The Greatest Female Players in Challenge History: #22 — Nany Gonzalez

Michael Alvey
3 min readFeb 22, 2023

12 Seasons: Battle of the Seasons, Rivals II, Free Agents (2nd place), Battle of the Exes II, Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III, War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2, Total Madness, Double Agents (3rd place), Spies, Lies & Allies (4th place), Ride or Dies (2nd place)

12–11 Elimination Record

33 Challenge Wins

Daily Challenges: 7/10

Eliminations: 6.5/10

Finals: 6.5/10

Politics: 7.5/10

A four-time finalist, 0-time winner, Nany is not top 25 when it comes purely competition.

However, when you factor in her political game and her career accomplishments, Nany has worked her way into the top 25 for me.

The first half of her career was fairly unspectacular.

Although she came within eight minutes of being Laurel in the Free Agents final, she was pretty average on her other five seasons.

Her and Bananas did have a nice season on Exes II, winning a mission and four redemption eliminations to get back into the game, but ultimately losing the final elimination to Leroy/Theresa.

In her other four seasons, she went 3–4 with no individual/partner mission wins.

However, Nany has been more successful on her second stint on the show.

She had a great return season on War of the Worlds, as she and Turbo made three tribunals. She lost one of the worst eliminations ever due to Turbo being better at using tape than Wes, resulting in her losing to Georgia.

Nany was on the wrong side of the numbers on War of the Worlds 2, but was able to skate to the final elimination before losing to Ashley.

She continued her poor streak in eliminations on Total Madness, losing to Melissa near the end of the season.

But then Nany reeled off a run of making finals on three consecutive seasons, something only eight other people had ever done in the history of the show.

She beat Gabby in elimination on Double Agents en route to a third-place finish with Leroy.