A ‘Challenge’ Star Said Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio Tries to Cheat in Every Competition

by Jeremy Spirogis

The Challenge is again with Total Madness, and we’re already seeing who’s aligning with who. So far, it seems to be like Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio and Wes Bergmann are teaming up in an try and get to the top. The two have been rivals for years and have by no means labored collectively earlier than. But now, all eyes are on them to see if they’ll make their alliance work.

Devenanzio is among the greatest names within the competitors, and he’s received various Challenge seasons previously. But one competitor on Total Madness simply defined to the Challenge Mania podcast that Devenanzio tries to cheat. Here’s what he stated.

Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio says rivals attempt to bend the principles on ‘The Challenge’

Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio from 'The Challenge'
Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio from ‘The Challenge’ | Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for MTV

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Rules are made to be damaged, and that rings true for The Challenge. Like all actuality TV, the present has loads of guidelines the rivals are supposed to comply with. From how a lot alcohol they’re allowed to eat to what private gadgets they’re permitted to convey with them into the Challenge home, rivals are well-aware of what they’re allowed to have and never have. But Devenanzio stated previously that his fellow rivals attempt to get across the guidelines once they’re ready.

Us Weekly notes Devenanzio stated gamers have been “hiding contraband in protein containers,” so the one exercise dietary supplements allowed “must be factory-sealed.” Derrick Kosinksi, one other notable participant on the present, stated gamers could be fined $25,000 in the event that they introduced in a cellphone.

Competitors additionally should signal a hefty nondisclosure settlement, too. Devenanzio stated all calls to the skin world are “strictly monitored to prevent leaks.”

Rumors counsel Devenanzio has used efficiency enhancers to assist him with the sport

It seems to be like Devenanzio may wish to bend the principles as nicely. Susie Meister, a earlier competitor on the present, stated a scandal occurred throughout Rivals III that led Devenanzio to win the massive cash.

Meister defined on The Brain Candy Podcast that a part of the Rivals III finale concerned staying up all night time — and Devenanzio had Adderall to assist him keep awake and get by it. “Everything for me changed when I found out that Johnny was caught with Adderall at the final,” Meister wrote. “A drug for which he did not have a prescription.”

It appears MTV knew about it, too — however there was little recourse. “After his win was announced, production confronted him and he admitted that it was his,” Meister went on. “He was fined $5,000. It was edited out and MTV has denied it. All the cast members at the final witnessed the confrontation, as did TJ, and it was filmed on camera in front of the production crew. … The two points John got by staying awake longer than Sarah gave him the win. He cheated his way to a win, got fined, and Sarah still got nothing.”

Rogan O’Connor stated Devenanzio tries to cheat throughout each problem

It seems to be like Rogan O’Connor could have simply uncovered Devenanzio as a cheater, too. O’Connor spoke on the Challenge Mania podcast a few problem on Total Madness that he tried to bend the principles on. He stated he tried to work with Wes Bergmann to win although the principles acknowledged it was to be accomplished individually.

O’Connor and Bergmann didn’t win regardless of their greatest efforts at dishonest. And he then acknowledged that he and Bergmann definitely weren’t the one ones with this plan.

“Johnny ‘Bananas,’ was one of the first things he ever said to me. And you’ll see him try and cheat in every one, but, if you get away with it, it’s not f*cking cheating,” O’Connor stated.

O’Connor then went on to elucidate that he plans on persevering with to bend the principles if it serves him nicely, so we will anticipate extra potential foul play sooner or later. It appears he’s prepared to take a web page out of Devenanzio’s e book to win the massive cash!

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