Q LIFE – Flying back from a six-week vacation in Costa Rica, when an episode of “Naked and Afraid” popped up on the in-flight entertainment screens, Shannon Kulpa immediately thought, “I have to be in this show! This is so me! This is so me!”
Sure enough, just six months later, Shannon was in the jungles of Trinidad, completely naked and showing the world that she is — in the words of one of her recent co-stars — “definitely a badass.”
Athough Shannon doesn’t watch much television, she loves being behind the cameras in “Naked and Afraid,” the reality TV show that just completed its seventh season on Discovery Channel.
The basic premise of “Naked and Afraid” is that two strangers, a man and a woman, are tasked with surviving a stay in the wilderness for 21 days with little more than their wits to produce the necessary water, food and shelter.
What do Shannon’s children — an 8-year-old daughter and a son who is about to turn 14 — think about their naked survivalist mom?
“They love it,” Shannon says. “They’re definitely proud of me.” She admits her daughter has had a bit of anxiety over what her mother is doing, and it’s been difficult to be away from her children. “But I knew if I didn’t do this, I’d regret not taking the challenge,” she said.
Source: Standard Examiner