MTV’s The Challenge: 12 Most Surprising Hookups
MTV has had extreme success when it comes to reality TV and mixed the best of reality drama and reality competition shows when they began airing The Challenge. As a spin-off from Real World and the now cancelled Road Rules, it combines the best alumni from many seasons of Real World and now Are You the One? to not only live together, but to compete against each other in some crazy challenges. With a lot of different personalities all together and a lot of money on the line, there is a lot of tension and emotions running through the house and, as to be expected, a lot of hookups. There are way too many seasons and hookups to focus on, but here are 12 of the most surprising hookups of all from the most recent seasons of The Challenge.
12. Leroy Garrett and Theresa Gonzalez — Rivals II
Leroy Garrett quickly became one of the favorite male contestants on The Challenge after appearing on Real World: Las Vegas. His easy-going nature, and humor goes over well with fans, and with the ladies, as he has had many dalliances, although many are just “rumors.” One of the most shocking hookups he has been involved in was with Theresa Gonzalez on Rivals II. The most shocking and funniest part was that the pair hooked up in the bunk right above Theresa’s former fling Wes Bergmann. Of course, things didn’t go too far for Leroy and Theresa after she ended up voting him into The Jungle.
11. Johnny “Bananas” and Camila Nakagawa — Battle of the Exes
The Challenge: Battle of the Exes in 2012 sort of backfired for pair Johnny “Bananas” and Camila after they were matched following a sort-of hookup on Cutthroat. Instead of arguing like exes do, the now fully single pair seemed to fall harder for each other. It didn’t take long before the pair started hooking up while on the show and were more of a couple than exes and of course won the season, which many say was the reason he hooked up with Camila in the first place — to keep her happy with him until the end of the challenge. Regardless, their personalities don’t match in any way because Bananas is so laid back and Camila is so intense, making their relationship even more surprising.