Everything on ‘Naked and Afraid’ Is Real—and I Lived It
When the Discovery Channel invited me to audition for its popular survival-challenge reality show, I knew it was going to be rough. What followed was one of the most intense experiences of my life. They face predators, parasites, sunburn, cold, hunger, and each other. The finished episodes, with their blurred genitals and Edenic concept, are strangely wholesome, family-friendly. In April , my husband and I were invited to apply for the show.
Samantha Cline took on the day, completely nude challenge after friends suggested she may be a good contestant. Cline applied for the show and eight months later was sent to Africa to survive in the wild with a partner she had never met. She filmed for the show in February and March of and came out of the experience with some big surprises, not knowing the world had shut down due to the COVID virus.