Road Rules: South Pacific

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Road Rules: South Pacific
Season 12
Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes18 (including one special)
Release
Original networkMTV
Original releaseMay 19 (2003-05-19) –
September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15)
Season chronology

Road Rules: South Pacific is the twelfth season of the MTV reality television series Road Rules. Taking place in the South Pacific, it was filmed during February and March 2003.[1][2] A casting special aired on May 19, 2003, and the season premiered one week later on May 26, 2003. This season's working title was Road Rules: South Seas, as heard in their first episode when the cast read their welcome letters.

Cast[edit]

Original cast members[edit]

Cast Member Age1 Origin
Abram Boise 20 Bozeman, MT
Cara Zavaleta 22 Bowling Green, OH
Christena Pyle 20 Tampa, FL
Dave Giuntoli[3] 22 St. Louis, MO
Donell Langham 20 Boston, MA
Mary Beth Decker 22 Houston, TX
  • ^Note 1 : At time of filming.

Replacements[edit]

Cast Member Age1 Origin Replaced
Chris Graebe 22 Ellettsville, IN Abram
Tina Barta 21 Lincoln, NE Cara
Jeremy Blossom 19 Parma Heights, OH Donell

Duration of cast[edit]

Cast Member South Pacific Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Christena FEAT
Dave FEAT
Mary Beth FEAT
Chris REP.[a] FEAT
Tina REP.[b] FEAT
Jeremy REP.[c] FEAT
Donell FEAT VOTE[d]
Cara FEAT VOTE[e]
Abram FEAT REM.[f]
Table key
 FEAT  = Cast Member is featured on this episode.
 REP.  = Cast Member replaces another cast member.
 VOTE  = Cast Member is voted out of the show.
 REM.  = Cast Member is removed from the show.
Notes
  1. ^ Chris replaced Abram in Episode 7.
  2. ^ Tina replaced Cara in Episode 10.
  3. ^ Jeremy replaced Donell in Episode 13.
  4. ^ Donell was voted out in Episode 13 as a punishment for losing a mission.
  5. ^ Cara was voted out in Episode 10 as a punishment for losing a mission.
  6. ^ Abram was removed from the show in Episode 7 after physically attacking Donell.

Missions[edit]

# Challenge Result Notes
1 Around the World Completed
2 Buried Alive Completed
3 Strong Man Competition Completed
4 Search for the Cure Completed
5 Family Feud Completed
6 Climb to Jump Completed
7 Strip Tease Completed Abram removed from show for physical violence; Chris replaces him.
8 Catche Me If You Can Failed
9 Rock Diving Completed
10 Glacier Climb Failed Cara voted out; Tina replaces her.
11 Little House on the Prairie Completed
12 Sensory Race Completed
13 Put the Skills to the Test Failed Donell voted out; Jeremy replaces him.
14 Face Off Failed Beat by Road Rules: Campus Crawl
15 Trust Me Completed
16 Grab the Keys Completed

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
1721"Around the World"May 26, 2003 (2003-05-26)
1732"Buried Alive"June 2, 2003 (2003-06-02)
1743"Only the Strong Survive"June 9, 2003 (2003-06-09)
1754"Search for the Cure"June 16, 2003 (2003-06-16)
1765"Climb to Jump"June 23, 2003 (2003-06-23)
1776"Family Feud; Roadies Style"June 30, 2003 (2003-06-30)
1787"Strip Tease"July 7, 2003 (2003-07-07)
1798"Catch Me If you Can"July 14, 2003 (2003-07-14)
1809"Rock Diving"July 21, 2003 (2003-07-21)
18110"Glacier Climb"July 28, 2003 (2003-07-28)
18211"Little House on the Prairie"August 4, 2003 (2003-08-04)
18312"Sensory Race"August 11, 2003 (2003-08-11)
18413"Put the Skills to the Test"August 18, 2003 (2003-08-18)
18514"Face Off"August 25, 2003 (2003-08-25)
18615"Face Off (2)"September 1, 2003 (2003-09-01)
18716"Fire Walk"September 8, 2003 (2003-09-08)
18817"Handsome Reward"September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15)

After filming[edit]

The entire cast of this season was trained in public speaking by American University's Department of Communications.

