Reality star Asaf Goren was the first contestant eliminated in The Challenge: Total Madness. However, he claims he’s trained and promises to take out former champions when he returns.
Asaf Goren was eliminated first in ‘The Challenge 35’
Israelian native Asaf Goren first appeared on the dancing reality competition series So You Think You Can Dance season 12 (2015) before joining Are You the One? 4 (2016), where he found his perfect match in Kaylen Zahara.
Even though the two weren’t romantically attracted to each other, they made great friends and a decent team on competitive spinoff Second Chances (2017).
Ultimately, the two clocked a sixth-place finish out of 10 teams. In 2019, he won the Israeli adaptation of Celebrity Big Brother. Shortly following his victory, MTV tapped the dancer for season 35 of the long-running competition series, The Challenge: Total Madness.
As a rookie, he proved to have a social game and already began a fling with veteran Nany González. However, he found himself in the first elimination and went home after losing to Survivor star Jay Starrett.
Wes Bergmann and Turbo Çamkıran have won ‘The Challenge’ before
The Real World: Austin star Wes Bergmann debuted on The Challenge for Fresh Meat (2006) and made it to the finals as a rookie, eliminating five teams on the way.
He returned for The Duel, which he won, and competed in the Rivals final. Wes went on to win Rivals II and made it to another final in War of the Worlds. Despite leaving reasonably early in recent seasons, he’s racked up an impressive elimination history of 14 wins and 9 losses, currently holding the record for most elimination victories.
The only two-time winner of Survivor: Turkey, Turbo Çamkıran, made his debut in 2019’s War of the Worlds. He then won several daily missions on his way to becoming the sole champ of the series, taking home the $750,000 grand prize.
The reigning winner returned for War of the Worlds 2 but was disqualified following multiple verbal altercations with Jordan Wiseley. While he has 13 daily mission wins in his two-season stint, Turbo hasn’t faced anyone in elimination yet.
Asaf wants to take out Wes and Turbo if given another chance
After his early exit on Total Madness, Asaf didn’t return for Double Agents. However, it was later revealed that he planned on joining the cast but withdrew because filming took place during the Jewish holy day, Yom Kippur.
In a recent video posted to his Instagram, the reality star showed him training, presumably for The Challenge, and he called out two former champs.
In his caption, Asaf promised a “whole different story” the next time he returns, noting he plans on personally eliminating the Challenge greats and former champs, Wes and Turbo. He also tagged his castmates and included their flags. Fan page The Challenge Overdose reposted his call out, but several followers don’t believe him because he lost to Jay.
The reality star will likely compete in another season where he’ll have the opportunity to keep his promise if Turbo and Wes also return. The Challenge 36 airs Wednesdays at 8/7 Central on MTV.
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