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The Challenge

Battle of the Exes II takes twenty six of the most infamous former flames, recent splits, and fresh faces from other MTV reality series, to Panama for one of the most explosive Challenge formats yet. Once paired up with their exes, these competitors must overcome their past in order to face the present, if they want a shot at claiming their share of the 350,000 grand prize. Will romances be rekindled or will unresolved issues ruin these pairs? Between the bitter rivalries, jealous lovers, and demanding challenges, it'll take the ultimate couple to withstand the pressures of the game. And with a brand new, mid-season twist that will shock the cast like never before, the stakes have never been higher for these exes to work as teams.​ Season will be dedicated to Diem Brown and Ryan Knight.​

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Jess and Anastasia

Anastasia and Jessica

Fresh off their stint on The Real World: Portland, Anastasia and Jessica may be far more at home at a makeup counter than they are on the playing field. Jessica quips, "Anastasia the athlete... said no one ever! Sports have never really been her thing from what I understand. But we're gonna change that." Jessica may be more physically capable than her willowy partner, but her perpetually sunny attitude rubs Anastasia the wrong way. Anastasia vents, "I can't believe I have to work with Miss Bubblegum Princess Sugar Walking on Cloud Nine girl. She is so annoying to me!" This team quickly makes waves when Anastasia hooks up with one of the game's most notorious troublemakers, infuriating another girl in the house. Will Anastasia's new romance win her a valuable ally? Or will this pair of princesses melt down in a hurry?

Follow Anastasia on Twitter: @QueenBirdness

Follow Jessica on Twitter: @MTVJess

Diem and Aneesa

Aneesa and Diam

Aneesa and Diem's rivalry was born on The Duel, when Aneesa chose Diem to go into elimination after promising to keep her safe. Diem ended up going home and giving Aneesa the silent treatment. Diem recalls, "It's been a long time, but once someone makes you not trust them, it's hard to regain that." Since we last saw Diem in the finals of Battle of the Exes, she successfully beat ovarian cancer a second time and is now in remission. But despite her fighting spirit, Diem still struggles with confidence and reverts to old patterns when she hooks up with former flame CT! Aneesa is skeptical of her romantic reunion, explaining, "Anyone who messes with CT is playing with fire. Emotionally, she could be setting herself up for failure." Diem may seem angelic, but this veteran has a tilted halo...and perhaps a devil on her shoulder.

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Follow Diem on Twitter: @DiemBrownMTV

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Camila and Jemmye

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?

Follow Camila on Twitter: @camilaMTV

Follow Jemmye on Twitter: @JemmyeMTV

Cooke and Naomi

Cooke and Naomi

On The Real World: Back to Las Vegas, Cooke and Naomi clashed over their mutual affections for their roommate Leroy. Now, these onetime romantic rivals are each other's only allies. Naomi vents, "Cooke is an over-competitor and overachiever. I feel like she might be a bitch." One of the most physically mismatched teams in Rivals II, Cooke is a fitness fanatic who plays on the Philippine national soccer team, while New York City girl Naomi is one of the least athletic players in the game. Although Naomi hopes to use this perceived weakness to her advantage, Cooke worries that her partner doesn't have the desire and toughness needed to win. "The girl can't even run a mile. I could run 10. I'll definitely need to have a lot of patience with Naomi and really help her to believe in herself," Cooke confesses. Can Cooke coach Naomi to a win? Or will this pair crumble under pressure?

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Follow Naomi on Twitter: @NaomiMTV

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Jasmine and Theresa

What could possibly fill a 90 lb. girl with so much rage that she put her hand through a mirror? Well, her name is "Theresa." Jasmine recalls, "I just looked in the mirror and saw Theresa and just knocked it clean in one hit. If she keeps it up with me it might be her face this time." Although both claim to have mellowed and matured since nearly coming to blows, this feisty pair is still as combustible as fuel meeting flame. Jasmine arrives in Thailand reeling from her father's death and is determined to win this Challenge in his memory while Theresa hopes to finally learn how to separate emotions from the game. She explains, "I have a history of having a temper and I just have to prove that's not who I am and that's not what I'm about." However, Theresa's plans for redemption may be foiled when she hooks up with a big game player, sending shock waves through the house. Can this volatile pair keep it together? Or is another seven years of bad luck in their future?

Follow Jasmine on Twitter: @JazMTV

Follow Theresa on Twitter: @TheresaMTV