Derek Chavez from "The Challenge: Rivals II" is one of the contestants on Season 24 of the MTV reality competition series in summer 2013. He is teamed up with his rival, Robb Schreiber, whose girlfriend got into a fight with Derek, leading Robb to come to her rescue — ripping off his shirt and getting in Derek's face.

Derek previously competed in "The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons," in which he was teamed up with his fellow cast members Jasmine Reynaud, Jonna Mannion and CJ Koegel from "The Real World: Cancun."

Rivals II

Robb and Derek can finally laugh at their shirt-ripping confrontation on "Battle of the Seasons." Derek jokes, "My fight with Robb was one of the dumbest things I've ever done. He would've killed me and I look like a little Chihuahua!" Not only has Robb put the past behind them, but has also been training hard since his last Challenge, adding 40 lbs. to his 6'6" frame. He admits that while Derek isn't the biggest guy in the house, he's still a valuable asset in the game. "We are very well rounded. I know he can probably endure just about everything. I suck underwater; he's awesome underwater. And I think we're both pretty smart," Robb says. Can these former foes keep the peace long enough to grab the cash? Or will tempers flare once again?

Real World Road Rules Challenge: Cutthroat

Although he is new to the game, Derek Chavez is well aware of how newbies can be treated, revealing, "There's a lot at stake here. Since it's my first 'Challenge,' I know I'm gonna be on the chopping block because I'm here with a lot of people who have done this more than five times!" However, this "Real World: Cancun" alum may shock everyone with his competitive side. Derek is an all around athlete, proficient in track, baseball, basketball, and volleyball. With so many skills, Derek may just be a "Cutthroat" dark horse.

The Real World: Cancun

Derek Chavez is the resident nice guy ... a friend to all. But watch out, he's not afraid to be brutally honest about anything and everything. But even so, all the roommates love him. He was raised in a small town by his grandmother, who he calls his mom, since she was there for him throughout his entire life. Through it all Derek became an overachiever. In high school, he was president of the student council, captain of the basketball and track teams, and valedictorian of his graduating class. He is openly gay and loves the single life, claiming he's too young to be committed to anyone, although he does have ex-boyfriend baggage that seems to follow him around ... .even to Cancun. Derek is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at Arizona State University and ultimately wants to be a physician's assistant. This rarely happens on "The Real World," but Derek has the benefit of already knowing one of the roommates. He and Jonna work together at a bar in Tempe, Arizona.




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Age: ∼28 years old
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ


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