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‘The Challenge’: Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio on ‘Total Madness’ and Expanding His Reality TV Brand

‘The Challenge’: Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio on ‘Total Madness’ and Expanding His Reality TV Brand

Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched the finale of “The Challenge: Total Madness.”

As the contestants on “The Challenge: Total Madness” prepared for their final competition, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio toasted the group by telling them that out of all of the seasons of the MTV reality competition of which he was a part — and there were a lot, this being a record 20th — “this is hands down mentally, spiritually, emotionally the most draining experience I have ever been through.”

With its post-apocalyptic theme and bunker-style housing arrangements, “Total Madness” set out to make it feel like the world had ended and there was no one left but those competing for the million-dollar prize. And that was still before the group had to trek through miles of snow at 9,000 feet of elevation in the Austrian alps, carrying logs, building fires, solving puzzles and climbing steep terrain.

See full article on Variety