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Devin Walker of MTV’s ‘Are You the One’ & ‘The Challenge’ Reveals the Bizarre Way He Was Cast

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We learned a lot of thing when Devin Walker (AKA one-half of Team Princess on The Challenge: Rivals 3 and the lovable jerk from the third season of Are You the One) joined us on the Candy Dish podcast, but we definitely had no idea that he could have ended up on a totally different reality show.

Not-so-surprisingly if you know anything about him, Devin didn’t have a traditional submission and audition process to get on MTV. Instead, he was at the right place at the right time — in this case, that means a karaoke bar in San Diego when someone with ties to reality TV casting was also there.

“I decide I’m going to get a little out of my comfort zone and I’m going to sing ‘Creep’ by Radiohead,” Devin shares. “Interesting choice, interesting performance — I did pretty much a full strip tease, bar crawl. It was pretty hot.”

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A guy asked if Devin would be interested in doing an “on the fly” interview, and he agreed. Devin was asked questions while he smoked a cigarette — and a week later was offered to audition for The Bachelorette, Dating Naked, and Are You the One.

After weighing his options, Devin decided to go forward with Are You the One for a great reason: it was the only way to get some moolah.

“I wanted a vacation and some money, and I was kind of sold on the idea of ‘Let’s see if this is all just horsesh*t or if they’re actually going to put us through like, some extensive compatibility tests — and if they do, maybe I’ll get a vacation, $50 k, and I’ll meet someone who’s pretty cool.'”

Check out what else Devin had to say about his “rivalry” with Cheyenne, trying to make a relationship with Kiki work after the show, and what kinds of tests were part of the matchmaking process on Are You the One on Candy Dish, available by listening above or on iTunes. More episodes coming this week!

Stephanie Petitcollegecandy writer
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