The Challenge Bloodlines Cara Maria Wins portrayed, especially on the reunion, which focused mostly on her rocky relationship with Abram. Cara Maria is one of my favourite contestants, but she was in the wrong We don't know anything about their relationship except for a few heavily There's no correct textbook way to act when your live in gf cheats on you on. Cara Maria is one of the most divisive figures in Challenge history . As a fan, the relationship was one of my favorites when it was going well, . If someone performs their best and beats me I will absolutely tip my hat to them.
Instead, Abram blames Cara for being the bad guy. Cara admitted during the aftershow that she made out with Thomas.
In my book and many others, that is cheating. And Abram is justified in being upset with her. But she said that she intended to break up with Abram, so she did it in the mindset that she was no longer in a relationship.
Things only got complicated once Abram joined the show. I believe Cara would have been scared to tell Abram how she felt with how he reacts so viscerally to things that upset him. Back to the aftershow. Cara takes the stage and sits next to Thomas, who asks her how her and Abram are doing. So, she explains that hooking up with Thomas on camera, out in the open was her attempt at ending her relationship with Abram.
It is clear at this point that Cara is genuinely afraid of her own boyfriend, and is desperate yet almost helpless to get away from him.
And like many victims in abusive relationships, she has continuously gone back to her toxic partner because she loves him. The men come out. Then we enter the portion of the show wherein all of the guys on stage — even Tom — gang up on Cara for doing what she did. They all agreed that Cara was shady for keeping her hookup from Abram, and scoffed at the fact that she was more concerned about winning than taking care of her relationship.
Men do and have done the same things Cara has done to get to the end of the game. And their judgment undermines what Cara said earlier about her hoping her hookup would end her relationship with Abram. There is nothing more frustrating as a woman to watch another woman being shamed, blamed, and silenced by a group of men.
Especially when one of those men is supposed to be her partner. Abram eventually walks off stage in a huff, shortly after which Cara runs off stage after him. After minutes more of awkward discussion on the episode, the aftershow draws to a close. Cara says that she meant what she said to her cousin, and expresses how conflicted she has been so many times before about breaking up with Abram.
The relationship between Cara Maria and Abram is a perfect example of emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is being repeatedly subjected to behaviors that cause psychological trauma, like anxiety or depression.
Emotional abuse leaves scars on your psyche and can greatly affect your relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners. After all, they were a group of physical threats who came into the game late, and were the only team not from a season of The Real World. Eric made it easy on the other teams, disqualifying in two out of the first three challenges, and others had to pay the price for his mistakes.
With nobody willing to volunteer to go into the elimination round, Cara Maria and Brandon were chosen to go up against Sarah and Chet, and were ultimately sent home. We talked to Cara Maria today to find out more about the differences competing this time around and the biggest issues with the Fresh Meat team.
What made you decide to come back and do another Challenge? As far this one was concerned, I really did not know I was doing The Challenge. I got a phone call at 10pm asking if I could be on a plane the following day. They had their teams, everybody was ready to go, and I was home eating tacos.
You get the call, you go! What keeps me coming back is the competition. I never get to do these things in real life.
Cara Maria Sorbello and Abram Boise
To see what I can put myself through is what keeps me coming back. If I win money, that's a bonus. Fresh Meat was definitely a target from the beginning, especially considering you are the only team not from The Real World. So it must not have been surprising that the other teams were coming after you It was no surprise at all.
I knew Fresh Meat was going to be a target. Aside from the fact that we're Fresh Meat, we're coming in late. We missed cast photos, pre interviews, we missed all that. We were going to be a target no matter what. There are definitely different dynamics with the teams and Fresh Meat didn't seem to be on the same page at all.
What was the biggest issue among the four of you and are you close with any of them outside of the game? The only person I'm close with is Brandon really. I always got bad vibes from him. He rubs people the wrong way. He's very rude, he's just not the kind of person you wanna be around.
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Camila and I have had our differences but we had a few fun moments. She's a great competitor and definitely somebody you want on your team. The way the format is set up, you either volunteer yourself or you get voted in. There's me or Camila, that's it.
The format puts things in a whole different way. Our issue was just nobody wants to volunteer themselves. Even if we didn't lose, we were going to get voted in. I don't wanna be in an elimination round with Big Easy.