Jemmye Carroll
Born August 5, 1988
Hometown Starkville, Mississippi
Show History
Season The Real World: New Orleans (2010)
Episodes 12
Social Media
Twitter JustJem24
Instagram justjemm_

Jemmye Carroll is a roommate on The Real World: New Orleans.


As vocal supporter of gay marriage and legalization of marijuana, Jemmye doesn't necessarily come off as someone from a conservative Mississippi hometown. She enjoys casual sex with no commitment, and she has a preference for black men (until she meets fellow roommate, Knight), which is about as scandalous as it gets in her heavily Southern Baptist community. Jemmye is recently free of an abusive relationship. Her mother Alice is her best friend and they have no secrets from one another, to the point where Jemmye frequently discusses the intimate details of her sex life with her mom. But one secret she hasn't told her mom is about the past relationship that haunts her to this day. For most people, Mardi Gras is a one day affair, but something tells us Jemmye will be collecting beads all season.


After Real World

Jemmye and Knight remained in New Orleans and moved in together. The two broke up prior to appearing on The Challenge after Knight cheated on her. After appearing on multiple seasons of The Challenge, Jemmye decided to retire after Knight's death, but returned for three more seasons in 2017 and 2018.

Jemmye also appeared on the MTV reality series, Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love in 2019 as an Ex for Marlon Williams and Nicole Zanatta.

The Challenge seasons

Challenges Challenges won Eliminations Money Won
Battle of the Seasons (2012), Rivals II, Free Agents, Battle of the Exes II, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning
All Stars
None 6 (2 wins, 4 losses) $7,500

Note: Challenges in bold indicate that Jemmye was a finalist on that season.

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