Beauty and the Geek’s four remaining ‘Geeks’ underwent their makeovers during Monday’s episode of the reality series – and one got an instant tick of approval from his ‘Beauty’, who leapt into his arms for a lingering kiss.
Check out the impressive makeovers below…
Victorian muso Jason, 29, had perhaps the night’s biggest transformation, losing his shaggy hair and beard – and stepping out with a discernible new air of confidence and even a few male-model poses.
He said he’d changed a lot since the show started, explaining that on his first day, he could “barely muster standing within 20m of the Beauties.”
Jason came out to wild reactions from the rest of the contestants, one of whom summed up the mood by saying: “Who the hell IS that?”
The Beauty he’d been paired with, Emily, could not stop screaming.
“When I saw myself in the mirror, I didn’t recognise myself. I saw someone new … almost like a long-lost brother or something. It was really wild to see myself like that,” Jason said.
“I feel like a weight has been lifted off me. Something as simple as not having beard hair to fiddle with or hair on my face to block my view of things is tremendously powerful for my confidence.”
NSW train driver Aaron said he had come “so, so far” on the show, listing a few of his “firsts”.
“I’ve conquered my fear of dogs, jumped off a train through a firewall, posed with my shirt off and grown so much. I’ve changed so much through this experience,” he said.
Emerging post-makeover with a new haircut and outfit, Aaron said he felt “so, so happy… I’m ready to start living now.”
His Beauty Karly was full of praise, dubbing him her “sexy Aaron-cini ball.”
A self-proclaimed Harry Potter superfan, 26-year-old Anthony suffered bullying at high school and had never quite built his self-confidence after that trauma.
So it’s understandable that his makeover was an emotional experience – he shed a tear or two when he first looked at himself in the mirror.
“It was very emotional,” he said. “It was like, ‘why can’t you love yourself? Why can’t you be proud of who you are?’”
Thankfully his Beauty Tegan was there to be his biggest cheerleader, dubbing the new-look Anthony “a bad boy rich sugar daddy.”
Fans who’ve been watching this season will know that 25-year-old children’s party entertainer Michael has already developed quite the connection with his Beauty, Tara.
Even so, it was a shock when the new-look Michael stepped out – and an overwhelmed Tara immediately ran into his arms to give him a long, lingering kiss on the lips.
For Michael, it was the dream outcome.
“That was so romantic. I have dreamt of a moment like that. I felt really, really happy … very wanted. I didn’t know she could move that fast in heels!” he said.
Tara couldn’t hide her excitement at the new-look Michael.
“Obviously I fell for you before (the makeover) but this is a cherry on top – I’m not complaining,” she said.
“A sexy bonus?” asked host Sophie Monk.
“I’m glad to be your sexy bonus,” said Michael.
After that loved-up moment, it was a bittersweet end to the episode, as Jason and Emily were eliminated from the competition.
The four makeovers came after fellow contestant Christopher underwent his big transformation last week.