It was supposed to be a fun vacation for British reality star Matthew Iovane and his American girlfriend, Michelle Clemens. But what was supposed to be just clean fun in the sun turned into a nightmare when they found themselves in the hands of cannibalistic tribesmen.
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Iovane and Clemens were on a dream vacation to Papua New Guinea. The pair was already aware of how infamous the tribesmen were for causing violence and sexual assaults to tourists but never really thought that they would live through the horror themselves.
Iovane, who starred in British television show Shipwrecked, was backpacking with Clemens through the Kokoda Track when tribesmen leaped out of the bushes armed with machetes.
In an interview with The Sun, he recalls the terrifying ordeal, “They both had machetes with huge blades and one had a long wooden spear with a crude arrowhead and they were grunting. I thought we were being robbed, so we put down our bags and tried to calm them, saying they could take everything when they started pushing and threatening us.”