Local вЂNaked and AfraidвЂ™ survivalists bare all
Pocatello Jeff that is native Zausch spent 121 times nude into the wilderness for DiscoveryвЂ™s вЂњNaked and Afraid.вЂќ He spent 21 times into the Madagascar wilderness, 40 times in Colombia, plus in the season that is newest of вЂњNaked and Afraid XLвЂќ вЂ” airing June 2 вЂ” Zausch attempts to survive 60 times in the Philippines.
вЂњ I do it for the thrill, the action as well as the joy out of a very terrible life-or-death situation,вЂќ Zausch told EastIdahoNews that I feel when I make a big kill or when I pull myself. вЂњThat variety of joy I only feel it doing these types of challenges that I feel. ThatвЂ™s why I continue right back. I guess IвЂ™m addicted to the thrill and addicted to the feeling of accomplishment.вЂќ
Star Torres, a U.S. aquatic, and Tony Wheeler, a U.S. Army Green Beret, both of Pocatello, were the very first couple ever to be on вЂњNaked and Afraid.вЂќ Their episode aired might 5 up on Discovery.
вЂњWe always work therefore well together. We wished to test our relationship in that harsh environment,вЂќ Wheeler stated.
Torres and Wheeler spent 21 times within the Guyana jungle. During the end, Wheeler proposed to Torres.
вЂњI figured if she could endure me for the reason that harsh environment, she could tolerate me anywhere,вЂќ Wheeler said.
Torres explained just what had her head whenever she recognized Wheeler was proposing.
вЂњI had been like, вЂNo way, heвЂ™s really doing this now.’вЂќ Torres said. вЂњSo he would go to propose and I also could inform he’d lots of things to state in which he ended up being, like, tongue-tied. IвЂ™ve never seen him really tongue-tied before.вЂќ
The proposal came at the very end as they had been waiting for a watercraft to come and simply take them back to civilization. Through the 21 days before, they endured constant battles.
Torres said the part that is worst ended up being constantly being bitten by bugs.
вЂњI scar effortlessly, specially with bug bites,вЂќ she said. вЂњYouвЂ™re getting bit up, itвЂ™s nonstop. You place on mud, it does not quite assist. Or it doesnвЂ™t help with the flies, also itвЂ™s constant. You merely think, вЂThereвЂ™s no prize cash after this, and IвЂ™m just scarring up my human body.вЂ™ Therefore I had been a disheartened that is little that.вЂќ
Zausch stated the 60 times into the Philippines may be the experience heвЂ™s that is hardest had on вЂњNaked and Afraid.вЂќ
вЂњThis series that I simply got done recording has the most life and death moments. This is the very first time ever, in another of these challenges, that I thought that my partner may not survive through the night time. ItвЂ™s also вЂ¦ the first challenge IвЂ™ve ever done in my own life where We questioned whether I would personally survive to begin to see the next sunrise,вЂќ he said.
Even as the very first couple ever on вЂњNaked and Afraid,вЂќ intimacy wasnвЂ™t a concern for Torres and Wheeler.
вЂњYouвЂ™re t uncomfortable. You can find t many bug bites and everything like that. But, you realize Match vs eHarmony, you nevertheless try to be caring and loving for every other,вЂќ Wheeler stated. вЂњWe were constantly together and close.вЂќ
Zausch, Torres and Wheeler each knew whatever they desired initial thing whenever they got house after their ordeals in the wild.
вЂњThe very first thing is I kiss my gf, we hug my dog then I go consume bacon cheeseburgers,вЂќ Zausch said. вЂњThatвЂ™s something I enjoy from very nearly time two in the challenge most of the way to the really end is that very first US dinner of fat, grease and meat.вЂќ
All Torres and Wheeler wanted to do ended up being get clean.
вЂњAt that time in time, we hadnвЂ™t had a hot shower at all,вЂќ Torres said.
Zousch stated he doesnвЂ™t know very well what its about Pocatello that generally seems to attract survivalists.
вЂњContrary as to the people think, no person from Pocatello winds up nude. ThereвЂ™s only three of us,вЂќ he said.