Nelson Thomas
Original Season AYTO? 3
Born November 3, 1988
Hometown San Marcos, Texas
Game Summary
Challenges Rivals III
Invasion of the Champions (final)
XXX: Dirty 30
Eliminations 6 (5 wins, 1 loss)
Money Won $36,250
Social Media
Twitter MTV_NellyT
Instagram mtv_nellyt


Rivals III

Episode Challenge Partner Result
3 Dirty Laundry Amanda SAFE
4/5 Out on a Limb JUNGLE
6 Laps of Judgement SAFE
7 Road to Nowhere OUT

Note: Nelson and Amanda were brought into the competition prior to the "Dirty Laundry" challenge as a replacement team for Leroy and Averey.

Invasion of the Champions

Bio: With one season and one devastating loss under his belt, tough as nails Nelson is ready to take the reins and steer himself to victory. Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Nelson desperately hopes to prove that an inner city kid can rise above and shape his own destiny. He explains, “I came from poverty, I didn't think I was going to college. I fought every day. I did not give up, and I turned my life around. I'm here to win. Point blank.” Roaring and ready to go, Nelson vows to take on anyone and anything in order to be the best. But when tensions rise and another Underdog’s game backs Nelson into a corner, his red-hot temper will flare. Will Nelson be able to put his pride aside and let sleeping dogs lie? Or will this cocky competitor blow his chances by biting off more than he can chew?

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1/2 The Over Under N/A SAFE
3 Shell Shocked Amanda SAFE
4 Caged and Confused N/A FORTRESS
5/6 Knockout Underdogs SAFE
7 Roll with the Punches SAFE
9/10 Fallout SAFE
10 Crossover SAFE
12/13 Caved In SAFE
14/15 Final Challenge Ashley M. SECOND

Money Won: $36,250

XXX: Dirty 30

Bio: Throughout Invasion of the Champions, Nelson touted his loyalty to his alliance. But as the number of folks from his inner circle dwindled, so did Nelson’s devotion. In a three-way elimination, Nelson made a secret double deal: one with his best friend Cory and another with Shane. The knife in Cory’s back was just what Nelson needed to propel himself into the final.

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 The Purge N/A SAFE
Blue Team WIN
2/3 Cool Under Fire WIN
3/4 Battle Royale Blue Team XX
6/7 Pirates' Treasure Veronica WIN
7/8 Ups and Downs Green Team SAFE
8/9 Talk Thirty to Me N/A PRESIDIO
11 Saved by the Bell Team Nelson DQ

Note: Nelson was removed from the competition after punching Derrick K. during a heated altercation.


Bio: Nelson is determined to prove that someone from his original MTV show (aka Are You the One?) is capable of winning The Challenge. On Invasion of the Champions, he made it to the Final and captured an impressive second place (only seconds behind CT). Like his pal Cory, Nelson is determined to knock out veterans like Bananas. Will he make history and finally prove Are You the One? folks can be champions? Or will the old guard come together to knock down this emerging threat?

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result


Rivals III

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
5 Weight For Me Amanda Johnny WIN
7 Chill Out Jamie OUT

Invasion of the Champions

Episode Fortress Opponents Result
4 Thai Rise Anthony WIN
8 Bell Ringer Dario WIN
11/12 Inside Out Cory WIN

XXX: Dirty 30

Episode Presidio Opponent Result
9 Rampage Hunter WIN


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