Everything We Know About Beauty & The Geek 2022

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Spoilers ahead. If there was ever a way to test whether opposites attract on reality TV, Beauty And The Geek would be the answer. The heartwarming show is back in 2022 with 10 new beauties and 10 new geeks who get paired up and allow worlds to collide, leading to self-discovery and stepping out of comfort zones.
Expect the geeks to get their famous jaw-dropping makeovers, but also a new twist this year a life-swap challenge that will see the couples swapping lives for a day.
Here is everything we know about this year's season of Beauty And The Geek.

Who Is The Host?

Sophie Monk is taking on the hosting job once again after previously hosting the show last year. In the past she's hosted rival dating show, Love Island Australia, and was also The Bachelorette herself back in 2017.
"This is like no other show I’ve ever seen, and I love being a part of it. Not only does it make you laugh your arse off, it will also make you cry," says Monk.
"Australia is going to fall in love with our new beauties and geeks, who are the most adorable people in the world. And trust me, there are some major sparks flying around this season. It will be the sweetest thing you’ll ever see."

Who Is In The Cast?

The 10 beauties and 10 geeks comes all walks of life including beauties who are dancers, hairdressers and a professional mermaid (yes, you read that correctly), and geeks including a trainspotter, a Harry Potter super fan, a martial arts ninja and a crypto trader.
Episode three determined the final pairings which are:

Tara and Michael

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Beauty and the Geek's Tara and Michael
A professional entertainer and mermaid performer, Tara is also studying law and wants to prove there's more than meets the eye.
"I think the beauties are smart, fun, bubbly, positive people, and I want to show they can be taken seriously for their intellect and personalities while still caring about their appearance," she says.
Michael is also a children's party entertainer like Tara, and also counts part-time crypto trader, and confessed "full-time geek" to his resume.
While he's been in a few relationships, he still finds dating very nerve-racking.
"I try and remember to breathe and relax," says the 25-year-old from NSW.
"I think I have put on a mask in front of girls to hide the nerves and anxiety behind a big smile and the jokes, but I’m always overthinking what I’m saying to a girl."
Update: Tara and Michael were eliminated from BATG on Tuesday, August 2.

Karly and Aaron

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Beauty and the Geek's Karly and Aaron
Having been a hairdresser since she was 16, Karly loves her job but says she has another job to do while on BATG.
"I've had quite a lot of life experience and I have a lot of good vibes to spread. I love helping people wherever I can, and if I can bring confidence out in a geek, then that’s my job done," says the 28-year-old from Western Australia.
Aaron has already fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a train driver, and his fascination of trains is strong enough to stop him in his tracks.
Speaking of his ideal date, the 30-year-old says, "It would be good to set up a picnic by the water and watch the trains go by."

Emily and Jason

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Beauty and the Geek's Emily and Jason
Flight attendant Emily has been to 56 countries but the BATG set is where she's been longing to set foot on, in the hope of using the experience to show her vulnerable side.
"I want to talk more about my feelings, rather than always keeping things light-hearted," says the 25-year-old from NSW. "I want to find someone who can treat me the way I deserve to be treated. I’m looking for love, but if I get great friends out of it, then that’s amazing."
Jason is a man of many talents, working as a data scientist and also being a musician who can play multiple instruments.
"Everything I do is geeky," says the 29-year-old Victorian.
"I work as a data scientist, I play video games, board games, role-playing games. I love philosophy, coding, and I’m pretty geeky about my music too."
Update: Emily and Jason were eliminated from BATG on Monday, August 1.

Angelique and Sam

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Beauty and the Geek's Angelique and Sam
Angelique's a social content creator and if you were a fan of her offering Sam chicken feet in a recent episode, there's plenty more of that content on her Instagram account.
"I’m eccentric, I’m not the typical, big-booby beauty," says the 21-year-old.
"I feel like I’m a rainbow gem that has yet to be discovered. I feel like I’m hidden and I want to learn more. I want to know more about the world around me and that’s why I’m here. To see if the geeks can teach me that."
Sam has a shared bond with Angelique for the internet as he's an E-Sports player, and he couldn't be more proud of what he does.
"I love being a geek because it’s about having passion for something," he says. "I’ve shaped my whole career, my whole life, around Counter- Strike and E-Sports and I love it. Not many people can say they love what they do, but I love everything about what I do."
Update: Angelique and Sam were eliminated from BATG on Sunday, July 24.

Tegan and Anthony

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Beauty and the Geek's Tegan and Anthony
Professional dancer Tegan has been the lead tap dancer at Disneyland Paris and a cheerleader for the Melbourne Storm NRL team. She strives to live by the motto that everything happens for a reason, and after work opportunities dried up during the pandemic, she decided meeting new people on BATG would get her back in her groove.
"I’m hoping my geek will help me to learn to believe in myself, and I want to teach him too – how to come out of his shell, and definitely about the flirting game!" says the 26-year-old.
Holy Hogarts, we have a Harry Potter super fan in the mix with 26-year-old Anthony. After being bullied in high school, Anthony became less trusting of people, forcing him to put his guard up. However, he hopes the BATG will help him in opening up to people and letting them in again.

