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Hair color

Blonde (pre-mutation)
Green (post-mutation)

Eye color

Green (pre-mutation)
Red (post-mutation)

Dakota Milton was a camper on Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, as a member of the Toxic Rats. She was originally eliminated in Truth or Laser Shark, but thanks to her father, she returned in Ice Ice Baby as an intern. She later returned as a contestant in A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste and was placed on the Mutant Maggots after one of its members quit.


Dakota is one of the show’s most fame-hungry contestants. The daughter of a very wealthy man, she has dreams of becoming a multi-talented Hollywood superstar. Unlike the other competitors, Dakota joined Total Drama not only to win the money but to get enough camera time to turn her life into a spin-off reality series. She even carries a cell phone with her to inform the paparazzi of her presence. While Dakota is spoiled, selfish, and can be picky when it comes to friends, she is far from heartless, behaving quite kindly towards her fellow contestants.

In Truth or Laser Shark, Dawn determines that Dakota’s desire for fame is actually “a depressed cry for love”. Dakota becomes frantic when she hears this, revealing that not only is this true, but she requires a therapist to deal with it. She is a kind person underneath her spoiled demeanor, thanks to Sam, who loves her even after she transforms. No one has ever accepted her true self, and no one saw her beyond her looks, and when Sam saw under the surface, Dakota shows her true colors as someone sweeter and with more heart than she appears.

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island

Dakota makes her debut.

Dakota’s intense desire for attention is evident from her first appearance in Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er! She thoughtlessly pushes aside Anne Maria and scolds the cameraman for panning away, interrupting her introduction. Anne Maria retaliates automatically, spraying her with her hairspray. After Chris blows up the yacht, Dakota manages to land on a lifeboat and texts her paparazzi to photograph her. She places on the Toxic Rats due to when she arrives in the forest race. When a mutated squirrel appears in front of the teams, Dakota thinks it’s cute and declares that she wants one before the squirrel, angered, blasts her with its laser eyes. She narrowly escapes the line of fire, jumping into Sam‘s arms. In the first challenge of the season, Dakota struggles to use a saw until Dawn frantically tells her to pretend it’s her dad’s steak knife.

Dakota and Sam share an awkward conversation in Truth or Laser Shark.

In Truth or Laser Shark, Dawn unintentionally wakes Dakota from her sleep. Dawn tells Dakota her need for fame is actually “a depressed cry for love”, and Dakota tells her to “go eat a worm”. Sam attempts to compliment Dakota when she complains about not having gotten enough sleep, but panics at the sight of her eyes. Soon after, Dakota and Sam’s abuse of their electronic devices prompts Chris to confiscate them. While walking through the forest, Sam again tries to compliment her. Dakota fails to come up with a compliment for him and says she will “get back to him later”. This leads the two to find some common ground, somewhat redeeming Sam for his failed attempts to woo her. Dakota pulls out her backup phone during the first challenge while the other contestants are preoccupied arguing. In the second part, she becomes too distracted by her looks and paparazzi to focus and ends up losing for the Rats. Dakota is voted off with only Sam still on her side. She is forced screaming about not having gotten her spin-off series yet into the Hurl of Shame.

Dakota makes an unexpected return in Ice Ice Baby when she crashes her hang glider into the Toxic Ratselimination ceremony. She begs Chris for the opportunity for more camera time so she can get her spin-off series. He complies with this demand only after receiving a call from her father, who offers him a large sum of money in return. She is not being brought back as a competitor, however, but an intern. Chris provides her with different duties to perform around the camp in Finders Creepers, such as waking up the remaining contestants with an air horn. As the challenge progresses, she finds Sam, who has fallen into a grave and unknowingly pours kitchen grease all over him, attracting the presence of several large mutant maggots. She considers apologizing, but doesn’t like the feeling and simply walks away. Dakota retakes the Hurl of Shame to satisfy Chris’s desire to catapult someone, as no one gets eliminated that night. He tells her she is welcome to come back providing she can swim that far.

Dakota takes the Hurl of Shame for the second time.

