‘The Challenge’ Star Devyn Simone Hints at Joining ‘Real Housewives’ Franchise
In her two-season career on MTV’s competition series, The Challenge, Devyn Simone finished as a finalist both times. She then moved on to appearing on several talk shows, including hosting one of her own, TLC’s Love at First Swipe. Recently, Simone returned to her old stomping grounds as a host for the official aftershow of The Challenge: Double Agents. Following the Feb. 17 episode, the reality star hinted at joining another popular franchise, Bravo’s Real Housewives, in a tweet.
Devyn Simone competed in two seasons of the ‘The Challenge’
At the age of 20, former Miss American Teen and Miss Missouri Teen Devyn Simone made her reality television debut on The Real World: Brooklyn in 2009.
Described as a flirty girl who preferred having several options, Simone was in school at the University of South Florida at the time, studying theatre and music studies with hopes of working in the entertainment industry.
Although a self-described “girly girl,” Simone returned to reality television three years later for competition spinoff, The Challenge. She debuted on Battle of the Seasons (2012) alongside her former roommates, where the former beauty queen placed third, earning $10,000.
The finalist returned for Free Agents (2014), where she avoided elimination by winning four daily missions. Again she placed third in the finals, this time taking home $15,000. The Real World star has yet to compete in another season.
Simone began appearing on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’
Following her time on The Challenge, the reality star has successfully entered the entertainment sphere as she always wanted. In 2015, she appeared on talk shows The Chew, Celebrity Page, and Good Morning America as a guest.
Simone then became the co-host and co-executive producer of the TLC dating series, Love at First Swipe until 2016, when she began working as a dating coach.
In 2017, she joined The Wendy Williams Show for several episodes as an entertainment reporter until 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-studio shows.
Currently, Simone hosts the official aftershow, The Challenge: Double Agents Aftermath. She also works as a New York-based matchmaker and dating coach.
Simone hints at joining ‘The Real Housewives’ franchise next
After the Feb. 17 episode and aftershow, several fans tweeted MTV asking the company to allow Simone to host the reunion. The two-time finalist quote tweeted many of them, encouraging them to continue tagging the show in the tweets because “they don’t seem to be listening.”
Someone replied to one of her responses, noting the reality star should take her talents to Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise. Simone hinted at a possible appearance on the show, stating, “you might see my face on there somewhere soon.”
Many followers replied with their support, hoping she joins the New York-based installment and put some of the other women in their place. It’s unclear if she would join the series as a cast member, friend of the show, or make a special appearance as a matchmaker for one of the Housewives.
The Challenge 36 airs Wednesdays at 8/7 Central on MTV.