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What happened Naked and Afraid stars Dani and Fernando?


NAKED and Afraid kicked off its 13th season on Sunday, July 31st, 2021. 

Fernando Calderon and Dani Beau found themselves in some serious pain during the season opener.

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Dani was first bitten on the bottom of her foot[/caption]

What happened Naked and Afraid stars Dani and Fernando?

The episode featured a couple of the show’s past all-stars in an Ecuador rainforest. 

The rainforest is known for its predators, both big and small.

Both 40-year-old firefighter Fernando and 31-year-old EMT Dani were bitten by fire ants throughout the episode, according to Yahoo.

Dani was the first to understand how these little insects got their name as she was bitten on the bottom of her foot.

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Fire ants have stingers and are least active during the hottest hours[/caption]

What are fire ants?

According to Schmidt’s Sting Pain Index, fire ants are the highest-rated insect pain with a sting that could last up to 24 hours. 

They are identified by their dull red body coloration, ranging from reddish brown to reddish black.

Fire ants have stingers and are least active during the hottest hours of the day.

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‘How can something so small hurt so bad,’ Dani said[/caption]

What did Dani and Fernando say?

Dani said: “It seriously feels like someone took a wide gauge needle and just shoved it through your bone.” 

“How can something so small hurt so bad?”

“I’m not gonna be able to sleep if this is what it’s gonna feel like the whole night.”


“It feels like someone took a hammer and smashed my left foot into a thousand pieces, and then I stepped on charcoal.”

Fernando said: “Man, it’s like pulsating.” 

“It’s so swollen I can barely bend it. This hurts like hell.”

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