Aaron & Karly win Beauty & the Geek 2022

Cast fall for NSW train driver Aaron revealing that Nine's feelgood dating show has helped him overcome loneliness.

NSW train driver Aaron and WA hairdresser Karly were last night declared winners of Nine’s Beauty & the Geek season.

The couple defeated finalists Tegan & Anthony and Bri & Chris to take home the $100,000 prize.

A final challenge required the couples to be lowered a terrifying 50m by cables from the 18th floor of Skye Suites in Zetland to a pool below. It was a leap of faith and trust by the couples who, together, have overcome earlier obstacles crafted by producers.

The final decision was made by their fellow castmates, who were moved by Aaron admitting he had faced loneliness prior to the series but was now buoyed by new-found confidence.

“I couldn’t have done it without the support of the other beauties and geeks who now have become lifelong friends and most certainly couldn’t have done it without Karly. Not many words can probably ever describe the feeling that I am experiencing,” he said.

“Karly has been such an amazing partner throughout this experience. The amount of help and advice that she’s given me is something I’ll never forget and she has helped me so much with my confidence and to believe in myself.

“When we first came in, I didn’t know a single person and now thanks to this experience and all the memories that we all created together I’ve got 19 new lifelong friends. Each one has helped me out in their own particular way and I will always be extremely grateful forever.”

Karly said: “My heart is so full, I didn’t even realise it hadn’t felt like this before. I’m so shocked, thrilled and excited to have won and so grateful to have been paired with Aaron through this all.

“I saw Aaron immediately and as soon as I heard his story, I knew we’d be great together. To see him come out of his shell like this and how much his confidence has grown is just unreal. I’m so proud of him.

“The friendships I’ve made on this will be lifelong and I am beyond grateful to all of them for their love.”

Sophie Monk added: “What an incredible, heartwarming and entertaining journey this has been. I’m so ridiculously excited for Aaron and Karly, who are the most gorgeous and caring pair and such deserving winners.

“They had a very special connection right from the beginning and it’s been wonderful watching them grow from this experience and have each other’s backs.

“Seeing two different worlds come together and bring out the best in each other is so gorgeous. All of the beauties and geeks have been incredible to watch and I feel like they’re all winners.”

This season of Nine’s feelgood dating show has faced tough competition with 10’s Hunted and the Commonwealth Games on Seven.

Last year the show was mostly above 600,000 metro Overnight viewers, but this year it was rarely above 500,000 -but with Total TV viewers it has seen numbers above 900,000.

3 Responses

  1. I agree about the contestants being eliminated. I also think some sort of point system would be good and keep them all to the end. I’d also like to see a makeover episode where all the geeks get a makeover together, rather than one a week. It’s a shame when a number get eliminated and we don’t get their ‘reveal’ so to speak. I realise they come back at the end after a makeover, but it’s not really the same.

  2. Congratulations to Carly and Aaron, very deserving winners. I think they had a really good cast this year, they were all really nice and wanted to better themselves and each other. It was pretty much the opposite of MAFS, which is probably why it didn’t rate that well.

    On a side note, i’d love to see a version where the girls are the geeks and the guys the beauties. It could be an interesting comparison.

    1. That has been done once before many years ago when with the first round of the show in Australia. But it would be good to see it again. It’s such a touching show. But I hate any of them going. I wish they’d keep every one until the end and maybe add up points by all the games and combination of voting. It would also be great if one of the romantic couples won, one year. But absolutely love the show it’s so touching and completely devoid of bitchiness.

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