Australian lone star Gina has said she is ‘too fat’ to stand properly after gaining 19kg on purpose to survive in the Tasmanian wilderness in a brutal survival competition.
A contestant from SBS’s wild survival competition series Alone Australia has opened up about her sudden weight gain.
Bushcraft teacher Gina, 52, revealed in Wednesday’s two-part premiere that she put on a whopping 19kg before filming the series to make sure she had enough body fat to sustain her in the Tasmanian wilderness.
At one point, she joked that she could barely stand properly because she was carrying so much extra weight.
“I need to get to work,” she said before breaking out, trying to get up from a log she was sitting on.
I’m so fat I can’t stand it. I laughed. “Oh my God, this is embarrassing!”
Jenna from Australia alone revealed that she gained a whopping 19kg before filming the series to make sure she had enough body fat to sustain her in the Tasmanian wilderness.
At one point she joked that she could barely stand properly because she was carrying too much weight, saying, “I’m so fat!”
Then the self-proclaimed Bedouin revealed that she had deliberately piled on the kilos to sustain herself in the wild.
“This fat is going to be my survival strategy,” she explained.
“In a survival situation, fat becomes the most important nutrient,” Gina continues.
“Without the fat, you can get as much protein and vegetables as you need and you’ll still be hungry.”
To explain her game strategy, Gina said she would spend most of her calories building her shelter, and then would focus on resting and maintaining her strength. “I have enough food on my body that I don’t have to worry about going hungry anytime soon,” she explained.
Then the self-proclaimed Bedouin revealed that she had deliberately piled on the kilos to sustain herself in the wild. “This fat is going to be my survival strategy,” she explained.
The 52-year-old was photographed in 2019 before gaining weight significantly
Jenna isn’t the only contestant to tip the scales this season.
Michael Atkinson, better known as Outback Mike on his YouTube channel where he films his travelogues, ate over 10,000 calories a day and gained 19kg in preparation for the show.
In order to boost his chance of surviving in the Tasmanian outback as long as possible, Mike decides to gain as much weight as possible.
He said, “At first, I ate a lot of fatty foods, but my weight gain stabilized at five kilos above normal, so I went to a sports nutritionist.” GQ Australia.
She was prescribed 10,270 calories a day. This diet was horrible to live on!
I felt like I was about to throw up several times a day and my stomach was always full to the limit.
Contestant on SBS’s new survival series Alone Australia, Michael Atkinson, said he ate more than 10,000 calories a day and gained 19kg in preparation for the show.
The YouTube star was photographed looking fit and toned before his massive weight gain
After gaining nearly 20 kilos and feeling sick from eating so much, Mike said he was ready to face the hunger the wilderness would bring.
Alone Australia, which airs on SBS on March 29, has been ranked as one of the hottest reality series on the small screen.
With no producers on the show, the contestants film themselves without giving any direction.
Participants in the show fight to survive in the wilderness as long as possible to win a grand prize of $250,000.