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Actor / EntertainerI’m Johnny Bananas, and I’ve won the most seasons of MTV’s The Challenge to date. AMA!

Feb 20th 2018 by MTVBananas • 45 Questions • 140 Points

Hey Redditors. Johnny Devenanzio aka Johnny Bananas here. You may know me as the life of the party during the 2005 season of MTV’s The Real World: Key West. You may know me as the guy on The Challenge: Rivals III who didn’t split my $250,000 winnings with my friend Sarah. Or you may know me as the guy you hate to love or love to hate or the castmember who holds the record for the most The Challenge wins ever.

You can see me on The Challenge: Vendettas, which airs Tuesday nights at 9pm ET/PT. Watch the trailer here

Had an awesome time answering your questions, most fun I've had with my clothes on in a long time! Catch an all new The Challenge Vendettas tonight! peace out

Proof: https://twitter.com/mtvbananas/status/965711613973032960

Q:

What’s your best CT story?

A:

We were talking about technology one day. And he was convinced that if you cut a computer cable in half and put it in a bowl of water you could see the words and pictures traveling from one half of the wire to the other


Q:

What are your thoughts on how editing is done now - the year round format leads to more house moments, but the focus seems to be more on drama than humor/strategy?

A:

Fans are difficult to please. Some like drama, others like competition. So there's a give and take


Q:

Do you ever feel bad for stealing the money?

A:

Not one second of one day


Q:

How come Zach can’t seem to put all the pieces together to be a top level challenger?

A:

sheep in wolves clothing


Q:

What is the weakest part of your game?

A:

Nothing


Q:

Would it be great if there's a Challenge spinoff called #ChampsVsFans Johnny?

A:

I'd watch it


Q:

How much influence do you have with producers?

A:

At this point I am a producer


Q:

Who do you think should be the host after TJ?

A:

You're lookin at him!


Q:

What's the scoop on Camila - Is she off MTV now or what's up? WHo's next to get the boot with their antics?

A:

Safe to say we won't be seeing Camila on any upcoming challenges for awhile


Q:

I assume its in MTV's best interest to keep you on the show since you're one of the main competitors. Do you get paid a baseline amount to appear on each season? And if so, how much?

A:

I don't show up for free


Q:

Bananas!

What is something you think the show could benefit from in the future, in terms of programming/challenges, etc?

Also, if you haven't already, there's a Challenge subreddit: r/mtvChallenge . Lots of live discussion over there during the episodes if you want to pop by and see people hate and love the record holder.

A:

New blood


Q:

What kind of eyeliner do you use?

A:

Maybelline


Q:

Yo Bananas!

How pumped should we be to see the Ross v Derrick tonight? Derrick says it was a brutal match and will go down has one of the most hard fought. What is your thoughts on it and all the newbies from this season in general?

A:

Its Joss. Hands down the most brutal elim I've ever witnessed


Q:

Hey Johnny!! I love watching the challenges and you always bring the drama (but in a fun way)! I have a few questions about living in the house:

Is it true you guys aren't allowed to listen to music or bring books?

Is it true that you don't know the schedule for what day a challenge/elimination will be on?

Be honest, what are your feelings towards the catering?

Thanks for the AMA, love you dude!!

A:

No books, mags, music, tv schedule always changes food mostly sucks


Q:

Who, from the challenge, do you stay in touch with on a weekly basis other than Kenny? How would you describe you and CTs relationship outside the challenge? Keep rockin on and get that next win. “That arrogant little pompous bitch told me to bring it and I brought it” favorite line of all time

A:

Mark long, Evan, Cara, Leroy, Tyler, Derrick, Paula and a few others. CT and myself have pretty much squashed our beef and are now focused on crushing noobs


Q:

Who’s the greatest female competitor of all time? Emily Laurel or Evelyn

A:

its too close to call, they're definitely top 3 along with Cara


Q:

Will you alow leroy to do your hair after hes done with barber school? 😂😂

A:

I let him do my hair now


Q:

How awkward was it after you took the money?

