A lot of people out there wonder what the “winner” of Naked and Afraid gets. How much money do they mae? What kind of prizes are they receiving? Are contestants paid each week?
What Does the Winner of Naked and Afraid Get?
There is a GREAT prize, and that is knowing that you can survive naked and afraid for 21 days! There is no monetary prize. An interview with a casting director confirms this.
There is some sort of transaction though, and contestants are indeed paid for being on the show. The amount is unclear, but the interview says that survivalists are “given a weekly stipend to compensate for their lost wages”.
What about Naked and Afraid XL?
Naked and Afraid XL is a different, 40 day challenge in which previous Naked and Afraid contestants participate in. Some people would call these people the “finalists”.
The Naked and Afraid XL Wikipedia page states “There is no winner and no prize given to participate in this challenge.”
If you ask me, the rewards are great.
Would you go on the show Naked and Afraid?
if you don’t get paid for doing Naked and Afraid extra large I can’t see why you would do it putting your life in danger catching diseases excetera myself I love the show but I just can’t see it not paying them to do what they do The Prestige of being on it is no big deal to me it’s being on there and living to it yeah I would think they would give them something at least as far as monetary value.
I agree 100%
I heard they get between 50-$100k if they complete the challenge but are not allowed to disclose. Also for those who tap out, they get an amount per diem for every day they stay
This makes sense.
Right even stripper get pay ..and everyone wach this and no 💰 only program stupid for them the smart but not that smart
Its ridiculous that the contestants doesnt get a price. They put their life in danger and put themselves at risk for getting a deadly disease and dying from hunger and thirst. I think the only thing i like here is you will lose a lot if weight. So they should start hiring obese people.
if they hired obese people they wouldn’t even make it for the first hour in some of those hot climates that they film .. u have to be physically fit to do a challenge like that , i often wondered that myself , how do they take their daily pills lets say for high blood pressure ect… if they have no water
The N&A Wiki page says ‘there is no winner and no prize money given to PARTICIPATE’. It doesn’t say that no prize money is given to those who complete the challenge.
The original show gives $5,000 to participants who complete the challenge. I’m certain those who complete XL are awarded money.
I myself think the contestants should get paid for being on the show and risking their lives, after all the show is making money from the contestants despair.
I read in a different article that they are compensated there wages for there time there
I AGREE BECAUSE I’VE SEEN SOME OF THEM WITH TONS AND I’M TALKING ABOUT THOUSANDS OF UGLY NASTY BUG BITES FROM HEAD TO TOE!!!! I PERSONALLY WOULD SUFFER FROM STARVATION WHEN ONLY BUGS,WORMS,AND JUNGLE PLANTS ARE ON THE MENU!! FOR ME TO EVEN TRY,\ THE PAY-OFF WOULD HAVE TO BE IN THE MILLIONS !! YES MY LIFE,HEALTH ALONE SURPASSES ANY AMOUNT LESS THAN BILLIONS SO I HIGHLY DOUBT YOU’LL EVER BE SEEING ME ON NAKED AND AFRAID 😁
Nope, me either! 50,000 or 5000.00, NOT worth it. I like my home too much.
Yeah that is ridiculous….for not getting paid besides they are out of their minds
I think that they do get paid but are not to let anyone know.
They get paid. $5k for N/A and a recent XL competitor said XL paid more
I just lost interest in the show – if there’s no stipend to go through that misery, it just takes all the fun out of watching them
exactly, I was thinking alike
IS IT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY ? “NO”! THESE PEOPLE DO IT FOR THERE SELF WORTH. KNOWING THEY CAN DO IT AND CAN DO IT AGAIN IF THE NEED COMES. NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT MONEY ! MOST OF US CAN NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT STRIPPING BUTT NAKED AND LET ALONE WALK INTO A JUNGLE THAT WAY ! I KNOW GRUNTS THAT CAN’T DO IT ! THESE PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF CLASS AND I HOLD HIGH RESPECT FOR ALL OF THEM !
You gotta be kidding me.
