“American Idol” star Lauren Alaina jumps out of the helicopter
“American Idol” Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, and that’s exactly what she did this week. In the new Circle All Access Show “In the Base”when she participated in basic exercises and jumped out of a Black Hawk helicopter during a visit to Fort Benning, Georgia.
See more of Alaina’s jump below, including a behind-the-scenes clip.
Lauren Alaina goes through basic training and jumps out of a Black Hawk
“Inside The Base” is a show that takes country music stars “inside the base to train with active-duty soldiers,” says the singer-songwriter Michael Ray“We’re going to test our skills and our strength to see if we have what it takes to be called ‘the best in our nation.'” Along with Ray and Lauren, the other stars of “Inside The Base Travis Denning, Lindsay Ell, Riley Green, Craig Morgan, Jo Smith, Drake White and Mark Wills.
In addition to skydiving, Alaina also completed a basic training obstacle course and performed her single “Getting Over Him” for the soldiers at Fort Benning.
“The military – especially the army because of my dad – means so much to me, so good choice everyone, thanks for being here,” Alaina says to the soldiers of the Echo 258 Infantry before beginning her performance.
This isn’t Alaina’s first appearance for the US military. 2021 the native Georgian will went to Florida for a visit to MacDill Air Force Base, where she met with some of the soldiers, toured the base, and performed a performance sponsored by Yuengling Beer.
Fans loved seeing Alaina try her best during her workout at Fort Benning. “I’m laughing at you for trying to save your nails while getting down and dirty! Well done! From an army grandma,” commented one fan Circle All Access’s post.
“Great job Lauren and you are a true American soldier,” commented another fan.
Lauren Alaina has an adventurous side
It’s not the first time Lauren Alaina has jumped out of a plane.
taste of the country first reported on Alaina Skydiving in 2014. The company she went with, Chattanooga Skydiving Company, posted a clip of the singer making the jump. The singer appeared nervous before the jump, saying: “I’m about to jump out of a plane apparently,” but she loved the experience, telling her fans on Twitter, “First time skydiving yesterday. Another one of my last minute decisions. It was amazing. I strongly recommend it. xo”
Alaina has also appeared on the CBS reality show “Beyond the Limits”which tests celebrities’ survival skills by living in the jungles of Panama and participating in challenges to raise money for charity.
On the show, Alaina was on the winning team for each of the first four challenges. Alaina injured her foot when she tripped and fell during the fifth challenge (the only one she lost). She had to be taken to the hospital for an X-ray and was eventually pulled out of the competition after coming back with a torn ligament.
Alaina earned $42,750 for her charity, The next door, during the competition. Based in Nashville, The Next Door “provides services for women affected by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration.”
Inside The Base airs Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. on the Circle Network. For more information on viewing, see the network’s website.
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