Naked And Afraid
Naked and Afraid is an American reality series that airs on the Discovery Channel. Each episode chronicles the lives of two survivalists who meet for the first time naked and are given the task of surviving a stay in the wilderness for 21 days. Each survivalist is allowed to bring one helpful item, such as a machete or a fire starter. After they meet in the assigned locale, the partners must build a shelter and find water and food.
Naked and Afraid
For viewers at home, watching from the comfort of La-Z-Boys, there can be a kind of morbid glee in considering what the most miserable aspect of the challenge must be. Would it be the hunger? The weather? The nakedness?
So she went through the grueling application process for the show, now in its tenth season, and was selected last year. Last May, Bulinsky spent 21 days trying to survive in the Amazon rain forest with a two-person film crew and a strange man. As the show's title implies, both she and him were completely naked the entire time. Bulinsky currently lives in North Carolina, but she was born and raised in Port Monmouth, and still owns a home in Middletown.
"I grew up going to Gunnison Beach (Sandy Hook's nude beach) all my teenage years and in my 20s and 30s, so being naked is not an issue," she said. "I'm also naked in the woods around my house all the time. Also, I've had three kids. I've aged; gravity has taken over. I'm not 17 anymore. So my body is far from perfect. But I don't care. I wear it like a badge of honor."
"And once he got naked, it was like, OK. You get over that really quick. You check out the goods; you see that what he has is just like everybody else's and then you say, 'Let's find out how to make a shelter.'" 041b061a72