Diem Brown loved to dance.
That spirit is the cornerstone of “Beautiful Girls,” a tribute song co-written by Davis Mallory, who shared time with Brown on MTV’s The Duel 2.
After meeting through a friend in 2006, Brown and Mallory stayed in touch. With Mallory then set to compete on Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno 3, “Diem had just finished Fresh Meat and coached me over email through the show,” says Mallory, now a singer-songwriter in Nashville. “She and I grew up just a few miles away from each other in bordering towns in Georgia, so we hit it off pretty fast.”
Mallory’s song isn’t the only tribute to the vibrant Brown. MTV will air a new special, We ❤ Diem, Tuesday at 9 p.m. In a sneak peek of the special, her castmates recall Brown’s courage in removing her wig while competing on The Challenge just after undergoing chemotherapy.
How would Diem want to be remembered?
“Not for cancer,” said Megan. “Then cancer wins. My sister was so much more than this disease. Please remember her infectious smile, positive attitude, her hair flips. Please remember her legacy that is MedGift.com. That site defines her philosophy to turn all life’s lemons into lemonade.”