‘The Challenge’: Dee Nguyen Said She and Rogan O’Connor Were Talking ‘Every Day’ Before ‘Total Madness’

by Jeremy Spirogis

MTV’s The Challenge is again with Total Madness, and the season is already off to a wild begin. Last season on War of the Worlds 2, we noticed a significant romance go down between Dee Nguyen and Rogan O’Connor. But it wasn’t meant to final. While Nguyen allowed herself to fall arduous and quick, O’Connor admitted he used Nguyen to assist get him to the tip — and it labored.

Now, each Nguyen and O’Connor are competing on Total Madness. And it’s clear Nguyen has some lingering emotions, as she didn’t like when O’Connor flirted with fellow competitor Jenn Lee. And Nguyen dropped a significant bomb to Tori Deal when she famous she and O’Connor had stored in fixed contact previous to coming again on the present.

[Spoiler alert: Spoilers forward for The Challenge: Total Madness, Episode 2.]

Rogan O’Connor admitted to utilizing Dee Nguyen in ‘The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2’

Nguyen adored O’Connor whereas they each performed in War of the Worlds 2, nevertheless it turned clear that O’Connor couldn’t match Nguyen’s depth of emotions. Nevertheless, the 2 continued to hit it off by your complete season. And as soon as O’Connor thought Nguyen could also be a legal responsibility to his sport, he was able to throw her into an elimination spherical.

“I’m not gonna f***ing drag someone to the final and have to drag her over the finish line. … Feelings aside, I think it’s time to cut Dee,” O’Connor harshly famous.

O’Connor additionally informed fellow contestant Paulie Calafiore that he was simply utilizing Nguyen for leisure, and he by no means supposed on getting critical.

“I’m bored. Bro, I just come out of like, a three-and-a-half-year relationship. So I come here to have fun,” O’Connor stated. “I was like, I’m a come here, I’m single. I’m a do bits here, I’m a do bits there.”

Nguyen expressed jealousy when O’Connor flirted with Jenn Lee

Nguyen roasted O’Connor in the course of the War of the Worlds 2 reunion. But it appears she nonetheless has lingering emotions, as she famous she was coming into Total Madness with expectations that O’Connor would keep loyal to her all through the competitors. Unfortunately, Nguyen wasn’t happy when O’Connor took an curiosity in rookie Jenn Lee. And this led to Nguyen advocating to throw Lee into an elimination spherical in opposition to a harder competitor.

Lee in the end went residence — and he or she’s talked about how her relationship with O’Connor impacted her sport. “If Rogan wasn’t interested in me at the time, it would have helped. But I still would have been a target,” she informed Entertainment Weekly. And she additionally famous that she and Rogan didn’t “have a connection” on the present that was long-lasting, and so they’re simply associates now.

Nguyen famous she and O’Connor talked previous to ‘Total Madness’

MTV's Joss Mooney and Rogan O'Connor backstage at Chippendales
MTV’s Joss Mooney and Rogan O’Connor backstage at Chippendales | Denise Truscello/WireImage

So, if Nguyen and O’Connor had been executed with their relationship at first of Total Madness, did Nguyen have any proper to be upset? According to Nguyen, whereas she and O’Connor weren’t official, they had been nonetheless speaking day by day previous to their return.

“Obviously, we care about each other, you know?” Nguyen tells Tori Deal in one other room after watching O’Connor and Lee discuss. “There’s, like, there’s a lot of sh*t there that’s like, unsaid, like, after the last season. Now, we talked to each other every single f*cking day. He said to me, like, ‘I miss you, I love you,’ and whatever, you know.”

Unfortunately, it appears O’Connor could also be enjoying her as soon as once more. And Deal thinks she wants to chop her losses. “Dee, move the f*ck on. … He’s not even that great,” Deal informed the cameras.

Will O’Connor and Nguyen patch up their variations and work collectively transferring ahead? We’ll discover out.

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