‘The Challenge’: Johnny Devenanzio Claimed He Sent Sarah Rice a Gift Card After Stealing Her Money

by Jeremy Spirogis
Johnny Devenanzio (L) and Morgan Willett (R) attend the Premiere of

Season 35 of The Challenge is nearly right here, and followers can’t wait to see which veteran gamers will probably be again in an try and win the glory and grand prize. We know Cara Maria Sorbello is taking a step again from the present for now. But we anticipate to see the notorious Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio strive his hand at successful as soon as once more by utilizing recreation politics and sneaky alliances.

Devenanzio has a severe status on the present for utilizing and abusing different gamers for private achieve. And his win on Rivals III solidified his unhealthy rap, as he selected to take the prize winnings away from his teammate, Sarah Rice, when he was given the chance. Now, it appears Devenanzio is making enjoyable of Rice’s devastating loss. And he even joked he despatched her a present card after stealing her winnings away.

Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio took Sarah Rice’s winnings on the finish of ‘Rivals III’

Devenanzio is a severe menace on each season of The Challenge he’s on, and plenty of gamers attempt to keep on his good facet. And he notoriously had beef with contestant Sarah Rice. Back in 2016, Rice and Devenanzio really performed collectively as a crew on Rivals III. And they had been in a position to put aside their variations and develop an in depth bond as they made it to the finale.

There was a twist ending to Rivals III, although. People notes the pairs that made it to the finale wouldn’t solely compete with different pairs, however they’d additionally compete in opposition to one another. Each particular person would accrue factors through the finale challenges, and the person with essentially the most factors from the successful pair would determine whether or not they’d cut up their earnings with their accomplice or take all the cash and run.

Devenanzio and Rice received the season, however Devenanzio had extra factors than Rice in the long run. And he selected to take the $275,000 prize all for himself, leading to his most cutthroat Challenge determination ever.

Devenanzio joked on TV that he despatched Rice an Applebee’s present card

Devenanzio is aware of his determination is controversial. “I maintained from the beginning when I made my decision that it wasn’t about being vengeful and it wasn’t about spite,” he instructed People. “It was about me looking at the amount of money that was on the line and looking at what I would be able to do with it.”

Now that years have handed because the incident, it seems like Devenanzio is prepared to make jokes about all of it. The Challenge’s Instagram account posted a clip of the star on a latest episode of Ridiculousness. And he talked about what he despatched Rice after he took all the cash.

After he instructed one of many co-hosts on Ridiculousness that he gave Rice “nothing” after taking the prize, he then modified his assertion with, “I got her a uh, Applebee’s gift card.” This was then met with severe laughter and shock from the viewers and hosts.

“Have a Bloomin’ Onion on me,” Devenanzio joked once more.

Fans are nonetheless divided in regards to the incident

Johnny Devenanzio (L) and Morgan Willett (R) attend the Premiere of 'Jay & Silent Bob Reboot"
Johnny Devenanzio (L) and Morgan Willett (R) attend the Premiere of ‘Jay & Silent Bob Reboot” | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Many thought Devenanzio was utterly justified in taking the cash from Rice. But others won’t ever forgive him for this energy transfer — they usually’re letting him have it within the feedback part of the Ridiculousness video.

“Why tf are they making Sarah into a joke here…..it’s really not funny,” one follower acknowledged.

Another wrote, “Worst person to have on your show.”

And others are noting that since stealing the grand prize, Devenanzio hasn’t received a single Challenge since then.

“How many has he won since then? Karma,” one other added.

We’ll have to attend and see if Devenanzio will make an look on Season 35 of The Challenge!

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