Beauty and the Geek

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For the Australian version of the show, see Beauty and the Geek Australia. For the UK version of the show, see Beauty and the Geek (UK TV series).
Beauty and the Geek
Beauty and the Geek.jpg
Format Reality
Starring Brian McFayden
Mike Richards
Opening theme Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
Composer(s) Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams, Ah2 Music
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 48
Production
Executive producer(s) Ashton Kutcher
Jason Goldberg
Nick Santora
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Fox 21
Distributor 20th Television
Broadcast
Original channel The WB (2005–2006)
The CW (2007–2008)
Fox Reality (reruns)
Original run June 1, 2005 (2005-06-01) – May 13, 2008 (2008-05-13)

Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series that is an international franchise, the U.S version is shown on The CW. It has been advertised as "The Ultimate Social Experiment" and is produced by Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Nick Santora.

The premise of the show consists of a group of "Beauties" (young women who have relied primarily on their looks) and a group of "Geeks" (young men who have relied primarily on intellect rather than social aptitude or looks) who are paired up to compete as couples for a shared $250,000 and other prizes. (For the fourth season, the producers modified the formula to include an extra team consisting of a male "beauty" and a female "geek". For the fifth season, the beauties and geeks competed against each other at first, and teams of one beauty and one geek were not selected until the end of episode three.) Each beauty lives together in a room with her geek during the course of the competition. There are challenges shown each episode, one testing the beauties on a primarily academic subject, and another that has the geeks competing in a more popular/social realm. The winners of the challenges select two teams to compete against each other in a pure "quiz show" type question and answer session: the team with fewer correct answers gets eliminated.

By the end of the competition, many of the contestants say that they have learned much about interacting with people from a different social group (and positive lessons about the character of people from that group), positive things about themselves and their own character, and often something about human nature in general.

After the airing of season 5, production was put on a hiatus.

Production[edit]

The theme song, "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" by the Pet Shop Boys (originally released in 1985), is used also on the British, Danish and Belgian-Dutch versions. Commercial promos for the show featured a different theme song, "The Geeks Get the Girls" by American Hi-Fi.

Following the second season, the American version moved to The CW Television Network, the new network formed when both The WB and UPN ceased operations in September 2006. The two-hour season premiere for the third season aired Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. EST on The CW. The fourth season premiered on September 18, making BATG the first series to premiere for the CW for the 2007-08 television season. Beauty and the Geek was renewed for a fifth season, which premiered on March 12, 2008.

After the fifth season,the show was put on indefinite hiatus in order to stoke renewed interest in the show, and perhaps the addition of innovative twists to the format.[1] In October 2008, casting began for a sixth season,[2] scheduled to air on MTV, with minor celebrities as the beauties.[3] However, casting has since been put on hold for an indefinite amount of time.

Season 1[edit]

Cast[edit]

The Beauties The Geeks
Cheryl Elliott
"Cocktail Waitress"
Eric Chase
"Computer Programmer"
Erika Rumsey
"Life-Sized Barbie Doll"
Joe Hanson[4]
"Has never been on a date"
Krystal Tini
"NBA Dancer"
Brad Hooker
"Mensa Member"
Lauren Bergfeld
"Lingerie Model"
Bill Lambing
"Vice President, 'Dukes of Hazzard' Fan Club"
Scarlet Garcia
"Beer Spokesmodel"
Shawn Bakken
"Assistant Scoutmaster"
Mindi Emanuel
"Sorority Girl"
Richard Rubin[5] [2]
Caitilin Stoller
"Aspiring Fashion Expert"
Chuck Munyon
"Medical Student: Functional Neurology"

^1 Richard's title evolved throughout the show as he kissed Krystal (at end of episode 3 and aftermath show), Lauren (at end of episode 4) and Mindi (after the camping challenge while relaxing and during the post-final test confessional) over the show's course, hence being at first "Has never kissed a girl", then "Has kissed one/two/three girl(s)". Mindi promised Richard that if they won the competition, she would make out with him. On the aftermath show, Lauren attempted to make out with Richard, but Richard refused. After the host asked Richard asked the question that Richard lost with, Mindi feeling confident of Richard not knowing the answer again promised a make out session. Mindi initially was struggling with the notion, but stood up and made out with Richard. It was a quick French kiss with some tongue action.

