Wednesday, September 5, 2007

‘Beauty And The Geek’ Host Is A Closet Nerd

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Beauty and the Geek host Mike Richards may seem like a smooth operator, but deep down inside, he’s a closet nerd.

Richards – who has been hosting the social makeover show for three seasons – says he feels perfectly comfortable helping geeky guys and shallow gals change their ways, especially because he used to be a geek himself.

Richards admits, “I was such a geek in high school, it was ridiculous! I was barely five feet tall – which definitely didn’t help me with the ladies – and I wore braces, glasses, and ill-fitting clothes. I relate to the guys on Beauty and the Geek because geeks are my people!”

And although Richards’ dweeby days are long gone, the contestants on the show still sense the true geek in him once in a while.

He explains, “When I walk onto the set I have my regular clothes on and my hair isn’t done, so I don’t look too hip. I’ve had contestants spot me before taping and they’re like, ‘Mike, you’re one of us!’ It’s hilarious.”

Season four of Beauty and the Geek premieres September 18 on The CW.

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