CW reveals 'Beauty and the Geek 3' cast, series to debut January 3
By Reality TV World staff, 11/29/2006
The CW has announced that the third edition of Beauty and the Geek, the network's Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg created "social experiment," will premiere January 3, 2007 and revealed the identities of the "gorgeous but academically impaired" women and "brilliant but socially challenged" men that will compete in the reality elimination show.
Airing in what's normally America's Next Top Model's time period, Beauty and the Geek 3 will debut with a special two-hour 8-10PM ET/PT premiere and then continue to air Wednesdays at 8PM ET/PT throughout its eight week run. Like Top Model, encore broadcasts of Beauty and the Geek 3's episodes will also air Sundays at 9PM ET/PT. Top Model's currently filming eighth edition will take the time period back over once Beauty and the Geek 3 completes its eight episode run.
"In Beauty and the Geek, Ashton and Jason have created a compelling and entertaining examination of how society views appearance and intelligence, and the third edition is easily the best one yet," Dawn Ostroff, The CW’s President of Entertainment, stated in the network's announcement. "This series is the perfect companion to seamlessly bridge our two cycles of Top Model this season and continue The CW’s momentum on Wednesday nights."
Just like last winter's second edition of the reality competition show, Beauty and the Geek 3's eight "beauty" and "geek" teams will compete in a series of intellectual and social skill challenges in which the final remaining team will win $250,000. Each elimination round will feature two competitions -- one in which the "geek" tries to pass his brains on to the "beauty" and another in which the "beauty" helps the "geek" address his social awkwardness.
Among the season's "geek" challenges will be a challenge that requires the men to deliver a stand-up routine in a comedy club and another that requires them to sketch a drawing of a nude model. "Beauty" challenges will include a mock television newscast that requires the women to brush up on their current events and a museum tour guide challenge that forces the women to hit the history books.
The eight teams that will be competing in Beauty and the Geek 3 are:
Tori, a 25-year-old model from Elk Grove, IL who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, and Sanjay, a 24-year-old medical student and from Westminster, CA.
Sanjay is a virgin who majored in computer engineering and biology at UCI and UCLA.
Sheree, a 27-year-old former Hooters waitress from Live Oak, FL who currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Piao, a 25-year-old tax accountant from Kissimmee, FL who currently resides in Washington, DC.
Piao has only ever kissed one girl.and "almost got trampled standing in line for Playstation 3."
Nadia, a 25-year-old model and bartender from Chicago, IL who currently resides in Burr Ridge, IL, and Mario, a 25-year-old writer from Bridgeport, WV who currently resides in Shadyside, OH.
Mario owns over 25,000 comic books and hopes to become a comic book writer.
Jennylee, a 22-year-old model and Ultimate Fighting Championship ring girl from Sherman Oaks, CA, and Niels, a 25-year-old University of California electrical engineering graduate student from Silver Spring, MD who currently resides in Berkeley, CA.
Niels got a perfect SAT score in high school.
Cecille, a 27-year-old bikini model from Santa Cruz, CA who currently resides in Beverly Hills, CA, and Nate, a 21-year-old Harvard University student from Evergreen, CO who currently resides in Cambridge, MA.
Nate is the lead singer of So Long Princess, a Star Wars music band.
Erin, a 25-year-old voice teacher and model from Chicago, IL who currently resides in Mt. Prospect, IL, and Drew, a 21-year-old Marquette University.student from Brookfield, IL who currently resides in Milwaukee, WI.
Drew is a Trekker who enjoys "celebrating my Polish heritage."
Andrea, a 23-year-old student and bartender from Kansas City, MO, and Matt, a 22-year-old MIT graduate from Goldens Bridge, NY who currently resides in Boston, MA.
Matt works on "relevant applied math problems in industry" and won MIT's 2004 Pi Recitation Contest.
Megan, a 25-year-old model and Playboy cybergirl from Boca Raton, FL who currently resides in Chicago, IL, and Alan, a 23-year-old receptionist from Helena, Montana.
Alan -- nicknamed "Scooter" -- graduated from Harvard University with a degree insocial anthropology and can "can recite around five digits of pi" -- a minuscule amount that will no doubt leave Matt unimpressed.