Beauty and the Geek Australia

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Beauty and the Geek Australia
Beauty and the Geek Australia logo.jpg
Format Reality
Created by Ashton Kutcher
Presented by James Tobin (2013–present)
Bernard Curry (2009–2012)
Opening theme "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" by Wes Carr
(series 1-3)
"Good Time" by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
(Series 4)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 41
Production
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Endemol Southern Star (2009)
Southern Star Group (2010–2011)
Shine Australia (2012–)
Broadcast
Original channel Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run 8 October 2009 – present
Chronology
Related shows Beauty and the Geek
Beauty and the Geek (UK TV series)
External links
Website

Beauty and the Geek Australia is an Australian reality television series on the Seven Network. It was originally hosted by Bernard Curry in the first four series and has been replaced by James Tobin as the new host. It is based on the United States program Beauty and the Geek created by Ashton Kutcher.

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) are paired up to compete as teams for a A$100,000 prize.

As of 28 November 2013, 41 episodes have aired.[1]

Season 1[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Xenogene later appeared in an audition episode of The X Factor[2] singing "Thriller". He also appeared in the several episodes of the second season of the same series; in a pool when the Geeks were being cabana boys and in crowd scenes at the Beauty Pageant, Bachelor Auction and Wedding Ceremonies.

Teams[edit]

The Beauties The Geeks

Emma Caminiti,[3] 21 NSW (Miss Congeniality)
Elise Griffiths,[4] 20 SA (V8 Grid Girl)
Kate Winton,[5] 20 SA (Glamour Model)
Jenna Griffin,[6] 21 VIC (Air Hostess)
Lisa McMahon,[7] 21 SA (Aspiring Actress)
Kimberley Ellsmore,[8] 20 NSW (Beauty Queen)
Michelle Smith,[9] 18 QLD (Meter Maid)
Hadassah Venn, 22 QLD (Spray Tan Technician)

Jeremy Reading,[10] 24 ACT (Chess Champion)
Paul Amores,[11] 24 ACT (Econometrician)
Alan Kwong,[12][13] 19 WA (Child Genius)
Toby Latcham,[14] 21 QLD (Studying Three Degrees)
Corin Storkey,[15] 28 VIC (Synthetic Organic Chemist)
Nathan Carter, 20 VIC (Comic Collector)
Peter Scott,[16] 28 WA (Fungal Scientist)
Xenogene Gray,[17] 30 NSW (Physicist)

Winners are in bold

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Emma WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE RISK RISK RISK WINNER
Jeremy SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE RISK RISK RISK WINNER
2 Lisa SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN RUNNER-UP
Corin WIN WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN RUNNER-UP
3 Michelle SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN OUT
Peter SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
4 Hadassah SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Xenogene SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
5 Jenna SAFE RISK WIN RISK SAFE OUT
Toby SAFE RISK SAFE RISK SAFE OUT
6 Elise SAFE SAFE RISK OUT
Paul SAFE SAFE RISK OUT
7 Kimberley SAFE SAFE OUT
Nathan SAFE SAFE OUT
8 Kate SAFE OUT
Alan 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 and neither were they nominated but their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant and their partner were nominated and survived elimination.
     The contestant and their partner were nominated and were eliminated from the competition.
     The contestants did not compete in the week.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: 8 October 2009
The beauties met the geeks for the first time, and are put into teams. The beauties had to teach a 5th grade class either science, mathematics, history or geography. The geeks had to perform a rap song for a nightclub audience including guest judges Molly Meldrum and Jessica Mauboy. There was no elimination, much to the surprise of the contestants.

Episode 2: 15 October 2009
The beauties studied the anatomy of the body. Meanwhile, the geeks practiced relaxing massage techniques, including developing their own signature move, which they put into practice on the beauties.

Episode 3: 22 October 2009
For many of the geeks, it was their first opportunity to go on a date when they embarked on speed dating. The beauties became budding rocket scientists when they attempted to build and launch a rocket from scratch.

Episode 4: 29 October 2009
The geeks are create a race day outfit for their beauties, including choosing a dress for dumaaaa and making the fascinator from scratch, to impress guest judges, milliner Pater Jago and Kate Waterhouse (daughter of horse trainer Gai Waterhouse). Meanwhile, the beauties brushed up on their current affairs knowledge to present a speech on a newsworthy topic.

