Kenny Santucci
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Challenger Profile
Original Series Fresh Meat
Born April 6, 1983 (1983-04-06) (age 38)
Hometown Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Challenge Career
Challenge Seasons
Seasons Fresh Meat (final)
The Duel
The Inferno 3 (won)
The Gauntlet III (final)
The Island (won)
The Ruins (won)
Fresh Meat II (final)
Rivals (final)
Daily Wins 36
Eliminations 7 (5 wins, 2 losses)
Money Won $235,970
Challenge Spin-offs
Spin-offs Spring Break Challenge
(coach; final)
Social Media
Twitter KennySantucci
Instagram kennysantucci
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Kenneth "Kenny" Santucci is a Fresh Meat contestant drafted by Tina Barta. He was a winner of The Inferno 3, The Island, and The Ruins, and a finalist on Fresh Meat, The Gauntlet III, Fresh Meat II, and Rivals. He also competed on The Duel.

Biography

Retrieved from MTV.com

Fresh Meat

Kenny is a ladies' man and more than your average meathead. He's a natural-born leader who loves competition and has been known to get in trouble for his aggressive personality -- but his mischievous grin tends to save the day when he's gone too far. He's bursting with confidence -- with a crass sense of humor -- and is famous for his arrogant attitude. And his slick charm will be the perfect cover for a smart and cunning competitor who's aiming to steal the attention -- and the money!

The Duel

Kenny is a ladies' man and more than your average meathead. He loves competition and has been known to get in trouble for his aggressive personality -- but his mischievous grin tends to save the day when he's gone too far. His charms worked on his Fresh Meat teammate Tina -- whether it was more than just a partnership is debatable, but as they wrestled and fought like an old married couple, it was apparent that something more was going on. Despite the odds, this lively twosome beat out Wes and Casey for second place, taking home a nice chunk of change. Will he again partner with Tina in Brazil, or has this partnership combusted?

The Inferno 3

Kenny is a ladies' man and more than your average meathead. He loves competition and has been known to get in trouble for his aggressive personality. But his mischievous grin tends to save the day when he's gone too far. His charms worked on his Fresh Meat teammate Tina, but whether it was more than just a partnership is debatable. Yet, they managed to get second place in the final mission. Despite their bond, Tina gave Kenny the cold shoulder on The Duel and he didn't fare too well thereafter. He lost in a Duel with Nehemiah. Will Kenny be able to make it to the end without Tina or will South Africa just be another stop in the world tour.

The Gauntlet III

Once thought of as the Jersey-talkin' wise ass with no athletic skills whatsoever, Kenny proved that he is much more than a pretty face (though he'll always be quick to point out how pretty that face is). With his back against the wall, Kenny captured a Life Shield to stave off elimination during The Inferno 3, and earned his second trip to a Final Challenge, and his first grand prize. Bottom line: He'll kick your ass and look good doing it.

The Island

Back for his fifth consecutive Challenge, Kenny brings his unique brand of charm and sense of humor to The Island, as he aims to get back on top after his crushing defeat on The Gauntlet III. Single and always ready to mingle, Kenny has his eye on his first Challenge romance. But foremost, his mind is on the game, and Kenny is planning on running things his way this time. Will his plan backfire?

The Ruins

Jersey stud Kenny was last seen winning not only the grand prize of The Island, but also the heart of Wes' ex-fiancé, Johanna. Since being a part of the winning team on The Island, Kenny claims to have been "changing the lives of women across the land, making the world a better place and saving children from burning buildings," all while continuing to live in the attic of his mother's house. But this mama's boy is more than a sexy smile and a practical jokester; when it comes to The Challenge, Kenny knows how to get the job done. But will coming face-to-face with his nemesis, Wes, affect his game in Thailand and leave him in ruins?

Fresh Meat II

Kenny sums up an impressive string of Challenge wins by boasting, "I just show up and kick ass!" Once a Fresh Meat newbie himself, Kenny hopes to take the reigns of his partnership and coast to another victory. However, Kenny may have a bumpy road ahead of him this time around, as he arrives in British Columbia without the aid of his partners in crime -- Evan and Johnny. And to top that off, Kenny will once again come face to face with his Challenge nemesis, Wes. But has time healed old wounds between Wes and Kenny? Simply put... no way! If Kenny wants a piece of that $300,000 pie, he's going to have to fight like never before to earn another victory.

Rivals

One of the most winning players in Challenge history, Kenny brags, "I have six trips to a Final, three championships, and two second place wins." Kenny may be used to winning, but he has never been forced to play the game with his worst enemy as his only partner. When this self-described "Mr. Beautiful" is asked how he will deal with his rival partner, he explains, "My partner's weakness is his ugly face. No one likes having an ugly person around, but since he's with me, I will project my beauty on him to help him out." We'll see if Kenny can help his partner out...

