The first episode of “The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies” noticed the departure of Nam Vo and it was adopted within the second episode by the “deactivation” of one other competitor, Lauren Coogan. During this week’s mission, host TJ Lavin introduced that Josh Martinez’s accomplice “needed to go away the sport” so Amber Borzotra was introduced in to take her place.
Many “Challenge” followers took to social media to specific their confusion as many weren’t even conscious of who Lauren was for the reason that rookie had been closely edited out of the show up till then. Unlike Nam, who was proven in lots of footage within the launch particular and first episode, Lauren was solely seen within the background of a quick clip or two and was in any other case edited out of the show, equally to what occurred to Dee Nguyen on “Total Madness.”
“Challenge” spoiler account PinkRose mentioned Lauren was accused of constructing a racially insensitive comment towards Aneesa Ferreira and was subsequently eliminated CheatSheet reported, however that data has not been corroborated by any cast members or MTV and Lauren wrote on Twitter that there’s “no fact” to it. The “Love Island U.S.” star just lately participated in a Q&A on her Instagram the place she responded to some questions on her elimination from the show.
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She Said It Was the ‘Worst Time of My Life’ & Really Affected Her Mental Health
In a Twitter thread concerning the state of affairs, Lauren wrote, “All jokes apart, I obtained gaslit and scapegoated on two main networks inside the identical month. My anxiousness skyrocketed, my psychological well being was actually in shambles and this led me to an id disaster of kinds.”
She wrote that actuality TV is supposed to be entertaining for its viewers and actuality stars shouldn’t be handled as function fashions. “We are simply folks figuring it out (in entrance of thousands and thousands) each courageous and loopy sufficient to place our lives on the market for the pure amusement of whoever chooses to observe,” she added.
However, she mentioned actuality stars are additionally common folks sharing elements of themselves with their viewers so requested followers of the show to “deal with folks with kindness” and “do not imagine every thing you hear/ watch.” Lauren additionally mentioned her expertise on “The Challenge” in a sequence of solutions throughout an Instagram Q&A, the place she was requested why she was being edited out of the season:
I do not actually need to reply as a result of it was so traumatic and led me into lots of remedy, and counseling and the worst time of my life.
She defined that the authorized staff at MTV did not have sufficient time to evaluate the tapes that included “all of the s*** that I used to be accused of claiming earlier than the second problem due to the time distinction between the U.S. and Croatia.”
One fan requested if she’d ever return to “The Challenge” and Lauren replied, “It’s as much as whether or not or not I select to do it once more and redeem myself or if I’ve the energy or willpower to probably be gaslit, accused, tried and sentenced with no jury or proof, I suppose. But by no means say by no means.”
Josh Spoke About Their Partnership & Said He Was ‘Overwhelmed’ & They Didn’t ‘Align’
Lauren’s accomplice throughout her temporary time on “The Challenge” was Josh after she picked him within the first episode’s problem. Although viewers did not get to see their dynamic on-screen due to the edit, Josh revealed to US Weekly’s “Watch With Us” podcast that they “did not actually align” as companions.
“Lauren was so on the market,” Josh mentioned. “She was so outspoken, like, the lifetime of the celebration. I used to be positively overwhelmed as a result of it was rather a lot. She has such an enormous persona. I got here into the season extra centered than ever. … I simply felt like Lauren was there to have an excellent time.”
He went on to explain their time as companions “attention-grabbing” after which added, “I feel Lauren was drunk like the entire time she was in the home. She was positively intoxicated the entire time… So that is the battle I had together with her. I simply felt like she wasn’t there for the proper causes,” he instructed the outlet.
Josh’s feedback have been picked up on Twitter by a “Challenge” fan account and Lauren replied to the account, “Out there sure.., extra drunk than a home of acloholics… no,” she denied.
“The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies” airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific instances on MTV.
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