SHANE Jenek hopes his latest project will help normalise modern dating for different genders.
Following the lead of shows like The Bachelor and Married At
First Sight, The Bi Life has broken new ground by following nine bisexual and pansexual UK singletons on their pioneering search for love.
Jenek (inset) – as his drag alter ego, Courtney Act (right) – expects serious chemistry and real love matches made during the latest dating show to take the world by storm. But he also hopes for a greater impact.
“I think now that marriage equality has started to roll out in Australia, people have seen the sky hasn’t caved in,” he said.
“There’s nothing untoward about two people in love getting married, I think there’s probably more acceptance and understanding and a show like this will help to demystify different sexualities.”
Both Jenek and Act make appearances on the LGBTQ+ show, which kicked off recently on E!.
Jenek, who was born in Brisbane and then moved to Sydney as an 18-yearold, saw his career as an entertainer take off after auditioning for Australian
Idol, back in 2003 – first as Shane, then coming back the next day in full drag, as Courtney Act.