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Name  Veronica Portillo
Role  Model

Height  1.54 m
TV shows  Road Rules
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Born  November 27, 1977 (age 45) (1977-11-27) Los Angeles, CA

Similar  Julie Stoffer, Cara Zavaleta, Tonya Cooley

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Veronica Portillo (born November 27, 1977) is an American reality television personality and co-creator of the 2000s College Dropout t-shirt line.


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Road Rules

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Portillo grew up in Irvine, California and is of Cuban descent. She was a student at UC Berkeley when she made her first appearance on MTV on Road Rules on its Semester at Sea season, and was invited back to participate in Road Rules: Viewers' Revenge. Portillo gained notoriety for her conflicts and friendships with her fellow roadies as they traveled around the world as part of Semester at Sea. In the first week of Revenge, she was the first castmember nominated to the elimination pit, and subsequently, the first to be sent back to the Pit Crew. On the third week, she was nominated back to the pit, where she lost the challenge "Shuttle Puzzle" to Tori Hall, causing her to go back to the Pit Crew.

Real World/Road Rules Challenge

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Portillo has participated in nine Real World/Road Rules Challenges. She has won three of those eight Challenge seasons, which are Challenge 2000, The Gauntlet, and The Inferno. On Challenge 2000 she memorably landed on the bullseye in a solo skydiving mission that helped her team secure the final mission prize. In all three, she was a member of team Road Rules. She was eliminated in Battle of the Seasons, Battle of the Sexes, and Battle of the Sexes 2. Despite making it to the end on The Inferno II, she along with the rest of her team, The Bad Asses, lost to their opponents, The Good Guys.

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After having taken a break from the show, Portillo returned on The Ruins, as part of the "Champions Team." In the fourth episode after a long verbal battle with Tonya Cooley, Veronica was struck by Cooley, who was struggling with alcoholism and had anger towards Portillo due to Portillo's treatment of Cooley during past seasons including her crafty, cliquish, and antagonistic methods of game play during the show's early seasons. This resulted in Tonya's disqualification from The Ruins. Not experiencing her previous success on the show, Portillo was also later eliminated in the sixth episode by KellyAnne Judd. Her attempts at forming an alliance with Evan Starkman were rejected.

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Portillo competed on the 2017 miniseries The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros for the charity Planned Parenthood and will return to the main show eight years after her prior season to compete in the current thirtieth season, The Challenge XXX: Dirty 30.


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Portillo appeared in the May 2002 issue of Playboy, "Real Nude In The Real World MTV".

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