Cara Zavaleta was named Playmate of the Month for November 2004 after the show had already aired.[4]

In 2005, Chris Graebe and his wife Jenni welcomed their son, Kaden Christopher.[5]

In 2007, Mary Beth Decker welcomed her first son, Gavin.[6]

David Giuntoli has become an actor. He's best known for playing Detective Nick Burkhardt in the TV series Grimm.[7] In 2017, he married Bitsie Tulloch. Their first daughter, Vivian, was born on February 14, 2019.[8]

Jeremy Blossom is the Co-Founder and CEO of Strikepoint Media, he is married and has two kids.[9]

Abram returned to the series as part of the alumni cast of Road Rules 2007: Viewers' Revenge. After dating fellow Challenge cast member Cara Maria Sorbello, Boise proposed to Rachel Missie in 2019.[10] The couple married in Montana on June 1, 2019.[11] In 2020, Boise and Missie announced they were expecting their first child.[12] Their son, Atlas Young Boise, was born on April 22, 2021.[13] The couple separated shortly after.[14]

The Challenge[edit]

Cast Member The Challenges Challenges Won Total Money Earned
Abram Boise The Gauntlet, The Inferno, Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II, The Inferno 3,
The Island, Cutthroat, Battle of the Exes, Battle of the Bloodlines
The Inferno, The Inferno 3 $102,500
Cara Zavaleta The Gauntlet, The Gauntlet 2, The Inferno 3 The Gauntlet $35,555
Christena Pyle The Inferno The Inferno $32,500
Dave Giuntoli The Gauntlet The Gauntlet $25,555
Donell Langham
Mary Beth Decker
Chris Graebe Battle of the Sexes 2 None $0
Tina Barta The Gauntlet, Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II, Fresh Meat, The Duel None $25,000
The Challenge: All Stars (season 2) TBA TBA
Jeremy Blossom The Inferno, The Gauntlet 2 None $0
Challenge in bold indicates that the contestant was a finalist on The Challenge.
Note: Tina appeared on Cutthroat for an elimination.

References[edit]

  1. ^ PLAYMATE POSE JUST ONE FOR THE ‘ROAD’. May 29, 2003.
  2. ^ "Road Rules" Star's Rap Sheet. JUNE 11, 2003.
  3. ^ Seely, Mike (2003-05-28). "Gravy Train; The latest St. Louisan to hop aboard the reality-TV juggernaut sees nothing but green". The Riverfront Times. 27 (22). Archived from the original on 2011-06-19. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  4. ^ Staff. "Cara Zavaleta Miss November 2004". Playboy. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Update on another reality show baby to be". June 5, 2005. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "Road Rules: South Pacific's Mary Beth Decker welcomes a son". October 26, 2007. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  7. ^ "NBC To Give 'Chuck,' 'Grimm' Halloween Debuts". Airlock Alpha. October 9, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  8. ^ Durkan, Deirdre (February 14, 2019). "David Giuntoli and Elizabeth Tulloch Welcome Daughter Vivian". People. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  9. ^ About Jeremy Blossom — jeremyblossom.com - official site
  10. ^ Stone, Natalie (February 15, 2019). "The Challenge's Abram Boise Is Engaged to Rachel Missie: 'Sheer Joy'". Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  11. ^ Todisco, Eric (July 8, 2019). "The Challenge's Abram Boise Is Married to Rachel Missie: 'An Epic Day'". Retrieved February 12, 2020.
  12. ^ Campbell, Kathy (October 10, 2020). "The Challenge's Abram Boise and Wife Rachel Missie Expecting Their 1st Child". Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  13. ^ VanHoose, Benjamin (April 25, 2021). "The Challenge's Abram Boise and Wife Rachel Welcome Their First Baby, Son Atlas". Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  14. ^ Longeretta, Emily (September 10, 2021). "The Challenge's Abram Boise and Rachel Missie Split Less Than 5 Months After Welcoming 1st Child". Retrieved September 30, 2021.

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