MTV’s ‘The Challenge’: Jenn Lee Sets the Record Straight About Accusations She Was Rude to Female Cast Members

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jenn Lee

Showbiz Cheat Sheet chatted with MTV’s
The Challenge star Jenn Lee
. Here’s what the previous Amazing Race
contestant needed to say partially two of our chat.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: How was The Challenge completely different from The Amazing Race?

Jenn Lee | SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images
Jenn Lee | SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images

JL: The Challenge is totally completely different from
The Amazing Race for a mess of causes. One purpose is the truth that
the sorts of challenges are completely completely different. Most of the ‘roadblocks’ on The
Amazing Race
have one thing to do with the tradition of whichever nation you’re
in and never as excessive as The Challenge.

The challenges on The Challenge are gnarly headbangers or extraordinarily bodily, or generally a puzzle, however for essentially the most half, I might say most of them take a variety of bodily power. Also, on The Challenge you’re residing in a home with the folks you’re competing in opposition to. On The Amazing Race, you by no means stay collectively. Lastly, The Challenge is a social sport the place individuals are voted in, whereas in The Amazing Race, it’s based mostly off who makes it to the pit cease first. On The Challenge, your destiny isn’t essentially completely in your individual fingers, so your social sport must be on level.

CS: Looking again, is there something you’ll have performed otherwise on The Challenge?

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JL: I might have tried to have a greater social sport. A whole lot of ladies didn’t actually take a liking to me and the blokes had been good to me, so I did hang around with them. Looking again, I ought to have made extra of an effort to align with the ladies, even when they weren’t having it.

CS: What are your future profession plans? Are there any
new initiatives you’re engaged on or hope to work on?

JL: My profession plans for the longer term are to proceed
modeling and doing my social media offers. Once this pandemic is over, I additionally
plan to begin my journey vlog Jennventures again up and likewise create my very own
swimwear assortment.

CS: What do you must say to individuals who say you had been impolite to feminine contestants on The Challenge?

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JL: Accusations of me being impolite to females within the
home are completely false. As a participant that got here in solo, turning into pals and
constructing relationships with everybody in the home was essential, so being impolite to
anybody would have been detrimental to my sport. I’m being put to query, “How
can all of the individuals who aren’t recognized to work collectively be saying the identical factor
about you?” Just as a result of some folks will not be working collectively within the
competitors, doesn’t imply they’ll’t be pals and assist each other in actual

Also take into account that the present solely airs something game-related and doesn’t essentially present {our relationships} and friendships other than the sport. Some of the forged have recognized one another for years. There is historical past there, and a sure sense of camaraderie that goes far past alliances. The group of people who find themselves saying these items don’t have any loyalty to me, so why would they defend my facet of the story?

Deep down, I do know my fact. If folks can’t see the poisonous group-think mentally, judging and ostracizing that went on even from the little a part of what was aired, they’re merely going to imagine what they need. However, I do know I put my finest foot ahead and led with pure intentions. And for that, I can maintain my head excessive.

CS: Anything so as to add?

JL: From my expertise, I discovered kindness isn’t
at all times reciprocated. I believe it’s extremely essential for ladies to assist and
empower each other, reasonably than put them down for judgments based mostly on what they
appear like, what they put on, and so forth. From feedback made on social media, and even
from confessionals on the present, I don’t suppose I needs to be judged for what I
put on, what I appear like, or one thing so simple as placing on make-up.
Self-expression needs to be supported and embraced.

Whatever makes somebody really feel most assured ought to by no means be
judged. I personally skilled this throughout filming and at present on social
media from a few of my forged mates. I additionally imagine that what you appear like and
your outward look doesn’t outline who you’re as an individual and that you simply
ought to get to know somebody from inside.

Check out half one among our dialog right here.

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