A young man left his posh Kingwood enclave recently and hopped on board a pontoon boot crossing a Georgia lake for The New Redneck Island, joining 23 other rowdy contestants for the reality TV show now airing at 9 p.m. Thursdays on CMT.
Hunter Larsen, a 2009 graduate of Kingwood High School, is one of the 12 guys and 12 gals fighting it out in various competitions — including mud-pit fights — for the grand cash prize of $100,000 to be awarded at the end of the season. In the premiere earlier this month, these muscle-bound, bikini-wearing Southerners dove right into the raucous action with beer bong chugging and language frequently bleeped.
Larsen, who told Your Houston News he doesn't consider himself a "redneck" but does enjoy being an outdoor-loving guy, landed the gig after interviewing via Skype. That led to a trip to Georgia for a personal introduction and then it was on with the show.
These muscle-bound, bikini-wearing Southerners dove right into the raucous action.
In its fourth season, The New Redneck Island is hosted by wrestling icon "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Jessie James Decker, a country pop singer/songwriter. The contestants pair up as teammates — and as bunkmates — in a Georgia lake house.
By the way, Larsen also describes himself as very competitive, so using the words of Austin, "If you want Larsen to open a can of whoop ass, gimme a Hell Yeah!"