It wasn't as easy as she thought! Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout tried to branch out into other realms of reality TV when she she signed up for the survival series Naked and Afraid. But even though Maci thought she was ready, she definitely wasn't prepared for the experience of being left to fend for herself in the forests of Nicaragua and she didn't last very long. Despite making a fire on her first day, Maci only made it to the second day out of the 21 days she was supposed to be there — and she opened up about the whole experience on Twitter.
the entire process of N&A (training/attempting) did change my life. My perspective&outlook is so much healthier than I could have imagined. Thanks to all who watched tonight, I hope you arent too disappointed, but if you are disappointed i hope ur grateful for ur couch&TV 💪🏻🖤
— Maci McKinney (@MaciBookout) June 25, 2018
"The entire process of Naked and Afraid (training/attempting) did change my life," the 26-year-old wrote on Twitter. "My perspective [and] outlook is so much healthier than I could have imagined. Thanks to all who watched tonight, I hope you aren't too disappointed, but if you are disappointed, I hope ur [sic] grateful for ur couch [and] TV."
Maci didn't really start the competition off on the right foot, and she quickly started to complain about the fact that she was getting thorns stuck in her feet as she walked through the brush. Her partner Justin agreed to carry her piggyback-style for a majority of the way until they reached a river. That's when Maci used her survival skills to start a fire. But the next morning, she was already ready to go home.
"I want to say that anyone that has attempted Naked and Afraid is a badass is my book, being a fan of the show since the beginning… I know what they've gone through and all the respect in the world for the survivalists before me. Y'all f–kin [sic] ROCK!" she continued in a series of tweets. "Naked and Afraid was the most amazing (and painful) experience… even though I didn't complete the challenge. I am proud of myself for trying something completely terrifying and out of my comfort zone. I'm excited to see my partner Justin kick a–".