Challenges and eliminations[edit]

Week Beauty Challenge (Winner) Geek Challenge (Winner) Eliminated Survived Elimination
1 Fifth Grade Knowledge (Mindi) Dancing Competition (Richard) Cheryl & Eric Erika & Joe
2 Car Repair (Caitilin) Massage (Chuck) Erika & Joe Krystal & Brad
3 Rocket Science (Caitilin) Women's Fashion (Shawn) Krystal & Brad Mindi & Richard
4 Math (Lauren) Get Girls' Phone Numbers (Chuck) Lauren & Bill Mindi & Richard
5
Outdoor Challenge (Caitilin & Chuck)
Scarlet & Shawn Mindi & Richard
6
How much do you know about your partner (Caitilin & Chuck)
Mindi & Richard Caitilin & Chuck
Winners
Caitilin & Chuck

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Caitilin SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN WINNER
Chuck SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
2 Mindi WIN SAFE RISK RISK RISK RUNNER-UP
Richard WIN SAFE RISK RISK RISK RUNNER-UP
3 Scarlet SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Shawn SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
4 Lauren SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Bill SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
5 Krystal SAFE RISK OUT
Brad SAFE RISK OUT
6 Erika RISK OUT
Joe RISK OUT
7 Cheryl OUT
Eric OUT
     The contestants won the competition.
     The contestant won the challenge and their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant's partner won the challenge and they were safe from elimination.
     The contestant did not win the challenge but their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant and their partner survived elimination.
     The contestant and their partner was eliminated.
     The contestant or their partner won the challenge and were also eliminated.

Season 2[edit]

Cast[edit]

Beauty The Geek Notes
Amanda Horan
"Hairstylist"
Brandon Blankenship
"Assistant Neurobiologist"
Amanda's original partner: Chris
Brandon's original partner: Tristin
(changed after Week 1)
Brittany Knott
"Tanning Salon Administrator"
Joe Block
"Speed Chess Champion"
Cher Tenbush
"Beer Spokesmodel"
Josh Herman
"Museum Critic"
Danielle Gonzalez
"Cocktail Waitress"
Karl Hench
"Dungeon Master"
Jennipher Johnson
"Camp Counselor"
Ankur Mehta
"MIT Graduate"
Sarah Coleman
"Dental Assistant"
Wes Wilson
"Tracks Monkeys With Lasers"
Thais Soares
"Model"
Tyson Mao
"Rubik's Cube Record Holder"
Tristin Clow
"Cocktail Waitress/Shot Girl"
Chris Saroki
"Has Only Kissed One Girl"
Tristin's original partner: Brandon
Chris's original partner: Amanda
(changed after Week 1)

Note: Original partners Chris and Amanda won the first week's quiz challenge and were given the power to switch the partner of one team with another team or they themselves can switch partners. They choose the latter and broke up the team of Brandon and Tristin.

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Cher SAFE WIN WIN RISK SAFE RISK WIN WINNER
Josh SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK WIN RISK WIN WINNER
2 Brittany SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE RISK RUNNER-UP
Joe SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN RISK RUNNER-UP
3 Jennipher SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK WIN OUT
Ankur SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE OUT
4 Sarah SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Wes SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
5 Danielle SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Karl SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
6 Tristin SAFE RISK RISK OUT
Chris WIN RISK RISK OUT
7 Thais SAFE SAFE OUT
Tyson SAFE WIN OUT
8 Amanda WIN OUT
Brandon SAFE OUT
     The contestants won the competition.
     The contestant won the challenge and their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant's partner won the challenge and they were safe from elimination.
     The contestant did not win the challenge but their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant and their partner survived elimination.
     The contestant and their partner was eliminated.

Challenges and eliminations[edit]

Week Beauty Challenge (Winner) Geek Challenge (Winner) Eliminated Survived Elimination
1 Quiz (Amanda & Chris) No eliminations
2 Public Speaking (Cher) Karaoke (Tyson) Amanda & Brandon Tristin & Chris
3 Assemble a computer and burn a song (Cher) Interior Decorating (Joe) Thais & Tyson Tristin & Chris
4 Makeover for the Geeks Speed dating (Wes) Tristin & Chris Cher & Josh
5 Strip poker (Brittany) Party planning (Josh) Danielle & Karl Jennipher & Ankur
6 Frumpy flirting (Jennipher) Fashion photography (Joe) Sarah & Wes Cher & Josh
7 Navigation (Cher) Shopping (Josh) Jennipher & Ankur Brittany & Joe
8 How their partners think (Cher & Josh) Brittany & Joe Cher & Josh
Winners Cher & Josh

