Shane and Tony Raines were rookies when they began their stint on The Challenge: Bloodlines, but their competitors soon learned that the brothers were just as good as the veterans! In exclusive interview with OKMagazine.com, Shane revealed his thoughts on leaving the show early, who he thinks will take home the prize and more!
Shane was forced to pack up his bags when his partner and brother Tony suffered damage to his spleen during one of the challenges. “That’s probably one of the worst ways to leave,” he told OKMagazine.com while in New York City for an appearance at Planet Hollywood. “You didn’t have the chance to see what you have to prove to yourself... If you’re strong enough to make it in the game or too weak to be there.”
The 24-year-old believes they “would’ve made it to the final” if they were able to continue competing in the game. Because of the unfortunate elimination, Shane “would go back” for a second run on the show.
Today Shane is cheering his former competitors from the sidelines, as he hopes underdogs Mitch and Corey or vets Aneesa and Rianna take home the prize.
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While Shane waits for an opportunity to compete again, he’s taking on the role of uncle to his brother and Real World contestant Madison Channing Walls’ daughter, who is due in February. “It’s unreal,” he said of being an uncle. “I can’t believe I’m going to be an uncle and my brother’s having a kid. Once she gets here I’m going to be nuts! I want a lot of time with the baby. It’s crazy!”
Shane is also working on a T-Shirt line with his brother, a YouTube channel, and is hoping for a “gay Bachelor” to premiere so he could star on the show!
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