MTV’s ‘The Challenge’: Jenn Lee Tells Us About Her Time on the Show and What She Learned About Herself

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

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Can you clarify to our readers who’ve by no means seen the present what The Challenge is about?

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

Jenn Lee: The Challenge is a extremely
aggressive present that mixes excessive psychological and bodily challenges, social
strategizing, and politics multi functional. There is really nothing prefer it, as a result of
not solely are you competing towards one another, you’re additionally all residing

CS: Why did you determine to affix this present?

JL: Growing up, I’ve watched The Real World
and The Challenge. I all the time thought to myself, “Wow, what a badass
present. How cool would it not be to be on it and be capable to compete in these excessive,
once-in-a-lifetime challenges? So, clearly when the chance was offered
to me, I jumped on it and was sport!

CS: What was your most difficult impediment?

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JL: I feel probably the most difficult impediment was the
indisputable fact that I’ve by no means skilled this earlier than, and in addition the truth that I got here in
utterly solo with no ties to anybody. Most of the opposite rookies got here from the
MTV household or got here from the identical season of one other TV sequence. I got here into this
utterly alone. I used to be at a drawback since I had nobody on my staff and
needed to attempt my hardest to make alliances. I might say social technique and
inexperience with this surroundings had been probably the most difficult obstacles.

CS: How did you put together mentally and bodily for
the present?

JL: To put together for the present, I began coaching further
exhausting. I began doing two-a-days and took each health and cardio class ever.
However, I got here to understand whereas on the present, that fairly than specializing in
cardio, I ought to have been weight coaching.

CS: What did you find out about your self after being on The Challenge?

JL: After being on The Challenge I discovered
that I can solely tolerate shrew habits for therefore lengthy. I’m not a confrontational
particular person. I majored in psychology, and if somebody is being impolite, I all the time attempt to
put myself of their footwear and see why they may be performing that method. I might
say I’m a fairly honest particular person and fairly easy-going.

However, from my expertise on The Challenge, I discovered that when I hit my breaking level and really feel backed right into a nook, I’ll do what it takes to defend myself. This isn’t my standard character, however I noticed generally you simply have to face up for your self, particularly when pushed to the restrict whenever you’ve achieved nothing however attempt to accommodate the opposite particular person.

Stay tuned for half two of our chat with Jenn Lee.

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