Camila Nakagawa
Original Series Spring Break Challenge
Born September 9, 1988 (1988-09-09) (age 30)
Hometown Lincoln, Nebraska
Game Summary
Challenges Cutthroat
Battle of the Exes (won)
Battle of the Seasons (2012)
Rivals II (final)
Free Agents
Battle of the Bloodlines
Rivals III
Invasion of the Champions (final)
XXX: Dirty 30 (won)
Eliminations 13 (9 wins, 4 losses)
Money Won $561,250
Spin-offs Spring Break Challenge (won)
Champs vs. Pros (final)
Champs vs. Stars (2017)
Arenas 1 (1 win)*
Money Raised $1,000
Social Media
Twitter CamilaMTV
Instagram camilamtv



Bio: Camila was one of the winners of Spring Break Challenge and is here to prove that she can make it in the big leagues, as well. This exotic beauty was born in São Paola, Brazil and has lived in the United States for ten years. Currently, she is a student as the University of Nebraska, where she studies International Business and Journalism. New to the game, Camila brings a fresh perspective to the competition and is ready for whatever comes her way, boasting, "I'm definitely tough enough to stay here. I'll do whatever it takes. I've never done this before, but we'll see how it goes."

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Gas Problems Red Team GULAG
2 Brain Buster SAFE
3 Bed Head WIN
4 Bottleneck Stampede WIN
5 Surf's Up GULAG
6 Sky Hook SAFE
7 Gimme a Hand OUT


Bio: Camila first appeared on Spring Break Challenge, but the Brazilian native left her mark on Cutthroat, where her outspoken manner drew the unwanted attention of the house mean girls. Despite verbal attacks and accusations of theft from her female competitors, this fiery beauty fought her way through seven rounds of competition, proving that she had heart, in addition to her sassy attitude. This time around, Camila is paired up with one of her former tormentors, and the two will have to put their differences aside if they want a shot at victory.

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 High Dive Theresa SAFE
2 Car Crusher SAFE
3 Sync or Swim OUT

Battle of the Exes

Bio: Camila became attracted to Johnny on Cutthroat, but Johnny kept things friendly as he had a girlfriend at home. However, the rumor mill was abuzz that the twosome may have been more than friends. Camila describes their complicated relationship, "People like to talk about what they don't know, but me and Johnny, we're close. So I don't blame them!" Now a newly single man, Johnny definitely doesn't rule out exploring things more with Camila stating, "Circumstances have changed in my life and I basically have free rein to do things I wasn't able to do before!" Watch these two to see if their warming relationship will heat up, and how it may affect their game.

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Give Me Some Honey Johnny WIN
2 Hook Up SAFE
3 Mental Connection SAFE
4 Rolling in the Deep WIN
5 Don't Rock the Boat SAFE
6 Lube Me Up WIN
7/8 Race to the Altar SAFE
8/9 Feel the Burn DOME
9/10 Viking Quest WINNER

Money Won: $76,250

Battle of the Seasons (2012)

Bio: Our seven Real World teams got a rude awakening when Team Fresh Meat arrived as the "surprise" team on Battle of the Seasons. Brandon, Camila, Eric, and Cara Maria bring toughness and experience to the table, but could their late entrance to the game be a disadvantage? As Cara Maria explains, "Being the surprise team, all it does is single us out, there is nothing good about it." Camila arrives in Turkey fresh off her victory in Battle of the Exes, while Eric went a long way toward shedding his "Big Easy" nickname, losing 70 lbs since his last Challenge appearance. "People wanted to use my size against me and let's just see what people want to say about me now," he boasts. Armed with newfound confidence, Eric unexpectedly finds love with one of the game's biggest divas. Rounding out the team is two-time finalist Cara Maria and veteran Brandon, who hopes to redeem himself after making an early exit on Rivals. "For whatever reason, I always get the short end of the stick when it comes to a team or a partner. I'm back to try to prove that I can lead a team to a Final," Brandon declares. Will Fresh Meat's social game measure up to their muscle? Or will drama derail this dysfunctional bunch?