Season 3[edit]

Cast[edit]

The Beauties The Geeks Episode Eliminated
Megan Hauserman
"Playboy Model"
Alan ("Scooter") Zackheim
"Harvard Graduate"
Winners
Cecille Gahr
"Bikini Model"
Nate Dern[6]
"Singer: Star Wars Band"
Episode 7
Jennylee Berns
"U.F.C. Ring Girl"
Niels Hoven
"Had A Perfect S.A.T. Score"
Episode 6
Nadia Underwood
"Sorority Girl"
Mario Muscar
"Owns 25,000 Comics"
Episode 5
Erin Gipson
"Voice Teacher"
Drew Sawa
"Trekker"
Episode 4
Andrea Ciliberti
"Beauty Pageant Queen"
Matt Herman
"M.I.T. Graduate"
Episode 3
Sheree Swanson
"Former Hooters Waitress"
Piao Sam
"Has Only Kissed One Girl"
Episode 2
Tori Elmore[7]
"Model"
Sanjay Shah
"Virgin"
Episode 1 pt. 2

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Megan SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
Scooter SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WINNER
2 Cecille WIN SAFE SAFE RISK WIN SAFE RISK RUNNER-UP
Nate WIN WIN SAFE RISK SAFE WIN RISK RUNNER-UP
3 Jennylee SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN RISK RISK OUT
Niels SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN RISK RISK OUT
4 Nadia SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Mario SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
5 Erin SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE OUT
Drew SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE OUT
6 Andrea SAFE SAFE RISK OUT
Matt SAFE SAFE RISK OUT
7 Sheree SAFE WIN OUT
Piao SAFE SAFE OUT
8 Tori SAFE OUT
Sanjay SAFE OUT
     The contestants won the competition.
     The contestant won the challenge and their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant's partner won the challenge and they were safe from elimination.
     The contestant did not win the challenge but their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant and their partner survived elimination.
     The contestant and their partner was eliminated.

Challenges and eliminations[edit]

Week Beauty Challenge (Winner) Geek Challenge (Winner) Eliminated Survived Elimination
1 (Part 1) Library Search (Cecille) Social Challenge (Nate)
1 (Part 2) News Interview (Sheree) Stand-up Comedy (Nate) Tori & Sanjay Erin & Drew
2 Museum Tour Guiding (Nadia) Model Quiz (Mario) Sheree & Piao Andrea & Matt
3 Geek Makeover & Charity Auction (Jennylee & Niels) Andrea & Matt Cecille & Nate
4 Beach Escape Challenge (Cecille) Fitness Instructor (Scooter) Erin & Drew Jennylee & Niels
5 Building a Doghouse (Megan) Collecting Phone Numbers (Nate) Nadia & Mario Jennylee & Niels
6 Ranch Duties Challenge (Megan & Scooter) Jennylee & Niels Cecille & Nate
7 Who Changed the Most (decided by previously eliminated contestants) (Megan & Scooter) Cecille & Nate Megan & Scooter
Winners Megan & Scooter

Episodes[edit]

The Beauties Meet the Geeks, Part 1[edit]

First aired January 3, 2007

  • Beauty Challenge Winner: Cecille
  • Geek Challenge Winner: Nate
  • Teams at Risk: None
  • Eliminated: None

The Beauties Meet the Geeks, Part 2[edit]

First aired January 3, 2007

  • Beauty Challenge Winner: Sheree
  • Geek Challenge Winner: Nate
  • Teams at Risk: Erin & Drew, Tori & Sanjay
  • Eliminated: Tori & Sanjay

Geeks Get Naked[edit]

First aired January 10, 2007

  • Beauty Challenge Winner: Nadia
  • Geek Challenge Winner: Mario
  • Teams at Risk: Andrea & Matt, Sheree & Piao
  • Eliminated: Sheree & Piao

Beauties Pimp Their Geeks[edit]

First aired January 17, 2007

  • Challenge Winners: Jennylee & Niels
  • Teams at Risk: Andrea & Matt, Cecille & Nate
  • Eliminated: Andrea & Matt

Beauties and the Beach[edit]

