Look I’m not sure I like anything about Beauty and the Geek – the characterisation of a ‘geek’ is misleading and demeaning, in fact the characterisation of good-looking women is also misleading and demeaning now I think of it. So I’m putting the fact I’m even doing this down to holiday complacency.
On the other hand someone out there may not be worried about characterisation and may be more interested in overseas trips and cash prizes. If so the show is looking for contestants. Here’s what they say:
Big-hearted beauties and geeky guys will pair up to compete for a big cash prize. There are challenges in each episode testing the beauties on primarily academic subjects and another that has the geeks competing in a more popular social realm. The winners of the challenges select two teams to compete against each other in an elimination quiz. The team with the least correct answers is eliminated. The last teams standing battle it out for the cash prize and the coveted title of Beauty and the Geek champions 2014.
So if you’re between 18 and 30 and covet that title wander over to their website. Reading between the lines, if you’re one of my beautiful female readers only proceed if you’re prepared to hide that you’re clever. I’ll be sitting here in Japan with my head in my hands feeling cheap for even mentioning this.