‘The Challenge’: Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio Just Got Called Out by an Ex-‘Challenge’ Star

by Jeremy Spirogis

Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio has been entertaining followers on The Challenge for years. He has been on 20 seasons of the present and has the document for essentially the most season titles. He doesn’t appear to be slowing down both. Despite being 38 years previous, he made it to the ultimate on Total Madness, the latest season of The Challenge that’s at present airing on MTV.

Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio, 'The Challenge'
Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio throughout an interview with Jimmy Fallon in 2017. | Andrew Lipovsky/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

Despite Devenanzio nonetheless performing so effectively, an ex-Challenge star just lately referred to as him out for nonetheless being part of the present. 

Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio has been on ‘The Challenge’ since 2006

Devenanzio has been a star on MTV for over a decade. He first starred on The Real World: Key West in 2006. Then, his first season on The Challenge was The Duel, which additionally aired in 2006. He has just about been on The Challenge ever since.

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“I’ve stuck with it,” Devenanzio stated to Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “I’ve always known in a weird way, this is what I’m cut out for with the competition and the entertainment version.”

The Challenge: Total Madness is Devenanzio’s 20th season, and never solely has he starred in numerous seasons, however he has additionally received a document six season titles. This doesn’t embrace Total Madness, although, as it’s at present airing on MTV.

Devenanzio received referred to as out by ex-‘Challenge’ star Trishelle Cannatella

With Devenanzio being 38 years previous, he’s sometimes one of many oldest opponents on The Challenge

Now, a former competitor on the present, Trishelle Cannatella, is asking Devenanzio out for nonetheless competing at his age. 

In response to a tweet about old fashioned challengers competing on The Challenge, Cannatella tweeted, “MTV has executed an enormous disservice to individuals like Bananas. He really believes in a couple of years when he wants a hip alternative that Challenge followers will nonetheless care about him. It’s just like the star highschool soccer participant that may’t quit the dream.”

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She didn’t cease there, although, as she then took one other shot at Devenanzio.

One Twitter person replied and said, “Why would he quit the dream when it’s not a dream. He’s actually the most effective individuals to be on this present. AND this present has modified his life utterly. From being on the Worst Cooks in America to having his personal present and visitor showing on different reveals.”

Cannatella then replied. “I get it! Live the dream. When I was in my 20’s that’s all I did. There is a double standard though when it comes to women in their 40’s and men doing challenges. Johnny made a living being a jerk so I’m curious what his next career path will be.”

When did Cannatella compete on ‘The Challenge’?

Cannatella first starred on The Real World: Las Vegas, which aired in 2002. 

Her first season of The Challenge was on The Gauntlet, which aired in 2003. Cannatella finally made it about midway in that season earlier than being eradicated, in accordance with Fandom. She then competed on The Inferno and was the second individual to go house.

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Cannatella then went about eight years between reveals after which competed on Battle of the Seasons in 2012. She ended up reaching the ultimate and was the runner-up in that season. Her final season was on Rivals II, which aired in 2013, and she or he finally stop the present throughout that season, in accordance with MTV.

Fandom estimates that Cannatella received a complete of $25,000 throughout her time on The Challenge

Fans can watch The Challenge: Total Madness on MTV Wednesday evening.

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