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Mar 11, 2020

What It’s Really Like Being on ‘Naked and Afraid’

Blair Braverman found herself without clothes in the searing African heat, enduring one of the most intense experiences of her life. (Photo: Courtesy Discovery)
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When experienced wilderness guide Blair Braverman was invited to audition for the Discovery Channel reality show ‘Naked and Afraid,’ she saw it as a chance to live out a childhood fantasy. Here was an opportunity to have a totally wild—if somewhat absurd—adventure that would allow her to prove her mettle or fail trying. Having crossed the Arctic twice by dogsled, she felt she could handle all kinds of discomfort and physical challenges. Plus, it’s just a TV show, right? Then she found herself without clothes in the searing African heat, enduring one of the most intense experiences of her life.

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