MEET THE 12 NEW CREW MEMBERS COMPETING ON “TOUGH AS NAILS”!
THE FIFTH SEASON LAUNCHES WITH A TWO-HOUR PREMIERE ON SUNDAY, JULY 2 THEN CONTINUES AIRING FRIDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 8:00 PM
For the First Time Ever, “Tough As Nails” Contestants Will Compete on Canadian Soil and the Series Will Feature Real People in Real Life Who Are Real Tough from Both the U.S. and Canada
Meet the 12 new competitors ready to test their strength, endurance, life skills and mental toughness on the new season of TOUGH AS NAILS. The fifth season launches on Sunday, July 2 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) with a two-hour premiere and will continue airing on Fridays and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
The show was filmed in a Canadian city forged in steel, “The Hammer,” Hamilton, Ontario, and features hardworking Americans and Canadians who are the best of the best in their chosen trade.
Some of the seasoned professionals include a carpenter, toolmaker, ironworker, electrician and firefighter; skilled workers who are pushed to their limits, on real-world job sites.
One by one, contestants are eliminated from the individual competition until a winner is crowned. What sets TOUGH AS NAILS apart is nobody goes home. Contestants who “punch out” of the individual competition stay to compete through the entire season in a team competition with a chance of winning additional cash prizes.
In the first individual challenge of the season, competitors will cut, grind and torch 500 pounds of scrap metal. The first two to finish the job earn the privilege of choosing their teammates for Dirty Hands and Savage Crew.
The TOUGH AS NAILS competitors are:
Name: Paul Hamilton
Job: Maintenance supervisor
Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta
Name: Carolina Paredes
Job: Motorcycle builder
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Name: Dustin Bradford
Current Residence: Edmonton, Alberta
Name: Marcus Jones
Job: CO2 technician
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Name: Jessica Hayes
Job: Remodeling contractor
Current Residence: Cedar Park, Texas
Name: Kenji Ngo
Job: Jack of all trades
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Name: Cheryl Lieteau
Hometown: Dudley, Mass.
Name: Ben Dempsey
Job: Tile setter
Current Residence: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Name: Akeela Al-Hameed
Hometown: Fridley, Minn.
Name: Todd Anderson
Hometown: Janesville, Wisc.
Name: Yesi Reyes
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Name: Carly Steiman
Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on-demand. Essential tier subscribers will have access to the on-demand the following day after the episode airs
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