Road Rules: South Pacific

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Road Rules: South Pacific
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 17
Original network MTV
Original release May 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 that takes place in the South Pacific. A casting special aired on May 19, 2003, and the season premiered one week later on May 26, 2003.


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[1] 22 St. Louis, MO
Donell Langham 20 Boston, MA
Mary Beth Decker 22 Houston, TX


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
Mary Beth FEAT
Chris REP.[a] FEAT
Tina REP.[b] FEAT
Jeremy REP.[c] FEAT
Donell FEAT VOTE[d]
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.
  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.


# 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


No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
1172"Around the World"May 26, 2003 (2003-05-26)
2173"Buried Alive"June 2, 2003 (2003-06-02)
3174"Only the Strong Survive"June 9, 2003 (2003-06-09)
4175"Search for the Cure"June 16, 2003 (2003-06-16)
5176"Climb to Jump"June 23, 2003 (2003-06-23)
6177"Family Feud; Roadies Style"June 30, 2003 (2003-06-30)
7178"Strip Tease"July 7, 2003 (2003-07-07)
8179"Catch Me If you Can"July 14, 2003 (2003-07-14)
9180"Rock Diving"July 21, 2003 (2003-07-21)
10181"Glacier Climb"July 28, 2003 (2003-07-28)
11182"Little House on the Prairie"August 4, 2003 (2003-08-04)
12183"Sensory Race"August 11, 2003 (2003-08-11)
13184"Put the Skills to the Test"August 18, 2003 (2003-08-18)
14185"Face Off"August 25, 2003 (2003-08-25)
15186"Face Off (2)"September 1, 2003 (2003-09-01)
16187"Fire Walk"September 8, 2003 (2003-09-08)
17188"Handsome Reward"September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15)

After filming[edit]

Cara Zavaleta was named Playmate of the Month for November 2004 after the show had already aired. David Giuntoli has become an actor and has been known as playing Detective Nick Burkhardt in the TV series Grimm. The entire cast of this season was trained in public speaking by American University's Department of Communications.

Subsequent Challenges[edit]

Cast Member The Challenges Challenges Won Total Money Earned
Abram Boise
The Inferno, The Inferno 3
Cara Zavaleta
The Gauntlet, The Gauntlet 2, The Inferno 3
The Gauntlet
Christena Pyle
The Inferno
The Inferno
Dave Giuntoli
The Gauntlet
The Gauntlet
Donell Langham
Mary Beth Decker
Chris Graebe
Battle of the Sexes 2
Tina Barta
The Gauntlet, Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II,
Fresh Meat, The Duel
Jeremy Blossom
The Inferno, The Gauntlet 2

Challenge in bold indicates that the contestant was a finalist on The Challenge.

Note: Tina was a guest on The Challenge: Cutthroat.

Future appearances[edit]

Abram returned to the series as part of the alumni cast of Road Rules 2007: Viewers' Revenge.


  1. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Campus Crawl
Road Rules
South Pacific
Succeeded by