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Karly and Aaron are crowned winners following an emotional challenge

After weeks of epic challenges and heartwarming moments there are only three teams left in the Beauty and the Geek competition.

Anthony and Tegan, Karly and Aaron, and Christopher and Bri are set to take part in one final challenge called Leap of Faith, before they make a heartfelt pitch about their growth on the show.

And then what we’ve all been waiting for, Sophie Monk crowns the winner in one of the most emotional moments this season.

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But before we get to the juicy details, our three finalists are faced with the most dramatic challenge which sees them put their past behind them and literally jump towards a new future.

“You’ll be jumping off the 18th floor of the Skye Suites building and descend side-by-side with your partner straight into the pool,” Sophie tells the contestants.

Sophie also brings back the eliminated pairs to observe the challenge before they pick a winner later. And many of the Geeks look unrecognizable with fresh makeovers.

It’s a daunting task ahead and both our Beauties and Geeks are feeling a mixture of emotions.

It was a reality check for usually confident Karly, who is riddled with nerves after stepping foot on the ledge.

“I’m so used to being the strong, confident one… but look at me now, I don’t know how I’m gonna get through this,” she says.

Karly is nervous heading into the challenge. (Nine)

With her legs dangling off the 18th floor, Aaron notices the fear on the Beauty’s face and steps in to comfort her with a pep talk about how far they’ve come in the experience.

“Even though I’m absolutely terrified, I’m trying to hide it because I needed to highlight to Karly that it’s gonna be OK,” Aaron admits.

And his words resonate with the Beauty as she builds up the courage to jump off the ledge and the pair make their way down the building together.

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Chris and Bri are up next and the jump ahead holds symbolic meaning for the Beauty, who has been battling a difficult past throughout the experiment.

“This challenge is about leaving all the negative energy behind me, it’s about letting go of what has happened in my past,” she reveals.

Bri starts to tear up when she’s about to jump off the ledge, but she remembers that it’s time to move past her fears and use what Chris has taught her in the past three weeks.

And just like that, they take the leap of faith and end up in the pool, cheering each other on the whole way down.

For Anthony and Tegan, it’s a tough challenge ahead as the Geek admits he’s terrified of heights. Worried about the worst that could happen, Tegan eases the Geek’s nerves and tells him it’s his final battle that they will overcome together.

After a failed first attempt, Anthony is about to face his biggest fear, and while he’s still terrified, he finally overcomes his toughest obstacle yet and makes that huge leap of faith.

With the challenge a success, the last hurdle for the final three pairs is to head back to Beauty and the Geek headquarters to make their final pitch about why they should win.

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And the eliminated contestants are dressed for the occasion in stunning formal outfits.

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Chris and Bri are first to have their say about why they should win and there isn’t a dry eye in the room, including Sophie Monk.

They are raw with their emotions as they talk about their personal growth and overcoming hurdles together. Both also express how the other has taught them they are good enough and have self-worth.

Anthony and Tegan are the second pair to make their pitch.

Tegan talks about their unlikely friendship and how much Anthony has taught her to believe in herself. Her biggest take away from the experience is to never give up.

Anthony expresses how Tegan helped him break down his walls and to embrace who he is.

Finally Aaron and Karly have their say, which results in tears for almost everyone in the room.

Aaron reflects on his experience and how Karly has helped him realize he is worthy of being loved, and that he has plenty to offer. He reflects on his personal growth of him from being shy and awkward, to a more confident version of himself.

Aaron reflects on his time on Beauty and the Geek 2022.
Aaron reflects on his personal growth during the experiment. (Nine)

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without you, you’ve come into my life and impacted it in the most positive way possible,” he tells Karly.

“I now know what it feels like to be loved and have people genuinely care about you. Now when I’m looking into that mirror, I no longer see average, I see awesomely amazing… with a touch of hotness and sexiness.”

Karly then speaks of how Aaron has helped her see her true value after admitting she has never felt good enough.

“You have accepted me for exactly who I am. You’ve taught me it’s OK to be strong and soft at the same time. I’m so grateful for you,” she tells him.

The winner of Beauty and the Geek 2022 is announced.
The three couples wait anxiously for Sophie to announce the winner. (Nine)

It’s now time for the eliminated pairs to cast their votes to crown the winner of Beauty and the Geek. Sophie gathers everyone together in the room for the announcement.

“The winners of Beauty and the Geek Australia 2022 are… Aaron and Karly,” Sophie announces.

The room roars with cheers and applause as tears flow down both Aaron and Karly’s faces.

Karly and Aaron on Beauty and the Geek 2022.
Aaron and Karly are the winners of Beauty and the Geek 2022. (Nine)

The pair are speechless before finding the words to thank the contestants for seeing how much growth they’ve shared together. Aaron then steps out of his comfort zone and shows the whole group his biggest insecurity about him. He pops out his false teeth, which he lost during a sporting accident, and turns around with a big grin on his face.

“Originally I was afraid to show it but this experience has given me so much more confidence, and what I’m planning to do is use that money towards fixing everything and making myself feel better,” he tells the group.

Find out exactly how the pair felt when they were crowned the winners of the show by reading their exclusive exit interview.

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