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 Don't Cross Me Brandon
Cara Maria
2 Oil Change ARENA
3 Hook, Line and Sinker SAFE
4/5 Don't Weigh Me Down Eric DQ

Note: During the "Water Torture" Arena, Eric grew frustrated and quit when he determined that his weight prevented him from competing in the Arena, despite being in the lead. As a result Camila was disqualified, no longer having any partners.

Rivals II

Bio: Undoubtedly the feistiest duo on Rivals II, Camila and Jemmye bring explosive personalities, short fuses, and a couple of gnarly accents to the game. While these two have proven they can hang in any physical competition, communication will be their real challenge. Jemmye explains, "I honestly think Camila and I need a translator. Half the time I have no clue what she's saying." But if this pair can keep their tempers in check and learn to trust each other, they could go all the way. A former Division I athlete, Jemmye is no slouch when it comes to performing in challenges, but Camila's unfiltered emotional outbursts could jeopardize their social game. Will fireworks fly when Brazilian brass meets Southern sass? Or will this explosive duo flame out in a flash?

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Game of Inches Jemmye SAFE
2 XXX Games SAFE
3 Mind Over Splatter SAFE
4 Stumped SAFE
5 Frog Smash SAFE
6 Frenemies JUNGLE
7 Blind Leading the Blind SAFE
8 Swingers WIN
9 Rampage SAFE
10/11 Color Correction JUNGLE
11 Dream Island THIRD

Money Won: $7,500

Free Agents

Bio: While several of her fellow competitors have made it to a final, Camila is the only girl on Free Agents who knows the thrill of Challenge victory. After winning Battle of the Exes, Camila advanced to the finals of Rivals II, but finished a disappointing third. She’s ready to redeem that performance, stating, “I’m at that point in my Challenge history that I want that big money no matter what. I don’t care who I have to cross. I will do what I have to do.” Fearless and feisty, this Brazilian bombshell doesn’t flinch when it comes to daring physical feats or dishing out a verbal assault. Can Camila keep her temper in check long enough to make another final? Or will an emotional meltdown send her packing?

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 Out on a Ledge Team Red SAFE
2 Auto Body Rally Preston SAFE
3 Bar Crawl Team Brandon WIN
4 Bounce Out Team Yellow SAFE
5 Piggy Back Team Yellow SAFE
6 Smarty Pants N/A OUT

Battle of the Bloodlines

Bio: The only thing that can make fierce Brazilian-born vet Camila more explosively volatile is when her feisty, younger sister Larissa joins her in the game. This hotheaded set of South American sisters takes the competition by storm and threatens anyone who stands in their way. When little sister gets into a no-holds-barred scream-fest with another competitor, overprotective Camila is right behind her and twice as angry. Camila warns, “If you want to piss me off, mess with my sister. Anybody that hurts her or tries to hurt her will get hurt by me.” It’ll take extreme willpower for Camila and Larissa to focus their scathing aggression into a win before their tempers implode their chances.

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 Water Battle Larissa SAFE
2 Family Dinner SAFE
3/4 Meet Me Halfway Red Team OUT

Rivals III

Bio: Hot-tempered Camila got into an intense shouting match with lightning rod Tony on Battle of the Bloodlines. Now that they’re paired up, Camila is blown away by Tony’s boyish naivety and arrogance, seething, “I’m stuck with that douchebag? He’s just such a big child.” Putting gunpowder and dynamite on the same team is a dangerous proposition, and Tony worries, “I’m going to have to walk on eggshells! She’s so emotionally unstable and can be so mean. I have to keep it in check, but I still have to be myself.” Fireworks will be launched one way or the other, but can their outbursts be channeled back into the competition? Or is this team destined to implode in fiery fashion? Either way, look for both of these fighters to tame their combative tendencies with some shocking house hookups.

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1/2 Give Me Some Slack Tony SAFE
3 Dirty Laundry SAFE
4/5 Out on a Limb SAFE
6 Laps of Judgement JUNGLE
7 Road to Nowhere SAFE
8 N/A DQ

Note: Prior to the "Up All Night" challenge, Camila and Tony were disqualified from the competition after they engaged in a drunken, disorderly and near-violent altercation with each other.