Fresh Meat

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Stuck On Me TinaFMIcon.png
Tina
SAFE
2 Bush Whacked SAFE
3 Hang On SAFE
4 Jail Break SAFE
5 Climber's Paradise SAFE
6 Rollin' in Oats SAFE
7 Crossed Paths SAFE
8 Incredible Deflating Kayak SAFE
9 Swimming With Sharks EXILE
10 Human Ox Pull EXILE
11 Batten Down the Hatches SAFE
12 Jump Down Under SAFE
13 Deep Blue SAFE
14 Target Training EXILE
15 What a Croc WIN
16 Miles of Exile SECOND

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
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Tina
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Katie & Eric
WIN
14 TheoFMIcon.png ChandaFMIcon.png
Theo & Chanda
WIN

Notes

  • Kenny received $15,000 after finishing the "Miles of Exile" Final Challenge in second place.

The Duel

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Reaching Out SAFE
2/3 Ring Toss WIN
3 Pass With Care Beth SAFE
4 Roller Derby SAFE
5 Push Over OUT

Elimination History

Episode Duel Opponent Result
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Nehemiah
OUT

The Inferno 3

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Unbraided Bad Asses SAFE
2/3 Ladder Race SAFE
3 Battering Ram SAFE
4 Wrap and Roll SAFE
5 Rope Burn SAFE
6 Reversible Climbing Wall SAFE
7 Grape Smash SAFE
8 Steady As You Go SAFE
9 Leaps and Bounds INFERNO
10 Dog Day Afternoon WIN
11 Hand Car SAFE
12 Giraffic Park SAFE
13 Captain's Chair SAFE
14 Hook Me WIN
15 Nothin' But Net SAFE
16 The Big Five WINNER

Notes

  • Kenny received $40,000 from the Bad Asses team bank account.

The Gauntlet III

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Tug of War Veterans WIN
Piñata Pit WIN
2 Screw You WIN
Roped In WIN
3 Wring Out WIN
Blind Man's Maze SAFE
4 Push It WIN
Man Overboard WIN
5 Assembly Required SAFE
Walk the Plank WIN
6 Pole Push WIN
I Dig You WIN
7 Over the Edge SAFE
Mexican Blanket WIN
8/9 Chill Out SAFE
Well-Balanced SAFE
9 Army Strong LOSER

The Island

Challenge History

Episode Face-off Vote Result
1 Leaning Tower SAFE
2 Ring Wrestle Abram SAFE
3 The Rack Rachel SAFE
4 Ball Buster SAFE
5 Bridge It Tyrie SAFE
6 Rat in a Cage Cohutta SAFE
7 Timber Colie SAFE
8 Water Bound SAFE
Final Challenge WINNER

Elimination History

Episode Face-off Opponents Result
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Abram
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Tonya
LOSE

Notes

  • Kenny received $75,000 for winning the Final Challenge.

The Ruins

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Chain Gang Champions SAFE
2 Swing On By SAFE
3 Repo Race SAFE
4 Burning Bridge SAFE
5 Block Party SAFE
6 Fruits of Your Labor SAFE
7 Rotary Club SAFE
8/9 On the Fence SAFE
9 Wall Walker SAFE
10 Final Challenge WINNER

Notes

  • Kenny received $32,000 for winning the Final Challenge.
    • Kenny received an additional $18,970 from his individual bank account.

Fresh Meat II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Dirty Mouth WIN
2 I'll Be There For You EXILE
3 Water Logged WIN
4 King of the Wall WIN
5 Drop Out WIN
6 Turn Style SAFE
7 Airheads SAFE
8/9 Wrecking Ball SAFE
9/10 Obstacle WIN
10 Final Challenge SECOND

Elimination History

Episode Exile Partner Opponents Result
2 Weight For Me WIN

Notes

  • Kenny received $40,000 after finishing the Final Challenge in second place.

Rivals

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 High Dive SAFE
2 Car Crusher JUNGLE
3 Sync or Swim SAFE
4 Hammock Crawl JUNGLE
5 Against the Current SAFE
6 Catch and Release WIN
7 Sawed Off SAFE
8/9 Bombs Away SAFE
9/10 Final Challenge SECOND

Elimination History

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
2 Blast Off WIN
4 Going Up WIN

Notes

  • Kenny received $25,000 for finishing the Final Challenge in second place.

Controversy

  • In October 2011, Tonya Cooley filed charges that she was raped with a toothbrush while passed out by Kenny and Evan Starkman during filming of The Ruins. The case was settled in an out of court settlement on October 24, 2012. The details of the settlement have not been made public.

Trivia

  • Kenny holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in a Final Challenge by a male contestant, with six.
  • Kenny is the only contestant to reach the Final Challenge on both seasons of Fresh Meat.
Fresh Meat Contestants
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The Duel Contestants
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Kenny
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The Inferno 3 Contestants
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The Island Contestants
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Kenny
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Winner
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Key Stolen
Quit
The Ruins Contestants
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Kenny
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Winner
Runner-Up
Eliminated
Disqualified
Medically Disqualified
Fresh Meat II Contestants
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Kenny & Laurel
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Winner
Finalist
Eliminated
Disqualified
Rivals Contestants
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Kenny & Wes
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Winner
Finalist
Eliminated
Disqualified
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