Dakota is a contestant in Dramatizing. She participates in the only season of the series, placing eighth in "Total Drama Reloaded".

During her time in "Total Drama Reloaded", Dakota is placed on the Radioactive Rats before being moved to the Mutant Maggots. She conflicts with several of her peers, particularly Anne Maria, and develops romantic feelings for Lightning which are reciprocated by him. This attraction, however, ends after Dakota indirectly causes Lightning's elimination. Dakota is also coaxed into an alliance by Scott. Her stretch in the competition comes to an end when her team is unsatisfied with her performance in the ninth challenge and votes her off. Dakota is last seen in "Until We Meet Again" when she mutates into an enormous monster after falling into a pool of toxic waste.