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Bear Grylls live today on Alabama Live

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A new competition series is premiering tonight on NBC that is all about survival of the fittest. Today on Alabama Live  Bear Brylls, Host of "Get Out Alive with Bear Brylls", will be doing an interview Live on air. The show features ten duos competing in the wilds of New Zealand along with the noted adventure survivalist.

Two of the ten duo teams  has a special Alabama connection. The two will try to navigate the treacherous New Zealand landscape in their quest to "get out alive."

The first team includes Ryan Gwin, 24, and Madeline Mitchell, 24, both residents of Mobile, AL. Ryan Gwin's father taught him to hunt and fish at a young age. He played football and ran track in high school and now works for Chevron, where he is a technical analyst. He thinks this experience will not only make him and his fiancé a stronger couple, but will also allow them to be tested beyond their limits.

Madeline Mitchell grew up in a small town and was an all-star cheerleader, competitive pageant queen and an avid athlete. In 2008, she was involved in a nearly fatal car accident and was in intensive care for 16 days. After being told she may never walk again and then using a wheelchair for three months, Mitchell was named Miss Alabama before taking second place in the Miss USA competition. She currently teaches third grade and believes that with both her and her fiancé's abilities and different talents, they will be undefeated.

The second team will feature Canden Bliss Jackson, 23, and Donna Nettles Jackson, 51, both from Fairhope, AL. Canden Bliss Jackson grew up in a small Alabama town where she soon discovered a passion for horses and softball. To appease her female family members, she agreed to compete in the Miss Alabama Teen USA pageant in 2007 and won. Soon after, she decided to travel and take a year to study in Italy. Canden craves adventure and believes she can do well on the show, considering her high-level athletic ability as well as strong will and character. She currently works as an on-air host and is looking forward to spending quality time with her mother and working as a team.

Donna Nettles Jackson grew up in a family of four siblings and enjoyed a very privileged life. She eventually started modeling and in 1982 was crowned Miss Hemisphere. She hopes to push herself beyond what is comfortable, to grow along with her daughter, Canden Bliss, make her family proud and prove to the world that "50 can still kick ass!" Donna lives with her husband, Steve, a former NFL player football player as well as her son, who works as a fashion consultant. Adventure and relationship building are the reasons she looks forward to this wonderful opportunity.

Make sure you tune into Alabama Live to catch the interview and much more starting at eleven.

 

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