I UNDERSTAND YOUR YOUR POINT LAYNE BASIC TRAINING CAN DO THE SAME THING , OTHER THAN THE FEAR OF STARVATION,OR BEING MAULED BY A PREDATOR , ONLY THE MENTALLY STRONG WILL SUCCEED, IF THATS WHAT IT TAKES TO (JUST TO SAY YEA I MADE IT THROUGH 21 DAY’S, EVEN THO IT COST ME MY HEALTHY SKIN AND 200 POUNDS TAKES A MAJOR LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCE!! (JUS MY OPINION )
Yes but the show makes a lot of money for exactly them risking their lives. So the show should not be the only ones benefiting from it..
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I would do it in a heart beat
Why are you so anonymous if your so gung hoe
All the practice you need is to starve yourself.
I could probably manage to find food but the sunburn and bugs might drive me insane.
I couldnt do it with clothes on, and I cant stay on a diet for more than a couple of dayes so its a big NO for me , what can I say I’m a chicken.
Yeah its totally not worth it, guess im could care less about bragging rights. Its totally bot worth risking your life. I thought they got a at least like 100,000 for completing the 21 day challenge. These people are idiots in my book.
No. People leave the jungles sick and sometimes with a no cure deseases.My health iworth all the money in the world, or the thinking that “oh yes, can do it”.
Freak that ,only 5 grand for 21 days to put yourself in that dangerous situation?
I understand wanting to prove something to yourself and others but the show is making a lot of money and I think the participants deserve some of it for the risks they are taking.
Thank God the majority of people who wrote messages on this message board have good ole’ common sense to avoid risking their lives for insignificant pay so the producers can get rich… Haney David Thoreau’s Walden, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s love of nature or Jean Jacques Rousseau’s “back to nature” in the Emile are apparently the creations of academics who lived rather comfortable lives but never attempted to survive in the brutal jungle conditions… I too can imagine myself living in a well built wooden cabin in the midst of a forest preserve enjoying the spectacle of the survival of the fittest among the insects or other animals from the safety of my balcony or window in the fireplace room… The jungle is not what people imagine it to be … nor in all fairness did any of the aforementioned scholars advocate that we return to the “jungle.” If we learned anything new from this show it is, in my opinion, the surprising ability of women to survive in the most adveerse jungle like conditions. In fact based on many episodes that I watched I submit that without a doubt women were shown to be superior survivalists to men since in most cases men dropped out first. This show has also shown the value of brain over brawn as it was often not the most muscular that survived but the most brainy. Finally, sad to say it has also shown the vanity of some who risked their lives for outdated “pride” in being able to “survive” in conditions that no one should ever have to, if they can help it; or the need of those desperate enough to sacrifice life and limb or personal safety at the altar of what is, given the risks taken, tiny compensation (is your health only five thousand or so dollars worth?) . I would do it if I could be reassured of a 1 million dollar insurance policy and the freedom to sue the producers for making my life miserable which obviously is never going to happen… I did enjoy the show although I feel bad for the contestants who risked so much for so little. Thanks for letting me know that when push comes to shove in a truly jungle like environment women are hands down by far superior to men, our myths and western romanticism regarding women as the weaker sex notwithstanding… Men are really the weaker sex in truly barren or brutal conditions, it is just that we haven’t yet reached a point where men are willing to admit it. Other than those few but valuable lessons there is hardly anything educational one can learn from this show or worth watching anymore except fueling more of the same emotions. Yes the show can be entertaining (or should I say miserable) enough for me to want to watch it again just as, I suppose, were the spectacles put up by the Roman elite for the masses in the Coliseum. Thanks for reading this, I apologize in advance if I offended anyone’s sensibilities.
Apparently you never been in a jungle in combat with a woman I would rather be with my brothers than a woman. My life is more important than yours!!!
