Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

'Nak'd Truth' nudist reality show reveals cast list

The Nak'd Truth, the reality TV show being shot at the Caliente nudist resort in Land O'Lakes, announced its cast Sunday.

And the most eligible eight nudists for the show designed for mainstream audiences are mostly from the Tampa Bay area.

"We had hundreds of people who applied, who sent information from all over the world, as far as Australia. But we cast almost by default a lot of people from Florida," said co-producer Marisela D'Baldriche.

And sticking with producer Harris Salomon's postulation that people judge each other — often unjustly — on their garb rather than what's underneath, many of the day jobs of the four men and four women may be surprising: Finance auditor. Flight attendant. Student. Systems administrator.

The cast has shot a pilot episode for five cable networks D'Baldriche says are interested in the show. But the four-day production period earlier this month proved an awkward introduction for cast members.

Maksim Rozanovsky, 34, who works for a Fortune 100 company in St. Petersburg, is one of them. "It's going above and beyond your comfort zone. It was a little bit of a shock," Rozanovsky said.

Over four days, members of the group worked various jobs at the resort — lifeguard, greeter, laundry sorter. And they took time off for activities like volleyball, yoga and a night out at Caliente's nude nightclub.

To throw in a twist, shooting took place as a cold front was moving through the area.

"With the wind, it was challenging even for a polar bear like me," said Rozanovsky, who is originally from Ukraine.

Wayd Dionne, 23, of Lakeland is another cast member. What the brief shoot revealed to him — other than his fellow cast members' unmentionables — was that privacy has some flexibility when you're forced to live naked 24/7.

"One girl was using the shower. I asked myself, 'Why am I knocking?' I opened the curtain to talk to her," Dionne said.

The cast announced is: Jennifer Fitzgerald, 24, Land O'Lakes; Charles Hacker Jr., 22, Tampa; Fayth McCarty, no age available, Pennsylvania, recently moved to Florida; Wayd Dionne, 23, Lakeland; Christy Michelle, 26, moved from Minnesota to Florida; and Robert Smith, 29, Palm Harbor; Nicole Young, 24, no other information available; and Maksim Rozanovsky, 34, Tampa.

'Nak'd Truth' nudist reality show reveals cast list 12/12/10 [Last modified: Sunday, December 12, 2010 11:31pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Tampa man arrested in fatal motel shooting


    TAMPA — A 37-year-old Tampa man was arrested on a manslaughter charge Thursday for the death of Yasmine L. Tyson on Monday night.

     Christopher Lee Carithers, 37, of Tampa, was arrested on a manslaughter charge Thursday  for the shooting death of Yasmine L. Tyson in a hotel Monday night. [Tampa Police Department]
  2. St. Pete's Downtown Looper expands service with $900,000 grant



    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG ­— The Downtown Looper will expand its route and its hours starting in October 2018 thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation.

  3. Latest sewage crisis fallout: Higher utility bills in St. Pete

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — For months the cost of the city's sewage crisis has been measured in terms of environmental damage, legal ramifications and political repercussions.

    Now residents are about to get the bill.

    Signs at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg warn people in September 2016 to stay out of the water due to contamination from partially treated sewage during the height of the city's sewage crisis. Now the City Council is considering how much to raise utility rates to pay the $326 million bill to fix St. Petersburg's sewage system. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]
  4. Rays add a bat, too, acquiring Lucas Duda from Mets


    The Rays made another big move today, acquiring 1B/DH Lucas Duda from the Mets.

    Duda, 31, is a lefty slugger who will take over as the Rays primary DH against right-handers, with Corey Dickerson now playing most of the time in the outfield.

    To get Duda, the Rays gave up minor-league RHP Drew Smith, …

    The Rays acquired 1B/DH Lucas Duda from the Mets.
  5. Florida's legal losses up to $19 million and counting since 2011


    From Gary Fineout of the Associated Press:

    This is getting expensive.