Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

The Genetically Blessed and the Cool-Challenged

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

The Genetically Blessed and the Cool-Challenged

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BERNARD Curry could easily make a home for himself in the Beauty and the Geek house.

As the runner-up in the 2002 Victorian air guitar championships he could have easily found himself thrust into the house as a geek, rather than the host.

"I reckon that does place me pretty close to being a geek, it's a geeky little pursuit," he said.

"I like to think I have a little bit of geek in me and a touch of the beauty because I have a touch of ego and vanity.

"I think everyone has a bit of geek and a bit of beauty."

But when it comes to the new Channel Seven series Beauty and the Geek, the contestants are very much one or the other.

Take 30-year-old Xenogene, one of the geeks in the house.

He is a master at mathematics and computing and a virgin.

In his bio in the Beauty and the Geek press kit Xenogene explains:

"I want to have genetic offspring," he said. "I don't have a girlfriend, nor have I ever, so I figured if I clearly don't take some sort of active measure to correct the situation I might end up being like Newton and dying a virgin with no offspring. …

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