Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat (The Challenge) Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality and Ethnicity, Height, Girlfriend, Job, Net worth

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat Biography

Faysal Shawn “Fessy” Shafaat is an entrepreneur, Fitness Trainer, and television reality star originally from Orlando, Florida. He is famous for appearing on MTV’s The Challenge and on the CBS reality series Big Brother season 20. Shafaat is the founder of a Fessy Fitness, a fitness app.  Moreover, Shafaat is a former College football player.

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat Age | Birthday

Born on October 17, 1991, Shafaat is 31 years old (age as of 2022). He celebrates his birthday on the 17th of October each year.

 Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat Parents

Shafaat was  born in Orlando, Florida to his parents; Michelle Shafaat (mother) and Rizvan Shafaat (father). He was born to a Pakistan father and an American mother. Moreover, “Fessy” has a younger brother named Imran Shafaat and a  younger sister named Alia Shafaat.

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Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat Nationality and Ethnicity

Born in Orlando, Florida, Shafaat holds an American nationality. When it comes to his ethnicity, “Fessy” is holds Asian heritage and muslim ancenstry.

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat Height

“Fessy” istands at  a height measurement of 6 feet and 5 inches. He is quite  tall guy. Shafaat’s College Football profile states that he is 6 feet and 5 inches tall.

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat Girlfriend

Shafaat appears to be currently single. However, he was dating his Big Brother 20 co-star Haleigh Broucher. Shafaat and Hakeigh Broucher met on Big Brother and dated from 2018 to July 2020.

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat College Education

Shafaat attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he graduated with a degree in Psychology.  “Fessy” went to Orlando Lutheran Academy from where he completed his high school education.

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat Football

Shafaat played football during his High school and college years. In his senior days at Orlando Lutheran Academy, he earned the first-team all-state honors & was named as the league MVP and first-team all-district as a junior.

Shafaat played for the University of Tennessee football team. In his junior season playing for his college football team, he was named to the College Football Performance Awards Tight Ends Watch List heading into 2013.

While playing for the University of Tennessee, “Fessy” was also named two-time All-American and three-time All-Southern Conference tight end.

Shafaat ruptured his ACL joint in his senior year of college and so missed out on a chance to play in the NFL.

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat Job

Shafaat is a fitness trainer, entrepreneur, and reality TV star. He is the founder of the Fitness App Fessy Fitness. Shafaat has appeared in several television reality shows including The Challenge, Big Brother, and American Ninja Warrior. He appeared on seasons 35, 36, & 37 of The Challenge and season 20 of Big Brother.

Shafaat was a cast member of Big Brother 20 in 2018. He finished in the 9th place. Shafaat remained on the programme for a total of 72 days.

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat The Challenge

Shafaat was a cast member of “Challenge 35,” “The Challenge: Double Agents,” and “Challenge 37.” He finished in the fourth place in both The Challenge season 35, named Total Madness and Challenge season 36 named “The Challenge: Double Agents.”

Shafaat is a cast member of The Challenge season 38 named  “The Challenge : Ride or Dies” which premiered on October 12, 2022, at 8 PM. Faysal is paired with his friend Moriah Jadea on The Challenge: Ride or Dies.

Catch new episodes of The Challenge: Ride or Dies on MTV on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET.

The Challenge Season 38 Cast

The cast members of The Challenge season 38 dumped Ride or Dies include:

  • Amber & Chauncey
  • Aneesa & Jordan Wiseley
  • Bananas & Nany
  • Devin & Tori
  • Horacio & Olivia
  • Jay & Michele
  • Nelson & Nurys

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat Net worth

Shafaat has an estimated net worth of $500K-$1 million. He is a reality TV star and fitness trainer. Shafaat is the founder of Fessy Fitness, a fitness app. He appeared on “The Challenge” season 35, 36, 37, & 38. Shafaat also appeared on “Big Brother” season 20.


”Fessy” is active on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @fessyfitness with 296K followers as of November 2022.