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The Real World star Nany González has become a familiar face on MTV The Challenge since her debut in 2012. After 11 seasons, the 33-year-old has hinted at retiring from the competition series.

Nany Gonzalez smiling and posing with MTV logo at press launch
Nany González smiling at press launch | Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

Nany González signals retirement from MTV ‘The Challenge’; seemingly in the process of starting a business

Shortly after The Challenge 37: Spies, Lies, and Allies reunion, three-time finalist Nany González created a new Instagram account for an upcoming esthetic business and posted a photo of the presumed logo.

Many fans took the update as proof that the longtime competitor would retire from the franchise. She has also previously discussed settling down with girlfriend Kaycee Clark, 34, and recently asked her followers for fertility advice.

Additionally, the Real World star has competed since 2012 and hasn’t earned a win, despite appearing in back-to-back finals. Therefore, some believe she thinks it’s time to move on from the show or might take time off before returning at some point for spinoff All Stars.

According to her company’s Instagram biography, she is a licensed esthetician, skincare, and laser specialist. In late January 2022, she reported that she is also certified to Dermaplane in California. It’s unclear what services González plans to provide at her business as the website is still under construction.

González previously sought advice for IVF treatments

The 11-time competitor and two-time finalist Kaycee Clark entered season 37 hand-in-hand. They competed on the same team and were close allies until the finals, where Clark had to eliminate her girlfriend in an emotional moment.

Following the premiere of The Challenge 37, the couple went public about their relationship and revealed they began dating. While the season aired, González, 33, asked her followers for their fertility advice in an Instagram post, including a picture of her and Clark.

Noting her excitement for their “future,” the reality star revealed she wanted to have a baby. “I feel free and open and truly believe the time is right,” she explained. The three-time finalist also said she thought “no woman should ever be ashamed to ask another woman for guidance, help, or advice” and went on to ask for IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment and personal stories and recommendations.

It’s unclear if she plans to raise the child with Clark, but the Double Agents finalist recently revealed she relocated from Florida to California to live with her girlfriend.

Nany González seemingly set to retire from MTV ‘The Challenge’ without a win

After starring in The Real World: Las Vegas, the New York native, debuted on The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons (2012). The team failed to make the finals, and she returned for a short-lived appearance on Rivals 2 (2013).

During Free Agents (2014), González had her best performance, winning five daily missions and placing second, going home with $35,000. The 33-year-old came back for several seasons, including Battle of the Exes 2Battle of the Bloodlines, and Rivals 3 but didn’t make it far.


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In War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2, and Total Madness, the longstanding veteran got closer but was eliminated shortly before having the opportunity to compete for the grand prize.

If the reality star doesn’t return to the original franchise, she finished her run by making the finals in back-to-back seasons, Double Agents and Spies, Lies, and Allies. However, she hasn’t secured the elusive win. The Challenge airs on MTV.