Lower East Side Resident to Appear on Man Vs Wild

Posted on: August 10th, 2010 at 10:25 am by

We didn’t win the contest, but another Lower East Side resident did.  Bronx-born deejay Joe Resto was lucky enough to win the Discovery channel’s Fan vs Wild contest, in which two viewers were randomly plucked to join Bear Grylls on one of his crazy Man vs Wild adventures.  Jealous would be the proper word here!

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The Daily News has the report:

Resto was one of 20,000 people who entered the contest to travel with Grylls. Then the two winners, Grylls and a crew were dropped into the Canadian Rockies for a two-day trip. “I know my boundaries and limits,” Grylls says. “I know what I can do. But when you’ve got two people, with no experience, I felt, suddenly, hugely responsible.”

Resto, a deejay living on the lower East Side, said he considered himself a “tough kid from the Bronx,” but didn’t think he’d be able to keep up with Grylls. In fact, Resto was ready to give up on day two. “Bear talked me down, he got me refocused, and I went through with it. … I almost cracked, the wild almost cracked me.”

“I’ve been a picky eater since I was a kid,” he says. “There were times when we were out there, there was no food. We had to eat some things that would make a billy goat throw up.”

Since Grylls loves to eat the most disgustingly random shit on the trail, we wonder what type of survival cuisine he forced Resto to consume.  The Fan vs. Wild episode will premiere sometime next month.

[Photo Credit: Stupid Celebrities]

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