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[03/30/18 - 09:01 AM]
MTV's "The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars" Welcomes Back Ten Reigning Champions to Compete Against a Star-Studded Lineup Premiering April 17
Hosted by WWE Superstar and former challenge competitor, Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, "Champs vs. Stars" will feature ten celebrities and all-star athletes along with ten highly skilled, fan-favorite champions from past "Challenge" seasons.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV'S "THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS. STARS" WELCOMES BACK TEN REIGNING CHAMPIONS TO COMPETE AGAINST A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP PREMIERING APRIL 17

WWE SUPERSTAR AND CHALLENGE ALUMNI MIKE "THE MIZ" MIZANIN WILL RETURN AS HOST

NEW YORK, NY - (March 30, 2018) - MTV's legendary competition show "The Challenge" returns with the premiere of an epic ten-week special event "The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars." Hosted by WWE Superstar and former challenge competitor, Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, "Champs vs. Stars" will feature ten celebrities and all-star athletes along with ten highly skilled, fan-favorite champions from past "Challenge" seasons. For the first time ever, teams will be mixed with both celebrities and "Champs" where they will face off in weekly eliminations, until one team will prove they are the ultimate "Challenge MVP." Winners will compete for a chance to take a share of the $150,000 cash prize to donate to their beloved charities. "The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars" premieres April 17, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Each week, the two teams will compete in a challenge that will test their physical and mental strength. The winning team from each challenge will nominate their most valuable player (MVP) who will receive money for their charity, be safe from elimination, and choose their team's least valuable player (LVP) to go into elimination. The losing team will also nominate their own LVP to go into elimination, and the two LVPs will compete to keep their spot in the game and ultimately, their share of $150,000 to donate to their respective charities.

Meet the Host and Stars of "The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars:"

HOST:

Mike "The Miz" Mizanin
Instagram: Mikethemiz
Twitter: @Mikethemiz

Before evolving into "The Most Must-See Superstar in WWE History," Mike Mizanin broke out on MTV's "The Real World: Back to New York," introducing his alter ego, "The Miz." An MTV stalwart for several years, starring on several seasons of "The Challenge," Mizanin was offered a WWE developmental contract after placing second on WWE's "Million Dollar Tough Enough" in 2004. Over the next decade, "The Miz" climbed through the ranks to become one of the most recognizable faces in WWE. Mizanin is a former WWE Champion, two-time United States Champion, six-time Tag Team Champion and a seven-time Intercontinental Champion. He is the 25th Triple Crown Champion in WWE History, only the 14th Superstar to complete the Grand Slam, and main evented WrestleMania 27 opposite John Cena and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Mike just added father to his impressive resume, wife WWE Superstar Maryse Mizanin welcomed Monroe Sky Mizanin on March 27th, 2018.

THE STARS:

Drake Bell
Charity competing for: Global Down Syndrome
Instagram: @Drake Bell
Twitter: @Drakebell

This former child star was once known for his leading role on the hit Nickelodeon series, Drake and Josh. But now he's all grown up and straying away from his traditional good boy image by sporting a new body and growing collection of tattoos. As a TV, movie, and voice actor, look for Drake to also be skilled in his knowledge of trivia and pop culture, which could make him make him a good competitor in a game where you must always expect the unexpected.

Lil Mama
Charity competing for: Man Up! Inc
Instagram: @Lilmama
Twitter: @LilMama

Lil Mama (aka Niatia Jessica Kirkland) is not just a hip- hop artist and dancer, she has also judged 7 seasons of America's Best Dance Crew, and adds actress to her resume with her portrayal of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in VH1's biographical film, CrazySexyCool. She is sassy, outspoken, and the eldest girl of eight siblings, which is how she earned the nickname, "Lil Mama." When her hit single "Lip Gloss" debuted, Lil Mama sprang into the spotlight on the Billboard charts and was nominated for several awards.

Casper Smart
Charity competing for: Inner-City Kids
Instagram: @Beaucaspersmart
Twitter: @Beaucaspersmart

Actor, dancer, choreographer, MMA fighter- if there is one thing to know about Beau Casper Smart, it's that he's tried it all... and excelled at most. Best known for his choreography with world renowned artists including Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, and Sean Paul, this self- proclaimed "jack of all trades" is ready to give any Challenger a run for their money. But if there is one thing about Casper that he hasn't yet mastered, it's the ability to play nice with others.

