“Growing up in the Philippines, I wanted to be so much like my dad,” he says. “He taught me simple survival stuff. We were basically camping my whole childhood because we were so poor.” who died in 2019, by venturing into the Hawaiian jungle.
The new four-part YouTube Original series, premiering June 30, tests Rock’s abilities to survive one week on his own in the wilderness. He will undergo mental and physical preparation with his friends and family until the time comes for his solo adventure in memory of his late father.
“I wanted to make peace with my dad. I didn’t get to really make peace before he passed away and so I’m hoping to connect to him spiritually,” Rock further explains in the Episode 1 first look. “I feel like he’s always guiding me. I feel like if I’m alone in the jungle, I’ll feel him more maybe.”