The Challenge contestant seriously injured in a freak accident

Olivia Kaiser The Challenge: Ride Or Dies

Olivia Kaiser The Challenge: Ride Or Dies
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After thirty-eight seasons, MTV’s competition reality show The challenge The extremes that cause bumps and bruises have, well, run the gamut of challenges. But during Part 1 of Wednesday’s two-part finale, contestant Olivia Kaiser pushed the show’s physical toll to a new limit, and a serious injury landed her in the hospital.

each season The challengee takes structural cues from its subtitle, and this time, ride or die, Other reality shows put former contestants into pairs or teams. Kaiser (remember reality TV Love Island USA) and her partner Horacio Gutiérrez Jr The only rookie pair to survive all the way The challengeArgentina’s 100-hour final of the season.

However, reaching the finals was not meant to be a breather for the duo and Kaiser was not in for a particularly easy ride. First, she opened her finger when she got caught in a carabiner during a shot put competition. “My finger slipped under the clip and when I threw it it dug into my finger and tore off the top of my finger. The nerve was coming out and hanging—a little, white nerve. I thought my bones hit me and I broke it.” Kaiser says Diversity. Pushing forward despite the injury, doctors finally called for Kaiser to take a break when a ball hit her in the face during a slingshot challenge.

“I screamed,” she added The sting of caring for her wound with an antiseptic. “I have never felt such pain. My face hurt even more. So, we hurried as I sat down and cleaned my finger.

For Per Kaiser, her existing injury and constant haste to move led to the slingshot accident, which she said left her whiplashed and shocked. AV Club has reached The challenge For a comment.

“I thought my teeth had fallen out. My nose literally felt off my face, crooked. I remember my nose moving around a little bit and I felt it so I crushed it back,” Kaiser recalls. “I licked my teeth to make sure they were all there and had an instant migraine.”

After spending two nights in the hospital, Kaiser returned home with enough strength (with two black eyes and a broken nose) to complete a confession.) Kaiser says that despite recovering well, the whole experience put some things in life into perspective for her.

“I’ve been thinking about it my whole life. I was like, ‘Did a TV show permanently damage me for the rest of my life?’He recalls. “I was very sad.”

Kaiser is not the first competitor to be unnecessarily pushed The challenge The previous iteration of the series, Challenge: United States of AmericaMore than half of its competitors were tested in September 2022 Eliminated in the finals Protesting against rule inconsistencies, Unreasonable deadlines and the ability of some competitors to strategically “opt out”Contestant Tyson Apostol alleged that certain challenges.He had understood that the jackpot was $500,000 per winner, not $500,000 to split.

these days, The challenge Contestants compete for a huge jackpot: $1 million. Kaiser says her accident scared her because “it shows that as much as they’ve taken safety precautions, you never know. Strange accidents happen.” But she said the fear “never” deterred her and she would return The challenge The opportunity was given.

“I would definitely go back if I had the chance. I want to go back to redeem myself and all those who supported me.


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