‘The Challenge’: Beth Stolarczyk Said She’s ‘Happy’ a Fan-Favorite Couldn’t Return for ‘All Stars’ Due to COVID
The Challenge star Beth Stolarczyk got into several memorable fights during her eight-season career. Therefore, she noted her happiness after finding out that a nemesis, who infamously punched her in the face, couldn’t return for All-Stars due to a positive COVID diagnosis.
Beth Stolarczyk got into memorable fights during her Challenge career
After appearing on The Real World: Los Angeles, Ohio native Beth Stolarczyk debuted on competition spinoff The Challenge for its second season in 1999.
As part of the Real World team, she made it to the finals, walking away with a little over $2,000. Beth then went home within the first couple of episodes during Battle of the Seasons (2002) and Battle of the Sexes (2003).
The Real World star returned for The Inferno 2 (2005), but her tendency to gossip caught up with her, and she got into a heated confrontation with Tonya Cooley, who notably threw her clothes into the pool. As a result, Beth quit, claiming she no longer felt safe.
She came back for The Gauntlet 2 and performed well, earning a position as team captain. But, the Ohio native voluntarily gave an elimination to Aneesa Ferreira, initially citing her morals as the reason. However, she recently claimed Aneesa’s “bullying” caused her to leave early.
She returned 13 years later for ‘All Stars‘
Following her premature exit, Beth returned for two more competitions, last competing in The Gauntlet 3 (2008) before agreeing to return for the spinoff, All-Stars.
Although she won the first daily mission alongside her team, Beth found herself in the following elimination as she served as the losing team’s captain. However, Arissa Hill’s surprising decision to quit kept her safe.
The Ohio native landed in the next elimination due to Syrus Yarbough, who she partnered with during the challenge, placed last. Due to a twist, she unexpectedly had to compete with him in the Arena.
Unfortunately, his hurt ankle couldn’t keep up, and the longtime friends were eliminated. Although Beth is known to have drama in the Challenge house, she seemed to get along with the All-Stars cast well.
Beth ‘happy’ Tina Barta caught COVID and couldn’t return for ‘All Stars‘
After she quit The Gauntlet 2, Beth came back for The Duel (2006), where she and fan-favorite Tina Barta repeatedly butt heads. During a daily mission, Tina infamously charged Beth and punched her in the face, resulting in a disqualification from the competition.
The two-time finalist later declared she didn’t care that the physical altercation caused her to lose out on the grand prize money, deeming the punch “worth” it.
Reportedly, Tina had a spot on the All-Stars cast but couldn’t make the show because the Road Rules star caught COVID-19. She and Beth have seemingly not made up as the Ohio native noted her happiness that the fan-favorite came down with the virus, calling it “karma” on a May 2021 episode of Challenge Mania podcast.
The reality star also explained she got along with everyone in the house, even though she noted her hesitance to see Aneesa after their time on Gauntlet 2. The Challenge: All-Stars airs on Paramount+.