When I first met Laura Zerra, I thought of myself as an outdoors person, having had experience with alpine ski racing and outdoor rock climbing. During our first meeting, Laura discussed eating a live heart and the fundamentals of consuming roadkill. My assumptions about what it meant to be outdoorsy were clearly flawed. Laura Zerra is an adventure survivalist and has taught primitive survival as an instructor at Yellowstone National Park. I had the privilege of working with her over the past year.
Not naked and not afraid: Lebanon resident gets a shot at 'Price is Right' riches
Laura Zerra's Personal Brand | Branded Entertainer
Laura Zerra of Lebanon, Maine, is a veteran reality TV star on Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid," an Instagram sensation with 25, followers and a renowned primitive survivalists whose skills run the gamut from cooking up some delicious road kill to eating a raw fish or worm when the need arises. On Tuesday she'll be doing something a little less dangerous but nonetheless something that should still bring out her competitive juices; she'll be looking to beat several other contestants on the "Price is Right" to take home a grand prize. The chance to get on the show came several months ago when she was visiting cousins in San Diego, Calif. Zerra said when they called her name to "Come on down" she didn't even hear it the noise inside the studio was so deafening. Zerra is prohibited from saying how she did on the show, but did say it was a fantastic experience. When she was interviewed by The Rochester Voice she was in Montana and was preparing to travel to Brazil, but said she'd be back in Lebanon in about 10 days.