Vanessa is a contestant and season winner in Total Drama Roleplay. She participates in two seasons of the series, placing first in "Total Drama: Return to the Island" and sixth in "Total Drama: Heroes vs. Villains".
During her time in "Total Drama: Return to the Island", Vanessa is placed on the Toxic Gophers. She befriends mostly all of her peers, particularly Alex, Ashleigh, Brandon, and Tyra, earning a reputation as one of the most popular cast members. She and Ryan form an extreme dislike of each other and Vanessa forms two alliances to eliminate him; one with Kuki and the other with Ashleigh and Laurie. Her conflict with Ryan is eventually resolved. Vanessa also establishes a relationship with Ethan which is terminated at one point in the series due to Trixie. She and Ethan ultimately reconcile. Vanessa is declared the winner of this season after defeating Ryan, her opponent in the finals.
Finally, Vanessa returns to compete in "Total Drama: Heroes vs. Villains" and is placed on the Heroic Hamsters before being moved to the Villainous Vultures. She is initially voted off by her team before returning later in the season. Her stretch in the competition comes to an end when Samantha eliminates her and she is last seen in "The Very Last Episode, Really This Time!" boating away from the island with Alex, Brandon, Ethan, Ryan, Samantha, and Trixie.