Daniella and Nate

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Beauty and the Geek's Daniella and Nate
Daniella was a WA Miss Universe Finalist in 2021, who's studying primary education and also works at a creche looking after children of parents who are learning English.
She wanted to go onto the reality show to help other beauties and geeks develop their self-confidence.
"After watching the show last year, it was wonderful to see the growth in the geeks and also the beauties," says the 26-year-old. "We have our down days and insecurities, so I hope we can make this a really nice, positive experience for both beauties and geeks."
Nate is a Japanese anime expert with hundreds of figurines, video games and other memorabilia. He's studied computer science and it's actually his mum who encouraged him to do the show as it could be a good chance to "spruce up my romantic skills and meet some cool geeks".
Update: Daniella and Nate were eliminated from BATG on Wednesday, July 20.

Aimee and Jayden

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Beauty and the Geek's Aimee and Jayden
A trainee nurse from Hobart, Aimee says the dating scene has been a bit dry for her liking so a geek may be her ideal man.
"I think a geek would be good for me because he won’t have a criminal record, or be a bad boy who would cheat on me," says the 23-year-old. "He might have a receding hairline, if we’re lucky."
Aimee's been paired with Jayden, a 24-year-old martial arts expert who works as a mail officer and is also a bartender and a tutor.
"I like the idea of meeting people who are geeky like me and have their own interests," says the bookworm.
"But we all are here for the same reason. I want to have those personal friends I can call up for advice when something bad happens or if I’m upset."
Update: Aimee and Jayden were eliminated from BATG on Tuesday, July 26.

Bri and Christopher

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Beauty and the Geek's Bri and Christopher
Bri is a medical secretary and former NRL cheerleader from Sydney. The 30-year-old hopes to help Christopher come out of his shell and be more confident.
"I would teach him to always look at the bright side of things," she says. "It’s either in your life for a reason or a season. I like people who remain humble and kind, no matter what."
Like some of the other geeks, Christopher is another expert in a very specialised game — this one's called Yu-Gi-Oh!, the Japanese card game. He's competed in tournaments all over the world but is now ready to keep stay in Australia and socialise with people he usually doesn't interact with.
"I’ve spent most of my time hanging around people who share my interests, so I don’t tend to add a lot to conversations around things I’m not specifically interested in," says the 30-year-old from South Australia.
"So I’d like to learn more about how to interact with everyone, not just the people I know who share my interests."

Heidi and Mike

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Beauty and the Geek's Heidi and Mike
Heidi is a waitress who dreams of becoming a police officer. A lover of romantic comedies and going out with friends for a dance, she's keen to meet a geek who will no doubt be the polar opposite.
"I’ve always gone for the same type of person and I need to change it up," says the 20-year-old. "It will be really nice to meet someone who could be my best friend or to find love, but I just want to find someone who will appreciate me for me."
Mike is the first geek to undergo a makeover this season. The 20-year-old batman fanatic works at a Brisbane radio station and hosts trivia events, but says that doesn't necessarily mean he's super confident.
"I talk to fill space to make sure there’s no silence or opportunity for awkwardness," says the Queenslander. "In intimate conversations I find I fidget and get stressed."
Update: Heidi and Mike were eliminated from BATG on Sunday, July 31.

Sophie and Alexander

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Beauty and the Geek's Sophie and Alexander
With the ability to fluently speak Mandarin and currently studying international politics, Sophie dreams of being the future prime minister of Australia.
The 20-year-old from Western Australia says people often misjudge her, and that "beauty doesn’t last forever but brains do."
South Australian maths teacher Alexander wants to find someone whom he can discuss philosophy with and here's hoping Sophie is his match. The Dr Who fan lives alone with his 18 house plants and cat called Coconut, and hopes to come out of the reality TV experience feeling more confident.
"I want to learn how to be naturally confident and not just put on a brave face when I go out," says the 27-year-old. "I want to be a better version of me."
Update: Sophie and Alex were eliminated from BATG on Monday, July 25.

What Is The Air Date?

Beauty And The Geek premiered on Sunday, July 17 at 7pm. It airs on Sundays at 7pm and continues Monday and Tuesday at 7:30pm on Nine and 9Now. The network has kicked off BATG's premiere ahead of rival Channel 7's upcoming My Kitchen Rules and Channel 10's The Masked Singer.

What Is The Prize?

The winners of Beauty And The Geek are determined by votes made by the other cast members. Ultimately, the couple with the most votes at the end will win the $100,000 money prize at the grand finale.
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