Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Courtney Turner is making her way in Los Angeles, working as a model and actress.
Aside from her screen time on “How I Met Your Mother,” Turner's biggest accomplishment has been competing, and winning, “Wipeout: Hotties vs. Nerds 4.0” in June.
With her win, Turner was eligible to compete in the “Wipeout: Tournament of Champions,” which will air on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
“Being able to go to the championship was really fun, but I was more nervous about competing in this one,” Turner said. “Having to go up against everyone who had won before was a challenge. I was nervous, but really excited to be on the show.”
The course is a big challenge for the contestants, but Turner said the course took a backseat to the clock.
“Knowing you're timed and you have to make it through as fast as possible,” she said was the biggest challenge. “The course is hard, for sure, but going against people who have won before made it very tough.”
Although her time on the show is done, Turner will always have the memories of her time on “Wipeout.”
“I'll probably have nightmares about it,” she said of her “Wipeout” experience. “That's probably all that I'll have with 'Wipeout,' unless they want to bring me back in the future. I enjoyed my time on the show.”
Turner has seen increased recognition from her time on “Wipeout,” and will likely garner even more recognition for her newest project she completed.
Working with a modeling and acting agency in Los Angeles is fulfilling a lifelong dream for the Fox Creek High School graduate, but she misses the North Augusta area everyday.
“I really miss my family,” she said. “I wish I could hop on a plane and be back in five minutes. I miss thunderstorms and just being around the area.”
For people who are considering following the same path as Turner, she said to take the risk and give it a try.
“('Wipeout') is harder than you think,” she said. “You've just got to try out for these shows; you'll have a lot of fun with them.”