Episode 5: 5 November 2009
The boys got a makeover in the hopes of improving their confidence. This week also contained the first team challenge, with the beauties and geeks teaming up for a special soap opera challenge with the help of Home and Away stars Ada Nicodemou and Luke Jacobz.

Episode 6: 12 November 2009
The Beauties become tour guides for a night at the museum, and the Geeks host a radio Love Hotline.

Episode 7: 19 November 2009
The Geeks teach a fitness class while the Beauties build a billy cart from scratch.

Episode 8 (Finale): 26 November 2009
The teams pair up for their own Amazing Race-inspired challenge. They receive clues and work together to track down three eliminated contestants scattered throughout Sydney. The first pair of teams to return to the mansion compete in the elimination room for the $100,000 prize.

Challenges and eliminations[edit]

Week Beauty challenge (winner) Geek challenge (winner) Elimination room Eliminated
1 Primary School Knowledge (Emma) Rap Competition (Corin) None
2 Human Anatomy (Michelle) Massaging (Corin) Jenna and Toby
Kate and Alan
Kate and Alan
3 Rocket Scientist (Jenna) Speed Dating (Xenogene) Elise and Paul
Kimberley and Nathan
Kimberley and Nathan
4 Current Affairs Knowledge (Emma) Create A Dress From Scratch (Jeremy) Jenna and Toby
Elise and Paul
Elise and Paul
5 Soap Opera (Corin/Lisa) None
6 Tour Guide (Michelle) Radio Love Hotline (Peter) Emma and Jeremy
Jenna and Toby
Jenna and Toby
7 Building a Go Kart (Michelle) Teaching Fitness Class (Corin) Hadassah and Xenogene
Emma and Jeremy
Hadassah and Xenogene
8 Race To The Finale (Corin/Lisa) Emma and Jeremy
Michelle and Peter
Michelle and Peter
Winners Emma and Jeremy

Weekly Ratings[edit]

Thursdays 8.30pm

WEEK Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth TOTAL WEEKLY
RANK
01 352,000 303,000 170,000 116,000 115,000 1,056,000 7
02 335,000 367,000 116,000 121,000 129,000 1,067,000 6
03 297,000 279,000 168,000 118,000 90,000 952,000 10
04 290,000 326,000 139,000 129,000 116,000 1,000,000 7
05 351,000 353,000 222,000 137,000 147,000 1,211,000 3
06 285,000 334,000 164,000 102,000 123,000 1,008,000 8
07 299,000 289,000 185,000 88,000 131,000 993,000 8
08 294,000 312,000 178,000 112,000 141,000 1,038,000 5

Season 2[edit]

The second season began recording on 9 August 2010, with the first episode going to air on 21 October 2010. There were six episodes in total. The first and last ones were one and a half hours instead of just one hour.

The season was won by the pairing of Michael and Jessie.[18]

Contestants[edit]

The second season of Beauty and the Geek Australia features the same contestant structure as the first season, with one big twist; one of the "Beauties" is actually twins. In each challenge only one of the twins was allowed to compete. Also, Xenogene from season 1 was a background "Where's Wally" in at least six episodes. In no apparent order, the contestants for the second season are as follows.

The Beauties[19] The Geeks[20]

Jessie Byrne,[21] 21 NSW (Dancer)
Ellie and Brooke Kelaart, 18 QLD (Menswear Consultant and Ice-Cream Scooper)
Ellynie-May Rasborsek, 20 NSW (Nail Technician)
Donna Thompson, 22 NSW (Hairdresser)
Kara Palmieri, 20 NSW (Personal Shopper)
Linette Goder, 20 WA (Promo Model)
Tamika Chesser, 20 QLD (Cocktail Waitress)
Nicola Cross, 21 SA (Nanny)

Michael Price, 23 QLD (National Maths Champion)
George Sinapius, 22 QLD (Dinosaur Fossil Expert)
Marlon Dance-Hooi, 25 SA (Completing Double Degree)
Daniel Iachini, 23 SA (Molecular Biologist)
Tim Young, 23 WA (Astrophysicist)
David Bathie, 19 VIC (Rover Scout)
Thomas Richardson-Smith, 22 VIC (Hawaiian Shirt Enthusiast)
Stuart Sandow, 31 SA (Comic Collector)