Invasion of the Champions

Bio: After an intense argument with Tony sent her packing on Rivals III, Camila returns to pulverize the competition. Born in Brazil and raised in the US, Camila is no stranger to The Challenge. After 8 seasons and one win, her mission is to try to reform her dramatically destructive persona. She asserts, “I need to put the Camilanator aside. I don’t want the drama. This season’s going to be different. I just want to come in to win.” Camila may have renewed focus, but decides to let loose and mix a little business with pleasure when she seduces a charming young competitor. However, when a hotheaded Underdog tries to push her buttons, she’ll have to stop the Camilanator from reemerging.

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
5/6 Knockout Champions SAFE
7 Roll with the Punches SAFE
8 Curry Up SAFE
9/10 Fallout WIN
10 Crossover SAFE
11/12 X-It SAFE
12/13 Caved In FORTRESS
14/15 Final Challenge CT SECOND

Money Won: $27,500

Note: Camila invaded the competition prior to the "Knockout" challenge as part of a season twist.

XXX: Dirty 30

Bio: Simply put, the Camilinator is no stranger to controversial moves. Whether by accident or not, she tossed aside another Rival III team’s key during a challenge and then denied it (even when it was caught it on tape). Next, on Invasion of the Champions, Camila’s possible rogue streak continued to the misfortune of her friend (Cara Maria) when Camila wrapped her body in ropes in order to hang on longer. Camila will be a hard champ to shake off -- even in a house full of similarly scheming players.

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 The Purge N/A WIN
2/3 Cool Under Fire WIN
3/4 Battle Royale Blue Team SAFE
6/7 Pirates' Treasure Leroy SAFE
7/8 Ups and Downs Dark Blue Team WIN
8/9 Talk Thirty to Me N/A WIN
11/12 Saved by the Bell Team Hunter WIN
12/13 Blackout Pink Team PRESIDIO
14 Backstabber N/A PRESIDIO
15/16 X Marks the Spot Derrick K. SAFE
Snaking Your Way Back In N/A WIN
16/17 Final Challenge Jordan WINNER
Derrick K.

Money Won: $450,000



Episode Gulag Opponent Result
1 Handcuffs WIN
5 Pole Me Over WIN
7 Die Hard OUT


Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
3 Door Jam OUT

Battle of the Exes

Episode Dome Partner Opponents Result
8/9 X Battle WIN

Battle of the Seasons (2012)

Episode Arena Partner Opponents Result
2 Balls Out WIN
4 Water Torture DQ

Rivals II

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
6 Catch-22 WIN
10/11 Hanging by a Thread WIN

Free Agents

Episode Elimination Opponent Result
6 Looper OUT

Invasion of the Champions

Episode Fortress Opponent Result
12 Knot So Fast WIN

XXX: Dirty 30

Episode Presidio Opponent Result
13 Body Check WIN
14 The Reel World WIN

Spin-off Gameplay

Spring Break Challenge

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Melt with You Team Susie SAFE
2 Turntable ELIM
3 Bird Feeder WIN
4 Balls In WIN
5 Hodge Podge SAFE
Assembly Required WINNER

Champs vs. Pros

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 Against the Ropes Champs SAFE
2 Tailgate BBQ SAFE
3/4 Out of Bounds SAFE
4 Keep Your Eye on the Prize SAFE
5 Over the Line SAFE
6 No Guts, No Glory SAFE
Final Challenge Wes THIRD

Money Raised: $1,000

Champs vs. Stars (2017)

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Tow Truck Champs DQ

Note: Camila was disqualified following the "Tow Truck" challenge after physically assaulting a crew member and destroying property.