First aired January 24, 2007

  • Beauty Challenge Winner: Cecille
  • Geek Challenge Winner: Scooter
  • Teams at Risk: Erin & Drew, Jennylee & Niels
  • Eliminated: Erin & Drew

Geek Love[edit]

First aired January 31, 2007

  • Beauty Challenge Winner: Megan
  • Geek Challenge Winner: Nate
  • Teams at Risk: Jennylee & Niels, Nadia & Mario
  • Eliminated: Nadia & Mario

Down On The Farm[edit]

First aired February 7, 2007

  • Challenge Winners: Megan & Scooter
  • Teams at Risk: Cecille & Nate, Jennylee & Niels
  • Eliminated: Jennylee & Niels

Beauty Queen and Geek King[edit]

First aired February 14, 2007

All previously eliminated contestants were brought back to spend one more night in the mansion and to assess which of the final two teams had undergone the most personal change. Their votes on this question would determine the winner of the $250,000 grand prize. The majority of the contestants were torn between wanting Nate to win, and his partner, Cecille, to lose. Nate, believing that winning would only reinforce Cecille's behavior, eventually asked contestants to vote against him. This led to Megan and Scooter winning 7 to 2, with the remaining contestants not voting once a majority had been reached.

  • Winners of Beauty and the Geek: Megan & Scooter
  • Runner-ups: Cecille & Nate

Beauties and Geeks Reunite[edit]

First aired February 21, 2007

Megan and Scooter and the other eliminated cast members reunite to talk about their experiences on the show and what is in store for them in the future.

Season 4[edit]

Season 4 featured several changes and was by far the most controversial one. One male beauty is paired with one female geek, but the rest of the pairs remained the same way (i.e. a male geek and a female beauty). The season was also extended from 8/9 episodes to 13, featuring a recap on week 7 and the cast growing from eight pairs to ten. This was also the first season to have a pair voted out (Natalie and John on week 8) instead of eliminated through a quiz, which sparked some controversy, much like Sam's previous experience in show business, despite the fact that many other beauties had some previous acting experience as well. In episode 6 the geeks have their make-overs

Cast[edit]

The Beauties The Geeks
Amanda Hanshaw[8]
"Aspiring Playboy Model"
Tony Tran[9]
"Biomedical student"
Erin Schneider[10]
"Beautician"
Jesse Yeary[10]
"Lives with parents"
Hollie Winnard
"Professional Betty Boop"
Josh Bishop-Moser[11]
"Rubberband Club President"
Jasmine Moore[12]
"Babysitter"
David Olsen[13]
"LARPer"
Jennifer Carter
"Cigar Model"
William McDonald[14]
"Server, Online gamer"
Katie Roberson
"Sorority Girl"
Luke Neyer[15]
"Robotics Engineer"
Natalie Reeves
"Ultimate Hooters Girl"
John Gardner
"Perfect 5.0 at MIT"
Rebecca Nichols[16]
"Cocktail Waitress"
Will Frank[16]
"Software Engineer"
Shalandra "Shay" Champ[17]
"Beauty Pageant Queen"
Joshua Green[17][18]
"Astrophysicist"
Sam Horrigan
"Club Promoter"
Nicole Morgan
"Musicologist"

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Jasmine SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WINNER
David SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WIN WINNER
2 Sam SAFE WIN SAFE WIN RISK WIN WIN WIN RISK RUNNER-UP
Nicole SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK WIN SAFE SAFE RISK RUNNER-UP
3 Jen SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE RISK RISK OUT
William SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE RISK RISK OUT
4 Shay WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE RISK OUT
Joshua WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK OUT
5 Natalie SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK OUT
John SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE WIN RISK OUT
6 Erin SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE OUT
Jesse SAFE SAFE RISK WIN SAFE OUT
7 Katie SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Luke SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
8 Rebecca SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Will SAFE WIN WIN OUT
9 Hollie SAFE SAFE OUT
Josh SAFE SAFE OUT
10 Amanda SAFE OUT
Tony SAFE OUT
     The contestants won the competition.
     The contestant won the challenge and their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant's partner won the challenge and they were safe from elimination.
     The contestant did not win the challenge but their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant and their partner survived elimination.
     The contestant and their partner were eliminated.

