‘The Challenge’: This Controversial Star Is Pregnant

There are a few people who have turned going on The Challenge into a full-fledged career. Year after year, these people show up and compete, and put their bodies through the insane rigor of the show. Because of this, we tend to think that these people live, eat, sleep, and breathe The Challenge. But some of them actually have real lives and families outside of the show.

The Challenge Dirty Thirty
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Camila Nakagawa made a name for herself on The Challenge as the firecracker who could start drama but also beat anyone she came up against. But now, she is making headlines for a much different reason. She’s pregnant!

Camila announces her pregnancy

Nakagawa recently broke the news of her pregnancy to People.

“I am pregnant and bringing a baby into the world in the summer of 2020,” she told the outlet. “Having a child and being a mother is going to help me look at the world with a whole new perspective than ever before, and I cannot wait for it.”

Though Nakagawa didn’t see being a mother as part of her future, she is excited to start this journey.

“I used to say I don’t think I’m ever going to have kids because the world we live in is just a lot right now,” she said. “But I think this came because it was meant to be, and I’m very excited. This is the best decision I’ve ever made.”

When was Camila’s last time on ‘The Challenge’?

You may have noticed that Nakagawa has been missing from the show for a while. Her last time competing was on The Challenge: Dirty 30 in 2017. After winning that, she decided to take a break.

“I took a break because it was very necessary,” she told the outlet. “I wanted to travel and explore and get to know myself a little more. And that’s pretty much what I did. I spent some quality time with my family and friends and just started working on some projects of my own. But mainly I traveled — to Thailand, Bali, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Brazil, Hawaii, Cabo, and Canada. I’ve been exploring a lot around Canada because my mom is there.”

The time off was necessary for Nakagawa to grow.

“Being away from the show helped me realize the parts that I loved about it and the parts that I didn’t, as well as the parts of myself that the show brought out of me that I liked and what I didn’t,” she continued. “I’m still trying to figure out how I can get rid of the things I don’t like and strengthen the things I do.”

And since then, her life has taken a more positive route.

“I lived it a lot like it was real life and failed to remember that it’s a TV show. And now I’ve found I really like real life, real people, and talking about real things. It’s really refreshing to be surrounded by people that aren’t necessarily competing with me all the time.”

Who is the father of Camilla’s child?

Nakagawa has not revealed who the father of her child is. But she is happy to be having a kid with him.

He “is someone that is in my life and that I admire and care for very much, and he will make a great father,” she said.