If you’ve caught a glimpse of MTV’s latest venture into reality shows, Stranded with a Million Dollars, then you know Cody Dunlap AKA “Mr. Thrive.” He’s the guy who has been going against the group since day one, using strategy to take down the most players and ensure getting a decent paycheck after spending 40 days in the jungle.
In his first podcast interview since hitting the reality TV scene, Cody revealed to Candy Dish that he was *thisclosse* to joining season 3 of Are You the One.
“I got as close as you can get without getting on,” he says. “I was young and I shaved my face and I think they just thought I looked too young — that’s what they told me. But it was weird, man. It was only like a five minute deal and then they sent me home, but I think they had already found the people they wanted.”
Cody added, “Could you imagine Mr. Thrive and Devin [Walker] in the house? That would have been epic.”
When he didn’t make the cut?
“I was really pissed off — but chip on your shoulder, motivated-pissed off,” he says.
And it turns out that he met his girlfriend, Autumn, a short while later.
See, people? Everything works out.
Check out Cody’s full interview, where he covers everything from insight into Stranded with a Million Dollars to his lifelong journey to get on The Challenge –despite the obvious target now on his back. You can listen below via SoundCloud or download on iTunes!