‘The Challenge: All Stars’: KellyAnne Judd Says Men Had an Advantage Over Women in Final
The Challenge: All-Stars’ final challenge featured a point system where the player, male or female, who accumulated the most points walked away with the win. Following the season, KellyAnne Judd spoke about perceived inequality in the finals, believing other elements should’ve been included to “equalize” it.
KellyAnne Judd returned for ‘The Challenge: All Stars’
The Real World: Sydney star KellyAnne Judd made her Challenge debut in 2008 for The Island.
She performed reasonably well but got eliminated shortly before the finals. The Texas native returned for The Ruins (2009), where she put up her best performance, eliminating two heavy hitters before competing for the grand prize.
Although she came up short, The Real World star took home $13,300. KellyAnne returned twice more for Battle of the Bloodlines (2016) and Rivals III (2016) but didn’t make it back to the finals.
Following a five-year break, the 35-year-old came back for spinoff All-Stars.
She finished third overall
The Real World star put up another great performance, winning two daily missions. KellyAnne made it to the finals without seeing an elimination, even though she periodically received votes at deliberations.
For the final challenge, competitors had to pair up and complete a series of checkpoints, switching partners after each one, earning points based on their placement. By the end of the two days, the competitor who had the most points took home the crown and $500,000.
KellyAnne did well throughout the challenges, although she struggled with the eating portion, and finished in the top several times. For the last checkpoint, the players had to race up a mountain where the winner would receive double points.
The 35-year-old was the first woman to finish the final challenge, but it wasn’t enough to catch winner Yes Duffy. She placed third overall, tied with Jonna Mannion.
KellyAnne spoke about inequality in the final
Following the episode, KellyAnne live-tweeted her experience in the last mission, mainly with the “horrific” food. She noted the Carolina Reapers are as hot as they seem and explained how difficult it was for her to consume the meat.
According to The Challenge star, the players had to chew for a long time to swallow, and the food got “colder and harder” the longer it took them. She also pointed out the perceived inequality between men and women in another series of tweets about the finals.
The 35-year-old explained she thought the season shouldn’t have had “separate days for guy and girl eliminations” since the final challenge included “no equalizers” and only one person won. “Like who cares if Kendal Sheppard was a threat to the women if the guys could still beat her up a mountain.”
In response to a fan who claimed the point system served as an equalizer, KellyAnne called it “great” but noted the second day should have had the “same style” as the first day.
Additionally, she claimed the final should’ve included a mental instead of the physical checkpoints, or one where “testosterone didn’t come into play.”
Some viewers replied, noting they see men and women as equal, and she responded with, “when we say we are equal, we are saying we don’t matter less than men. We shouldn’t have to work twice as hard to have the same opportunities.” The Challenge: All-Stars airs on Paramount+.