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The Challenge star Devyn Simone previously competed twice, placing third both times. While she has yet to return as a competitor, the reality star currently hosts the official aftershow for the 36th season, Double Agents. With a special season featuring only OG players set to premiere in Apr. 2021, fans wondered if Simone would make her anticipated come back. However, the host revealed she turned down an invitation for The Challenge: All-Stars.

Devyn Simone is the guest today, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 on Walt Disney Television 'The Chew'
Devyn Simone is the guest today, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 on Walt Disney Television ‘The Chew’ | Lou Rocco

Devyn Simone competed on ‘The Challenge’ twice

20-year-old former Miss Missouri and Miss America Teen Devyn Simone debuted on MTV’s The Real World: Brooklyn (2009). Initially described as flirty and someone who preferred having multiple options, she was a theatre and music studies major at the University of South Florida, wanting to land her dream job in the entertainment industry.

Although she classified herself as a “girly girl,” Simone returned to reality television three years later for the competition spinoff series, The Challenge.

The former pageant queen first appeared in Battle of the Seasons (2012) alongside her former Brooklyn roommates. They finished third, earning her $10,000.

She returned for Free Agents in 2014 and avoided elimination by winning four daily missions throughout the season. Simone finished third again, this time with earnings of $15,000. 

Simone currently hosts season 36 after show

Following her two seasons, the reality star successfully began working in the entertainment industry.

She made several guest appearances on talk shows, including Celebrity Page, The Chew, and Good Morning America in 2015, before becoming the co-host and co-executive producer of the TLC dating series, Love at First Swipe (2016).

The reality star then joined The Wendy Williams show as an entertainment reporter for several episodes in 2017 until the COVID-19 pandemic protocols forced the shut down of in-studio shows.

Currently, the New York-based matchmaker and dating coach hosts The Challenge: Double Agents’ official aftershow. Her appearance marks one of the first times she’s returned to the MTV series since her 2014 third-place finish.

‘All-Stars’ season premiering soon; Simone reportedly denied an offer to return

Two-time champ Mark Long initially pitched the idea for a season of The Challenge featuring only old school competitors in summer 2020. Many OG players responded with their interest in returning for the special, resulting in the production company meeting with Long.

Ultimately, it ended with the all-stars season receiving the green light to premiere on streaming service Paramount+. Several OG competitors, including Kellynne Judd, Katie Doyle, Nehemiah Clark, and Derrick Kosinski, are set to return.


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Following the announcement, Simone noted she thought MTV would allow her to host the reunion if enough fans signed a petition. A follower then asked if she thought about returning to compete and the dating coach noted the producers did reach out to her.

However, after thinking about it, she chose not to make a comeback. While several fans responded, claiming they loved seeing her compete, many noted they enjoy watching her host after shows and reunions more. The Challenge: All-Stars debuts Apr. 1 on Paramount+.