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Harry Potter fanatics, cheerleaders and martial arts experts: Meet the Beauty and the Geek 2022 cast

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The cast of Beauty And The Geek, AKA everyone’s favourite wholesome reality show, has been revealed!

Australia will be introduced to a whole new bunch of loveable geeks and gorgeous beauties when the hit Channel Nine series returns on Sunday, July 17.

With a diverse range of backgrounds, the beauties include dancers, hairdressers, even a professional mermaid, while the geeks include a trainspotter, a Harry Potter mega fan, a martial arts ninja and a crypto trader.

Hosted once again by the beautiful and down-to-earth Sophie Monk, 10 new beauties and 10 new geeks will find surprising connections as two very different worlds collide in this uplifting series of heartfelt self-discovery.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the 2022 Beauty and The Geek cast.

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Angelique – Social Media Content Creator, 21, NSW

Angelique is one of a kind who likes telling people she’s from Mars and sometimes shocks them with her zany personality. Angelique doesn’t think she’s your usual glamour, saying “I’m eccentric, I’m not the typical, big-booby beauty. 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.”

While not necessarily looking for love, Angelique isn’t running from it if she forms a strong connection with her geek. She’s looking for someone she calls genuine and “amazeballs”.

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Bri – Ex-NRL Cheerleader, 30, NSW

Loyal, loud and full of energy, Bri is a medical secretary and former NRL cheerleader from Sydney.

Bri wants to use her confidence and positivity to bring out the best in her geek. “I would teach him to always look at the bright side of things. It’s either in your life for a reason or a season. I like people who remain humble and kind, no matter what,” she says.

Coming from a big, noisy family, Bri will have no problems getting along with her fellow beauties and geeks and wants to be the glue to keep them all together.

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Tara – Mermaid Performer, 22, Victoria

When Tara isn’t being a professional entertainer for children’s birthday parties, she is studying law, which she chose because she wants to help people and “make a difference”.

But Tara wants to show that she is more than just a pretty face. “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.

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Aimee – Trainee Nurse, 23, Tasmania

Confident and funny, Aimee loves socialising, and when she’s not on a dance floor she’s at home with her pets or practising yoga. Done with the rogues and the cheaters, Aimee is looking for a geek who is loving, happy, funny – but most of all genuine.

“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. He might have a receding hairline, if we’re lucky,” she says.

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Karly – Hairdresser, 28, WA

Karly has a big heart and loves love. On a few occasions, she says people have compared her to the donkey from Shrek because of her loyalty and sense of humour. Coming on the show, she’s open to finding love but mostly wants to learn from this new experience.

“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,” she declares. If Karly and her geek make it to the end, she would use the prizemoney to buy a home or a block of land.

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Sophie – Aspiring Prime Minister, 20, WA

With a dream of becoming either Australia’s prime minister or a comedian, quirky Sophie speaks Mandarin and studies international politics. Sophie says people often misjudge her and think she’s ditzy, but she has depth and knowledge that surprises them.

As a long-time fan of Beauty and the Geek, Sophie was encouraged to do the show by her mum, who thought she’d be perfect. “My mum and I love the show and I know it would fill her heart up to watch me on it,” she says

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Emily – Flight Attendant, 25, NSW

Admitting she’s the loudest person at every party, Emily says her favourite thing to do is “tanning, tanning and fake tanning”. As a well-travelled flight attendant, she exudes confidence and is used to making people feel at ease. But she is hoping to use the Beauty and the Geek experience to open up and show her vulnerable side.

“I want to talk more about my feelings, rather than always keeping things light-hearted,” she says. “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.”

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Heidi – Waitress, 20, Victoria

Country girl at heart Heidi dreams of becoming a police officer. After leaving her town for the big smoke of Melbourne, she is what her friends describe as a “hype girl” who likes to have fun and play pranks. Heidi loves romantic comedies and going out with friends for a dance, and is ready to meet a geek who is her polar opposite.

“I’ve always gone for the same type of person and I need to change it up. 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,” she says.

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Daniella – Miss Universe finalist, 26, WA

Daniella says people are often surprised to find out she’s studying primary education and works at a creche looking after children of parents who are learning English. She says a common misconception about her and other beauties is that they are full of confidence, which is something she wants to help the geeks and the beauties find.

“After watching the show last year, it was wonderful to see the growth in the geeks and also the beauties. We have our down days and insecurities, so I hope we can make this a really nice, positive experience for both beauties and geeks,” she says.

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Tegan – Professional Dancer, 26, Victoria

Living by the motto that everything happens for a reason, Tegan started dancing at the age of three and turned it into an impressive career. She has been the lead tap dancer at Disneyland Paris and a cheerleader for the Melbourne Storm NRL team.