After being thrown into the lake by Chris and attacked by piranhas in the recap, Dakota is paired with original contestant Bridgette on a canoe in Backstabbers Ahoy! Their challenge demonstration goes wrong when Dakota flies into a buoy and is left there for the rest of the episode, fending off Fang. In Runaway Model, Dakota continues to obey Chris’s every order, completing the chores she is told to do. She warms up even more to Sam when he asks her for fashion advice, and feels good because no one has ever asked her for her opinion before. She happily accepts and tells him that stripes are in. Later, she again calls her paparazzi to take pictures of her aiding in Lindsay‘s rescue. However, they instead snap pictures of Sasquatchanakwa, much to her annoyance. Before Sam takes the Hurl of Shame, Dakota attempts to give him her phone number, telling him to call her. The paper falls back into her hands as he flies away from the island.

In A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Chris sends Dakota down into the mine to verify that the contestants only have minutes to escape it before dying from toxic exposure. While she does survive, she loses all of her hair from the radiation. When she realizes what has happened, she screams and vows revenge on Chris. Following Anne Maria’s departure, Chris decides to fire Dakota from her job as an intern but makes her rejoin the competition as a member of the Mutant Maggots, which she is not happy about.

Sam nicknames Dakota “the Dakotazoid” after she mutates.

In The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean, Dakota undergoes a quick, startling transformation due to the radiation from the previous episode. Her hair grows back green and spiked, her skin turns orange, she develops a tail, her height increases drastically, she also has protruding shoulder blades, and she begins to speak in broken English. Before this, she recognizes that she will need an ally, and turns to Zoey for support as her transformation progresses. She now possesses enough strength to knock Fang off of the raft with a single punch. When the team gets to shore, Dakota becomes agitated at the fact that Sam’s kidnapping by Chris and buried underneath the sand. When the chest he and Gwen are in is located, Dakota pushes aside Jo, tosses Gwen away, and hugs him. Scott and Zoey vote to eliminate Dakota, and since he has the McLean-Brand Chris Head, negating the votes against him, she is eliminated. She doesn’t seem to care and makes out with Sam, even when hurled off the island.

Dakota fights a mutant turtle to save Sam.

Dakota returns once again in Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown, still mutated, with the rest of the eliminated contestants where she roots for Cameron. When the mutated animals begin to attack the cast, Dakota fights a giant turtle, who is seen crushing Sam between his legs. She is last seen celebrating in Cameron’s ending and Lightning’s ending, and then leaving the island along with the other contestants and Chef. She also laughs at Chris when his karma comes true.

Total Drama All-Stars

Dakota and Sam are still in a happy relationship as of Total Drama All-Stars.

Although Dakota didn’t compete, her boyfriend mentions her in the first episode. He pulls out a picture of the two of them together, which shows she’s still a mutant, looking very happy together. He mentions that his motivation for returning was to expose himself to toxic waste and become a mutant like her, after which he gets upset due to finding out that the island waste is gone.

Dakota is once again mentioned by Sam in Saving Private Leechball, telling his teammates that Dakota would bring him through the forest without difficulty.


Total Drama Reloaded

Dakota’s original design.

In her original design, Dakota’s initial body shape and facial design were the same, but her overall look was drastically changed. She originally had red hair with a flower in it, and her hair was only about shoulder length. She wore olive ankle-length jeans and a purple strapless shirt. Her skin was also paler. She lacked the sunglasses that she currently wears. Her original design was instead recycled and reworked into the current design for Zoey. Since then, her shoulder-length red hair is changed to long blond hair, her purple top was changed to a pink top, her

long tanned pants were changed to a hot pink color, her shoes are currently pink and her skin is now tan.

Audition Tape

View this video for Dakota’s audition tape.

Dakota claims that she will become the “biggest thing ever” after competing on Total Drama.

Dakota greets viewers by telling them hello and her name. She then states that she will one day be a reality show mega-star, fashion model, and award-winning movie actress. She adds that she may also be a pop music star if she has the time. Then, she tells the viewer that they may want to preserve her audition for prosperity. The last thing she says is that when she finishes on Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, she will be the “biggest thing ever”, ending the audition.



