Jodie Sweetin, a contestant on Beyond The Edge, faced many challenges on the show. Now she reveals the hardest part of the competition for her.
Jodie Sweetin, a contestant on Beyond The Edge, revealed the hardest part of the competition for her. Jodie, a 40-year-old actress who played the role of Stephanie Tanner on both Full House and Fuller House, joined Beyond The Edge to raise money for charity Girls Inc. and to prove to herself, her daughters, and women everywhere that women can do anything. On Beyond The Edge, nine celebrities, including Jodie, Paulina Porizkova, Lauren Alaina, Craig Morgan, Ray Lewis, Mike Singletary, Colton Underwood, Eboni K. Williams, and Metta World Peace, compete in the jungles of Panama in challenges in order to earn money for their charities. The celebrities themselves decide when they have reached their breaking points, and ring a bell to signal that they are ready to leave the competition.
Jodie has proven herself to be an inspiring competitor on the show, persevering in even the most challenging situations on Beyond The Edge. In 2017, Jodie suffered a severe injury to her left ankle and still has a metal plate and pins holding it together, something she considers when competing. During adventure 3, after running for a mile and a half in the jungle, Jodie volunteered to swim in a lagoon for 60 to 70 yards to retrieve a flag for her team because she was the most comfortable in water. The opposing team reached the lagoon first, and had a boat, so Jodie was the only one who had to complete this arduous task. Although her team did not win the adventure, Jodie achieved her goal to fulfill her daughters’ prediction that she could do it.
In an interview with E!, Jodie revealed that Beyond The Edge was the hardest thing she had ever done physically, and that the swim in the third adventure was the most challenging part of the competition. She shared, “That swim will forever live in my mind.” Jodie explained, “My body shut down. When I started crying, and I’m like, ‘I’m trying,’ it was because my brain was no longer making my body move.” Jodie recalled that she kicked off the flippers she was wearing because she thought they were too heavy, but then realized she “had to work 10 times harder to get back” because of that. Water Safety even came out and tried to rescue her, but she told them, “Don’t touch me! I’ve got it!”
When asked why she would want to participate in a show such as Beyond The Edge, Jodie explained that it was because of her charity, Girls Inc. She said, “Their whole mission is to raise strong, powerful leaders in young women for the future,” and that she wanted to join the show to represent that spirit. She knew she would never have the opportunity to compete in the jungles of Panama on her own and had never competed in a triathlon or anything like it, so she joined the show. Jodie expressed that she loves challenging herself and “doing things that are hard.”
The popular celebrity competition series pushed Jodie and her castmates to their limits. The ambitious competitor jumped into every Beyond The Edge adventure fearlessly. The swim that Jodie completed was one of the most incredible feats in the game up to this point. She certainly achieved her goal of proving that women are capable of anything tat they put their minds to. Fans have witnessed for themselves that Jodie is a true inspiration.
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Beyond The Edge airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on CBS.
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