Spin-off Eliminations

Spring Break Challenge

Episode Elimination Team Opponent Result
2 Dangle Drop Team Susie Team Evelyn WIN



  • Camila and Jozea Flores are the only cast members to debut on a spin-off season before participating in a full Challenge season.
  • Despite never actually debuting on Fresh Meat or Fresh Meat II, Camila was a member of Team Fresh Meat on Battle of the Seasons.
  • Camila and Chris Tamburello share the record for most Challenge seasons being sent home without formally losing an elimination round, with three each.
  • Camila and Jordan Wiseley share the record for most money won in a Challenge season, with $450,000 each.
Cutthroat Cast Members
Medically Removed
Rivals Cast Members
JohnnyRivalsIcon TylerRivalsIcon
EvelynRivalsIcon PaulaRivalsIcon
KennyRivalsIcon WesRivalsIcon
CaraMariaRivalsIcon LaurelRivalsIcon
LeroyRivalsIcon MichaelRivalsIcon
JennRivalsIcon MandiRivalsIcon
AdamKRivalsIcon CTRivalsIcon
JasmineRivalsIcon JonnaRivalsIcon
EvanRivalsIcon NehemiahRivalsIcon
KatelynnRivalsIcon SarahRivalsIcon
BrandonRivalsIcon TyRivalsIcon
CamilaRivalsIcon TheresaRivalsIcon
Camila & Theresa
DavisRivalsIcon TyrieRivalsIcon
AneesaRivalsIcon RobinRivalsIcon
Finalist (Disqualified)
Battle of the Exes Cast Members
JohnnyExesIcon CamilaExesIcon
Johnny & Camila
CTExesIcon DiemExesIcon
TyExesIcon EmilyExesIcon
MarkExesIcon RobinExesIcon
DunbarExesIcon PaulaExesIcon
AneesaExesIcon RachelExesIcon
AbramExesIcon CaraMariaExesIcon
TyrieExesIcon JasmineExesIcon
LeroyExesIcon NaomiExesIcon
DustinExesIcon HeatherExesIcon
WesExesIcon MandiExesIcon
VinnyExesIcon SarahExesIcon
NateExesIcon PriscillaExesIcon
Medically Removed
Rivals II Cast Members
CTRivals2Icon WesRivals2Icon
EmilyRivals2Icon PaulaRivals2Icon
FrankRivals2Icon JohnnyRivals2Icon
CaraMariaExesIcon CookeRivals2Icon
JordanRivals2Icon MarlonRivals2Icon
CamilaRivals2Icon JemmyeRivals2Icon
Camila & Jemmye
AneesaRivals2Icon DiemRivals2Icon
KnightRivals2Icon PrestonRivals2Icon
JonnaRivals2Icon NanyRivals2Icon
LeroyRivals2Icon TyRivals2Icon
JasmineRivals2Icon TheresaRivals2Icon
TreyRivals2Icon ZachRivals2Icon
DerekRivals2Icon RobbRivals2Icon
SarahRivals2Icon TrishelleRivals2Icon
AnastasiaRivals2Icon JessicaRivals2Icon
DunbarRivals2Icon TyrieRivals2Icon
Third Place
Rivals III Cast Members
BananasRivals3Icon SarahRivals3Icon
VinceRivals3Icon JennaRivals3Icon
DevinRivals3Icon CheyenneRivals3Icon
DarioRivals3Icon NicoleRivals3Icon
WesRivals3Icon NanyRivals3Icon
NateRivals3Icon ChristinaRivals3Icon
CoryRivals3Icon AshleyRivals3Icon
JamieRivals3Icon KellyAnneRivals3Icon
TonyRivals3Icon CamilaRivals3Icon
Tony & Camila
NelsonRivals3Icon AmandaRivals3Icon
ThomasRivals3Icon SimoneRivals3Icon
JohnnyRivals3Icon JessicaRivals3Icon
BrandonRivals3Icon BrianaRivals3Icon
LeroyRivals3Icon AvereyRivals3Icon
Medically Removed
Champs vs. Pros Cast Members
CaraMariaCvPIcon DarrellCvPIcon
KamerionCvPIcon LindseyCvPIcon
CamilaCvPIcon WesCvPIcon
Camila & Wes
Eliminated at Challenge
Champs vs. Stars (2017) Cast Members
Riff RaffCvSIcon
Eliminated at Challenge
Medically Removed