Tough Enough 3 finalist had “psychotic breakdown”; MTV will ignore it on air.

Tough Enough 3 finalist had “psychotic breakdown”; MTV will ignore it on air.
Tough Enough 3 cast member and finalist Lisa suffered “a psychotic breakdown” a few weeks into the taping of the show, and “WWE and MTV have no desire to show any of the footage of Lisa’s mental breakdown, nor discus the real reason why she was dismissed on the air at all,” according Ohio’s Morning Journal. After threatening to jump off the roof of the house, she “was hospitalized for about three days against her will and was released to her parents”–who she “attacked,” the paper reports. Later, she “successfully infiltrated numerous WWE events passing herself off as a Tough Enough contestant,” and even met with Vince McMahon.
+ also: finalist says the group does not know who the final two are.

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