When I first decided to start blogging about Beauty and the Geek Australia I had a few blog topics in mind. One in particular was how important room selection was going to be for the contestants. Spending late nights chatting to the other couple in your bedroom really forces you to become closer to them than with any of the other couple in the house. Even if you have a better friendship with another couple, the bedroom relationship probably trumps that every time. Everyone always asked me ‘Why did you never nominate Corin when he was winning all of the challenges?’ Two words: Bedroom relationship.
I had all of these awesome plans to study the first Beauty and the Geek episodes to figure out exactly which couples were sharing a room. Knowing the house layout from last year and watching the little interviews with the cast I could be sneaky and figure it out. I was then going to come up with all of these insightful views about who may be aligning with whom and then the likely chance of people being nominated.
Bu all of these meticulous plans got blown out of the water in episode 1. I thought that it was weird that they actually showed the scene when Ellynie-May/Marlon and Donna/Daniel became roomies. It was not until the nomination announcement where the point of that scene became apparent. My jaw dropped when Donna/Daniel nominated Ellynie-May/Marlon. The sacred roommate relationship was broken! There must be something going on behind the scenes, and there must be some other strong alliances that have formed. From the look on Ellynie-May’s face, she was not expecting it. I do agree that they are a strong couple (they are one of my tips to win but more on that in a later post) and that they may have less growing to do on the show, but I thought the bedroom relationship was unbreakable.
So my tip to viewers is to try and see what has really been going on during this first week. But all I can say is that I would not want to be living in that bedroom from then on. It is no doubt going to be very awkward for the two couples. And I can’t wait to see the look on Donna and Daniels face when Ellynie-May and Marlon return next week.