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Dating Naked is headed back to VH1 for round 2 this July, but the series won’t be exactly as you remembered. To shake things up, Dating Naked is making one big change for Season 2. Instead of following new couples who are dating in the nude each week, Season 2 will follow two daters who will stick with the show for all 10 episodes. Presumably, the new contestants are totally stoked about all that nudity.
Here’s how it will work. Kerri Cipriani and Chris Aldrich, two young professionals who are looking for love in the nude, are signed on to be the Dating Naked leads during Season 2. Cipriani is a traveling nurse from Tampa who has been jilted in love in the past. Aldrich is from San Diego, where he works as a financial consultant. The Season 2 episodes were shot in the Philippines, and will feature lots of other nude individuals, as well.
According to EW, each week, Cipriani and Aldrich will have a “nude romantic adventure,” but they’ll be joined by two additional nude individuals. At the end of each episode, the main couple gets to choose another nude person to join them on the island, like reverse Survivor. The rest of the show should be pretty similar to last season, featuring contestants getting up to all kinds of wacky (and sometimes refreshing) dating activities in the nude. EW even notes one episode will feature a couple making paper mache molds of each others’ butts.
Watching naked couples attempt awkward first dates on camera was about as awkward as you might expect during Season 1. The show does make an effort to blur out any actual nudity, with boobs and other privates hidden on the show to allow it to air in a relatively early timeslot on VH1. Of course, when a show is being shot that totally follows around nude characters 24/7, there can be problems. After last season aired, an angry contestant decided to sue the series after the reality show missed bleeping out her vagina and anus during a mishap that quickly went very viral. The reality star, Jessie Nizewitz, was furious and asked for $10 million dollars from VH1 to cover her emotional damage.
No doubt producers weren't hoping for that type of controversy, but certainly, they were looking for plenty of water cooler chatter. They got it too, thanks mostly to that infamous moment, as well as the goofy premise. If all goes according to plan moving forward, audiences will be able to see at least one or two shocking moments from the second season when it premieres. After all, there are few worse things for a reality show to be than boring.
You can catch new episodes of Dating Naked--not to be confused with Naked and Afraid, starting on July 15, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET, only on VH1.
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