Beauty And The Geek – Is Bendeguz A Fake?
To think I thought it was the beauty’s were the fakes this year as surely no person can be that dumb, however the Sunday Telegraph is reporting geek Benedguz Daniel Devenyl-Botos is a fake.
It appears the geek with the over the top moustache is an actor.
The article says:
VIEWERS of Channel 7 reality show Beauty and the Geek have been duped, with one contestant admitting he’s not really a nerd at all but an actor.
Despite being presented as a bookish “historian” on the TV dating contest, Bendeguz Daniel Devenyi-Botos, who has a string of theatre and short-film credits to his name, has confessed to dropping out of university to focus on acting. He told The Sunday Telegraph he signed up to the program to boost his acting career.
Devenyi-Botos has studied at the Sydney Theatre School, the Actors College of Theatre and Television, and the Actors Centre Australia, and he has a professional headshot and casting card. But the 21-year-old’s background has been concealed from fans of the show.
Devenyi-Botos told The Sunday Telegraph the show’s producers were aware he was an actor. In fact they had approached him to be on the program — in which beautiful women and socially inept men are paired up and compete for prizemoney — after seeing him act.
“(The show’s producers) found me while I was in a play,” the part-time patisserie worker confirmed.
“I have no idea why (they) chose not to mention that I’m an actor.”
Beauty and the Geek host Bernard Curry recently insisted all the geeks on the popular dating show were the real deal, and the network last week stood by its claims Devenyi-Botos was a nerd.
“Bendeguz is currently studying history at university and his love of historical events is how he is identified on the show,” a spokesman said. “Acting, among other pursuits outside of uni, is also an interest of his.”
If he is an actor he is not doing a very good job of it, as personally I have not found Bendeguz as entertaining as his profile suggests. Jimmy, Julian and Lachlan who do appear genuine.
However from his actors profile from Shakespeare by the Sea it would appear he is more into drama than comedy.