Winners are in bold

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Jessie SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE RISK WINNER
Michael SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK WINNER
2 Tamika SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN RUNNER-UP
Thomas SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN RUNNER-UP
3 Ellynie-May RISK SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK OUT
Marlon RISK WIN SAFE SAFE WIN RISK OUT
4 Donna SAFE RISK RISK SAFE RISK OUT
Daniel WIN RISK RISK SAFE RISK OUT
5 Kara SAFE WIN WIN SAFE OUT
Tim SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
6 Brooke & Ellie WIN SAFE OUT
George SAFE SAFE OUT
7 Linette SAFE OUT
David SAFE OUT
8 Nicola OUT
Stuart 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 and neither were they nominated but their pair was safe from elimination.
     The contestant and their partner were nominated and survived elimination.
     The contestant and their partner were nominated and were eliminated from the competition.
     The contestants did not compete in the week.
     The contestant won immunity and was safe from elimination.
     The contestant's partner won immunity and they were safe from elimination.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: 21 October 2010[22]
The Geeks apply their knowledge of beauty and fashion to design and dress their Beauties in a handmade bikini which best reflects who the Geeks are for a pageant before a panel of former Miss Australia winners. The Beauties build a flying device for their Geeks to fly.

Episode 2: 28 October 2010[23]
The Beauties have to handle creepy-crawlies in a challenge that incorporates mathematics, while the Geeks have to stand in as Cabana Boys at a five-star, luxurious hotel pool bar. In the creepy-crawlies challenge, the beauties had to transport bugs of different values to their own bowl and whoever scored 100 points worth of bugs won the challenge. Later, a second challenge was announced where beauties can gain immunity by eating a live witchetty grub. However, this winner is unable to nominate a pair for elimination.

Episode 3: 4 November 2010[23]
The beauties have to take a Legally Blonde style challenge that involves law, while the Geeks have to pose nude for a calendar. In the Legally Blonde showcase challenge, the beauties were given a topic and were announced if they were for or against. Between the two beauties, the judge would declare a winner. Then out of the three, there was a final winner. Later, Kara's feelings about Daniel kissing Ellie finally came out.

Episode 4: 11 November 2010[23]
The Geek make-over special involved style, fashion, hair and personality. The geeks changed from geek to chic as they transformed very differently. The beauties had to auction off their geek and in due with the auction, the got a date. The beauties were given tasks to set the geeks to do, if not so, they would be eliminated. No one got eliminated that week.

Episode 5: 18 November 2010[23]
The Beauties get down and dirty as they learn about history, where the Geeks have to form a boy band with Justice Crew in a local place. In the archeological dig challenge, the Beauties had to get dirty in a mud pool with items inside and needed to put them in year order. The Geeks were introduced to Justice Crew and were taught dance moves to perform to a live audience. The winner was declared by Justice Crew who they felt put a lot of energy into it.

Episode 6: 25 November 2010
The beauties had to do a spelling bee and the geeks were to declare their Cinderella with a shoe fitting, finding the correct sized shoe for their beauty among a pile of other shoes. Then the race was on with the geeks carrying their beauties in chariots to the finish line, in which Danial and Donna were eliminated. A surprise came which no one expected, a challenge in which the beauties were a beautiful bride to their groomy geeks. The audience at the wedding voted for the best vow, dance and speech, where Marlon and Ellynie-May were eliminated. Michael and Jessie won the second season of Beauty and the Geek Australia, beating Thomas and Tamika with a score of 3-2 in the elimination room.

Challenges and eliminations[edit]

Week Beauty challenge (winner) Geek challenge (winner) Elimination room Eliminated
1 Build a Flying Device (Twins) Making a Bikini (Daniel) Ellynie-May and Marlon
Nicola and Stuart
Nicola and Stuart
2 Creepy Crawling (Tamika) Cabana Boys (Marlon) Linette and David
Donna and Daniel
Linette and David
3 Courtroom (Kara) Pose Nude (Michael) Donna and Daniel
Twins and George
Twins and George
4 None
5 Archaeology (Jessie) Dance Perform in a Live Audience (Marlon)
Donna and Daniel
Kara and Tim
Kara and Tim
6 Race to the Finish (Tamika and Thomas) Jessie and Michael
Tamika and Thomas
Donna and Daniel
Ellynie-May and Marlon
Wedding (Tamika and Thomas)
Winners Jessie and Michael

Weekly Ratings[edit]

Thursdays 8.30pm

WEEK Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth TOTAL NIGHTLY
RANK
01 336,000 276,000 128,000 110,000 118,000 969,000 5
02 325,000 299,000 134,000 94,000 119,000 971,000 6
03 350,000 268,000 115,000 95,000 103,000 931,000 7
04 466,000 422,000 230,000 135,000 176,000 1,429,000 1
05 360,000 319,000 141,000 93,000 154,000 1,067,000 4
06 368,000 332,000 185,000 96,000 119,000 1,100,000 4
Winner Revealed 411,000 375,000 190,000 119,000 128,000 1,224,000 3

Season 3[edit]

The third season began airing on 22 September 2011, with the first episode being 90 minutes.

