Fear Factor is the favorite show of her 8-year-old son, Tristen, and he insisted she appear on it when she got the offer.
It was a bit harrowing. McKibbin says shes afraid of heights and the very first stunt required her to shimmy across a rope suspended between two helicopters hovering 20 feet above water.
The singer ended up doing a lot of screaming, which wasnt good for her throat since she was recording a Christmas album at the same time as the shoot.
Still, McKibbin is happy she did the show since it has raised her sons opinion of her. As she puts it, Hes impressed I ate the bugs.
Now that McKibbins Fear Factor appearance is in the past, she is focused on music and hopes to release her debut CD on a major label sometime in 2006.
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