The Problem: USA brings the worlds of Love Island, Large Brother, Survivor, and The Superb Race collectively.
TV Fanatic obtained an opportunity to speak to Love Island stars Justine Ndiba, Cashay Proudfoot, and Shannon St. Clair forward of the sequence premiere of the brand new CBS sequence.
Justine received the second season of Love Island, and says that The Problem: USA was a really completely different expertise, however she was excited to enroll.
“I grew up watching it [The Challenge], and I’ve at all times like performed sports activities rising up, so I at all times felt prefer it’s one thing I’d do, truthfully,” Justine shares.
“I felt like I’d find yourself on a present like The Problem earlier than a present like Love Island, so it truly ended up understanding actually nice.”
Cashay echoed Justine’s sentiments concerning the two sequence being very completely different.
“I’ve at all times been excited about sports activities. I performed lacrosse at school. I cheered, I ran observe,” the star shared.
Cashay dislocated her knees final fall and felt just like the health facet of her life can be affected.
“I nonetheless work out, however I simply did not know if my knees might deal with doing a present like that.”
“My dream was by no means to go on The Problem, however I simply thought it might be a extremely good option to push myself, see the place I stand bodily,” Proudfoot added.
Shannon St. Clair appeared on Love Island Season 3, and it felt like The Problem: USA can be a rewarding expertise.
“I actually needed to, like, push my limits and see how far I might go together with it,” she shared.
Shannon mentioned transferring from Love Island to a extra aggressive present was daunting.
“It was very formidable to assume like that. We have been in a lovely Villa in Hawaii, making out with one another.”
“These have been our challenges,” Shannon mentioned with fun.
“After which, , The Problem could be very bodily, cutthroat, and scary. So I used to be very nervous concerning the completely different dynamics.”
Shannon was grateful to have some acquainted faces from Love Island on the forged.
“I truthfully do not know going into it what I’d’ve performed If I did not have them there, they make me really feel comfy, and I will belief them.”
Justine opened up about how bodily demanding the present was.
“What’s so loopy is I’ve clearly watched the present earlier than I used to be a fan, so I knew what to anticipate going into it, however then attending to dwell it and do all of these issues, I used to be very a lot much more shocked as a result of I used to be like, “oh, I might deal with it.” And you then’re thrown in there, and you are like, ‘oh, in order that they weren’t kidding. Like, that is critical.'”
“You are actually like, you are like hanging within the steadiness, which is actually thrilling, and scary, however very thrilling,” Justine shared.
“However yeah, it is very, very completely different from Love Island. , I used to be lounging on a seaside and, like by the water, flirting and making out. So undoubtedly a really, very huge change!”
I requested Justine if she felt like she can be focused early on as a result of she was going into the sport as a winner.
“I wasn’t essentially nervous that I’d be at goal, simply because I do know that Love Island contestants went into it tremendous underestimated, and so I simply assume folks would most likely wanna take lots of love Islanders to love the tip and stuff as a result of they know they’d most likely be capable to beat us, which was nice for us as a result of I believe we have been so underestimated.
“I do know what I convey to the desk, so I used to be simply excited.”
“It could imply the world to win,” Justine provides.
“To begin with, it will be nice to have two actuality TV wins below my belt. It could simply be so enormous for my household. Every little thing that I do, , career-wise on, , actuality TV, is for them.”
“That cash would simply be actually, actually nice to assist my household and assist them out in so many various methods,” Justine concluded.
Shannon desires to win as a result of she thinks folks underestimate her.
“I believe it will be loopy if I received The Problem: USA as a result of I am 5 one. I am very tiny. And no person seems at me and thinks that is one thing that I’d be capable to do,” Shannon shared.
“So if I have been to have the ability to do this, particularly as a lady, that may be an insane accomplishment.”
Cashay revealed that she does not see herself signing on for another actuality TV reveals sooner or later, however she believes The Problem: USA might be a returnable format.
“I actually wish to give attention to performing,” Proudfoot tells TV Fanatic.
Justine can be excited about showing on The Superb Race along with her Love Island co-star and greatest pal, Cely Velazquez.
Shannon would not be excited about Survivor, however Large Brother is a “perhaps.”
Make sure you tune in for The Problem: USA on CBS.
Return to TV Fanatic for a full overview after it airs and a autopsy interview with the primary eliminees tomorrow.
Try the trailer for The Problem: USA under.
Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.