11 Ways Discovery Channel’s TV Show Naked and Afraid Has Duped You
9A Sick Contestant Was Given an IV and Fluids
One contestant Kim Shelton ate suffered food poisoning from eating a turtle in Costa Rica even as the show portrayed her as being very ill for days on end with no medical attention; the actual reality is that she was given food and intravenous for her quick recovery. Contestants have revealed that there is also a medical tent for the cast where one contestant said she also received vitamins.
10Luggage (And Food!) Went Missing
All contestants are allowed a suitcase on the TV show and Phaedra Brothers packed hers with mostly food. When she arrived in the Himalayas, she found her luggage wasn’t there and neither did she even get it back. She only had a few granola bars on her that finished within a few days. Many speculate that her luggage wasn’t exactly lost and that it may have been the producers tweaking the storyline.
11Les Stroud Is Not a Fan
Les Stroud from Survivorman is no fan of Naked and Afraid. In a post on social media, Stroud said that he after he was in a real survivor reality show, he would never want to take part in something fake referring to Naked and Afraid and other stylized so called survival shows. Speaking to vice in an interview he said that such shows are just coordinated and instead of exploring survival tactics, the show’s producers keep orchestrating the script and manipulate the narrative.