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WWE announces 40 finalists for Tough Enough

WWE Tough Enough

By Josh Nason, WrestlingObserver.com

WWE has released the names of 40 finalists for the 2015 Tough Enough competition, chosen from more than 11,000 people who submitted entries. The 40 will be invited to a mini-camp from June 10-12 and from there, the group will be culled down to 13 who will compete for two one year, $250,000 contacts (one male/one female). They mostly fall into the category of male bodybuilders and fitness models, with some models and athletes sprinkled in.

Tough Enough debuts on USA Network on June 23rd, but a competition special will air on the WWE Network on Tuesday, June 16th.

The final 40 contenders are:

  • Adam Ohriner, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Alexander Frekey, Dallas
  • Alexander Galizia, Springfield, Mass.
  • Amanda Saccomanno, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
  • Ashley Urbanski, Oakland, Calif.
  • Ava Knight-Salicka, Las Vegas
  • Carly Marshall, Los Angeles
  • Chelsea Green, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Danielle Kamela, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Daria Berenato, Los Angeles
  • David Michael Barnes, Mandan, N.J.
  • Dianna Dahlgren, Spokane, Wash.
  • Don Arner, Pittsburgh
  • Gabi Castrovinci, Southington, Conn.
  • Giorgia Piscina, Brisbane, Australia
  • Hank Avery Jr., Macon, Ga.
  • Jason Vazquez, Oak Lawn, Ill.
  • Jeremiah Kingdom, Los Angeles
  • Joshua Bredl, Thornton, Colo.
  • Kahlil Bell, San Jose, Calif.
  • Kevin Penczek, Belle, W.V.
  • Krishany San Jorge, Puerto Rico
  • LaRayia Gaston, Los Angeles
  • Lorenzo Davis II, Los Angeles
  • Mada Abdel Hamid, Los Angeles
  • Michael Mio, Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Mike Hayes, Louisville, Ken.
  • Nehemiah Kingdom, Los Angeles
  • Nicholas Cuffari, Lakewood, Okla.
  • Patrick Clark, Washington, D.C.
  • Philip Guilford, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Samantha Sage, Los Angeles
  • Sara Bettencourt, San Jose, Calif.
  • Sara Lee, Hope, Mich.
  • Stephen Tezanos-Pinto, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Tanner Saraceno, Boiling Springs, S.C.
  • Tommaso Giannuzzi, Germany
  • Vinny Tortorella, Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Zach Boss, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Zamariah “ZZ” Loupe, Bayou Bluff, La.