There had been a variety of casting adjustments within the first few episodes of “The Challenge: Ride or Dies,” together with the arrival of Nam Vo and his associate Elmira “Emmy” Russ, who beforehand appeared on a number of actuality exhibits together with “Celebrity Big Brother Germany 8”, “Beauty & the Nerd 2,” and “Secret Story Spain 1.”
However, the pair solely lasted the primary episode earlier than host TJ Lavin introduced that Emmy had determined to depart earlier than the second problem, which triggered Nam’s unlucky early exit as properly. After the episode aired, a number of solid members addressed Emmy’s departure in additional element, together with the German actuality star herself.
Emmy’s fellow rookies Nurys Mateo and Olivia Kaiser appeared on Instagram Live and spoke about how TJ ripped into Emmy after she determined to stop. They stated TJ first instructed the assembled solid members that there was “German royalty” in the home, which triggered the opponents to clap. However, TJ then clarified that it was a sarcastic comment as Emmy had stop since she thought she was “too good” to be on the present.
Nurys defined to viewers that TJ was being “so mean” and stored calling Emmy “Emily” and when the German actuality star tried to inform him her precise identify, TJ referred to as her out: “I don’t care what your name is, just go!”
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Emmy Russ Commented on Her Exit From the Show & Said She Didn’t Feel Appreciated by Production or Her Partner
Emmy took to Instagram to defend her place after her departure, explaining that it was due partly to being solid as an alternate in addition to her poor relationship together with her associate Nam. Emmy stated she discovered she wasn’t a foremost solid member after the quarantine, which was a foul begin to her “Challenge” expertise as she stated she felt “unappreciated.”
She additionally stated she had an honest relationship with Nam earlier than the present, however as soon as they arrived on set with the solid it was a unique story. Emmy accused Nam of disregarding her the second they boarded the bus with the opposite Challengers as he caught up with the folks he knew on the present. She stated she felt “used” and alone from that second on.
She then accused the remainder of the solid of being “so damn fake.” She stated nearly each solid member was “So unauthentic and just so damn fake. Like, I don’t like people like that.” She then stated she’d apologized to Nam for him having to depart, as she didn’t understand her associate can be faraway from the present as properly.
Other Challenge Stars Defended Nam Vo & Criticized Emmy Russ
Season 37 rookie Corey Lay, who flew to Argentina for “Ride or Dies” as an alternate, tweeted in protection of Nam. “Emmy was the rudest person I’ve ever met in the Challenge world,” he wrote. “She refused to engage with anyone or even leave her hotel room. Threatened to quit the moment she got there.”
He stated the issue wasn’t with Nam however with Emmy “being a diva thinking she was better than everyone else.” Jakk Maddox, who’s competing in season 38 alongside Laurel Stucky, replied to Corey that Nam “deserved better.” Corey agreed and stated he didn’t have any respect for the German actuality star as he stated her “selfish a** literally ruined Nam’s chances and took a spot on the cast from someone more deserving.”
As for Nam, he wrote on Instagram that he cried rather a lot as soon as he was again in his lodge room after his third premature departure from the present and stated, “I would rather get knocked out by punches multiple times then feeling that pain in my heart.”
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