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Beauty and

the Geek star’s quest

for love

J ESSIE Byrne is in no doubt about her best as­sets.

Beauty-wise I like my boobs and my legs,’’ the 21-year-old says.

If I had a dol­lar for ev­ery time some­one said, I wish I had your boobs’ or, Could I have some of those?’ I’d be a mil­lion­aire.’’

It’s that sort of phi­los­o­phy that makes Jessie the per­fect can­di­date for the sec­ond se­ries of

Jessie is one of nine women tak­ing part in the Chan­nel 7 re­al­ity show.

Other con­tes­tants in­clude Queens­land twins El­lie and Brooke (‘‘life is eas­ier be­ing beau­ti­ful’’), West Aus­tralia’s Linette (‘‘when peo­ple first see me, they see blonde, boobs, tan’’) and Tamika (‘‘I’d rate my­self a 10/10’’).

They’re set to share a man­sion with eight geeky guys in­clud­ing Vic­to­ria’s fan David, who con­fesses he needs to be forced to get out and in­ter­act with the real world, math­e­mat­ic­slov­ing Michael, 23, and Tim, who claims to be ad­dicted to com­puter games. For­mer

star Curry is back as host. Curry played baddy Hugo Austin on the Seven soap.

Curry and his wife, Sonya, have a new baby son, Fox.

I had a cou­ple of months help­ing Sonya out with the bub be­fore the sec­ond se­ries of

Curry says. I was of­fered some work but turned it down. It was im­por­tant for me to be there for the early part of his (Fox’s) life.’’ Curry says

is out to up­set stereo­types.

Beauty and the Geek.








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Beauty and the Its host says Beauty and the Geek is all about how peo­ple can change, writes

Colin Vick­ery If I ever have a con­ver­sa­tion . . . they look atmy chest, not into myeyes

It is a show about how peo­ple can change,’’ Curry says.

The geeks get con­fi­dence in them­selves as so­cial be­ings and the beau­ties walk out re­al­is­ing they’re not as aca­dem­i­cally chal­lenged as they thought they were.’’

Tell that to Byrne, who ad­mits she flunked out of school and that her idea of a per­fect Satur­day night is un­leash­ing on the dance floor.

She ad­mits there is a down­side to her volup­tuous looks and has yet to find Mr Right.

If I ever have a con­ver­sa­tion with a man, they look at my chest, not into my eyes.

I want a man who ac­tu­ally looks into my eyes and cares about what I’m say­ing.’’ The first se­ries of

was a sur­prise





and the Geek hit for Seven.

It was a gam­ble last year,’’ Curry says. Seven was des­per­ate to have some­thing for the younger de­mo­graphic to be a suc­cess.

The key is the cast­ing. We have a bet­ter cast than we did last year.

They all get along re­ally well (at the start) and then there is a huge amount of drama that wouldn’t be out of place in






‘‘ Beauty and the Geek, Chan­nel 7, Thurs­day, 8.30pm

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