As if surviving in the wild for 21 days wasn’t enough, Discovery channel decided to take things to the next level with “Naked and Afraid XL.” In this version of the show, survivors must make it 40 days in the South African bush. To prepare for the new season, meet the cast of Season 2. For those who are into spoilers, click here to find out who taps out. 

Alyssa Ballestero

Age: 29

Hometown: Durham, New Hampshire

Profession: Social Worker

“Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: Yucatan

Fun fact: Alyssa decided to take on the challenge because she likes the outdoors, not because she wanted fame for being on TV.


Angel Rodriquez

Age: 37

Hometown: Santa Cruz, California

Profession: Back packing guide

“Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: Nicaragua

Fun fact: The most important thing to angel is his family, especially his two daughters.


Carrie Booze

Age: 27

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Profession: former Marine Corps Sergeant, current Marketing Director

“Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: Cambodia

Fun Fact: She “firmly believes” chef Athony Bourdain is her spirit animal. 


Clarence Gilmer II

Age: 35

Hometown: Doesn’t have a permanent residence

“Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: Honduras

Profession: Teaching survival skills

Fun fact: He quit his office job in 2006 to travel and sharpen his survival skills. 


Darrin Reay

Age: 33

Hometown: Moab, Utah

 “Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: Thailand 

Profession: Rock climbing guide

Fun fact: He has Native American heritage and likes to connect with the environment.


Jake Nodar 

Age: 37

Hometown: Darnestown, Maryland

Profession: Horse trainer

“Naked And Afraid” Challenge: Amazonia

Fun Fact: He has felt “superhuman” since he survived for 21 days in Amazonia.


Kim Kelly

Age: 24

Hometown: Moab, Utah

Profession: Not mentioned

“Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: Panama

Fun Fact: She considers the outdoors her refuge after growing up with a mother who struggled with addiction.


Phaedra Brothers

Age: 29

Hometown: Utah

Proffesion: Not mentioned

“Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: India

Fun Fact: She was raised to believe a woman should serve a man, but broke away from her childhood beliefs as an adult.


Ryan Holt

Age: 31

Hometown: Roxbury, Maine

Profession: Served in the Marine Corps Infantry from 2003-2011

“Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: Everglades

Fun Fact: Uses nature as a healing tool.


Stacey Lee Osorio

Age: 35 years old

Hometown: Stites, Idaho

Profession: Biological technician

“Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: Croatia

Fun Fact: She is in school pursing a pursuing a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology.


Steven Lee Hall Jr.

Age: 33

Hometown: Amarillo, Texas

Profession: Artist; “Naked and Afraid”

Challenge Location: Alabama;

Fun Fact: He’s a self-taught artist who goes by the name “Nevets Killjoy.”


Tawny Lynn

Age: 28

Hometown: Spokane, Washington

Profession: Mortgage Loan Originator

“Naked and Afraid” Challenge Location: Florida

Fun Fact: She has used her survival-derived mental strength to overcome personal tragedy.

Don't miss Season 2 of “Naked and Afraid XL” when it premiers Sunday, July 10 on Discovery Channel at 10 p.m. EDT. 

Naked and Afraid XL The cast members of Season 2 of Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid" will have to survive in the South African bush. Photo: Discovery Channel

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