It is lastly right here!
The Challenge: USA Season 1 Episode 1 premieres on CBS tonight (July 6) at 09:30 P.M.
TV Fanatic bought to talk to a few of the forged members forward of the highly-anticipated premiere.
We caught up with Azah Awasum, Alyssa Lopez, Tiffany Mitchell, Enzo Palumbo, Xavier Prather, and Kyland Younger about their participation within the inaugural season of The Problem: USA.
Prather won Big Brother Season 23 final summer season, and he was nervous about being seen as a goal when he walked into The Problem home.
“I used to be the one Large Brother winner that appeared on The Problem: USA,” Prather stated, noting that there have been winners of the opposite exhibits (Survivor, The Superb Race, & Love Island) in the home.
“Though there have been different winners there, on condition that I am the one winner from Large Brother and Large Brother has the vast majority of individuals from one present in a home. I used to be like, ‘oh man, I is perhaps in bother right here.'”
For a few of the Large Brother houseguests, deciding to return to actuality TV wasn’t simple.
Alyssa and Azah each turned the collection down initially.
“The considered being on TV once more was somewhat nerve-wracking for me. After which I did some execs and cons once they reached again out once more. And I simply felt like it is a actually nice alternative and to type of show myself extra as a competitor,” Lopez shared.
Azah revealed that the decision initially got here out in October, only one month after Large Brother wrapped, and that she declined as a result of she wasn’t healed from that have.
Fortuitously, manufacturing reached out 5 months later, and the timing was every thing.
“On the time, I used to be contemplating leaving my job, and I had healed from Large Brother.”
I needed to do one thing new, so I made a decision simply to go on a whim and determined to join the present, actually seven days earlier than we departed for Argentina.”
For Tiffany, it was simple to signal on to seem on the collection.
“Oh my gosh, once I bought the request and the supply, I used to be like, “completely. Positive, I am up for it.”
Kyland knew there have been some issues he could be concerned with following Large Brother, and The Problem was one in every of them.
He proved to be a robust competitor on Large Brother, profitable essentially the most competitions on Season 23.
“Discovering a present that is all concerning the competitors was one thing that was actually thrilling to me straight away,” he shared.
Nonetheless, Kyland did not know what the present was earlier than he was on Large Brother. It was different houseguests speaking about it that made him test it out.
“I began watching it and simply consumed season after season, and fell in love with that in the same approach that I used to be in love with Large Brother and was simply eager for the decision.”
Enzo, who starred in Large Brother Season 12 and 22, revealed that he needed so as to add “one other corridor of fame present” to his resume.
Having performed Large Brother, he was concerned with each The Problem and Survivor, so he felt like this new collection was the most effective of each worlds.
Going into the home, there have been a number of connections already established by Large Brother.
Xavier, Azah, Tiffany, Alyssa, Derek Xiao, and Kyland performed in the identical season of Large Brother.
For Azah, she discovered these connections each a “blessing and a curse.”
“On one hand, you could have 5 different people that, you recognize, them forwards and backwards since you’ve lived with them, a few of them for your complete 85 days.”
“Alternatively, they know you so effectively, they know your weaknesses, they know your flaws, they know your strengths, and so they can use that to their profit, to their benefit, to both take you out or, you recognize, injury your sport,” Awasum provides.
The one particular person Enzo had beforehand performed Large Brother with was David Alexander, and so they did not have the most effective relationship in that season.
“I type of snaked him on All-Stars,” Palumbo says of David.
He stated that he needed to determine some issues out however warned that “you could possibly throw me on any season on any present, anyplace, and I will determine it out.”
“That is what I did.”
Enzo felt like he had one thing to show coming into the home at 44 years previous.
“How is my physique gonna maintain up on this?” he stated.
“I all the time wanna go on these exhibits and show that I belong.”
Tiffany performed a unbelievable sport of Large Brother and was revealed as America’s Favourite Participant.
She needed to redeem herself this season, and securing the win would imply the world.
For Alyssa, she needed to show that “I’m not only a good bodily competitor, however a strategic one as effectively.”
“I really feel like I performed somewhat secure on Large Brother, and this time round, I simply needed to offer it my all.”
Azah revealed she needed to win Large Brother as a result of she was such a large fan of the collection.
“I needed to win it for myself as a fan, and I did not get there, however I knew that if I used to be in a position to win this, it might show to me that if I put my thoughts to something, I can do it,” Azah stated.
“Even when I am not as ready, so long as I’ve the dedication and the center, I can get there.”
Large Brother had a 24-hour reside feed that watched the contestants’ each transfer. Tiffany stated The Problem was “somewhat extra peaceable or comforting to know that somebody’s not seeing your each transfer.”
Nonetheless, Mitchell says that you just nonetheless do not know what’s being recorded and what shall be used within the edit of The Problem.
“It is nonetheless somewhat unnerving since you’re nonetheless being watched. You are being watched regardless that paranoia simply does reside in your thoughts,” she shared.
Try the trailer under for The Problem: USA.
Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.