CBS' gritty reality series Tough As Nails returned with a whole new cast for season two.
Tough As Nails is a reality TV competition series that celebrates everyday Americans, as competitors are tested for their strength, endurance, agility and mental toughness in challenges that take place at real-world job sites
Who is Tough As Nails cast member Angel Castillo?
Angel Castillo, 29, from Miami, joined the season two as a construction foreman.
In his bio on the Tough As Nails cast list, Castillo explains that he's competing on the show for his son and those around him.
"I want to share my success with my son and the ones I love," he said, while adding that he wants to be an example of "hard work".
"I want to be an example of hard work, dedication, ambition, and positive energy. Reach those that are still stuck in a certain lifestyle. I want my son to be proud in calling me his father."
Castillo goes on to say that while he's the hardest worker in the room, and he's a big help to those around him.
"I’m a loving father and I battle it out every day with an obstacle or challenges in life to have my son succeed," he explains in his CBS bio.
"I’m a family man. I do everything I can for my team and friends I know in / outside of work. I don’t go in for a slice, I grab the whole thing and share it with those I love. I am tough as nails. My hands can prove that."
Who is the host of Tough As Nails?
The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan, a Primetime Emmy Award winner from New Zealand.
Keoghan, 53, is best known for hosting The Amazing Race on CBS since it's US debut in 2001.
The Amazing Race has won ten Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program seven times.
The 53-year-old was also the host and creator of No Opportunity Wasted, which has been produced in the US, New Zealand and Canada.
Who is the cast of Tough As Nails?
Season 2 features a steelworker, a pipe welder, a travel nurse, a UPS delivery driver, and a retired Air Force colonel who served as a combat aviator for the Navy and Air Force.
"Tough As Nails is a celebration of the hard-working men and women who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty to do a hard day's work," said Keoghan.
"Over the past year, we have a renewed appreciation of the 'essential workforce' that keep the country running and I'm excited for viewers to meet the new crew members because this is a group of amazing folks who are real people in real life who are real tough!"
The cast includes:
- Tara Alverson
- Sarah Burkett
- Aracelis “Celi” Garcia
- Michael “Eyebrows” Guerriero
- Patrick “Freight Train” Hargan
- Scott Henry
- Iraida Mujica
- Liz “Knuckles” Nichols
- Cyril “Zeus” Ontai III
- Swifty Sanders
- Merryl Tengesdal
How can I watch Tough As Nails?
Tough As Nails airs on CBS on Wednesdays at 8pm ET and is also available to stream on CBS All Access.
The series is also available on Hulu and YouTube TV.
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