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Six Things You Didn’t Know About MTV's 'The Challenge' Star Kenny Santucci!

Thu, August 4, 2011 10:14am EDT by HL Intern 4 Comments

You know Kenny, super competitor on MTV’s ‘The Challenge,’ or what some of you may more recognize as its original name ‘Real World/Road Rules Challenge.’ But we know some juicy stuff you might not!

Kenny Santucci entered the MTV reality realm as a piece of  “fresh meat” on the 12th season of  Real World/Road Rules Challenge, where he was partnered up with an alumnus of Road Rules. He is also the host of Jersey Shore: Hook-Up, a series released on after certain episodes. talked to Kenny to find out what MTV fans don’t already know. He’s a pretty confident guy with a sense of humor and a sensitive side — sounds like a winner, right? Here’s what every Kenny fan should know.

  1. He’s a superhero fanatic:I’m Batman’s biggest fan… I’m obsessed with Batman and have a huge collection of Batman figurines.”
  2. He wasn’t always drool-worthy: “Even though I compete in all kinds of grueling athletic challenges on MTV’s Rivals, I was the chubby kid growing up. I definitely had some baby fat to shed before I became ‘Mr. Beautiful.'”
  3. He’s a daredevil with a secret: “I’ve jumped out of planes and scaled mountains on MTV’s The Challenge, but I’m secretly afraid of heights.”
  4. Don’t get near him if he has a BB gun in hand: “When I was younger, I almost shot my eye out with a Red Rider BB Gun.”
  5. He’s sweet and every girl’s dream: “I love cuddling;  I’m not embarrassed to say that I’m a phenomenal cuddler.”
  6. He’s artistic: “My secret talent is doing caricature drawings — so if you’re ever looking for a cartoonist, I’m your guy.”

— Jessica Krampe with reporting by Chloe Melas