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Rogan O’Connor – Revealing Facts About His Age, Ethnicity, Did He Win the Challenge?

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Profile summary of Rogan O'Connor
  • Name: Rogan O’Connor
  • Date of birth: August 30, 1989
  • Age: 34
  • Place of birth: Stratford, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Education: NA
  • Parents: NA
  • Siblings: Max (brother)
  • Height: 6 feet
  • Occupation: Reality TV star, bodybuilder, entrepreneur, social media influencer
  • Years active: 2015 to date
  • Net worth: NA

Though he has a just few credits under his name, Rogan O’Connor is recognized as a TV star. Best known for his roles in three seasons of The Challenge, Ex on the Beach (2015), and Living the Dreamboys (2022), he was introduced to TV audiences on the set of MTV’s Ex on The Beach in 2015 but was pushed further towards the spotlight when he took part in The Challenge in 2018. He had a productive time on the show but there were bad times as well. Currently, he seems to have disappeared from the show after three seasons comprising of Total Madness, War of the Worlds 2, and Vendettas, and viewers are wondering if he’s ever coming back.

Rogan O’Connor is 34 years old

The reality TV star was born in Stratford, England on August 30, 1989, making him an English man. However, that is just about the only fact we have about his life before fame. Though he relates with fans well, Rogan doesn’t give away details about his early life much. As a result, the kind of family he comes from is not clear and the schools he attended are not known. He, however, welcomed a nephew named Brae in June of 2017, indicating that he didn’t grow up as an only child. He has a brother named Max.

A model and reality TV star, Rogan O’Connor has made a mark in the TV circle by appearing in notable shows that shot him to the spotlight.

His first TV appearance was in 2015

In January 2015, Rogan was introduced to TV audiences on MTV UK’s Ex on the Beach. It was the second season of the show and he left a good impression. His captivating body features can’t go unnoticed and he also put in his best, as a matter of fact, he was so good it’s hard to believe it was his onscreen debut.

When Ex on the Beach ended, many of the cast members went into oblivion but not Rogan. He was soon picked up to join the cast of The Challenge where he became even more famous. So far, Ex on the Beach and The Challenge are the notable shows he appeared on. He took part in three seasons of The Challenge but seems to be on a break, although some think he was axed for some controversial reasons. Recently, he has added two more shows to his resume – The Real Housewives of Cheshire and Living the Dreamboys.

He appeared in three seasons of The Challenge and won one

Following his Ex on the Beach UK 2 appearance, Rogan O’Connor joined the cast of the 31st season of The Challenge dubbed Vendettas inn 2018. Unfortunately, his first run on the show is nothing to write home about. He left the competition too early and never made it into the house.

Two seasons after Vendettas, Rogan made a comeback on The Challenge, joining other contestants on War of the Worlds 2 (2019). He joined the show as part of the underachieving Team UK and emerged a winner. Rogan received $250,000 for winning the Final Challenge on War of the Worlds 2, making him the third international contestant to win a season on The Challenge. Others in this category are Piggy Thomas and Turabi “Turbo” Çamkıran, followed by Jenny West and Dee Nguyen.

Rogan O’Connor returned to The Challenge to participate in Total Madness where he made it to the finals but didn’t win. His time on the show this time was full of drama emanating from his brief relationship with Geordie Shore star Dee Nguyen in the previous season. She was later eliminated with Rogan making it to the finals where Johnny booted him out in the first part.

Is Rogan O’Connor coming back to The Challenge? Here’s what we know

His last season on The Challenge wasn’t so bad but Rogan was nowhere to be seen at the virtual reunion after the season. He was also not part of the following season dubbed Double Agents and this raised eyebrows among fans of the reality TV show. There were speculations that he was axed from the show by the network for reasons surrounding the ban on Dee Nguyen. He’s believed to have ties to her and his storyline would suffer in her absence.

On the contrary, Rogan took to Instagram with a different explanation on why he was conspicuously absent from the show. He rubbished the speculations that the network thought he had become irrelevant. Instead, he explained that three seasons on The Challenge was enough for him and he’s proud of his achievements so far.

 “I feel like three seasons was enough. I achieved what I wanted to do” 

Notwithstanding, many still believe he was not invited to the show following his last appearance, thus, it wasn’t his decision to be absent. One thing is for sure though, Rogan is not ruling out the possibility of a comeback entirely as he said he doesn’t mind returning to the show as his fans are weary to see him on their screens again.

