Paulie Calafiore Shares Which ‘Big Brother’ Stars He Thinks Should Go on ‘The Challenge’

In recent years, more and more Big Brother stars have ended up competing on The Challenge. Several of them have had a lot of success too, including Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat, Bayleigh Dayton, Josh Martinez, and Kaycee Clark. The one to have the most success so far, though, has been Paulie Calafiore. In three seasons on The Challenge, Calafiore has won a ridiculous amount of competitions and has made it to the final twice.

Paulie Calafiore on 'Big Brother.'
Paulie Calafiore casts his vote for the winner on the ‘Big Brother’ 18. | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

Recently, while discussing several topics with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Calafiore revealed which Big Brother stars he thinks should give The Challenge a shot, if they haven’t already.

Paulie Calafiore and other ‘Big Brother’ stars have had success on ‘The Challenge’

After starring on Big Brother 18 and MTV’s Ex On The Beach, Calafiore first starred on The Challenge: Final Reckoning in 2018.

He ultimately made a big impression on the show too, going all the way to the final on that season. Calafiore then starred on War of the Worlds and continued to be a huge threat in the house, before appearing on War of the Worlds 2 and making it to the final again.

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In addition to Calafiore’s success, Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat, Bayleigh Dayton, and Kaycee Clark (all from Big Brother 20) made their first appearances on The Challenge during Total Madness, and each of them made it to the final. Natalie Negrotti (Big Brother 18) also made it to the final with Calafiore during Final Reckoning.

Additionally, Da’Vonne Rogers (Big Brother 17, 18, and 22) and Josh Martinez (Big Brother 19) have both given fans plenty of entertainment in multiple seasons of The Challenge; they just haven’t been to any finals yet.

So, since many of them have had so much success on the show, which other Big Brother stars should try their hands at The Challenge?

Paulie Calafiore shared which male ‘Big Brother’ stars should join ‘The Challenge’

If you follow Big Brother, you can probably assume who Calafiore’s first answer was — his brother Cody Calafiore. Cody finished second on Big Brother 16 and is currently on Big Brother 22.

“I think he should go on there and f*cking slice some people,” Calafiore said to Showbiz Cheat Sheet.

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He also thinks one other person from Cody’s original season should be on there.

“I’d like to see Beast Mode Cowboy (Caleb Reynolds) in there,” Calafiore said.

Caleb Reynolds, who went by Beast Mode Cowboy in the Big Brother 16 house, worked with Cody and ultimately finished fourth on that season. He then later appeared on Survivor: Kaoh Rong, but left after a heat-induced injury, per Reynolds then competed on Survivor: Game Changers but ultimately got voted off on the ninth day.

Calafiore revealed which female stars should join ‘The Challenge’

On the female side of things, Calafiore said that he thinks Kemi Fakunle from Big Brother 21 should go on The Challenge, saying that he has “a feeling she would do really well.”

Additionally, Calafiore also said that he would like to see two all-stars from Big Brother 22 on it — Christmas Abbott and Janelle Pierzina.

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Abbott finished third on Big Brother 19. Pierzina, on the other hand, is known as the queen of Big Brother. She finished third on Big Brother 6, and then returned for Big Brother: All-Stars on Season 7, where she finished third again. She was a comp beast on Big Brother 7 too, winning four Head of Household competitions and five Power of Veto comps. 

Pierzina also competed on Big Brother 14 and Big Brother 22 but went home early both times as her past success makes her a massive target whenever she is on the show.

“I just want to see if [Janelle’s] still got it,” Calafiore said. “She’s great TV, and if she can kind of compete, she’d be a scary person in that house.”

It might be hard for some Big Brother fans to imagine Pierzina on The Challenge. However, many can agree that the more she is on TV, the better.