'The Challenge: USA': Why 'Love Island' star Shannon St Clair won't be part of another season?
Shannon St Clair from 'Love Island' Season 3 is participating in 'The Challenge: USA'. Before the series premiere, she stated that she would most likely not pursue another season.
'The Challenge: USA', a long-running competition show with daily tasks and elimination bouts, will feature stars from CBS' 'The Amazing Race,' 'Big Brother,' 'Survivor,' and 'Love Island'. This frequently results in drama, and with cast members from all four series. 'Love Island' has begun to attract competition to MTV's main program, and the spinoff will feature a range of faces from previous seasons of 'Love Island'. Shannon St Clair, one of the 'Love Island' stars competing in the spinoff, shared her opinions on the show and detailed how CBS "did her dirty." She also spoke about her prep for the game and fans' support.
Shannon St Clair has returned for a new competitive show titled 'The Challenge: USA', following her stint on 'Love Island' USA 3 in 2021. She is competing alongside Season 3 Islanders Cashay Proudfoot, Javonny Vega, and Melvin "Cinco" Holland Jr, with whom she formed a strong friendship in the villa as well as Season 1 exes Cashel Barnett and Kyra Green, and Season 2 close buddies Cely Vazquez and Justine Ndiba.
Many stars from CBS franchises like 'The Amazing Race,' 'Big Brother', and 'Survivor' are participating, and many, including host TJ Lavin, are skeptical that the team can compete. He stated in a video presenting the group that he didn't think they had a "chance" at winning, calling them "just a pretty face."
The season hasn't started yet, so it's uncertain how they'll fare, but Shannon didn't seem to be having a good time. A fan asked if the Season 3 star "would do another season" of the competitive show in response to her June 2022 prompt for questions on her Instagram story. Shannon replied, "Respectfully, no," without going into any explanation.
In early June, she took to Instagram to share a clip on her IG Story detailing why she'd been so silent on social media while filming the show in Argentina. “Let me just tell you. That was the hardest s**t I have ever done in my entire life. I wasn’t expecting to be on, so I didn’t really watch or prepare for it at all,” Shannon remarked in her video, laughing.
Shannon claimed she was "overwhelmed" by the level of love and support she received from fans, including videos and images she saw about her participation in the spinoff. Shannon urged fans that they should tune in on July 6 because "it's gonna to be a wild ride," adding that 'Love Island' doesn't completely prepare them for a show like 'The Challenge'.
She mentioned pushing herself to her limits and how 'Amazing Race' is brilliant at riddles, 'Big Brother' is strong at alliances, and 'Survivor' stars can live in the wilderness. “What did Love Island prepare me for, for The Challenge?" Shannon quipped, "We just made out with everybody."
In addition to the comments made above, Shannon discussed the cast photos issued by the network, stating that her picture did not turn out as well as she would have wanted for the marketing. "Also, my photo? CBS definitely did me very dirty in that,” she said in an Instagram Story video, adding, "I honestly don't even know who it is. It doesn't even look like me."
“I mean, don’t get me wrong, it was rough out there. It was not glitz and glamour; I’ll tell you that. We like never wore makeup or anything,” she explained.
Shannon went on to claim that despite not liking her picture, she wants to post it "7,000 times" because she is excited to be a part of the spinoff. She'll be one of numerous 'Love Island' 3 cast members. 'The Challenge: USA' features eight 'Love Island' contestants. Shannon's statements indicate that she was unprepared for the experience. She is, nevertheless, feeling the love from her fans and is looking forward to seeing how things go throughout her time on the show.
'The Challenge: USA' premieres on CBS on Wednesday, July 6 at 9:30/8:30c.