Contestants[edit]

The third season of Beauty and the Geek Australia features the same contestant structure as the first season, with one big twist; one of the "Beauties" is a male and the one of the geeks is a female.

The Beauties[19] The Geeks[20]

Sarah Lawther, 20 NSW (Promo Model)
Darlene Grace Cook, 21 NT (Casino Hostess)
Ashley "Dolly" Knight, 20 QLD (Cosmetic Tattooist)
Emma Ceolin, 21 QLD (Receptionist/Miss FHM)
Gaia Booker, 19 WA (Part-Time Nanny)
Jacelle Kop, 20 VIC (Trainee Barmaid)
Jordan Finlayson, 20 NSW (Dancer)
Mackenzie Gogo Smits, 21 WA (Covergirl)
Maddy Fowler, 20 NSW (Cheerleader)
Troy Thompson, 21 NSW (Topless Waiter)

Lachlan Cosgrove, 22 QLD (Studying Constitutional Law)
Nathan Sinclair, 19 SA (Video Game and Cosplay Addict who has Never Been Kissed)
Bendeguz Daniel Devenyi-Botos, 21 NSW (Historian)
Adam Marshall, 25 VIC (Remote Area Meteorologist)
Colin Hockings, 23 VIC (Cambridge Scientist)
Theo Bendit, 23 NSW (Mathematician)
Julian Stevenson, 25 NSW (PhD Molecular Genetics)
Jimmy Reilly, 26 NSW (I.T. Support Technician)
Gilbert Moffatt, 19 VIC (Studying Double Degree)
Helen Arnold, 26 ACT (Statistician)

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Sarah SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK RISK RISK WINNER
Lachlan WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE RISK RISK RISK WINNER
2 Jordan WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN RISK SAFE WIN WIN WIN RUNNER-UP
Julian SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE WIN WIN RUNNER-UP
3 Jacelle1 SAFE WIN SAFE OUT SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Gilbert1 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
4 Mackenzie SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE RISK WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Jimmy SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE WIN WIN OUT
5 Troy WIN WIN SAFE SAFE OUT IN2 OUT
Helen SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT IN2 OUT
6 Dolly SAFE RISK SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE OUT
Bendeguz SAFE RISK WIN RISK SAFE SAFE OUT
7 Maddy1 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE QUIT
8 Theo1 SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
9 Emma SAFE SAFE OUT
Adam SAFE SAFE OUT
10 Gaia RISK OUT OUT
Colin RISK OUT OUT
11 Darlene OUT
Nathan 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 contestants did not compete in the week.
     The contestants were brought back into the competition.
     The contestants were nominated but did not return to the competition.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.
     The contestant won immunity and was safe from elimination.
     The contestant's partner won immunity and they were safe from elimination.

^1 In episode 6, Maddy quit the competition due to health reasons, Jacelle (from the team "Jacelle & Theo") was brought back to be Gilbert's new team partner, ending the team of "Maddy & Gilbert" and beginning the team of "Jacelle & Gilbert"
^2 In episode 8, Mackenzie & Jimmy, and Jacelle & Gilbert had to nominate two teams to return to the competition instead of the usual nominating two teams to go home. Jacelle & Gilbert nominated Gaia & Colin, while Mackenzie & Jimmy nominated Troy & Helen. In the end, Troy & Helen won the elimination room quiz and returned to the competition.

  • In episode 7, the winners of the challenges have not going to take part to nominate two teams for elimination. Jordan & Julian and Dolly & Bendeguz, who were finished last in Spelling Bee and Motorbike Race challenges, were given automatic nomination instead.
  • In the grand finale, Troy & Mackenzie announced their engagement. Their team maters bonded and Jimmy asked Helen out on a date, but Helen informed Jimmy that she was already taken by a guy in the Netherlands. Lachlan and Jordan started dating beyond the game. It was unclear what happened to Gilbert and Dolly.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: 22 September 2011[22]
The geeks applied their knowledge in a "Fashion-atomy" challenge, which involved painting on their beauties specific items of clothing and being judged by Camilla Franks. The beauties then did a "Round-the-World" challenge by matching selected foods to the country that they are associated with on a large map of the world.

