‘The Challenge Australia’: Sugar Neekz-Johnson is Ready to Win

It’s been a bumper year for competitive reality TV in Australia and sneaking in before 2022 closes is Network 10’s latest series set to have us binging every episode, The Challenge Australia. 

Hosted by Brihony Dawson, The Challenge Australia pits 22 sports legends, influencers and reality TV stars against one another to compete in a series of physical challenges all while living together in one mega-luxe and mega-romantic villa while vying for the ultimate prize of $200,000. Oh, and did we mention some of the contestants have dated before? What could possibly go wrong when living with and competing against your ex? 

One of the contestants hoping to take home the prize is Sugar Neekz Johnson, whose intuition lead her to join the show. 

“I believe that everything happens for a reason and I like to take on new opportunities so I didn’t really have a reason to say no.” 

She adds, “I’m a challenger and I’m competitive.” 

A champion boxer with a number of international wins under her belt, Sugar says other competitors will likely be surprised by who she really is outside of the ring. 

“I’m a quiet person. I like to stick to myself, but at the same time I can make friends with anybody.” 


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It’s these skills combined with her physical feats that Sugar says will lead her game plan of combing social and strength.  

“I want to win The Challenge, but I’m going to ride the wave for a little bit and see where my strongest alliances are going to be.” 

The Challenge Australia airs at 7.30pm on Network Ten on Mondays and Tuesdays. Catch up on 10 Play. 

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