'Teen Mom OG' star Maci Bookout to battle mother nature in 'Naked and Afraid'
Maci Bookout has made it clear that she is not one to give up on the first sign of distress and says that her 'motherly instincts' give her an edge
If you thought Maci Bookout, ‘Teen Mom OG’ star, was through with reality television stint, you most definitely had it wrong. She will now be starring in a special fan episode of Discovery channel’s popular show ‘Naked and Afraid.’
While Maci's motherly instincts were put to test on ‘Teen Mom OG’, she is all set to face off against mother nature on ‘Naked and Afraid’. Maci and her partner Justin Tuell, a 31-year-old ICU nurse from Colorado, will spend 14 days in the Nicaraguan wilderness without food, water, shelter and clothing.
In a sneak peek of the episode posted by The Blast, Maci talks about attempting to spark a fire caveman-style several times in preparation for the Herculean task. The video also showcases her adorable son who seems to be quite excited that his mother is going on the show.
Maci is just as enthusiastic about taking on this rather challenging venture. She says, “I would describe myself as a badass. I’ve been a fan of ‘Naked and Afraid’ for years. Even though I may not be an expert, I’ve been camping multiple times a year my entire life. This challenge, it is something that I am dying to do, and I really, really want it.”
Her decision to come on the show won’t just be a test for her. Her husband Taylor McKinney says, “This is my own survival show, it’s called 'Three Kids and Afraid!” Who is to say the task won’t be as demanding. But, of course, Taylor will have access to a couch and food, as Maci sarcastically pointed out.
Maci has made it clear that she is not one to give up on the first sign of distress. She even went on to criticize previous participants for tapping out too early. “People quit way too early,” she says. “Like, they don’t even give themselves a chance. The first sign of distress, they tap out. They’re done.”
She added, “I mean, it’s gonna suck for sure, but I’m not gonna quit!” After all, she is filled with some hardcore motherly spirit. “Being a mom prepares you for a situation like this because the motherly instinct kicks in and gives you an edge," she says.
Will she sticks to her word once she is out in the wild and under grueling conditions? Only time will tell.
To find out if Maci will succeed in conquering the challenges that await her far away from the comfort of civilization, tune in to watch the ‘Naked and Afraid’ episode that is scheduled to air on June 24 on Discovery channel.