Episode 2: 29 September 2011[22]
The beauties took part in a zoology challenge, in which they put their hand into five crates with an animal inside, feeling it, and then naming each animal. The beauties were then offered immunity in a challenge where a disk was placed in a crate with 50 000 cockroaches inside, and the beauties had to pick up the disk with their mouth. The geeks took part in a "What's Your Number?" challenge, which had them approaching a female (a male for Helen) and asking for their number by flirting and finding interests.

Episode 3: 6 October 2011[22]
The beauties and the geeks take part in a hero challenge where they each had to shoot a ball of paint at pictures of geek and beauty heroes respectively, and then name the hero. The geeks later took part in a roller-skating derby challenge in which a Sydney women's roller-derby team would try to knock them over. The last two geeks standing would then have to protect their beauties from falling over.

Episode 4: 13 October 2011[24]
The beauties and geeks return to school as the beauties are assigned to teach a Year 7 class about either physics, chemistry, biology or volcanology. Afterwards the geeks paired up with their beauty to choreograph and perform a cheerleading routine, with the top two couples having to compete with a professional cheerleading team.

Episode 5: 20 October 2011[22]
The beauties and geeks posed in a photoshoot which saw many of them strip down into underwear. The couple with the best photo would appear on the cover of the Famous magazine, and the geek of this couple as well as the couple that came second in the challenge would receive a makeover. After Lachlan and Helen's makeover, each of the geeks went out on a date with a female geek (male for Helen) specifically chosen to match their interests, with the beauties having to serve them as waitresses. Afterwards they were given a choice; they had the chance to swap their beauty for their geeky date. After a lot of controversy, none of the geeks turned in their beauty for their date. As a treat there was no elimination for that week.

Episode 6: 27 October 2011[25]
The beauties designed a comic book superhero, and the geeks then had to design and make a costume for this superhero which the beauties would have to wear on a fashion parade. The geeks introduced their partner as they came out, and the beauties then had to describe the powers that their superhero had. Following this challenge the remaining four geeks who didn't have makeovers the previous week had their turn, with some amazing results. Using their new look they participated in a "Full Monty Challenge", involving each of them to perform a short dance dressed as The Village People at a local club with a big finale involving them stripping down to their underwear.

Episode 7: 3 November 2011[26]
The beauties took on a spelling bee based on their respective geek's interest. Each time they misspelled a word their geek would receive an electric shock, and if they got the same word wrong twice in a row they would be knocked out of the challenge. The geeks then took part in a biker race, which had the beauties construct a bike and sidecar for their geeks to ride in, with the first beauty to finish giving their geek an advantage in the race. The geeks were to carry members of the HOGS motorcycle gang in the sidecar, with the geek whose partner finished building the bike first having the advantage of carrying the lightest biker, and the heaviest biker riding in the bike of the geek whose partner finished last. After the race the geeks were offered immunity; the first geek to step forward to have their beauty's name tattooed on their body would go through to next week. Lachlan took the challenge much to everyone's surprise, getting Sarah's name tattooed on his buttocks and consequently causing much drama in the house.

Episode 8: 10 November 2011[27]
The beauties undertook a "Mustering Maths" challenge, which involved them attempting to round up a group of farm animals each with a number or mathematical symbol on them into a small enclosure to make an equation that would equal 60. Later the previously eliminated geeks who did not have the chance to get makeovers re-entered the house, with each of the geeks still in the competition giving them makeovers with a time limit of two hours. The beauties then voted on which made over geek had the biggest improvement, unaware as to which who made over which geek. However, a twist was introduce so that the two winning couples of the week (Gilbert and Jacelle in the Mustering Maths challenge, and Jimmy and Mackenzie in the style challenge) had the power to nominate a couple to return to the mansion, instead of nominating a couple to be eliminated.

Episode 9: 17 November 2011[28]
The geeks were brought into an art studio for a "Woman Appreciation" challenge, in which they had 20 minutes to sketch a naked female model. While they were sketching her, the model kept talking casually about mundane things in her life much to their annoyance, and was generally being very distracting. However, at the end of the challenge they were told that they were not being assessed on how good their artwork is, but how much they listened, and so they were quizzed on things the model said. Afterwards the beauties had to work with their geek to find a figure or icon that represents the "London Look", which the beauty then had to dress up as and represent in a beauty pageant.