Rogan rendered an apology for his use of the N-word in a tweet

It has been established that the internet doesn’t forget, Rogan O’Connor would know. A tweet he made a decade ago came back to haunt him in 2020. According to the reality star, he was quoting his favorite artist, Drake, when he mistakenly dropped the N-word. The tweet went unnoticed for a while but resurfaced in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

On the Challenge Mania podcast, Rogan rendered his sincerest apologies. Part of his statement as shared by US Magazine read;

 “Ten years ago, [I was] quoting my favorite rapper Drake’s song, wrongfully using the N-word. At the same time, [I was] addressing how I shouldn’t have said it, saying that I accidentally said it aloud when I was singing along to my favorite rapper” 

The 34-year-old reality TV star reiterated that he is not in any way racist and his intention at the time was not directed at racism. He added that he has been a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and also made donations to the cause.

Now folks are saying this controversy might be the reason he didn’t come back to the next season of The Challenge after his last one. According to rumors, producers of The Challenge probably placed a ban on him in the meantime. Nevertheless, Rogan says this is far from the truth.

Rogan O’Connor’s television series so far

  • Ex on the Beach as Self – 2015
  • The Challenge as Self – 2018-2020
  • The Real Housewives of Cheshire as Self – 2021
  • Living the Dreamboys as Dreamboy (filming) 2022

What is Rogan O’Connor up to?

Rogan may not be on The Challenge or any show right now but he has been busy with his other exploits.

He owns a clothing line called Bear Wear

The Challenge star has now returned to the United Kingdom where he bought a home. Rogan also owns his own clothing line which might be keeping him pretty busy with little time for the reality TV world. He is the founder of Bear Wear, his clothing line that focuses on oversized hoodies for comfort.

He’s a brand ambassador

Also, the reality TV star has made the most of the fame he now enjoys by bagging sponsorship deals with different brands. He acts as an ambassador for companies to advertise their products. SaniOne and Celsius are some of the companies he has partnered with and his booming social media following makes it easy for him to carry out his tasks as a brand ambassador.

Runs an OnlyFans account

Another side hustle Rogan O’Connor is into is his account on OnlyFans. On the exclusive platform, fans can subscribe for $9.99 per month to gain access to X-rated content from the TV star. His steady interaction with fans across different social media platforms contributes a lot to his success. He also launched a YouTube channel known as Bear Muscle in 2018 but in 2019, he stopped posting videos on the platform.

Bodybuilding

Rogan O’Connor is also a bodybuilder, something that is evident in his body features. It started as a hobby and evolved into a passion that he has made a career out of. He has also participated in some bodybuilding contests. His brother, Max is also a professional bodybuilder who emerged as the winner of Mister Universe in 2018.

He performed with a dance troupe called Dreamboys as an exotic dancer

Another aspect of Rogan O’Connor’s life behind the scenes is that he is an exotic dancer, a professional who dances to entice his audience. He performed with an all-male dance troupe called Dreamboys. They were so good with their strip tease routines that talks of creating a reality show starring the Dreamboys emerged and the idea seems to be taking form.

Read Also: Karla Charlton: 10 Lesser Known Facts About The Gold Rush Star

Who is Rogan O’Connor dating?

While on War of the Worlds 2, Rogan and Geordie Shore star Dee Nguyen hooked up briefly and ended the romantic fling after deciding they don’t want to start a relationship. Also, MTV cut ties with Dee in Total Madness after her derogatory comments about the Black Lives Matter movement, annihilating any hope of her reigniting her romance with Rogan onscreen. The process of firing Dee required the network to cut off episodes she appeared on and this affected Rogan as he was mostly with her. However, he made it clear that he supports the decision to fire Dee Nguyen.

Before The Challenge, Rogan was dating a lady named Chloe Francis and they were together for two years, breaking up the relationship in December 2016. During his time on Ex on the Beach series 2, he was with Jemma Lucy while his ex on series 3 was Anita Kaushik. He’s currently dating a woman identified as Casey Swann on Instagram. Both Rogan and Casey have a lot of pictures of them together on their Instagram accounts and don’t hesitate to show how much they are into each other.

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