N*ked and Afraid: Last One Standing premiered on 7 May 2023 on Discovery Channel and introduced to its viewers 12 of the toughest competitors from past seasons. One of them was Wes Harper. He like others was dropped in South Africa’s punishing Oribi Gorge. And so he had no choice but to face off multiphase challenges to test his survival skills while also hoping to win the grand $100,000 prize money.
Let us tell you everything about him in this writing called ‘Wes Harper Bio’.
Wes Harper On N*ked And Afraid: Last One Standing
Before N*ked And Afraid: Last One Standing, Wes Haper appeared on N*ked and Afraid XL in a total of 17 episodes between 2020 and 2022 and in the four episodes of N*ked and Afraid between 2019 and 2022.
So, he joined the franchise one more time in the 2023 season having had enough experience as N*ked and Afraid survivalist.
Wes was actually signed up for the show by his wife. She put in an application because he was “yelling” at the TV, telling people what they were doing wrong and what they were doing right. So like that, Wes got a call from LA the next day. Speaking about it later, he said he was in the right place at the right time and they saw something they liked. After a yearlong interview process, he eventually found himself in a two-part series titled Stalked on the Savannah in Tocantins, Brazil (season 10, episodes 19 and 20). After surviving 21 sun-scorched days in jaguar territory, he was “hooked”.
When Wes’s wife was asked to talk about the same, she explained why it was logical for her husband to go to this show. To prove her point, she said Wes has always been an outdoorsy person and that he loves to challenge himself on things that are just outside of his comfort zone. A “marathoner, triathlete, and Ironman” is how she described him. Wes’s wife also talked about her husband’s never giving up nature.
Wes Harper Wife
Wes Harper has been married to his wife Molly Harper since 25 February 2012. Together, they also have five grown-up children namely Molly Harper, Hunter Harper, Waylon Harper, Izzy Harper, Corey Hildebrandt, and Jake Hildebrandt.
As per Wes’s website wesharper.com, he and his wife were residing at Lake Gaston, a quiet retreat in the township of Littleton, North Carolina.
Molly other than being a wife and a mom has worked full-time as a real estate agent at Heaton Real Estate for some time now. Per Facebook, she also formerly worked at Insight Enterprises, Inc. Molly can be found on IG @harper403. She reached the age of 55 in March 2023. A year before when she turned 54, Wes had taken to his Facebook to beautifully write “Happy 54th birthday to my beautiful wife Molly Harper. You continue to amaze me with the love you have for me, our kids, and life in general. Love you.”
As for their kids, here are a few things that we would want you also to know.
One is their daughter Hunter Coleman. She can be found on IG @hunterharpcolemannn and on ‘Hunter Harper’ Facebook. Professionally, she is a New Home Sales Consultant at D.R. Horton Homes. Before, she studied at Pitt Community College (2016 to 2019). She got married to Max Coleman on 9 September 2022 and has since been living in Wilmington, North Carolina. As for her age, she turned 27 on 19 January 2023.
There is Izzy, the youngest of all, who turned 20th on 12 April 2023. Then we have their son Waylon Harper. An Appalachian State University alum, he mentioned being in a relationship with Marin Rommel. He had been calling Banner Elk, North Carolina home as of 2023. He also has been on N*ked & Afraid it seems.
Wes Harper Age
Wes Harper’s real name is Frank Wesley Harper. He was born in 1970. So, he reached the age of 53 in 2023.
Who Are Wes Harper’s Parents?
Wes Harper grew up in a family where his parents took him and his brother hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and just anything outdoors.
A strong classroom education was important and insisted upon, but the love of connecting with the Earth was the true passion that he developed, he has said on his BIO on his own website.
His parents are likely Mary Harper who reached the age of 80 in December 2022 and Francis R Harper who turned 82 in January 2023.
“Got the beer, got my Dad, and getting ready to watch my new episode of Naked and Afraid! Tonight at 9:00 est on Discovery.” 22 March 2021
Wes Harper Job
Wes Harper on his social media accounts brags about being a husband, dad, business owner, and of course N*ked and Afraid & XL survivalist. On his Facebook, he precisely mentioned working at Discovery since 8 May 2020. Also, he cited being the president at LightWire, Inc., an IT services company/managed services in Raleigh, North Carolina, since 12 March 2000. LightWire specializes in Managed IT Services and structured cabling. It provides service to businesses located in and around the RTP in North Carolina.
Speaking of his teaching, he studied at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Class of 1993) and went to Stonewall Jackson High.
How Much Is Wes Harper’s Net Worth?
Wes Harper reportedly had less than $3 million net worth as of May 2023.
On his LinkedIn profile, Wes is described as a 20-year IT veteran who knows just how to balance his time between family and his rapidly growing company.
Wes Harper Height
Wes Harper stands above 5’11” in height.
Although Wes looks healthy and fit now he once fought cancer. Back in 2019, he underwent catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm), and later in 2021, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately, it has been a while since he announced he is 100% cancer free.
When Is Wes Harper’s Birthday?
Wes Harper’s birthday is on February 22nd and that makes him Pisces.
Where Is Wes Harper From?
Wes Harper was born in Washington D.C. Shortly after, his mom, dad, and brother moved to the outskirts of Northern Virginia which back then was still a country setting.
Is Wes Harper On Instagram And Facebook?
Wes also had a couple of videos posted on his ‘@wesharperpersonal’ YouTube channel.