Episode 10: 24 November 2011[29]
The geeks and beauties returned to school as they were graded on school subjects such as Science, Home Economics and Physical Education. The couple with the lowest average grade was eliminated, and the remaining three couples would attend the school formal. At the school formal the geeks would stand in a kissing booth and the beauties had to advertise their geeks to other people attending the formal. The couples then participated in a dance battle, and following these two challenges all the attendees had to vote on which couple had the strongest bond. The top two couples from this challenge then went to the elimination room for the final time where the scores were so tight that two tie-breaker rounds were held. The end result was a score of 5-4 with Lachlan and Sarah winning Season 3 of Beauty and the Geek Australia over Julian and Jordan.

Challenges and eliminations[edit]

Week Beauty challenge (winner) Geek challenge (winner) Elimination room Eliminated
1 Food Round the World (Jordan) Fashion Anatomy (Lachlan) Darlene and Nathan
Gaia and Colin
Darlene and Nathan
2 Zoology (Jacelle) What's Your Number (Julian) Gaia and Colin
Dolly and Bendeguz
Gaia and Colin
3 N/A Roller Derby (Bendeguz) Emma and Adam
Mackenzie and Jimmy
Emma and Adam
Shooting Stars (Troy and Helen)
4 Science Fair (Jordan) N/A Jacelle and Theo
Dolly and Bendeguz
Jacelle and Theo
Cheerleading (Sarah and Lachlan)
5 Couples Photography (Sarah and Lachlan) None
6 Superhero (Jordan) Full Monty (Gilbert) Troy and Helen
Mackenzie and Jimmy
Troy and Helen
7 Spelling Bee (Mackenzie) Motorbike Race (Gilbert) Jordan and Julian
Dolly and Bendeguz
Dolly and Bendeguz
8 Mustering Maths (Jacelle) Style (Jimmy) None
9 London Fashion Icon (Jordan) Woman Appreciation (Jimmy) Troy and Helen
Sarah and Lachlan
Troy and Helen
10 Back to School (Jordan and Julian) Sarah and Lachlan
Mackenzie and Jimmy
Mackenzie and Jimmy
School Dance (Jordan and Julian) Sarah and Lachlan
Jacelle and Gilbert
Jacelle and Gilbert
Winners Sarah and Lachlan

Ratings[edit]

Episode Original airdate Timeslot (approx.) Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
rank
Weekly
rank
Notes
1 22 September 2011 Thursday 8:30 pm9:30 pm 0.927[30] #4[31] #29[30]
2 29 September 2011 Thursday 8:30 pm9:30 pm 0.804[32] #9[33] #42[32]
3 6 October 2011 Thursday 8:30 pm9:30 pm 0.863[34] #9[35] #36[34]
4 13 October 2011 Thursday 8:30 pm9:30 pm 0.995[36] #4[37] #26[36]
5 20 October 2011 Thursday 8:30 pm9:30 pm 1.371[38] #1[39] #9[38]
6 27 October 2011 Thursday 7:30 pm9:00 pm 1.330[40] #1[41] #7[40]
7 3 November 2011 Thursday 7:30 pm8:30 pm 1.143[42] #1[43] #18[42]
8 10 November 2011 Thursday 7:30 pm8:30 pm 1.119[43] #2[43] N/A[44]
9 17 November 2011 Thursday 7:30 pm8:30 pm 1.020[45] #2[45]
10 24 November 2011 Thursday 7:30 pm9:00 pm 1.253[46] #1[46]
Series average (ongoing) 1.064 #4 #21

Season 4[edit]

The fourth season began airing on 4 October 2012. This season saw some changes, including the theme song. In addition of winning the regular prize, the winner will receive two Holden Barina per one for each winning team member. Also, the nominations and eliminations room were expanded into a bigger size. This season's big twist was that one of the geeks is a secret millionaire, and in week 3 this was revealed to be Nathan. It was also Bernard Curry's last series as a host.