Challenges and eliminations[edit]

Week Beauty Challenge (Winner) Geek Challenge (Winner) Eliminated Survived Elimination
1 Intellectual Skills Analysis (lowest score wins) (Shay) Social Skills Analysis (lowest score wins) (Joshua) No eliminations
2 Debating (Sam) Rap Off (Will) Amanda & Tony Natalie & John
3 Anatomy Body Paint (Rebecca) Romantic Picnic Basket (Will) Hollie & Josh Erin & Jesse
4 Rocket Building (Sam) Massage Skills (Jesse) Rebecca & Will Jen & William
5 Teaching 3rd Graders (Shay) Prom King or Queen (John) Katie & Luke Sam & Nicole
6 Comic-Con Superhero Challenge (Sam & Nicole) Erin & Jesse Natalie & John
7 Mayan Glyph Memorization (Sam) Salsa Dancing (David) Natalie & John [3] Shay & Joshua / Jen & William[4]
8 Zoology/Insect Challenge (Sam) Flair Bartending Challenge (David) Shay & Joshua Jen & William
9 Wine Challenge (Jasmine & David) Jen & William Sam & Nicole
10 America decides the winner Sam & Nicole[5] David & Jasmine[6]
Winners David & Jasmine

^1 There was no elimination room finale; instead, the two challenge-winning teams selected a team to eliminate directly.

^2 In the final episode on December 4, 2007, David and Jasmine won the $250,000. For the first time, the show's winner was decided by America's votes, four months after the taping of the first 12 episodes.[19]

^3 This season was taped during the summer, due to the prominence of Comic-Con International on one episode.

Season 5[edit]

Season 5 premiered on March 11, 2008 taking over the timeslot of Reaper.[20] For the first three episodes, the beauties competed as a group against the team of geeks. The remaining beauties and geeks then paired off to compete against the other pairs, as in previous seasons.

Cast[edit]

The Beauties The Geeks
Amber Griffin
"Runway Model"
John English[21]
"Child Genius"
Jillian Beyor
"Playboy Cyber Club Model"
Jonathan Prater[22]
"Mama’s Boy"
Tiffany Wade
"One Tough Mama"
Jim Babcock[23]
"Video Game Programmer"
Cara Goldberg
"Aspiring Soap Star"
Chris Follett[24]
"MIT Oceanographer"
Tara McComas
"Daisy Dukes Hostess"
"Cowboy" Joe Cortez
Assignment Desk Editor
Randi Ferrera
"The Navy Diva"
Greggy Soriano[25][26][27][28][29]
"Self-Proclaimed 'Gaysian'"
Kristina Savenok[30]
"Daddy’s Girl"
Jason Prager
"One Buff Geek"
Leticia Cline
"Extreme Sports Model"
Matt Carter
"The Poet"
Amanda Corey[31]
"Hawaiian Tropic Model"
Tommy Severo
"Sweater Vest Enthusiast"

Note: John, Amber and Jillian were all eliminated before the teams paired. Jonathan was left without a partner and was therefore eliminated.

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Amanda WIN RISK WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN RISK RISK WINNER
Tommy RISK WIN RISK WIN SAFE WIN WIN RISK RISK WINNER
2 Cara WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE RISK RUNNER-UP
Chris RISK WIN RISK SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK WIN RISK RUNNER-UP
3 Leticia WIN SAFE WIN RISK WIN SAFE RISK WIN OUT
Matt SAFE WIN RISK RISK WIN SAFE RISK SAFE OUT
4 Tara WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE RISK RISK OUT
Joe RISK WIN RISK SAFE SAFE RISK RISK OUT
5 Kristina WIN RISK WIN SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Jason SAFE WIN RISK SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
6 Randi WIN RISK WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Greggy SAFE WIN RISK SAFE SAFE OUT
7 Tiffany WIN SAFE WIN OUT
Jim SAFE WIN RISK OUT
15 Jonathan RISK WIN RISK OUT
16 Jillian WIN RISK OUT
17 Amber WIN OUT
18 John OUT
     The contestants won the competition.
     The contestant won the challenge and their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant's partner won the challenge and they were safe from elimination.
     The contestant did not win the challenge but their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant and their partner survived elimination.
     The contestant and their partner was eliminated.

