This week’s feature has had her fair share of wins and losses on MTV’s most compelling competitive reality show The Challenge. In it’s 31st season currently the cat, including Cara Maria Sorbello is pushed to the limits mentally, emotionally and physically all while facing vendettas and enemies. Romantic and platonic relationships are put to the test, and a lot of pizza war. I sat down to ask the MTV legend about the latest season of the show, get some advice for the rookies and find out how she thinks she would fair as a Geordie.
1. You’re an OG Challenge cast member, how do you think the newbies over the last few seasons have been doing? What advice would you give to any newcomers?
2. What’s an average workout for you?
Ideally I like to get one Crossfit class in, ride my horse, and get a hike in. I have been filming so much that I haven’t had much time to take shifts working at kickboxing. However, when I have more time off I tend to keep myself busy with work. Luckily my job as a kickboxing instructor is also a work out!
3. Okay the stans need the tea, how much of the drama inside the house carries out to the outside world?
It’s like high school. You chill out after it’s over but when it airs you get to see all the things people said behind your back and all the underhanded moves they were making. That drama certainly spills. It is also super interesting to see people bad mouthing each other on the side but yet acting like BFFs outside of the house. It puts a bad taste in my mouth. I don’t trust ANYONE.
4. If you had to choose, what would you say your ‘theme song’ would be?
I don’t really have a life theme song… cuz it changes all the time. But Whales : Hail Mary Mallon is really speaking to me. GET MONEY!
5. Do you think you would well suited for any of the shows some of the other cast comes from?
I’d love to host a “meet your troll” type show. Or be a judge on a pastry show. Mmmmm donuts.
Ex On The Beach: F*ck no. Do you KNOW my ex?
Are You The One: LMFAO Well… It would be fun at least! They never get eliminated and they live a sweet life and get to do fun challenge dates. Seems like a good time to me.
The Real World: I wish I got to live this when I was younger. It would have been a great learning experience for me and an easier transition into the Challenges. Getting tossed straight into the challenge was tough. I think with the way I grew up and how socially awkward and weird I was (and still am), the Real World honestly would have been good for me. Self discovery type stuff.
Geordie Shore: I guess if I got multiple plastic surgeries and just drank til my rotting liver fell out of my butt…. yeah. No. I could never do that show. That’s not me in the least.
Big Brother: F*ck no! Getting filmed and judged 24/7 and never leaving a house? I could never do that. Bless the souls who can!
6. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the readers something about you that they may not already know?
Honestly, I have serious social anxiety. I’m a hermit. I LOVE being alone. I have amazing friends and do enjoy time with them, but I LOVE BEING ALONE. It helps me reset my brain. It’s weird though. If I get asked to host a party or if I have a specific job to do with a lot of people, I’m great. I own it. It gives me direction and something to focus on. I can bartend, DJ, host, whatever. However, sometimes, even when I’m around family and friends, I get this overwhelming need to run away and be alone. If you have anxiety, you get it. Also, if I’m just tossed into a bar or party and i don’t have a “job” to do, I get really uncomfortable. I use up a lot of my energy trying to be “on” and I just die inside. I’ve learned how to get comfortable saying “no”. I like getting invited places. I want to keep my options open. But when I know I need to be alone to reset, I’m comfortable turning plans down. I’ve never regretted staying home 😉
7. In terms of twists, fights, and hookups what can fans expect on this season of The Challenge?
More than you have seen in years. this season is off the wall. The new blood was a FANTASTIC move on MTV’s part.
8. One of my favourite things about the Challenge is the season’s theme, I’m big on exes competing together but if you could create your own theme what would it be?
I have been keeping my fingers crossed for either a DUEL (call me out if you want to face me in elimination instead of convincing your friends do the dirty work) OR a big team challenge… like the gauntlet. I’ve been dying for a team challenge. Not teams of two, but two or three giant teams like back in the day. I want to run a final in a big team 🙂
9. Who or what inspires you?