Contestants[edit]

The Beauties[19] The Geeks[20]

Millie Lincoln, 18 VIC (Professional Bra Fitter)
Kristy Clinch, 23 QLD (Window Dresser)
Jessica Zinna, 24 VIC (Stewardess)
Kim Muhovics, 21 SA (Fake Tanner)
Alin LingLing, 19 NSW (High Heel Collector)
Courtney Sander, 19 WA (Receptionist)
Bre Gorman, 18 NSW (Barbie Enthusiast/Babysitter)
Chontelle Berryman, 18 VIC (Trainee Make Up Artist)
Nikki Marks, 23 NSW (Nanny)
Greta Guy, 22 VIC (Cocktail Waitress/Hair Removalist/Beauty Therapist)

Richard "Chard" Oldfield, 22 NSW (Bionic Limb Expert)
Jason Newell, 23 QLD (Town Planner)
Nathan Hoad, 25 QLD (Programmer/IT Millionaire)
Richard "Rich" Bell, 24 VIC (Aerospace Engineer)
Dane Gade, 19 VIC (Health Science Student)
Matthew "Matt" Hall, 18 NSW (Psychologist/Insect Collector)
Oliver Mitchell, 22 NSW (Lawyer)
Cody Davies, 19 SA (Webmaster who has Never Been Kissed)
Jack Ferguson, 23 VIC (Experimentalist)
Yiran Tan, 19 SA (Boy Genius/Medical Student)

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Millie SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK WINNER
Chard SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK WINNER
2 Alin SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN RUNNER-UP
Dane SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WIN WIN RUNNER-UP
3 Chontelle SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN RISK RISK OUT
Cody SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE RISK RISK OUT
4 Kristy WIN RISK SAFE RISK SAFE RISK SAFE RISK WIN OUT
Jason SAFE RISK WIN RISK SAFE RISK WIN RISK SAFE OUT
5 Kim SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE OUT
Rich SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
6 Nikki OUT IN3 OUT
Jack OUT IN3 OUT
7 Greta RISK SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Yiran RISK SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
8 Jessica SAFE SAFE RISK OUT OUT
Nathan WIN SAFE RISK OUT OUT
9 Bre SAFE WIN OUT
Oliver SAFE SAFE OUT
10 Courtney SAFE OUT
Matt 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.
     The contestants did not compete in the week.
     The contestants were brought back into the competition.
     The contestants were nominated but did not return to the competition.
     The contestant won immunity and was safe from elimination.
     The contestant's partner won immunity and they were safe from elimination.

^3 In the first half of episode 7, Kim & Rich, and Kristy & Jason had to nominate two teams to return to the competition instead of the usual nominating two teams to go home. Kim & Rich nominated Nikki & Jack, while Kristy & Jason nominated Jessica & Nathan. In the end, Nikki & Jack won the elimination room quiz and returned to the competition.

  • In Week 3, Jason had the opportunity to receive immunity by getting a nipple piercing, he accepted it and therefore along with Kristy, was safe from elimination. They did not, however have the power to send a team to the elimination room.
  • Also in Week 3, Greta & Yiran and Alin & Dane won the challenge together, and therefore they all had to select one team to send to the elimination room.
  • In Week 4 the elimination was chosen by a vote, not a quiz. Each individual contestant voted for one of the two nominated teams.
  • In Week 5 the winning couples had the opportunity to choose whether to send someone home or not. If one couple decided to send someone home but the other didn't, the nominated couple would automatically be eliminated. Neither couple wanted to eliminate anyone, so everyone was safe.

In the grand final of Beauty and the Geek Australia season 4, it involved both the beauties and the geeks to dress as if they are medieval times. Their challenges included the geeks' ability to save their princesses by climbing a rock climbing wall and the beauties having to recite a sonnet and kiss a frog. Kristy and Jason were eliminated after this. The next lot of couples then attended a ball in which the couples had to tell the audience about their time in the mansion together while also dancing in a ballet together. Chontelle and Cody were eliminated in this challenge which then left Millie and Chard versus Dan and Alin to compete for the prize.

In the final round of Beauty and the Geek, the couples went up against each other in a quiz to see which couple knew the most about each other. Overall, Chard and Millie were the couple who knew the most about each other and were crowned the winners of Beauty and the Geek 2012.