  • Dakota is the third contestant after elimination to hold a staff-like position on the show; in her case, a job as an intern. The others are:
  • Dakota is one of ten contestants to have their full name revealed; with the others being Alejandro, Blaineley, Brick, Cameron, Cody, DJ, Harold, Lightning, and MacArthur.
  • Dakota is one of the few characters who possess more than one main design, having her normal design and her Dakotazoid design. Other characters include Ezekiel, Heather, Mike, Sierra, Lightning, Sierra, and Scarlett.
  • Dakota shares many similarities with Ezekiel:
    • Both were the only two contestants to be brought back to the show as something entirely different from a contestant; Dakota as an intern and Ezekiel as a challenge.
    • Both were eliminated second in a season.
    • Both were eliminated once, but Chris eventually let them back in after someone else quit.
    • Both placed on the team with more contestants eliminated before the merge in a season.
    • Both eventually transformed into hideous monsters at the end of their participation in the show.
  • Dakota is one of six characters to have sleep masks with the others being Heather, Lindsay, Justin, Courtney, and Tom.
  • Dakota is one of nine characters on the show to have been bald or currently be bald, with the others being Alejandro, Chef, Chris, Dave, Ezekiel, Heather, Sierra, and Staci.
    • She is one of two contestants to become bald due to radiation with the other being Staci.
    • She is also the only person to have been entirely bald without any hair left on her head or any patches.
  • Dakota is one of three contestants confirmed to have competed in a beauty pageant, with the other two being Sugar and Taylor.
  • Dakota is the fifth contestant in the series to return after being previously eliminated, with the others being Eva, Izzy, Owen, and Duncan.
    • Dakota is also the second contestant in the series to return after being previously eliminated, yet still not reach the merge. The first was Izzy in Total Drama Action.
    • Dakota is currently the only second-generation character to return after being previously eliminated.


  • Dakota holds the record for taking the Hurl of Shame the most amount of times, having taken it a total of three times.
  • Dakota is the only contestant to be placed on two teams and be eliminated twice before the merge.
  • Dakota is one of two contestants to be eliminated through an invincibility statue.
  • Dakota is the highest-ranking female contestant from Total Drama: Revenge of the Island not to qualify for Total Drama All-Stars.


  • Dakota’s stereotype, “Fame Monger”, is a term on the Total Drama Online website, a contest that rewards a different person monthly for being a big Total Drama fan.
  • The picture on her Total Drama Online profile shows Dakota’s top as black instead of pink.
  • Dakota is the highest-ranking Total Drama: Revenge of the Island contestant to not compete in Total Drama All-Stars.
  • Dakota’s fate was foreshadowed twice in the show:
    • In her audition tape, she says she’ll be “the biggest thing ever” on television (her mutation would later turn her freakishly tall),
    • In Truth or Laser Shark, Dawn predicts that if Dakota remains on the island, “disaster will befall her”, referring to her mutation.
  • With her mutation, Dakota has become the tallest contestant in Total Drama.


  • Dakota Milton is a parody of famous socialite Paris Hilton.



Dakota standing.

Dakota front

Dakota in front view.

Dakota (Total Drama Online)

Dakota in a black shirt.

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Dakota posing.

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Dakota posing.

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Dakota posing.

Dakota Sitting

Dakota sitting.

Dakota poses sitting down

Dakota poses sitting down.

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Dakota being tired.

Dakota ready

Dakota finished running.

Dakota is holding someone

Dakota wearing glasses.


Dakota angry.

Dakota Nervous

Dakota nervous.

Dakota scared

Dakota scared.

Dakota crying

Dakota crying.

Dakota looking down

Dakota looking down.


Dakota thinking.


Dakota with her sunglasses.

Dakota sunglasses front

Dakota with her sunglasses in front view.


Dakota sleepy.

Dakota sitting

Dakota sitting.


Dakota crouched.


Dakota relieved.


Dakota adoring something.

Dakota walks with mutant rat

Dakota walking with a mutant rat.

Dakota looking up with mutant rat

Dakota looking up with a mutant rat.

Dakota waving upwards

Dakota waving upwards.

Dakota is angry

Dakota is angry.

Dakota takes care of herself

Dakota takes care of herself.

Dakota posing

Dakota posing.

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Dakota posing.

Dakota is looking at her phone

Dakota is looking at her phone.


Dakota with her cellphone.

Dakota complains while holding the phone

Dakota complains while holding the phone.

Dakota's phone

Dakota using her phone.

Chef holding the sleeping Dakota

Chef holding Dakota.


Dakota in her pajamas.


Dakota as an intern.

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Dakota walking.


Dakota bald.


Bald Dakota sleeping.


Dakota blowing her horn.


Dakota giving advice.

Dakota was impressed

Dakota was impressed.


Dakota scolding the cameraman.

Dakota chainsaw

Dakota gets a hacksaw.

Dakota help

Dakota helping.

Dakota can see

Dakota removing her sunglasses.

Dakota looking up in disappointment

Dakota looking up in disappointment.


Dakota being disappointed.


