to make alliances and solid game plans. “Players must adapt to survive the game and protect their challenge accounts,” the press release states. In addition to the prize money, the players are also competing for their place on “The Challenge: Global Championship” which will stream on Paramount+.

Read on for the cast list and their stats, and find the short promo below:


All New Challenge: USA promo | CBSMTV’s The Challenge is coming to CBS summer 2022! But this time with the cast from Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, and Love Island.2022-05-24T03:24:35Z

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There Are 14 Female Competitors, Including a Winner of ‘Love Island’ & ‘Survivor’

Alyssa Lopez, 25

Alyssa Lopez

CBSAlyssa Lopez’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Big Brother 23″
  • One of 6 cast members of “Big Brother 23” on “The Challenge: USA”
  • Placed 7th overall

Angela Rummans, 30

Angela Rummans

CBSAngela Rummans’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Big Brother 20″
  • Placed 4th overall

Azah Awasum, 31

Azah Awasum

CBSAzah Awasum’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Big Brother 23″
  • One of 6 cast members of “Big Brother 23” on “The Challenge: USA”
  • Placed 3rd overall

Cashay Proudfoot, 26

Cashay Proudfoot

CBSCashay Proudfoot’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Love Island 3″
  • Dumped from the villa on Day 32
  • Was dating Cinco, her co-star from “Love Island 3,” who was also cast on “The Challenge: USA.” The two broke up in late January 2022.

Cayla Platt, 31

Cayla Platt

CBSCayla Platt’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “The Amazing Race 33″
  • Placed 2nd overall with her partner

Cely Vazquez, 26

Cely Vasquez

CBSCely Vazquez’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Love Island 2″
  • Placed 2nd overall with her partner

Desi Williams, 32

Desi Williams

CBSDesi Williams’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers,” season 35 of “Survivor”
  • Placed 11th overall

Justine Ndiba, 27

Justine Ndiba

CBSJustine Ndiba’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Love Island 2″
  • Won her season of “Love Island 2”

Kyra Green, 25

Kyra Green

CBSKyra Green’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Love Island 1″
  • Dumped from the villa on Day 24

Sarah Lacina, 37

Sarah Lacina

CBSSarah Lacina’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Survivor: Cagayan,” season 28 of “Survivor”
  • Also appeared on “Survivor: Game Changers,” season 34, and “Survivor: Winners at War,” season 40
  • Placed 11th on “Survivor: Cagayan”
  • Won her season of “Survivor: Game Changers”
  • Placed 4th on “Survivor: Winners at War”

Shan Smith, 35

Shan Smith

CBSShan Smith’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Survivor 41″
  • Placed 8th overall

Shannon St. Clair, 26

Shannon St. Clair

CBSShannon St. Clair’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Love Island 3″
  • Left the villa on Day 31 after her partner had a family emergency

Tasha Fox, 45

Tasha Fox

CBSTasha Fox’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Survivor: Cagayan,” season 28 of “Survivor”
  • Also appeared on “Survivor: Cambodia,” season 31 of “Survivor”
  • Placed 6th overall on “Survivor: Cagayan”
  • Was the co-runner-up on “Survivor: Cambodia”

Tiffany Mitchell, 41

Tiffany Mitchell

CBSTiffany Mitchell’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Big Brother 23″
  • One of 6 cast members of “Big Brother 23” on “The Challenge: USA”
  • Placed 6th overall
  • Won “America’s Favorite Houseguest”

There Are 14 Male Competitors, Including Winners of ‘Survivor’ & ‘The Amazing Race’

Ben Driebergen, 39

Ben Driebergen

CBSBen Driebergen’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers,” season 35 of “Survivor”
  • Also appeared on “Survivor: Winners at War,” season 40 of “Survivor”
  • Won his season of “Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers”
  • Placed 5th on “Survivor: Winners at War”

Cashel Barnett, 27

Cashel Barnett

CBSCashel Barnett’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Love Island 1″
  • Dumped from the villa on Day 17

Danny McCray, 34

Danny McCray

CBSDanny McCray’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Survivor 41″
  • Placed 6th overall

David Alexander, 32

David Alexander

CBSDavid Alexander’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Big Brother 21″
  • Also appeared on “Big Brother: All-Stars,” season 22 of “Big Brother”
  • Placed 16th on “Big Brother 21”
  • Placed 8th on “Big Brother: All-Stars”

Derek Xiao, 25

Derek Xiao

CBSDerek Xiao’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Big Brother 23″
  • One of 6 cast members of “Big Brother 23” on “The Challenge: USA”
  • Placed 10th overall

Domenick Abbate, 43

Domenick Abbate

CBSDomenick Abbate’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Survivor: Ghost Island,” season 36 of “Survivor”
  • Placed 2nd overall

Enzo Palumbo, 44

Enzo Palumbo

CBSEnzo Palumbo’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Big Brother 12″
  • Also appeared on “Big Brother: All-Stars,” season 22 of “Big Brother”
  • Placed 3rd on “Big Brother 12”
  • Placed 2nd on “Big Brother: All-Stars”

James Wallington, 32

James Wallington

CBSJames Wallington’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “The Amazing Race 32″
  • Won his season of “The Amazing Race 32” with his partner

Javonny Vega, 27

Javonny Vega

CBSJavonny Vega’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Love Island 3″
  • Dumped from the villa on Day 17

Kyland Young, 30

Kyland Young

CBSKyland Young’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Big Brother 23″
  • One of 6 cast members of “Big Brother 23” on “The Challenge: USA”
  • Placed 4th overall

Leo Temory, 35

Leo Temory

CBSLeo Temory’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “The Amazing Race 23″
  • Also appeared on “The Amazing Race: All-Stars,” season 24 of “The Amazing Race” and “The Amazing Race 31”
  • Placed 4th on “The Amazing Race 23” with his partner
  • Placed 4th on “The Amazing Race: All-Stars” with his partner
  • Placed 3rd on “The Amazing Race 31”

Melvin “Cinco” Holland Jr., 26

Melvin 'Cinco' Holland Jr.

CBSMelvin ‘Cinco’ Holland Jr.’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Love Island 3″
  • Dumped from the villa on Day 25
  • Was dating Cashay, his co-star from “Love Island 3,” who was also cast on “The Challenge: USA.” The two broke up in late January 2022.

Tyson Apostol, 42

Tyson Apostol

CBSTyson Apostol’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Survivor: Tocantins,” season 18 of “Survivor”
  • Also appeared on “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains,” season 20 of “Survivor,” “Survivor: Blood vs. Water,” season 27 of “Survivor,” and “Survivor: Winners at War,” season 40 of “Survivor”
  • Won his season of “Survivor: Blood vs. Water,” season 27
  • Placed 8th on “Survivor: Tocantins”
  • Placed 15th on “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains”
  • Placed 11th on “Survivor: Winners at War”

Xavier Prather, 28

Xavier Prather

CBSXavier Prather’s cast photo for ‘The Challenge: USA’

  • Original season: “Big Brother 23″
  • Won his season of “Big Brother 23”
  • One of 6 cast members of “Big Brother 23” on “The Challenge: USA”

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