Challenges and eliminations[edit]

Week Beauty challenge (winner) Geek challenge (winner) Elimination room Eliminated
1 Body Sense (Kristy) Double Eye (Nathan) Nikki and Jack
Greta and Yiran
Nikki and Jack
2 Spelling Bee (Bre) Fashion Photography (Dane) Courtney and Matt
Kristy and Jason
Courtney and Matt
3 N/A Hard Guy (Rich) Jessica and Nathan
Bre and Oliver
Bre and Oliver
Longest Hug (Alin and Dane/Greta and Yiran)
4 Etiquette Class (Alin) Wrestling (Chard) Kristy and Jason
Jessica and Nathan
Jessica and Nathan
5 Pageantry (Alin and Dane/Chontelle and Cody) None
6 Geography Quiz (Kim) Blind Date (Cody) Kristy and Jason
Greta and Yiran
Greta and Yiran
7 Car Maths (Kim) Beauty Salon (Jason) None
Mystery Picture (Chontelle) Bodybuilding (Dane) Nikki and Jack
Kristy and Jason
Nikki and Jack
8 Geek Job (Kristy) Outback (Dane) Chontelle and Cody
Kim and Rich
Kim and Rich
9 Fairy Tale (Alin and Dane) Chontelle and Cody
Kristy and Jason
Kristy and Jason
Masquerade Party (Alin and Dane) Millie and Chard
Chontelle and Cody
Chontelle and Cody
Winners Millie and Chard

Season 5[edit]

The twist in Season 5 saw 9 beauties and 8 geeks sent to live on a tropical island with no mansion and no luxuries. An extra beauty, Courtenay, joined the team of Alex and Bella after Alex won the first challenge. This season also had two New Zealand contestants, Bella and Zac, as was advertised earlier in the year.

Contestants[edit]

The Beauties[19] The Geeks[20]

Emily Craig, 19 VIC (Ex-Professional Cheerleader)
Sheridan Sharpe, 21 VIC (Life Saver)
Temaura Lacaze, 22 QLD (Unemployed)
Jenna Tonkin, 20 NSW (Lara Bingle Look-a-Like)
Erin Barnett, 18 VIC (Babysitter)
Kassi Kashian, 18 NSW (Trainee Spray Tanner)
Ntula MacDonald, 19 WA (Shopaholic)
Bella Henry, 20 NZ (Eyebrow Technician)
Courtenay Williamson, 19 NSW (Wannabe WAG)

Brett d'Avoine, 24 VIC (Gamer)
Brandon Cowan, 19 NSW (App Developer)
Peter, 21 SA (Calibration Physicist)
Michael, 26 QLD (Time Traveller)
Matthew, 24 WA (Explosives Expert)
Nathan Glover, 22 WA (IT Guru)
Zac Klavs, 18 NZ (Young Historian)
Alex, 24 VIC (Dr Who Fanatic)

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Emily WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK RISK WINNER
Brett SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE RISK RISK WINNER
2 Erin SAFE OUT IN RISK WIN WIN RUNNER-UP
Nathan SAFE OUT IN RISK WIN WIN RUNNER-UP
3 Ntula SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN OUT
Zac SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
4 Jenna SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE OUT
Matthew SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE WIN OUT
5 Kassi RISK RISK SAFE SAFE WIN WIN OUT
Brandon RISK RISK SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
6 Courtenay SAFE RISK SAFE RISK OUT OUT
Alex WIN SAFE WIN RISK OUT OUT
7 Temaura SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Michael SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
8 Bella SAFE OUT
9 Sheridan OUT
Peter OUT
  • Upon winning the challenge in Week 1, Alex who was originally teamed with Bella received a surprise package, upon opening it, Courtenay was inside, which gave Alex two beauties to compete with. In Week 2 it was revealed he would have to eliminate one of his beauties, he decided to eliminated Bella, forming the official team of Alex & Courtenay.
  • Instead of the usual power to nominate two teams for elimination, instead the winning teams this week, Zac and Ntula, and Alex and Courtenay, had the power to mix up the couples of two teams. They denied the use of this power, leaving all the teams safe.
  • In the Episode 6, Kassi & Brandon and Emily & Brett, had to nominate two teams to return to the competition instead of the usual nominating two teams to go home. Kassi & Brandon nominated Courtenay & Alex, while Emily & Brett nominated Erin & Nathan. In the end, Erin & Nathan won the elimination room quiz and returned to the competition.
     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 was individually up for elimination and survived.
     The contestant was individually eliminated.
     The contestants did not compete in the week.
     The contestants were brought back into the competition.
     The contestants were nominated but did not return to the competition.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.
     The contestant won immunity and was safe from elimination.
     The contestant's partner won immunity and they were safe from elimination.

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