Challenge Dirty 30 Episode 6 Preview: Is Jordan a complete headass?

Before we begin, let me say that I truly enjoy Jordan as a reality television personality, as an athlete, and I believe he’s overcome a lot to make it to where he is today.

A couple of week ago, I discussed how weird it was that Jordan has been so under the radar this season.

It looks like that’s about to change, as almost all of the previews for this week’s episode have involved Jordan.

In the trailer, we see Jordan competing in the daily challenge, Jenna and Kailah kissing him on the cheek, then Jenna and Jordan kissing Kailah. In her confessional, Jemmye notes that Kailah is getting too close for a girl with a boyfriend. It ends with the same scene from the season’s trailer — the spat between Jordan and Aneesa.

They’ve since released an additional preview that indicates that the next episode will truly be Jordan-oriented.

It begins with an early morning — Jordan is yelling at some people over by the pool. In his confessional, CT talks about Jordan’s tendency to get into it with people. He references their awkward bus ride fight in Free Agents. We also see Jordan cussing out someone on the bus ride home (Kailah is behind him). This may be after the night at the club where Jemmye talks about Jordan and Kailah becoming too close. With the way it plays out, apparently Jordan does something that passes any imaginable line. There’s never been an episode this dramatically hyped around one person — what he did must be serious

We finally get an extended look at the Jordan/Aneesa fight. Jordan nudges past Aneesa while pretentiously saying “excusez-moi”. It’s not cool and Aneesa lets him know this immediately. In classic Camila fashion, Camila takes it to new heights by jumping into a matter that she was not a part of. Jordan is looking for Jemmye in order to apologize to her. In the argument between him and Aneesa, Aneesa says “you wanna make fun of disabled people?” The gravity of this situation becomes real. Jordan clearly said something to Jemmye that is going to make him look like a top-tier garbage human being. Based on his confessional, he completely regretted it in the moments and days that follow.

Is this the first time this has happened?

The answer is no. Stemming from his Real World days, Jordan has said many terrible things. During RW Portland, after Nia stole his wallet and almost hit him with a clock, he spat in her face and used racial slurs. On Exes 2, while he didn’t say anything, he was a part of the conversation with Zach and Reilly, discussing how their female partners are inferior, to which Zach infamously called them “Swamp Donkeys”. He even lacked remorse when talking about it at the reunion — he really tried to avoid the topic.

On Free Agents, Jordan treated Jessica terribly. He did that on their Real World season too. His entire act on Free Agents was mostly atrocious. Jordan had little regard for PDA when hooking up with Laurel; he lost the daily challenge for his team by tossing the pole they were supposed to walk on behind his back. Jordan fought with Bananas, CT, and Aneesa — making his eventual loss to Bananas after flipping all the kill cards all the more sweeter for the fans. Jordan was supposed to ascend to the throne as the new face of the Challenge. However, he was completely unlikable on Free Agents. Jordan went after the easy to hate Bananas, and it was still impossible to root for him, considering his actions and demeanor.

Why does he do this?

The main thing about Jordan is that he is somewhat obsessed with always being right. Jordan has always been focused on being better than people in almost all situations. When he’s pushed up against a wall, Jordan is ready to take any type of shot at his opponent in order to win. He becomes a total asshead and will make the person he is arguing with or going up against feel terrible about themselves.

What we hope for is that Jordan learns from these mistakes. During some interviews, he’s said that this Challenge is his last. Like Frank Sweeney, maybe he is afraid of the person that he becomes on these shows. At the end of the day, I hope he learns from this experience and stop being a asshead.

hope he learns from this experience and stop being a headass.



26 years old. I blog about MTV's the Challenge and will dabble into other subjects occasionally. Follow me on Twitter for the occasional bad joke.

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Allan Aguirre

26 years old. I blog about MTV's the Challenge and will dabble into other subjects occasionally. Follow me on Twitter for the occasional bad joke.