Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio is heading again for one more probability at The Problem glory — however a showmance is out of the query.
“Idiot me as soon as, disgrace on me. Idiot me twice, you’re not gonna idiot me once more,” Johnny, 41, completely informed Us Weekly on Tuesday, August 8, whereas selling his upcoming stint on The Problem USA season 2. “You already know, they are saying the definition of madness is doing the identical factor again and again, and anticipating a special end result. Properly, name me insane. I feel one of many points with [a showmance] is there’s simply lots of [questions about], ‘What’s the precise intention right here behind — is that this for present? Is that this for likes? Is that this for clout?’ And sadly, as a rule, that tends to be the case.”
The MTV character — who has gained seven seasons of the OG competitors — additional defined that “it’s simply not look” to enter into an on-camera relationship.
“It results in far more complications than I would like,” Johnny mentioned. “I’ve bought sufficient to fret about on this present. Very last thing I have to do can be begin intermixing my private life with it as effectively. It by no means ends effectively, and it solely is gonna make your recreation extra sophisticated as a result of now you — 9 occasions out of 10, for those who get right into a showmance on a present — are actually taking possession of this different particular person’s recreation as effectively and are considered in nearly as in like, some kind of an alliance.”
He added: “Females are gonna have a look at it like, ‘Oh, effectively, you recognize, Bananas is with this woman, that signifies that they’re working collectively or vice versa.’ The fellows are gonna be like, ‘All proper, effectively, we have to do away with him as a result of they’re [a unit], and in the event that they get messy, and if their recreation will get messy,’ then it’s, like, you’re type of now accountable for [the gameplay drama] as effectively.”
Johnny has had his justifiable share of steamy Problem dalliances through the years with the likes of Morgan Willett, Natalie Negrotti and Moriah Jadea. However this time round, he’s laser-focused on “the last word prize on the finish” of the competitors.
“When you type of begin getting distracted [and] when you lose deal with what the last word objective is, it’s positive to not finish effectively,” Johnny informed Us. “However I encourage everyone else to proceed on with these meaningless, nonsensical showmances, after which I’ll simply be there to select up the items when all of it falls aside.”
Whereas Johnny is steering away from a showmance, he had a entrance row seat to Tori Deal and Sebastian Noel’s personal fling that was briefly highlighted within the season trailer.
“Everyone knows Tori loves herself some firm on The Problem, and I feel it was an important play for Sebastian,” Johnny mentioned, noting he wasn’t shocked by the brand new pairing. “I imply, pay attention, this man’s coming in as a rookie [and] what higher solution to discover safety and in addition get an important storyline proper outta the gate than falling right into a showmance with just about the feminine face of The Problem at this level? I imply, we name that ‘polidicking’ on The Problem. So, effectively performed Sebastian, effectively performed.”
Whereas a actuality TV romance was not within the playing cards for Johnny this yr, he did discover the competitors itself “challenged me in ways in which no different Problem has earlier than” due to the format and the “degree of expertise” of his costars.
“The training curve for this season was very steep, however in a approach, it was good,” Johnny defined. “It was problem for me as a result of it was actually competing towards a few of the finest and most strategic minds within the recreation. When you’re capable of thrive and rise to the event on that, it’s a real testomony to your capacity. It was time.”
The Problem USA season 2 kicks off with a two-part premiere on CBS on Thursday, August 10 at 10 p.m. ET and Sunday, August 13 at 9 p.m. ET.
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With reporting by Christina Garibaldi