If you've been watching the new Squid Game show on Netflix, Squid Game: The Challenge, there have been a few contestants from Texas that have been doing very well on the show. One contestant from Houston, Texas & one from El Paso, Texas.

TJ (#182)

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TJ, #182, instantly became a fan favorite in Episode 3 when TJ was the captain for the Warship challenge & lead his team to victory; not a SINGLE SHIP was destroyed & every single member of his team was saved from elimination that round.
TJ was born in The Bronx, but he currently lives in El Paso, Texas along with his wife & two children.

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TJ's real name is Timothy Stukes who, along with his wife Samantha, is the Basketball Operations Advisor for the Southwest Desert Hoops in El Paso, Texas. He's a former basketball player for the Harlem Wizards & his experience in coaching has greatly helped him in the competition.

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Chaney (#179)

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Another Texas contestant is Chaney, aka #179. Chaney, whose real name is Charlise Chaney, is a math teacher at her home in Houston, Texas: she's an Algebra I Team Lead in the Alief Independent School District. We became introduced to her on the show in Episode 4.

Chaney even uploaded a video on YouTube that showed her journey leading up to her appearance on Squid Game: The Challenge.

More notable Texas contestants in Squid Game; The Challenge

There are 3 more contestants that we know represented Texas on the show:

 

And they aren't the only ones from Texas either; Netflix listed the number of contestants from the United States. There were a total of 33 contestants from Texas alone that joined the show. Sadly we won't see a Texan contestant win but it's so awesome seeing much love for our fellow Texans once the show is done!

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