Challenges and eliminations[edit]

Week Challenge (Winner) Eliminated Survived Elimination
Beauties Geeks
1 Getting Phone Numbers (Beauties) John Chris, Joe, Jonathan, Tommy
2 Talent Show (Geeks) Amber Amanda, Jillian, Kristina, Randi
3 Flag Football Game (Beauties) Jillian[7], Jonathan[8] Chris[9], All Geeks except Jonathan[10]
4 Science Fair (Cara) Love Hotline (Tommy) Tiffany & Jim Leticia & Matt
5 Geek Makeover & Soap Opera Challenge (Leticia & Matt) No Elimination[11]
6 Garbage Math (Kristina) Geek Firefighter (Tommy) Randi & Greggy Tara & Joe
7 Building a Sled (Amanda & Tommy) Kristina & Jason Leticia & Matt, Cara & Chris, Tara & Joe[12]
8 Plumbing (Leticia) Geeky Girls' Makeovers (Chris) Tara & Joe Amanda & Tommy
9.1 How Well Do You Know Your Partner Leticia & Matt Amanda & Tommy, Cara & Chris
9.2 Former Cast Members Hunt in LA (Amanda & Tommy) Cara & Chris Amanda & Tommy
Winners Amanda & Tommy

^1 For this challenge, one member of each team was to temporarily join the opposing team. It was then revealed that if the team lost their new member would be automatically eliminated.

^2 The remaining beauties were asked to pair up with a geek. Tara, the last beauty, chose Joe, eliminating Jonathan since he was left with no partner.

^3 After winning the challenge, Leticia & Matt were given the right to pick one team to go with them at the world premiere of Prom Night and chose Randi and Greg. The four remaining teams had to send one team to elimination for the next week and had chosen Tara and Joe after a geek drag fashion show contest.

^4 Instead of elimination trivia, each losing team cast a vote for another team to be eliminated. Since the teams all had one vote, Tommy and Amanda picked Kristina and Jason as a tie breaker, sending them home.

International versions[edit]

Country Name Host Channel Year aired Prize
 Australia Beauty and the Geek Australia Bernard Curry 2009-2012
James Tobin 2013–present
Seven Network 8 October 2009 A$100,000
 Bulgaria Красавицата и отличникът
Krasavitsata i otlichnikut
Unknown bTV 3 October 2005 300.000 лева
 Chile La Bella y el Geek Pablo Mackenna Chilevisión 22 October 2012 CLP20,000,000
 Colombia La Bella y el Nerdo Víctor Gómez Canal Caracol 4 May 2006 CO$200.000.000
 Denmark Skønheden og nørden Thomas Hartmann TV3 13 February 2006 250.000 Kr
 Estonia Kaunitar ja geenius Osalejad Lauri & Adelina TV3 3 September 2006
 Finland Kaunotar ja nörtti Lauri Salovaara MTV3 4 September 2005 20.000
 France Bimbo face aux Intello Laurent Ornac DirectStar
 Germany Beauty & The Nerd Daniel Boschmann ProSieben 31 January 2013 100.000 Euro
 India [V] Beauty and the Geek VJ Andy Channel [V] India 19 March 2011 Rs. 10 Lakhs
 Israel היפה והחנון
HaYafa VeHaChnun
Pini Tavger
Micheal Hanegbi
Channel 10 23 July 2008 200.000
 Italy La pupa e il secchione Federica Panicucci & Enrico Papi
Paola Barale & Enrico Papi
Italia 1 September 2006 200.000
 Mexico La Bella y el Nerd Michel Gurfi TV Azteca 20 August 2007
 Netherlands
 Belgium
Beauty & de Nerd Mathias Coppens
Bridget Maasland
RTL 5
VTM
2006
September 2007
2009
25.000
 Norway Prinsessen og professoren Jasmin Aasland TV3 9 March 2006 NOK 200.000
 Portugal A Bela e o Mestre José Pedro Vasconcelos & Iva Domingues TVI 11 March 2007 100.000
 Russia Красавицы и Умники
Krasavitsy i Umniki
Alexander A & Irina Grigorieva REN TV 20 December 2005
Чики и фрики
Chiki i friki
(original US show) MTV Russia
 Spain Nadie es Perfecto Jesús Vázquez Telecinco 2007
 Turkey Güzel ve Dahi Show TV 7 July 2007
 United Kingdom Beauty and the Geek David Mitchell E4 7 February 2006 – 14 March 2006 £40,000
 Vietnam Beauty and the Geek VTV Early 2015

In Brazil, the original American show is aired with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles on the paid TV channel Multishow and it's called As Gostosas e os Geeks (The Hotties and The Geeks).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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