In 2007 Melissa Miller was a senior at Fenton High School. If you had asked if she would like to spend 40 days and nights in the wilds of Africa? Her reaction might have been, “are you kidding me?” “Where do I sign up?” Add in the fact she would be naked and have to fight daily for her survival. It’s doubtful the answer would have been any different.
Melissa is clearly an adventurer. She loves the outdoors. On her Facebook page she lists her interests as, “Wilderness survival, primitive trapping, fishing, primitive fire, foraging, medicinal plants, mycology, insect identification, orienteering, mountain biking, backpacking, kayaking, camping, photography, painting, gardening, shelter construction, primitive cooking, indigenous studies, teaching, reading, hiking, and way too many other things.”
As a veteran of Discovery Channel’s popular reality show “Naked and Afraid” Melissa knew what she was signing up for in her second appearance. Melissa spent 20 days in the jungles of Ecuador during Season 7 in 2017. Her success in that environment lead to the invitation to compete in Naked and Afraid XL which premieres this Sunday evening May 6th at 10:00 pm.