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Tony Raines
Born May 30, 1988
Hometown Folsom, Louisiana
Show History
Season Real World: Skeletons
Episodes 13
Social Media
Twitter tonyraines
Instagram t_raines

Charles Anthony "Tony" Raines is a roommate on Real World: Skeletons. He is an aspiring act and former chemical plant worker. His skeletons are his ex-girlfriends Elizabeth and Alyssa.


This handsome Southern charmer from the bayou really does want to one-day find love but currently has a habit of not being able to keep faithful to one girl. Like James Bond, girls want to be with him and guys want to be him. He spent his youth awkward, overweight and self-conscious. Now, girls flock to him! Tony is no stranger to hard work, and was employed at a chemical plant but recently has been on leave due to knee surgery caused by a skirmish with a crazy ex. Tony was raised by his single-mother and his parents were never married. He doesn’t have his father’s last name because at the time of his birth his parents were on the outs. Sadly, his father passed away due to a heart failure when Tony was 12 and the incident haunts him to this day. Tony can’t stand it when guys disrespect women and will not hesitate to save a damsel in distress.

- from mtv. com

After Real World

Tony and Madison continued their relationship after the show. However, they split after Tony cheated on Madison while he was filming for The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines. In 2015, Tony and Madison announce that they were expecting their first child, and in 2016 they welcomed their daughter Harper. Meanwhile, Tony got back with his ex Alyssa and the two had a child nine months after Harper was born named Isla. The two then got engaged on The Challenge: Final Reckoning reunion.

After Real World, Tony has ventured onto other reality television appearances, most notably the Real World spin-off The Challenge. In 2019, he also appeared on an episode of the MTV reality series, How Far is Tattoo Far? with his fiancee Alyssa.

The Challenge appearances

Challenges Challenges Won Eliminations Money Won
Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III, Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning
Champs vs. Stars (2018)
Champs vs. Stars (2018) 7 (3 wins, 4 losses) $57,700 for charity

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