Diem Brown may have lost her battle to cancer, but her friends and family are choosing to remember her for the fun, loving and all-around happy woman she was — and on Dec. 9, we saw just that on MTV’s special, ‘We Heart Diem.’
From Diem Brown‘s dance offs to her budding romance with CT Tamburello, we were lucky enough to see the 32-year-old’s life while she was on MTV’s The Challenge. Now, we get to see her costars from over the years remember the star for all that she was before she passed away on Nov. 14.
‘We Heart Diem’ Recap: Greatest Moments
During the episode, host TJ Lavin, as well as many members of the cast spoke about Diem and remembered some very specific moments:
Diem: A Confident & Strong Player
There was one thing Diem never did — in life and in Challenges — and that was give up. Johnny Bananas called Diem the strongest woman he had ever met, and Wes bragged how proud he was to have had her as a “sister.” Plus, she totally rocked every competition, even when she was terrified for her life.
CT & Diem: ‘A Real Life Beauty & The Beast’
In the promo for this season of Battle of the Sexes II, we see Diem and CT dancing together, and it’s absolutely adorable. The cast, including Cara Maria, Paula and Aneesa, all raved over how adorable their romance was. It was adorable reliving their first kiss in 2007, and their rekindled pool kiss in 2013 — with everything in between.
Diem in the PM
For anyone who knew Diem, knew that dancing was her thing — it was her way to have fun and really let loose — and her Challenge costars knew that better than us all. The ladies and men of the show barely could even explain “Diem in the PM” — the hair flips, the outfits, the crazy dancing, and the all around energy.
“You know that expression that every girl had a poster, where it’s like, ‘Dance like nobody’s watching,’ Diem perfectly embodied that,” Evan said — which couldn’t have been said any better.
Overall, we know one thing for sure — Diem was a strong soul and she will be seriously missed. When Diem first got sick, she began MedGift.com to bring awareness to her disease as well as raise funds to help pay medical bills of those with cancer. Now, you can continue to support the cause to help others.
— Emily Longeretta