jonna mannion throughout episode 2 of the problem: usa 2. pic credit score: paramount+

The Problem: USA 2 introduced again two-time All Stars winner Jonna Mannion as one of many six savvy MTV veterans competing alongside and in opposition to CBS actuality TV stars.

With Problem vets identified for making “risky” strikes, as host TJ Lavin mentioned, Jonna took an early shot at certainly one of her castmates, nevertheless it backfired.

Within the premiere episode, she grew to become the No. 1 decide for the Pink Workforce, as Josh Martinez selected her for his squad. Castmates, together with Johnny Bananas, Fessy Shafaat, Paulie Calafiore, and Michele Fitzgerald, had been additionally a part of the staff.

When Pink Workforce and Blue Workforce had been the shedding groups within the first day by day problem, all their gamers needed to solid secret votes for one man or lady to ship into elimination. These gamers might be anybody from Pink or Blue.

Jonna pulled a shocking transfer as she voted for her personal teammate, Michele, on account of what she mentioned her castmate Josh had revealed bout Michele’s gameplay.

In USA 2’s second episode, Michele was randomly chosen to enter elimination. She realized somebody on her staff voted for her and defeated Ameerah Jones in Slam Dunked. Later, Michele and her allies, together with a number of different Survivor stars, found out it could be finest to focus on MTV vets, so Jonna and Bananas acquired many of the votes.

With that, Jonna ended up with 5 balls in The Hopper, essentially the most of anybody, and the random draw despatched her right into a shedding battle with Tori Deal.

Jonna shares why she determined to vote for Michele

Heading into The Problem: USA 2, Jonna mentioned she knew the 18 CBS actuality TV stars there needed to get all the MTV veterans out of the sport. Nonetheless, it began as a staff sport.

“I know from past Challenge experiences that we’re not going to stay in teams forever. At some point, it’s going to be individual. I was all in my head from the jump. I feel like when I’m under fire, I immediately think of how I can get out of it,” Jonna advised Hollywood Life.

Jonna shared that she knew Michele was very sensible and the one lady within the solid that had gained her Survivor season. Mainly, Jonna noticed Michele as a risk to her successful the ultimate later and took a dangerous shot early within the sport.

“She was connected to the same people I was. So when it comes further down the line, when your allies are faced with, ‘Who do I pick, Jonna or Michele?’, you want them to pick you. I just knew in that moment that my only chance to better my game was getting her out of there,” she mentioned.

Sadly, Jonna’s transfer backfired on her, as Michele was capable of defeat Ameerah and return to the sport. After successful, Michele was initially in an argument with castmate Amanda Garcia, however she turned her consideration towards Jonna. Michele and her allies determined that was one vet to focus on for elimination.

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Jonna additionally admitted that when she solid her “secret vote” for Michele early within the sport, she had no concept that the variety of votes can be revealed to everybody at The Area later.

That massive reveal from TJ allowed Michele to appreciate that one thing was off with the variety of votes she secretly acquired and for castmates to infer later it was seemingly Jonna who was the “traitor” on Pink Workforce. Jonna’s dangerous transfer got here again to chunk her, as she acquired essentially the most votes on the subsequent elimination and in the end misplaced at The Area.

And whereas drama and feuds proceed on different seasons of The Problem, Jonna indicated that she and Michele are good after what occurred throughout USA 2.

“The crazy thing is that her and I are friends now. We’ve talked about everything and we’re like, ‘Next time, let’s just be on the same page,’” Jonna mentioned of their dialog.

So far as a subsequent time, it looks as if Jonna would like to return. She indicated she may prepare extra and return to The Problem to show she’s not a fluke who solely wins “against older people.”

“I just can’t end on going home second. I’d love to do the main show just one more time and then I think I’ll just focus on the family. We’ll see. I say that, but we’ll see when they call,” Jonna mentioned.

The Problem: USA 2 airs Thursdays at 10/9c and Sundays at 9/8c on CBS.