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Tonya Cooley is an American reality television personality, best known for her appearances on MTV's The Real World and The Challenge. She was born on January 7, 1980 in Visalia, California. Cooley attended the University of Arizona, where she studied psychology and sociology. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Cooley first appeared on MTV's The Real World: Chicago in 2002. She was known for her confrontational attitude and her rivalry with castmate Aneesa Ferreira. She later appeared on The Challenge: Battle of the Sexes 2, The Gauntlet 2, The Inferno 3, The Ruins, and Rivals. Cooley has also appeared in the films National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year and The Scorned. As of 2021, Tonya Cooley's net worth is estimated to be $500,000.

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Age 44 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 7 January, 1980
Birthday 7 January
Birthplace Visalia, California, U.S.
Nationality United States

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Tonya Cooley Height, Weight & Measurements

At 44 years old, Tonya Cooley height is 5 ft 4 in .

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Who Is Tonya Cooley's Husband?

Her husband is Adam Esch (m. 2005-2009)

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Husband Adam Esch (m. 2005-2009)
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Tonya Cooley Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Tonya Cooley worth at the age of 44 years old? Tonya Cooley’s income source is mostly from being a successful . She is from United States. We have estimated Tonya Cooley's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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In October 2011, Cooley filed charges that she was raped with a toothbrush by two of her fellow cast members from The Challenge, Kenny Santucci and Evan Starkman, while passed out. The case was settled in an out of court settlement on October 24, 2012. The details of the settlement have not been made public.


Cooley participates in the new challenge The Ruins in the Champions team. It premiered on September 30, 2009. She started off strong in the first episode, eliminating Diem Brown. In Episode 4, Cooley was disqualified from the show after assaulting Veronica Portillo.


Tonya starred in "Lost in Ecstasy", the second episode of the Cinemax series Erotic Traveler, which premiered February 9, 2007. She has also appeared as a celebrity interviewer in Girls Gone Wild commercials in 2007.


Tonya Cooley (born January 7, 1980, in Visalia, California) is a former cast member on MTV's reality television series, The Real World: Chicago, the 11th season of The Real World, which aired in 2002. She was then a regular on the spin-off series, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, participating in eight challenges, with her last being in 2009. She also posed for Playboy as a Cyber Girl of the Week and appeared in an episode of the Cinemax adult series The Erotic Traveler. The stressful environment of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge seasons led to a bout with alcoholism, but in 2016, BuzzFeed News reported she has gained sobriety in the years since leaving the series and that she is now a salon owner. Cooley told the publication, "I am a genuinely happy person now."


Tonya Cooley hails from Walla Walla, Washington. At the time she began filming The Real World: Chicago, she claims to have never interacted with African-Americans and gay people, and had rarely been apart from her boyfriend, Justin. She did not socialize as much as her housemates, who often alienated her because they felt that she could be judgmental and overly dramatic at times. She was hospitalized three times during the season because of kidney stones, and even left to go home for about a week. She got into arguments with roommate Theo Gantt III, including one which a glass was thrown, as well as with roommates Aneesa Ferreira and Cara Kahn. Her constant use of the phone when talking with Justin upset her housemates. Her breast implants were also a subject of much conversation as she would often talk about how she was flat broke yet had implants in her breasts worth thousands of dollars. (However she claimed that they were a gift from a wealthy friend for her 21st birthday.)