A show like Dating Naked can obviously be expected to come with a few skeletons in the closet. Keep reading to learn the disturbing untold truth and why it wasn’t as fun as it was meant to be!
Not All Nudity is Blurred
Like everyone else, model Jessie Nizewitz thought nudity was blurred only to be told by relatives her vagina was seen on national TV after one show aired. She filed a $10 million lawsuit against the producer, but it was thrown out of court on the grounds of inadmissibility.
Not “Come as you are”
Former host Amy Paffarth told USA Today she had to watch a lot of the guys on the show shaving, waxing, and trimming hair on their privates in a pathetic attempt to look their best. Surprisingly, this didn’t apply to the girls! One refreshing female cast member shared she let her hair grow “down under” to keep men from touching her.
Panama was the setting of the first season of the show, and we know tropical locations can have their downsides. In fact, they only seem good when you’re not there. This went double for the poor naked contestants. To quote Paffarth, “We were eaten alive.” Some of the actors confessed to bug bites in the most interesting of places. Sunburn was another related issue.
Being Naked for Hours – Not as Cool as it Sounds
Dating Naked episodes each took over 10 hours to film (on average), and you are naked the entire time. Paffrath told St. Louis magazine it was awkward to be around so many naked people at first, but ultimately, she got used to it. “All that exposure desensitizes you, and it becomes no big deal,” she commented, adding you’d just sweat through your clothes in hot, humid Panama anyway.