Taking a break from studying for the GRE and getting ready for grad school, Michael agreed to be a replacement player without ever watching a single episode of The Challenge. But the always-studious Real Worlder did some research, "I watched the first episode of Cutthroat and wanted to call right back and say, 'No, thank you!' These things seem like they're going to be vicious!" Michael may not have the strength of some of the other players, but he is not worried, "People are going to think I'm this scrawny little kid, but mentally I'm strong!" We'll see if this quirky young Einstein can outsmart his muscular opponents.