Diem Brown made a monumental impact during her time in front of the cameras on MTV’s The Challenge, so it’s only respectful that the network pay tribute to the star with her very own memorial TV special.
Just two days after her New York City funeral, People reports that MTV will remember the fallen angel, who lost her battle with cancer last Friday, in an all-new documentary that takes a “look back at Diem’s powerful journey, giving tribute to her perseverance and strength through it all.” With all the memorials and remembrances of Brown since her passing, SheKnows is expecting to see a few special moments included in the upcoming special.
1. Diem and CT’s relationship
Fans of The Challenge witnessed all the ups and the downs of Diem and her on-again, off-again boyfriend CT’s time on MTV. However, one of the more touching moments we’re expecting to see is their initial meeting on the series. Their romance served as a primary focal point for several episodes and we’d love to see Diem at her happiest with a man who would be a shoulder of support for the rest of her life.
2. Strong Diem
Even though Diem was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was only 23 years old, the star didn’t let her sickness or recovery process stop her from getting out there and showing the world that there can be a happy ending to some of the darkest stories. It’s important that viewers remember Diem at her strongest, including one Challenge episode where she made the brave decision to take off her wig in front of the cameras and compete in the “Ring Toss” mission, which required some mud swimming. She completed the mission, beat out her competitors and served up the most shining moment in Challenge history.
3. Personal commentary
Diem’s circle of friends range from fellow MTV cast mates to celebrity big shots and everyone in between. SheKnows is expecting to hear from some of her loved ones, like CT or E! News correspondent, Alicia Quarles, and learn more about the fighter who never stopped fighting.
Diem used her struggle as a platform to launch a resource called MedGift, which is dedicated to raising awareness for all sorts of illnesses. We’re expecting to see some mention of MedGift, so that Diem’s good intentions can live long.
Brown garnered fans for several reasons. It wasn’t just because she bravely fought her health battles. It was also because of her bubbly and heartwarming persona. As much as it’s important to emphasize how strong she was, SheKnows is expecting to see a few cutting-room floor moments that showcase how charming Diem was to those around her. With over six seasons on The Challenge, we know there’s probably quite a lot of footage to choose from.