Dakota after she found out that she is mutated.


Dakota after she got mutated and turned into Dakotazoid.


Dakotazoid screaming.

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Dakotazoid fighting.

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Dakota’s rotation sheet.

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Dakota’s rotation with her glasses.

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Dakota’s poses as an intern.

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Dakota in her pajamas.

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Dakota being introduced.


Dakota pushes

Anne Maria

after the camera pans to her.


Anne Maria sprays at Dakota in retaliation for pushing her.

Theme Song (19)

Dakota posing for her paparazzi in the


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Dakota getting photographed.

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Dakota posing for the camera.

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Dakota gets closer to the mutant squirrel…


…not realizing how dangerous it is.


Dakota, jumping into


‘s arms after the mutant squirrel attacks her.


Dakota crying in the confessional.

Dakota second photo shoot

Dakota getting photographed by the paparazzi again.


Dakota learns how to use a saw.


Dakota in the season’s first bottom two.

Truth or Laser Shark (5)

Dakota is unable to sleep due to


‘s noise.


Dakota’s beauty sleep is interrupted by Dawn.


Dakota shows


the bags under her eyes, which creeps Sam out.

Sam compliment

Sam compliments Dakota’s nostrils.


Dakota doesn’t know how to compliment Sam.

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The conversation gets awkward when Dakota has a hard time trying to compliment Sam.

Backup phone – Dakota

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“I’m using my backup phone.”

– Dakota


Dakota using a compact mirror to look at herself.

Here Goes Nothing

Dakota’s message to her fans.


Dakota misses the baseball glove….

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…which makes her scream in terror after she spits out mud.

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Dakota and


in the bottom two.

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Dakota learns that she has been eliminated.


Dakota is eliminated.


Dakota returns, although she is now an



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Dakota doesn’t want to intern.


Dakota starts doing her job as an intern.

Finders Creepers (3)

Dakota uses the confessional as an intern.

Finders Creepers (6)

Sam yells in Dakota’s ear.

Finders Creepers (17)

Dakota pours kitchen grease into a grave, after being told to do so by Chris.

Finders Creepers (18)

Dakota refuses to feel bad for Sam.


Chris has Dakota…

Finders Creepers (40)

…be thrown away for a ride.

Dakota swimming with the fishes

Dakota is surrounded by piranhas in the recap.

Backstabbers Ahoy (19)

Dakota and


will introduce the challenge.

Hungry fangFang

attacks Dakota and Bridgette.

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Dakota is flunged onto a buoy.

Get away from me you big jerk

Dakota tries to ward off Fang.

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Dakota is flattered when Sam offers to help her with her chores.

Runaway Model (34)

Dakota gives Sam advice about the new fashion trend.

Runaway Model (35)

Sam is given an idea thanks to Dakota.

Runaway Model (37)

Dakota helps Sam.

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Dakota tells Sam that she meant vertical stripes were in fashion, not horizontal.

Runaway Model (49)

Dakota is angry when the paparazzi photographs


instead of her.

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Dakota watching Sam compete the challenge.

Runaway Model (76)

Dakota gives Sam her phone number…

Runaway Model (77)

…and watches him get eliminated.


Dakota being forced to shave


‘s toenails.


Dakota ends up bald due to the radiation in the mine.

Dakota annoyed

Dakota at the infirmary tent.

Dakota is on the maggots

Dakota is brought back to the competition.

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Dakota sleeping.

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Dakota asks Cameron for sunblock.

The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean (16)

Dakota uses the


to complain about losing her hair.

The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean (19)

Chris and Chef notice that Dakota is starting to grow taller.

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Dakota is ecstatic when she learns that her hair is growing back.

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Dakota realizes that she is mutating…

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…and takes her anger out on Chris.

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Dakota hugs Zoey, who gives her a tissue…

The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean (30)

…and she blows her nose.

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Dakota punches Fang.

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Dakota yells at Chris.

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While being angry…

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Dakota’s mutation…

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…starts to increase…

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…making her bigger.

Dakota's Transformation

Dakota remembers about Sam.

The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean (52)

The mutated alligator attacks Dakota by the tail.

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Jo and Lightning watch Dakota’s fight with the alligator.

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Dakota throws Gwen away.

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Dakota saves Sam.

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Dakota and Sam’s first kiss.

The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean (60)

Dakota is eliminated for the second and last time.

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Dakota tries to save Sam.

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