On this week’s Naked And Afraid, meet Carrie Booze and Tom Touw as they battle the wilderness in Cambodia. Check out all the crazy facts on the two new survivalists.
1. Carrie Booze Is a Nightlife Girl, But That Doesn’t Mean She Isn’t Tough
Carrie Booze, also known as CC, is a Director of Marketing for one of Denver’s nightlife groups and is currently assisting in opening up a brand new club. She lives in Denver and works for Lotus Clubs, but that’s not all there is to her. Carrie actually joined the Marine Corps at age 17, as she was born into a military family in London. She then grew up in Spain before her family moved to Virginia. So, how did she get a taste for the outdoors? Her Discovery bio reads:
As a child she enjoyed the outdoors immensely and spent her days with her brother, going fishing, capturing small animals, and building forts. As a teenager, Carrie moved to Denver, Colorado … Carrie accredits the majority of her survival skills to her brother. She learned to build shelters, fish, and studied emergency survival operations with him. What made her want to learn survival was the desire to travel the world and live in self-sustaining environments.
As for Carrie’s time in the Marine Corps.:
Carrie spent 4 years in the Marine Corps and earned the rank of Sergeant before finishing her contract and returning to Denver.
— Carrie Booze (@CCBooze) March 28, 2014
2. Tom Touw Is Involved With the Military as Well
Like Carrie, Tom comes from a military background as well. His Discovery bio gives details on his military background:
After college Tom joined the military, which further allowed him to see the world, and provided ample amounts of survival training and practice. In the military Tom has deployed to Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Tom has also served twice in Iraq as a civilian helping with the safety of soldiers and the war effort. Tom prides himself on his resiliency and uses his military experience and perseverance to push through any challenges.
As for what Tom hopes to accomplish from his survivalist experience, he hopes to be an example to his two children Alyssa and Kyle.
3. Tom Doesn’t Want to Spoon With Carrie to Stay Warm Because He’s Married
Tom and Carrie are having a freezing night in Cambodia and their shelter isn’t completely finished. Tom is married, but the two need to spoon to keep warm, which makes for a very awkward scene. Throughout the night, you hear a lot of awkward apologies and Carrie is getting frustrated because she just wants to keep warm. Tom tells the camera that huddling with Carrie just doesn’t feel right because he’s a married man, though he knows it’s out of necessity.
What’s weird about this whole thing is that Tom’s Discovery bio lists him as “single.” Maybe things changed for him since he filmed the show.
4. Booze Was a Hooters Girl and a Maxim Hometown Hottie
Carrie Booze is a sexy girl with tons of hot pics on her Instagram and she’s even featured as one of Maxim’s Hometown Hotties girls. Here’s some of the info from her Maxim profile:
– She loves skinny-dipping, which should make Naked and Afraid the perfect show for her. Carrie explains:
I love skinny dipping. It’s like I see an ocean, and it just calls to me. I’ve done it in the Atlantic and Pacific and one time during a pretty monumental hurricane. I guess I live on the edge…
– She Was a Hooters girl while she attended school and the funniest pick-up line she ever heard was:
You remind me of a monkey wrench – because when I see you my nuts get tight.
5. Boy Scouts Is What Helped Tom Tune Into His Survivalist Side
Tom’s skills are listed as tracking, land navigation, shelter building, bow drill and fire plow, trapping, and water collection. He attributes many of his skills to the Boy Scouts. Discovery writes:
As a boy Tom honed his outdoor and survival skills in the Boy Scouts. As a scout, Tom learned many of the skills he still uses today. Scouting taught Tom to shoot rifles, bow and arrow, and the basics for survival safety.
Growing up, Tom loved the outdoors, studying wildlife, climbing trees, and participating as a boy scout. He was born in the Netherlands and came to the U.S. when he was 4 years old. Because his parents loved to travel, he was able to see the world at a young age. Tom currently lives in Arizona and works as a defense contractor.