But feeling at a loss with work stalling over the last two years due to COVID, she hopes making friends with the beauties and the geeks will get her out of her rut. “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,” she says.

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Alexander – Maths teacher, 27, SA

Alex is a book-lover who lives alone with his 18 house plants and his cat called Coconut. He loves Dr Who and is looking for a girl he can talk philosophy with and show around his extensive library.

The bookworm says he’s introverted but grows more chatty the more comfortable he is with people. “I want to learn how to be naturally confident and not just put on a brave face when I go out. I want to be a better version of me,” he says.

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Anthony – Harry Potter Fanatic, 26, NSW

There’s nothing Anthony, a digital content director, doesn’t know about the Potterverse, and he is a proud Gryffindor. Admitting he’s shy around new people, Anthony retreats into his Harry Potter world when he’s feeling insecure.

Anthony was bullied at high school, which has made him a little distrusting of people and forced him to put his guard up. But he’s hoping this experience will help him to let people in.

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Chris – International Yu-Gi-Oh! Champion, 30, SA

By day Chris is a software engineer, but his real passion is playing Yu-Gi-Oh!, the Japanese card game. Highly competitive yet lacking in confidence when it comes to dating, he finds it hard to meet girls in an industry that’s filled with men. “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,” he says.

Chris also admits he would like some help from his beauty about how to be more fashionable. As he says, “I basically have no style, no fashion sense at all.”

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Jason – Musician, 29, Victoria

Self-confessed hermit Jason is a data scientist from Victoria and a talented musician who can play multiple instruments. Looking to get out and meet new people, he says he has always been introverted, and after lockdowns and working from home he finds it hard to feel comfortable out socialising in big groups.

As a guy who rarely leaves his apartment, he hopes that taking the leap to be on this show will help him break out of his shell. “It’s nerve-wracking though exciting. This will be a challenge and I just want to step out of my comfort zone.”

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Jayden – Martial Arts Expert, 24, NSW

Confident and intense, Jayden has been training martial arts since school after dealing with bullies, which helped him with his confidence. Jayden works as a mail officer and is also a bartender and a tutor, which he says makes him a workaholic.

Coming into the Beauty and the Geek experience, Jayden is excited about the geek makeovers. “To be honest, I don’t know if I can make myself look good. It’ll be interesting to say the least. I’m hoping to look good. I’m not looking at Ryan Reynolds-level of good, just better!” he says.

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Michael – Children’s Party Entertainer, 25, NSW

A man of many roles, Michael is a part-time children’s party entertainer, part-time crypto trader, and confessed “full-time geek”. He’s had a few girlfriends but still feels anxious around groups of women.

“I try and remember to breathe and relax,” he says. “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.”

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Mike – Batman Fanatic, 20, Queensland

Mike might come off as confident as he hosts trivia nights or other events, but put him in a one-on-one situation and he freezes, especially in front of girls. “I talk to fill space to make sure there’s no silence or opportunity for awkwardness. In intimate conversations I find I fidget and get stressed,” he says.

He jokes that his love for Batman might be a reason why he’s single and says he struggles to pick up on signals from girls. He’s not necessarily looking for a beauty to fall in love with, although that would be an added bonus.

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Nate – Japanese Anime Expert, 20, SA

Nate’s mother was the one who encouraged him to come into this experience, thinking it would be a good chance to “spruce up my romantic skills and meet some cool geeks”. Not one to think too far into the future, Nate has no expectations of his relationship with his beauty and will let whatever happens happen.

“It’s going to be a new experience and challenging, but that’s as far as I’ve thought about it. I’d like to learn to give myself more credit and learn more about myself,” he says.

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Samuel – E-Sports Champion, 25, Victoria

Playing E-Sports professionally, Sam is very competitive and loves a little friendly sledging of his opponents. Yet while he may have the confidence to take on some big players, the years of COVID have seen him retreat into a shell, and now he wants to go back to his old self.

Sam has dated in the past and is definitely open to meeting a beauty he can connect with. And while he’d love to win, he really just wants to meet someone who will help him out of his comfort zone.

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Aaron – Train driver, 30, NSW

A childhood dream to be a train driver came true for Aaron from Sydney. He knows everything you can about trains, and when he’s not driving them, he loves to sit by the tracks and watch them go by.

Aaron is a romantic who believes in love at first sight, but finds his lack of confidence makes it hard to meet new people. “I try to be friendly and make jokes with people but there’s always something in the back of my mind, thinking I might say the wrong thing, so I overthink situations a lot,” he says.

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