Theresa's 'Challenge' Confession: Allergies In Thailand Made Me Blow Up Like A Big Red Balloon


If you're allergic to bees, you steer clear of their hives, and unless you're a camp counselor, sidestepping poison ivy is usually easy enough. But there are certain little venoms that are tough to avoid, and Theresa bore the brunt of her medical sensitivities on her last "Challenge" outing. During "Rivals II" filming in Thailand, Jasmine's partner, who's allergic to coconut and MSG, naturally came into contact with both, and by the time everything was said and done, she was rushed to the hospital in pretty embarrassing condition.

"My face blew up like a big red balloon," the "Free Agents" cast member recalls in our latest "Challenge" Confessions clip. "It was not a comfortable situation, so I ate carrots and peanut butter for almost the entire time." Well, just be glad you're not allergic to spiders, too, girl -- as Coral proved way back on "The Gauntlet," arachnids can do some real damage to your chances at first place. Make sure to have that EpiPen ready either way!

Listen to Theresa relive the horror of her swelling, and be sure to see her in action when "Free Agents" premieres on Thursday, April 10 at 10/9c

Photo: Ian Spanier