This season of Naked and Afraid started on March 13 and the 21 day, stripped-down ordeals are still continuing.
The season launched with outdoor Mormon enthusiast Chalese Meyer teamed up against artist/athlete Steven Lee Hall Jr. as they trekked through the Alabama backwoods. Sunday night we will see the sturdy horse trainer Jake Nodar get nude for his 21 bare-ass days in the wild. On the following pages we see a recap of lesbian contestant Chalese and a preview of Jake as they fend off the perils of nature.
Naked and Afraid airs on the Discovery Channel at 10 p.m., 9 Central
26-year-old Chalese Meyer was born and raised in Utah and brought up in the LDS religion.
Chalese found love with her best friend, however prior to the Naked and Afraid challenge very few, including her father, knew about her sexuality.
She and her girlfriend are avid skiers and snowboarders, marathon runners, hikers, bikers, fishers, climbers, backpackers, campers, world travelers, and all around outdoor enthusiasts.
She currently works with behavioral youth in a treatment center and gets the privilege to use recreation as a form of therapy. She teaches them life lessons through fly fishing, rafting, climbing, equine therapy, as well as challenge and group activities. Her whole life she has worked with youth and she will be going on to get her Masters in social work to become a licensed counselor.
36-year-old horse trainer Jake Nodar is not one to shy away from an adrenaline rush. He has competed in bull riding, steer wrestling, and full contact jousting. He's been shark diving, swimming with crocodiles, caving, rappelling, and cliff diving among other activities.
He says his mental strength is a result of coming out of the closet in a small town in western Colorado after a lifetime of growing up in a very religious environment. He says if you can do that, you can do anything.
When not working with horses, Jake enjoys playing the guitar, long walks on the beach, and wildlife photography. Between working around a farm and going to the gym several times a week, Jake tends to keep in good physical condition.