The Challenge Legend Evelyn Smith Teases Possible Return

The thrilling upcoming OG season of The Challenge: All Stars is simply across the nook and followers have been sharing their pleasure in regards to the cast and teasers from the trailer. The announcement of the spin-off show’s 22-member cast led some longtime followers of the show to query why sure main opponents and fan favorites weren’t included.

The creator of the show’s idea, Mark Long, lately revealed that one of many Challenge champs who isn’t on the present All Stars season is keen on returning to the show, particularly after listening to glowing critiques about this inaugural season. In an interview with Us Weekly, Mark revealed that after he returned from filming the show, three-time Challenge champ Evelyn McLaren Smith reached out to him and expressed her curiosity in one other season.

Mark stated the shortened filming interval for the nine-episode show is engaging to the OG contestants, a lot of whom have common jobs and households, as is the $500,000 prize for the winner. However, he stated that the casting course of for this season was a bit harder due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The necessities for the show meant that contestants must be accessible not just for filming however for a 10-day quarantine interval as effectively. “It’s a number of time to ask somebody.”

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Evelyn Worked During the Democratic Primary & Could Not Make the Timing Work for Filming of the ‘All Stars’ Season

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Evelyn is a lawyer who’s concerned with the Democratic Party and Mark Long stated the timing of the primary season of All Stars did not work for her due to the 2020 main and election. He advised the Watch With Us podcast host Emily Longeretta, “Evelyn was massively concerned within the Democratic main and the election. She has now gone and began working with them.”

Earlier in 2020, Evelyn’s Twitter bio learn that the Fresh Meat alum, who relies out of Portland, Maine, was a “Lawyer on the marketing campaign path to elect Dems up and down the poll.” According to Us Weekly, Evelyn graduated from the University of San Diego after which attended Harvard Law School earlier than going to Cambodia in 2015 to work as a fellow for a human rights program.

Mark additionally stated, “It’s so humorous trigger she truly reached out once I received again from filming and stated, ‘hey, I heard this was superb.'” He stated Evelyn advised him, “I do not know what number of seasons you are doing however I might undoubtedly see myself on this, it is simply when my schedule calms down.” He stated, “Evelyn, I believe if the timing was proper would undoubtedly do it.”

Neither MTV nor Paramount Plus have confirmed whether or not The Challenge will see future All Stars seasons with different OGs competing for the victory.

Evelyn Is Tied With Veronica Portillo because the Female Competitor With the Most ‘Challenge’ Wins, Holding 3 Victories Overall

Evelyn was referred to as a powerhouse competitor on The Challenge and received three seasons general, making her the feminine competitor with essentially the most wins, tied with Veronica Portillo. She first made her debut on the show on Fresh Meat, the place she was drafted by Danny Jamieson. She competed on seven seasons general and received three finals, The Inferno 3, The Island and Rivals.

The New York native additionally made the ultimate on The Gauntlet III however her crew of veterans misplaced to the rookies within the ultimate. In her seven seasons on the show, Evelyn racked up 26 day by day wins and has an elimination document of six wins and three losses.

Veronica Portillo, who can even not be showing on The Challenge: All Stars, additionally received three seasons throughout her time on the show, The Challenge 2000, The Gauntlet and The Inferno.

The Challenge: All Stars premieres on Thursday, April 1 on Paramount Plus.



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