A:

It was pretty awkward on top of that mountain. But I had 275k reasons to feel comforted


Q:

Who would you choose to run a final with, Tori, Kailah, Jenna or Cara?

A:

Cara


Q:

Hi so I have a huge armpit fetish and I think you’re so hot! I always have had a fantasy of smelling u after a workout would u let someone do that if they came up to u and asked? Weird to some i know but such a turn on for me!!

A:

Some thoughts should remain thoughts


Q:

If you raced Evan and Kenny in a purely individual final, what would the finishing order be?

A:

Well considering Evan is a week out from having a child and kenny does nothing but eat pizza and ho ho's I'd give myself the edge!


Q:

Your “Mount Rushmore” of challenges ?

A:

Bananas, CT, Emily, Cara, Kenny, Landon, Evan, Derrick K, Laurel


Q:

What's a season you weren't on that you wish you could've done?

A:

Duel 2 fo sho


Q:

Do you always pack feathers and a black dildo going into a challenge house?

A:

I pack those items when I go anywhere


Q:

Least Fav challenge you've ever done?

A:

Island


Q:

Who has a better time doing the show- the challengers that win the final or TJ?

A:

TJ


Q:

Other than you, who stirs the pot the most in Challenge houses? Since you've been on so many seasons, give us someone from past seasons as well as someone who is currently still doing shows.

Thanks for doing this AMA! I've been watching the show since it started and it's great to see the show getting so much love recently.

A:

I'd say Wes. He's the only one who shares my same sick sense of humor


Q:

Johnny B what's your workout routine for the challenge?

A:

Lift heavy, run fast, eat healthy


Q:

Do you see Devin as being the new Wes ?

A:

Not even close. Wes has confidence, believes in himself has the ability to convince people to follow him. Devin is just full of shit


Q:

Yoooo Bananas it's about damn time. Whats your most satisfying moment on the challenge thus far?

A:

Winning


Q:

if you could create your own format what would it be?

A:

Me vs The Girls Next Door


Q:

Would you rather be stuck on a desert island with Wes or Cory if you had a choice?

A:

Cory. Somehow some way he'd find some deserted Island chicks for us


Q:

Seeing that you’re somewhat of the Michael Jordan of The Challenge, do you feel the greatness when competing like athletes do? Or is it all business to you?

A:

yes


Q:

What’s a previous Challenge format that you’d like to see come back for a new season?

A:

Duel


Q:

What's it like to wake up every morning and piss excellence?

On some real shit though any chance we hear you on another Talk is Jericho episode?

A:

It burns a little Yes gonna do Jericho again soon


Q:

Is being in the house “fun” or do you feel like it’s more of a training camp, stressful, job, etc?

A:

the house is fun for the first couple weeks then it becomes a prison


Q:

When will you and Emily be making a baby? Also I need banana joggers in my life.

A:

We're still in the practicing making babies phase


Q:

Jenna, Emily, Cara

Johnny, if you had to chose, who would you fuck, marry, & kill?

A:

F Jenna, M Emily, K Cara (only because of her hobbit feet)


Q:

What hair products do you use?

A:

Moroccan oil cream


Q:

Which is more fun to film: The Real World or The Challenge?

A:

Real World


Q:

Favorite Real World season? And do you think they should bring back Road Rules?

A:

Philadelphia. First season I ever watched, also what inspired me to send in an audition video


Q:

What is the single grossest thing you've ever seen on the Challenge?

A:

Nia drink a cup of Zachs sweat in Panama


Q:

what’s your real life relationship like with some of your on screen “rivals” (i.e wes, cara, devin)???

A:

I don't associate with about 99% of people from the challenge


Q:

Casey or hannah?

A:

Hannah


Q:

Will you ever ship to europe?

A:

Coming soon!