Johnny Devenanzio – Bio, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Family, Facts, Height

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Johnny Devenanzio is an American reality TV personality and actor who is best known as a competitor on the MTV reality game show “The Challenge“. His first television appearance was on the seventeenth season of “The Real World” in 2006. In 2018, he became the host of “1st Look” on NBC. He has participated in and won seasons like The Island, The Ruins, Rivals, Battle of the Exes, and Free Agents. In addition, he was also the winner of Rivals III, Champs vs. Stars (2017), and Total Madness. He holds the record for the most seasons participated in with twenty seasons. 

Johnny has also competed in spin-offs of The Challenge such as Champs vs. Pros and Champs vs. Stars respectively. He has also dabbled as an actor and has made a couple of notable appearances. He was Rex Flex in the award-winning comedy film “The Head Thieves”, and also appeared in the comedy film “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” (2019). Most recently, he could be seen in the comedy film “Reboot Camp” (2020). 

John Amadeus Devenanzio also known as Johnny Bananas, is the most decorated and one of the most infamous contestants on “The Challenge“.

Johnny Bananas’ Early life and Family background

Johnny Devenanzio was born on 22 June 1982 in Orange, California, United States. His birth name is John Amadeus Devenanzio. His present age is 40 as of 2022. He is the son of army veteran Regis Devenanzio (father) and Laura Avery (mother), a stay-at-home mom who spent her days raising Johnny and his sister, Hillary Rose. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is American-White.

He was mediocre in high school which hindered his chances of enrolling in a top-level college. After high school matriculation, the family moved to Long Island and he enrolled at Nassau Community College. He moved to New York when he was 18 years old before heading to Pennsylvania to study economics at Penn State University. His father’s wish for him was to follow in his army footsteps or become a lawyer, however, Johnny chose a completely different career.

During his years at Penn State, he earned the nickname ‘Bananas’, which stuck to the present day; apparently, his pranks at the university were so crazy that they earned him the nickname. 

Johnny Bananas Career (TV Shows)

  • Initially, Johnny got to know about MTV’s show “The Real World” through a girl he had a crush on. After watching an episode of “The Real World”, he became interested in the entire concept of the show and auditioned.
  • After being selected for the reality TV show “The Real World: Key West” Season 17, he made his first appearance in 2006. 
  • He featured in 26 episodes, during which he showcased his skills in plenty of different challenges. 
  • Then, he appeared as a contestant in “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel” in 1 episode in 2006. 
  • After a year, he appeared as a contestant in “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno 3” in 2007 where he finished as a runner-up. 
  • In 2008, he appeared in “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet III”, “Real World Awards Bash”, and “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Island” (winner).
  • He was a contestant in Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins in 2009 (winner) & The Challenge: Cutthroat (winner) in 2010. 
  • After then, he appeared in The Challenge: Rivals in 2011, The Challenge: Battle of the Exes in 2012 (winner), The Challenge: Rivals II in 2013, The Challenge: Free Agents in 2014, The Challenge: After Show in 2014 to 2019, The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II in 2015, The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines in 2015 to 2016, Robot Chicken in 2016, The Challenge: Rivals III (winner) in 2016, The Challenge: Invasion of the Champions in 2017, The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros in 2017, The Challenge XXX: Dirty 30 in 2017, Fear Factor in 2017, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2017, American Dad! in 2017, The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars in 2017 to 2018.
  • In 2018, he was seen in “The Challenge: Vendettas”, “Ex on the Beach”, “The Challenge: Final Reckoning”, & “UFO Seekers”. 
  • He was next seen in “Celebrity Page” (2018-2019), “1st Look” (2018-2021), “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” (2019), & “The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2” (2019). 
  • He made his film debut in The Head Thieves in 2018 which was followed by Jay and Silent Bob Reboot in 2019. 
  • In 2020, he was a contestant in “Ridiculousness”, “Worst Cooks in America”, and “The Challenge: Total Madness”. 
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  • Currently, Johnny is the host of the reality TV show “Celebrity Sleepover” (2021), in which he interviews a variety of celebrities from the coziness of his own room.
  • In 2022, he was be appearing as a contestant in the show “The Challenge: Ride or Dies”. 

Johnny Devenanzio Girlfriend: Dating and Relationship

Johnny Devenanzio is currently dating his beautiful girlfriend, Morgan Willett who is a TV personality by profession. The two met on the show “The Challenge” when they were teamed up in one of the seasons. Unfortunately, their tenure in the show ended abruptly, but their relationship became more intense.

Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio and his girlfriend, Morgan Willett

They went on a world tour for two weeks, during which they became a couple. However, after a year they broke up, but reunited in 2018 in the show “Ex on the Beach”. Today, the couple is enjoying their present life a lot. His sexual orientaiton is straight. 

Previously, he dated Hannah Teter, an American snowboarder, and Olympic gold medalist, which lasted from 2012 to 2017 and is his first known long-lasting romance. He’s been linked to several other celebrities, including Trisha Cummings, Camila Nakagawa, Natalie Negrotti, and others.

Johnny Bananas Net Worth

Johnny Devenanzio is a TV personality who is recognized for his appearance on the MTV reality game show “The Challenge”. The net worth of Johnny is estimated to have $1 Million as of 2022. As of 2022, he has won the most seasons of The Challenge with seven seasons and has earned the second-highest amount of prize money of all contestants on the competition show accumulating $1,184,720.

He is known for a multitude of infamous moments on The Challenge such as keeping the $275,000 earnings from winning partner, Sarah Rice, in Rivals 3 and being hoisted on the back of Chris Tamburello during elimination in Cutthroat. He also runs a website, through which he sells his own merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies, and other items, which have also contributed to his wealth. His present salary is in thousands of dollars from his present work. He is living a cool lifestyle from his earnings. 

Johnny Devenanzio Height and Weight

Johnny Devenanzio stands at the height of 5 ft 10 inches and his body weight consist of 90 kg. He has a pair of dark brown eyes and his hair color is black. He has got an average body type with good health. He has a charming smile attracting a lot of people towards him. He has also inked tattoos on his body.

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