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MTV's longest running franchise, The Challenge, completed another stellar season on Wednesday. While the past few outings of the reality show have ended with controversy, the absolute best player of War of the Worlds walked away with the big prize. The jaw-dropping part of it all is that the winner was a prospect.
Fan-favorite Turkish dominator Turbo rose to the occasion and walked away with $750,000 after winning the most brutal final in The Challenge history. The course was over 50 miles long and tested each player's physical, mental, and emotional strength. Theo, the Olympic hopeful, came in second place ($200,000) thanks to his astonishing performance in the first leg of the race, which lasted 24 miles and included five puzzles. Wes took third place ($50,000) after almost passing out in the desert multiple times, and Ninja pulled off an impressive fourth place. Hunter and Cara Maria were both eliminated before making it to the end of the final.
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It's important to remember that War of the Worlds began with one of the most stacked casts of all time. Wes, Bananas, CT, Cara Maria, and Zack were all present on Day 1, with impressive newer vets Paulie, Kyle, Hunter, and Cam also in the mix. However, MTV threw in a curveball by stacking the rookie side with impressive people as well, including the 6-foot-tall Mattie, American Ninja Warrior Natalie, and feisty brit Georgia — each of whom made it to the final. However, it was Turbo, the quiet Turkish man with the broken English, who quickly became a standout player.
For the first half of the season, Turbo was partnered with Nany and endeared himself to the audience by constantly asking if she was proud of him. He made it clear that...
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