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‘The Challenge’: Lacey Warns Danny & Melinda To Watch Their Backs

Mon, September 24, 2012 4:40pm EDT by Andy Swift 1 Comment
Courtesy of MTV

Plus, Lacey tells how she really feels about roommate-turned-teammate Wes!

To say that Lacey Buehler‘s appearance on The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons was short-lived would be an understatement. The Real World Austin alum was eliminated on the Oct. 19 premiere, along with former housemate Wes Bergmann — and she tells she learned a valuable lesson in case she’s invited back for a second season: “I shouldn’t be on a team with Wes!”

“No, I’m kidding,” she says. “It’s really cutthroat. You come in to have fun in the beginning, but when it comes down to it, everybody’s willing to do whatever it takes to win.”

Personally, I’d love to see Lacey get a second chance, if only because she appears to be one of the most quotable cast members yet. Who didn’t laugh out loud when Lacey speculated that Zach Nichols and Frank Sweeney may have “kissed penises?”

“That one snuck its way in there,” Lacey admits. “I have this problem where things just tend to come out of my mouth endlessly. I don’t mean harm to anybody, I just like to entertain myself. … I guess I’m good for some ridiculous soundbites.”

But regardless of whether or not penises were kissed — and there’s still plenty of time left in the season for that — Lacey says she’s “proud of Zach” for expanding his horizons.

“From what I hear, he used to be pretty uptight about the homosexual side of things, and it looks like he’s much more open now,” she explains. “I like that he went from being upset about [guys] kissing to wearing a pink speedo and rubbing it all over Frank. It’s called growing, right?”

As for the remaining members of Team Austin, ex-spouses Danny Jamieson and Melinda Stolp, Lacey suggests they both watch their backs.

“I think they’re going to be a target,” she says. “There’s only two of them. And what a success story for the rookies to send home Team Austin right away! Danny and Melinda can work together, but I think it’s twice as intimidating to be working with your ex and be shorthanded two people.”

But don’t worry about Lacey keeping busy between now and her potential second season. She’s a business woman, and she’s got big plans.

I’m opening another hair salon. I’ve had one for six years, and we’re moving locations. “We’re moving in with a spa,” she explains, “so it’s going to be 6,000 square feet of awesomeness.”

Sounds good to me!

What’s your take on Battle of the Seasons? Should Lacey be asked back? Are you surprised Wes is already out? And do you think Danny & Melinda will be the next two to go? Drop me a comment with your thoughts & predictions!

— Andy Swift