Henry David Thoreau not Haney sorry (spellcheck mistake)
Insane, I tell you. There must be armed wildlife managers set up around the perimeters of camp. They would have people who are very familiar with the dangers that endemic to that particular venue. I don’t see any insurance company associating themselves with a program where there’s even a chance that a national audience could faithfully tune in only to see the contestants eaten by a bear on their final night. Even the most greedy or vanguard network executive can envision a massive switch back to book reading if we watched somebody die on that show. What was characterized as gripping entertainment might thereon be seen as possible criminal intent. And there’s another reality: every single person involved a TV production gets paid, especially if they’re on screen (big money). There are experienced agents, powerful unions, and cutthroat lawyers who know exactly how to make sure that any and every performer gets paid a proper, solid amount of money that reflects the amount and type of work that was contributed. Gone are tyher days when big wigs could push film crews around and force performers into bullshit contracts. The lesson was taught too many times. If a savvy agent was involved in the deal then you can be sure that each contestant is entitled to significant residuals in perpetuity as well. Which means that every single time that the episode airs on TV or a DVD is sold, that contestant gets paid a fair share of the money earned. I assume that means that if your local TV station or theater or pizza pub decides to run a N&A marathon in the year 2050, you’ll receive a check. And you could use the money to pay for more prescription lotion to put on that ugly rash that still hasn’t gone away
The show for the most part are filmed in other countries which means the producers can do what ever they please and those ppl sign non-disclosures & waivers so no one gets sued.Ppl who make it to the actual filmed part of the show do it for $$ & ego. I’m talking about the men.As we see the men are weak & cry a lot,the women hold up the team & are far more intelligent than their counterparts! Sad but true the younger generations as we see,aren’t nearly as talented at using their brains for survival we find ourselves wondering why they did this & that.They are not actors or anything close to it,so know one worrys about reruns etc.Being out of the US things are real different in 2nd/3rd world countries,they like the $$ the companies bring to the table so they have free rein to do what and how they want.I hope this XL is good & everyone completes the challenge🤑
They do get money. $5,000..
Don’t believe that they didn’t get compensated for the challenge I call BS. Why would you do it?
Why in the world would you want to spend 21 days naked with a stranger, outside in the elements? Stupidest show on television
YES,THERE IS A WOMENS PILL,you need to ask your OBGYN to get the straight story🙄
If they are not getting paid for filming they should at least be getting royalties for being shown naked on t.v. ect… repeat episodes… And if I’m correct doesn’t YouTube give a million dollars once you had AA certain amount of use
If I’m correct even YouTube pays a million dollars for certain amount of views
Hopefully those people are retarded problem
How do you not get paid for this? These people are nuts if they don’t get paid. Another site said you get $5,000 plane tickets coach asks two nights in a hotel for two people. Is that not true? Also XL should get paid more for what their putting their bodies through. Oh and screw Ahora or what ever her name is for sabotaging her team mates.
I’ve never seen anyone complete the challenge. All I see are dirty naked people who are starving and shivering and probably covered in disease. I think they are exhibitionists who want a chance to be naked on TV for a few days no matter the cost.
Wow people who participate in Naked and Afraid really don’t get paid or a reward or anything? That’s odd.
N/A is such a BS show, reality TV sucks so much. All drama. Hahaha
They should get paid really good because they are putting themselves in danger. Not fair not to pay them. I wouldn’t do it without good pay not worth it. Free trips and hotel is not enough.
I am new to the naked & afraid reality show. I just started streaming it on Hulu. I’m currently on the 4th season & can’t believe how many more seasons there r & that It’s still in syndication. So obviously, Someone’s making $, otherwise the show would get cancelled. On that note, I read all the comments above & agree with both the pros & some of the cons. Personally, I like the concept of the show – but as a lay on my coach viewer. I would never want to be a contestant. If there was a decent payout for finishing the 21days, like say 6figures (minimum of $250,000) then I might be able to find the will to survive the intense mental, physical & emotional will it would take to get through 3weeks. But from the researching I did & finding out what the contestants actually get for putting their bodies through hell bragging rites & a tiny prize ($5,000 cash, 2 COACH plane tickets, hotel accommodations for a 2day survival class) there is no way in hell i would be strong enough to get through it for $ i would have spent in a couple weeks. So to the people that are willing to go on the show so they can raise their Primitive Survivalist Rating PSR & small prize well I’m not worthy. Where do I go to apply for the amazing race? Winner gets 1million dollars. Now that’s the will I need to get to the finish line.
The only people who benefit are all those not on the show and in the powers that be. Otherwise known as greedy slime infested bankers, producers, and those of like Democrap mindsets . Willing to take full advantage of stupid, prideful people of lesser advantage.
i don’t think that these people are being taken advantage of whatever their reasons are to appear on the show , if they want to test their strength for 21 days there are different ways of doing it , i would never go on a show like that even though i did enjoy watching it when it first came on , now years later i can’t watch it cause it turns my stomach upside down when they have to kill an animal to survive … its bad enough millions of animals get butchered for human consumption daily but to add this show to the list its not necessary.