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, 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.
Role in the series
Dakota is arguably the show's most fame-hungry contestant. 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 paparazzi of her presence. While Dakota is spoiled, a little 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 revealed to be a kind person underneath her spoiled demeanor, thanks to Sam, who loved her even after she transformed. 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.