Another season of MTV’s The Challenge is up and running! Those of us who enjoy watching the show despite (or maybe because of) the booze-filled hi-jinks are rejoicing!
The Ashley has always enjoyed watching this show, despite the fact that she knows these knuckleheads make more money in a two-week party period than most of us will probably make in a decade. While they are entertaining to watch, most of the people that appear on this show are thick-headed drama queens.
However, there is one silver lining on this show: Diem Brown. The Ashley fell in love with Diem when she first appeared on “Fresh Meat.” She is one of the few people on this show that seems to want to do something with her life (other than hook up with people in hot tubs of course).
Here’s five reasons why The Ashley hearts Diem:
1. She survived ovarian cancer.
Diem was diagnosed with Stage 2 ovarian cancer in September 2005, right after she was chosen to be on “Fresh Meat.” She had surgery and a few weeks later headed to Australia for her physical fitness endurance tests for the show. She did the entire “Fresh Meat” challenge while she had cancer, and kept it a secret from almost all of her cast mates for a long time so that she didn’t get special treatment. 2. She tamed CT….at least for a while.
Diem met CT while they were filming “The Duel” in 2006. She had just completed her chemo treatments a few months before. Diem had to take off her wig to compete in a challenge and CT made her feel really good about it. (This is one of my favorite episodes of ‘The Challenge’ ever. You can read more about their romance here!) When CT was on “The Duel” he was nicer, happier and sweeter than we’d ever seen him before…or since. (Maybe having Diem on “Battle of the Exes” will turn CT into a nice guy again?)
3. She started a charity for people with cancer and other ailments.
Diem started MedGift.com, a website that acts as sort of a wedding registry for people who are going through cancer treatments or dealing with other major ailments. Basically, when someone asks the person “Is there anything I can do to help you?” the patient can give them their MedGift link and the person can chose to help by giving the patient one of the things on the registry. It’s really very cool. (For more info on that, click here!)
4. She wasn’t on ‘The Real World’ or ‘Road Rules’
Diem is one of the few cast members of ‘The Challenge’ that didn’t previously appear on ‘The Real World’ or ‘Road Rules.’ This is important because most of the people that have appeared on those shows pretty much did nothing but make out with skeevy people in hot tubs and guzzle Jose Cuervo by the gallon. She’s way too classy to have been one of those people.
5. She’s a vegetarian.
Much like The Ashley, Diem just says no to meat! The Ashley doesn’t preach vegetarianism but it’s always cool to hear that someone The Ashley admires is a veggie too!
No offense to Diem, but she needs to work on her website, especially the verbiage.
Being A cancer survive myself , actually was going under treatment when the duel came out , I look up to her .
I love them I wish I had someone like CT when I was going threw that rough spot.. I think she probably could have done the whole medagift and dated him at the same time, I think he may even would have helped her…
I respect her no matter , she’s sorta my idol , I wanna have my own charity too for cancer patients..
I don’t know. She’s alright I guess. Clearly ct can do better.
loved Diem, but in this new show she’s all omg..I was gonna marry him etcetc boo hoo, Cry me a River Diem. U DUMPED HIM Not the other way around. CT stuck with DIEM and was there for her from day1 when she had to loose the wig on tv and all thru her cancer and hardships… She drops CT becuz she wanted to “Focus” on her. Then CT’s bro is murdered now He’s going thru He;; she says she will be there and she’s a No Show w/ a B.S. explanation! Fast forward 2 the Challenge E2 She just Gives Up!!! I miss the old Diem not this whinning, quitting during a challenge to “punish” her partner Diem. I want the Diem back that took off her wig(with CTs support and cheers) and battle thru the mud(literally) to completely squash her competitors and Win… I know ppl arent gonna like what I’m saying. 1 thing harder than battling cancer is…a Murdered Family member… The fact that she was Not there for CT when she said she would be im so very disappointed. The 1 time he needed her, she sends him a bogus txt abt missing her flight…um, I miss flights all the time…take the next 1.
She is so nice that I actually didn’t want to kill her when she was with CT. He is so friggin HOT but I was like go girl!
She’s an awesome girl, but her name seriously gets on my nerves. I mean, come on, “Diem”? Really? What is that about?
Reason number 6: her name. I like her name, it’s different. My name is so common even my friends can’t find me on facebook. I don’t watch much tv and somehow I love Diem. And I didn’t know she was veg…and she ate meat for the challenge. That is badass, I don’t know if I could do it.
My name is Diem. Its Vietnamese.
I love Diem! I used to always wonder about her and CT while watching the shows he was on. I hope they get back together too! 🙂 and this season of the Challenge is going to be great!
I completely agree. I love diem and I am secretly hoping her and ct get back together and hopefully win! This is gonna be such a good season