The Challenge’s Johnny Bananas Reveals Who Taught Him to French Kiss

The Challenge-s Johnny Bananas Devenanzio Reveals My Grandma Taught Me How to French Kiss

Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio.
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The Problem’s Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio is thought for his wild methods on actuality TV — however his first kissing teacher is shocking even for him.

“My grandma taught me the way to French kiss,” Devenanzio, 41, solely revealed within the newest problem of Us Weekly.

Sadly, grandma’s smooching ideas haven’t stored Devenanzio from crashing and burning in the case of actuality showmances. Throughout his time on The Problem, Devenanzio has had steamy on-camera relationships with Morgan Willett, Natalie Negrotti and Moriah Jadea.

Forward of his stint on The Problem: USA season 2, Devenanzio revealed that he had no intention of extra onscreen hookups. “Idiot me as soon as, disgrace on me. Idiot me twice, you’re not gonna idiot me once more,” he solely instructed Us in August. “It results in far more complications than I want. … It by no means ends properly, and it solely is gonna make your sport extra sophisticated.”


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Devenanzio — who has received seven seasons of the OG competitors sequence — isn’t solely targeted on his love life and actuality successes. In truth, he solely obtained into the fact TV sport to “impress a woman” again in school.

Scroll down for 25 issues followers may not learn about Devenanzio, together with his unconventional celeb crush:

1. I obtained the nickname Johnny “Bananas” as a result of I shoved bananas in my mother’s tailpipe [as a kid] to get out of going to high school.

2. I had a ghost named Peter comply with me from a journey shoot I did on the Deering Property in Florida to my home in California. For weeks, [Peter] haunted my home.

3. In school, I utilized to be on The Actual World to impress a woman I had a crush on.

4. I obtained suspended for streaking in highschool.

5. My grandma taught me the way to French kiss.

6. I’m such a light-weight sleeper that I used to be as soon as woken up by a mouse farting in my room.

7. I took a lie detector check with Wes Bergmann on Maury, and he lied about not eager to be my good friend.

8. I’ve seven tattoos.

9. My full identify is John Amadeus Devenanzio.

10. I’m a center little one. I’ve two sisters and 11 nieces and nephews.

11. I sumo wrestled Yama, the heaviest sumo wrestler in historical past at 600 kilos.

12. Opposite to well-liked perception, I truly [do] have a coronary heart.

The Challenge-s Johnny Bananas Devenanzio Reveals My Grandma Taught Me How to French Kiss

Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio.
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13. I haven’t had a 9-to-5 job since 2005.

14. I’ve a household of untamed pet squirrels that I hand-feed dwelling in my yard.

15. I’ve completed actuality TV for 18 years [with] 22 seasons of The Problem.

16. I graduated from Penn State College with a level in economics.

17. I’ve appeared on and logged extra hours on actuality tv than anybody within the historical past of actuality TV.

18. I received an Emmy for internet hosting a journey present.

19. I’ve by no means been [in] a automobile accident.

20. I’ve by no means had a cavity.

21. I need to climb Mount Everest.

22. I sued HBO for stealing the nickname Johnny “Bananas” from me [and using it on] the present Entourage.

23. My celeb crush is the AT&T woman [Milana Vayntrub].

24. I’ve 478 banana-themed items of memorabilia in my home.

25. I used to be scheduled to be on a flight that crashed.

The Problem: USA airs on CBS Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET.