CALLAHAN, Fla. -- A firefighter and paramedic from Nassau County will star in an upcoming episode of Discovery Channel's survival show "Naked and Afraid."
"I entered an online casting call, they liked my answers and they brought me in for an on cam interview," said Justin Bullard.
Though during that process he says he got to stay dressed.
"Yeah, they do not want you to send them any pictures of you naked," he said laughing. "What you look like naked has zero to do with if you get on the show or not."
The show puts a man and woman together in a harsh survival situation.
They have to survive for 21 days together, and they have to do it totally naked.
"It is incredibly hard to survive with no clothes," Bullard said. "You can't even sit down without thinking about it."
The details of his episode are secret, it airs on Discovery, Sunday, July 6.
When his firefighter co-workers and friends heard he was going to be on the show, the reaction was harsh, but they'd tell you they weren't surprised.
"My first reaction?" asked fellow firefighter and best friend Adam Bolger. "I was like what's this guy thinking, he's got to be an idiot."
But, apparently it's common knowledge, Bullard doesn't mind being naked.
"Anyone who knows me and knew me through my partying years knows that about me," he said.
"Yes, I've seen him naked before," Bolger said without missing a beat.
He rolled his eyes.
"The last time was two days ago," he laughed.
"No, it doesn't bother me," Bullard said. "Over confident sometimes, but confident for sure. I like it better than being shy."
Bullard has hunting his whole life.
That led him to learn as much as he could about wilderness survival.
"I got obsessed with survival shows," he said.
And "Naked and Afraid" he says combines his loves.
"I like being naked, and I like survival, this fits pretty good."
And, he says his wife didn't mind the idea of him being naked with another woman for three weeks.
He says it all boiled down to the harsh, sometimes gross reality of nature.
"If you spend 21 days naked with someone without taking a shower, there won't be anything like that going on," he laughed.
"The naked thing was weird for the first 30 minutes," he said. "Then you get hungry and need shelter and you stop worrying about that."
And while Bolger says people give him some well intended ribbing about being on the show, he says the naked truth is that everyone will be pulling for him.
"He's got 100 brothers and sisters here at the station that know he can do it."