‘The Challenge 35’: Fessy Shafaat Explains How Competing on ‘The Challenge’ Differs From ‘Big Brother’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Fessy Shafaat

Known for being clueless and JC Mounduix’s “big dumb puppet” on Big Brother 20, former collegiate tight finish Fayal “Fessy” Shafaat is now competing on The Challenge 35: Total Madness. He carried out nicely within the opening problem, and his 6’5 235-pound body prevented opponents from throwing the prospect into the primary elimination.

After competing on each seasons, Fessy defined how the technique on the truth competitors reveals differs from one another.

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Fessy Shafaat on ‘Big Brother 20’

In 2018, then 27-year-old Florida-based substitute trainer, Fessy Shafaat, competed on Big Brother 20. He was a member of the doomed FOUTTE alliance and infrequently voted appropriately.

The former collegiate soccer participant was portrayed as a “big dummy” and seemingly by no means knew what was happening inside the home. Instead, he targeted on chasing school pupil Haleigh Broucher, who initially rejected him a number of occasions though the 2 ultimately turned a showmance.

Once Fessy turned Head of Household in Week 8, JC manipulated the substitute trainer into concentrating on his personal ally, Scottie Salton, who ended up getting evicted.

The following week, Angela Rummons of the dominating Level Six Alliance gained HOH and nominated Fessy alongside his love curiosity, Haileigh. Although the previous tight finish got here dangerously shut, he couldn’t safe the Power of Veto and was evicted in a 4-1 vote.

He additionally didn’t win the battle again problem and have become the third member of the jury.

Fessy Shafaat on ‘The Challenge 35: Total Madness’

A 12 months after his Big Brother efficiency, Fessy returned to actuality tv to compete on MTV’s The Challenge 35: Total Madness alongside BB20 co-stars Kaycee Clark, Chris “Swaggy C” Williams, and Bayleigh Dayton.

He carried out nicely within the first problem and completed inside the high three. Even although the male rookies had been on the block for the primary elimination, Fessy’s identify by no means got here up due to his measurement and the way nicely he competed.

His BB20 ally, Swaggy C, was additionally unnoticed of the dialog because the others had been seemingly scared of getting to cope with his fiancé, Bayleigh.

Fessy Shafaat explains how the reveals differ from one another

In a tweet, the truth star requested his followers their opinions of the “largest variations between The Challenge and Big Brother.” One fan defined they thought the CBS present “is more real” and “less staged,” whereas the MTV competitors sequence “uses a lot of the same people over and over, which means the same drama.”

The person additionally famous Big Brother contestants “are smarter with eliminating people.” Fessy responded and stated the follower “had a valid point” however feels “like you can be more aggressive” when “taking shots” on Big Brother as a result of “there are no repercussions for seasons to come.”

On the opposite hand, when competing on The Challenge, the competitor should weigh out if they’re “ready to deal with the aftermath” of an enormous recreation transfer “for every season” after that.

Fessy continues to be courting Haleigh, though she didn’t seem on this season of The Challenge alongside him. The Challenge 35: Total Madness airs Wednesdays at Eight p.m. EST on MTV.

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