Season 11 of ‘Naked and Afraid’ Challenges Participants to Survive in the Wilderness Alone

“Umm… Hello?”

If the idea of baring it all in the wilderness with a partner, all for the sake of bragging rights and an increased survival rating score doesn’t sound like a big enough adventure for you, Discovery Channel has a solution: Naked and Afraid: Alone. 

Like the well-known original Naked and Afraid series, ‘Naked and Afraid: Alone’ will challenge participants to survive in the great (and often dangerous) outdoors; however, according to Reality Blurred, Season 11 will feature a cast of veterans from the series or its spin-off. Oh, and they’ll also be completely alone (aside from the camera crew) for the 21-day challenge, as the show’s title suggests. 

“Did you say 21 days?”

The idea behind the new solo format is inspired by the History Channel show Alone, which strands contestants by themselves, left to survive until only one participant remains.

“Dropped in Amazon jungles, the Balkan Mountains, or the African Savannah with nothing and no one to watch their backs, tensions are at an all-time high as ‘Naked and Afraid’ veterans take on the most intense challenge yet — surviving 21 days completely and utterly alone,” the Discovery press release reads. 

Returning to take on the wild solo will be top survivalists including Luke McLaughlin of North Carolina, Gary Golding of California, Lacey Jones of Illinois and Max Djenohan of Washington -— each of whom will begin their ‘Alone’ challenge with a rating based on their previous performance. Cumulatively, these participants have spent nearly 500 days stripped in the wild.

“While each survivalist returns to the challenge for a different reason — some to avenge a past performance, others to honor loved ones — all share the same will to overcome their fear of failure, outlast this ultimate test of survival and prove they can do it all without help from anyone else,” the press release states. 

“What are you guys talking about? I’m hearing plenty of voices out here!”

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like Teen Mom OG’s Maci Bookout will be among those returning to the jungle to “avenge” her past performance, which, as The Ashley previously told you, didn’t go very well. Fans may recall that the mom of three appeared on an episode of the show in 2018 and, despite going into the wild describing herself “as a badass,” she tapped out about half-a-day into the 14-day challenge. 

In Maci’s defense, the last year or so of dealing with Ryan should bump her score up at least another 3 points.

‘Naked and Afraid: Alone’ premieres Sunday, January 5. The new episodes will be preceded by reruns of episodes featuring the returning survivalist. Check out the Season 11 preview below! 

RELATED STORY: Recap: ‘Teen Mom’ Maci Bookout Gets ‘Naked and Afraid’ … For a Few Hours 

(Photos: Instagram; Discovery) 

1 Comment

  1. Yeah hard pass on that one. If it is anything like the regular series, it will be some person from the city talking about how “empowering it is to secure a food source” and a bunch of other self-help speech along with some truly idiotic bravado talking about how they are “going to kick nature’s ass” and how “I can handle 4 kids so snakes are no problem” only to be found in tears 10 hours later having a mental breakdown in a puddle full of animal feces and covered in flies, then I have already seen that episode about 70 times and don’t need to see it anymore. Plus we all know how sheltered the whole expereience really is and how they are never in any real danger thanks to the production tents 80 feet away. How about a series where 75% of a person’s income is spent on rent and another 20% goes to student loans and they have to figure out how to eat and get to work and pay bills on $125 dollars a month? Now that takes skill and mental fortitude. Actually they should just cancel this show and give the production money to people in that kind of situation instead of glamping for IT guy and Assistant Manager of Sprint store that recently learned how to sharpen a stick. That would be way more entertaining and relevant to America. And why even bother with the titilating “Naked” part when all the contestants do is make some sort of loin cloth in the first 3 minutes? It is pointless and gross. As you can tell, I have a pretty low opinion of this show lol.

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