Meet the Cast of MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals II

Diem Brown will be back on "The Challenge: Rivals 2," which premieres July 10 on MTV.  MTV

They're back! Starting Wednesday, July 10, 32 cast members from past Real World and Challenge seasons will be battling it out for $350,000 on MTV's The Challenge: Rivals II.

The show's premise is sure to create drama — 16 women and 16 men will be divided into two-person teams, with one of their most bitter rivals serving as their partner. The rivals will have to work together to win — all while competing in strenuous activities in the show's atypical fashion. The season was filmed in Thailand, where 2009's Challenge: The Ruins was shot.

Surprisingly, exes Diem Brown and CT Tamburello will both be back, competing on separate teams this time around. The couple became a fan favorite during 2007's The Duel after Tamburello helped Brown recover from ovarian cancer, but split two years later. Despite the time apart, the former flames endured many tension-filled moments on The 2009's Duel II and then on 2012's Battle of the Exes.

Brown is currently in remission after a second bout of cancer, but hints to Us Weekly that competing alongside her temperamental ex was not easy. "Things are more complicated than ever!" she says. 

2011 Challenge: Rivals winner Paula Meronek is also competing again, as well as Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio, who's a four-time Challenge winner, having won in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Devenanzio holds the title of having won the most challenge prize money ever — totaling $266,543 thus far. 

Us Weekly has the exclusive first look at the rest of the rivals who will be competing together. See the full list below:

Male Teams

CT (RW: Paris) & Wes (RW: Austin)

Jordan (RW: Portland) & Marlon (RW: Portland)

Knight (RW: New Orleans) & Preston (RW: New Orleans)

Zach (RW: San Diego) & Trey (RW: St. Thomas)

Dunbar (RW: Sydney) & Tyrie (RW: Denver)

Frank (RW San Diego) & Johnny (RW: Key West)

Derek (RW: Cancun) & Robb (RW: St. Thomas)

Ty (RW: DC) & Leroy: (RW: Las Vegas)

Female Teams

Paula (RW: Key West) & Emily (RW: DC)

Sarah (RW: Brooklyn) & Trishelle (RW: Las Vegas)

Nany (RW: Las Vegas) & Jonna (RW: Cancun)

Cooke (RW: Las Vegas) & Naomi (RW: Las Vegas)

Camila (The Challenge: Cutthroat) & Jemmye (RW: New Orleans)

Anastasia (RW: Portland) & Jessica (RW: Portland)

Diem (Fresh Meat Challenge) & Aneesa (RW: Chicago)

Jasmine (RW: Cancun) & Theresa (Fresh Meat II)

The Challenge: Rivals II premieres July 10 at 10 p.m. on MTV. 

Tell Us: Who are you rooting for? 

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