Brooke Hogan
Charity competing for: PETA
Instagram: @Mizzhogan
Twitter: @MizzHogan

No stranger to the spotlight, Brooke Hogan has literally grown up on camera, as the daughter of famous pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and star of her own series, Brooke Knows Best. And as a former pro wrestler herself, this current actress/ singer/songwriter has an intimidating physical presence that will have most other females shaking in their boots.

Hennessy Carolina
Charity competing for: BronxWorks
Instagram: @Hennessycarolina

She may be small at 5'1", but Hennessy Carolina, known to most as just "Hennessy," packs a powerful punch in a small package. As rapper Cardi B's sister, Hennessy is no stranger to the glamour of Hollywood, having appeared on Love and Hip Hop and countless red-carpet events. But she is also a rising star in her own right, a budding fashion designer with over 2 million Instagram followers, and a motto of "Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there's footprints on the moon."

Daniel Gibson
Charity competing for: American Diabetes Association
Instagram: @Boobygang
Twitter: @BooBysWorld1

Nicknamed "Booby" by his grandma, this former NBA star knows there is one phrase that always rings true: "If you wanna win, put Booby in." Playing aside the likes of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the Cleveland Cavaliers for 7 seasons, Booby's athletic ability is a force to be reckoned with. But make no mistake, this budding hip- hop artist is also smart, calculated, and more interested in learning the game within the game.

Selita Ebanks
Charity competing for: New Yorkers for Children
Instagram: @Selitaebanks
Twitter: SelitaEbanks

This Cayman born actress/model is best known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated, Vogue, and Victoria's Secret. She may be tall, dark and gorgeous, but don't underestimate her as a competitor because she is also fierce and ready to win. Having once appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice, Selita knows how to play the game, and as a humanitarian and activist, she is passionate about her charity and giving back to foster kids, as she was once in foster care herself.

Arian Foster
Charity competing for: Arian Foster Foundation
Instagram: @Arianfoster
Twitter: @ArianFoster

It's easy to think that former NFL Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is just an elite athlete, but before his retirement in 2016, he was also once referred to as "The Most Interesting Man in the NFL." He also founded the Arian Foster Family Foundation, which strives to help families and children in underserved communities, and with a passion like this, there is no doubt that Arian will be a fierce competitor.

Louise Hazel
Charity competing for: BLSYW
Instagram: @Louisehazel
Twitter: LouiseHazel English Olympic athlete and fitness expert Louise Hazel is no stranger to the Challenge. On her first Champs vs. Pros appearance, she showed that she could play just as dirty as some of the most notorious Challenge competitors when she schemed to put Lolo Jones into elimination. And now she is back, looking to prove that this time, she can make it all the way to the finals... by any means necessary.

Jozea Flores
Charity competing for: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
Instagram: @Jozeaofficial
Twitter: @Jossie_flores

After his run on Big Brother 18, Jozea is no stranger to manipulating the game and its players. This model, makeup artist, and self-proclaimed "messiah" is known for speaking his mind and leaving it all on the table. But aside from the politics, he is also an athlete at heart with a passion for yoga and extreme hiking. And with former Vendettas Challenger Natalie as his BFF, it is certain that Jozea will have some tricks up his sleeve to ensure he stays in the game as long as possible.

This year's returning "Champs" include: Wes Bergmann, Kailah Casillas, Tori Deal, Aneesa Ferreira, Shane Landrum, Ashley Mitchell, Tony Raines, Chris 'CT' Tamburello, Devin Walker and Kam Williams.

"The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars" was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Scott Freeman and Trish Gold serve as Executive Producers, and Matt Ruecker and Jack Reifert serve as Co-Executive Producers.

About MTV:

MTV is a global youth culture brand inspired by music. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).

About Bunim/Murray Productions

Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (32 seasons on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!/FOX), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP's current programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Life of Kylie, Total Divas, Total Bellas and Citizen Rose (E!), The Real World, The Challenge, The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros and The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime), Valerie's Home Cooking (Food Network), Born This Way (A&E), Earth Live (National Geographic), Bill Nye Saves the World (Netflix), The Selection: Special Operations Experiment (History), The Healer (TLC), Chachi's World (go90), GloBugz (YouTube), Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch) and Miz and Mrs. (USA Network). BMP has also produced They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO) for BMP Films. Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.





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