'Naked and Afraid' star enjoying life back in NH
And Belmont's Laura Zerra, one of the show's stars, understands that. The road to television stardom was an odd one for the Massachusetts native who made Belmont her home four years ago.
But in reality, Zerra, 28, was a perfect fit for the show, which limits the nudity of its contestants with blurring technology.
"I knew where I wanted to go with my life, with survival training, and in school I tried to think of it in an academic way," she said.
When they found her, she was doing what she is still doing, holding down several jobs. She is a taxidermist, a farrier of horses, and a butcher. She cuts meat on a part-time basis at the Baker River Deer Farm in Wentworth.
"It can be amazing, you're doing everything, even starting fires with two pieces of wood," she said.
But the bad times during the show are "horrible," Zerra said. In her survivalist studies, she is at least able to wear clothes.
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