Married At First Sight stars exposed: Several cast members are revealed to be ‘actors’, with one begging for ‘TV work’ before landing the job

Married At First Sight is supposed to be a reality series about ordinary people finding love.

But this year’s season has a hidden side – with several contestants who are secretly part-time actors or work in an area of ​​show business.

USA Online Post Australia can reveal that a handful of contestants – including fan favorite Lucinda Light and innocent groom Collins Christian – have had experience as performers.

Despite claiming to be a 28-year-old executive assistant, Collins appeared in television commercials.

The MAFS fan-turned-contestant, who had been trying to land a role on the show for several years, appeared in an Ashley and Martin hair loss ad in 2022.

USA Online Post Australia can reveal that a handful of contestants - including fan favorite Lucinda Light (pictured) - have had experience as performers.

Collin has also been on TV before

USA Online Post Australia can reveal a handful of contestants – including fan favorite Lucinda Light (left) and innocent groom Collins Christian (right) – had experience as performers

Sharing the clip on his Instagram, Collins revealed that he had been cast as ‘Raja’ for the short stint.

‘Watch the World Cup and see your own cup for the 1st time on National TV….weird but also pretty cool!!’ he wrote in his caption.

Earlier this week, USA Online Post Australia revealed that Lucinda’s rough past career as a cabaret performer.

Despite claiming to be a 28-year-old executive assistant, Collins appeared in television commercials

Despite claiming to be a 28-year-old executive assistant, Collins appeared in television commercials

As recently as a year ago, Lucinda worked at Byron Bay burlesque company Secret Cabaret Society as the ‘Mistress of the House’.

The celebrant, whose real name is Lucinda Reilly, has been using a pseudonym professionally for five years.

In a post that resurfaced on her LinkedIn profile, the bubbly bride made a call to expand her career in television.

“I’m looking for amazing roles as an MC or TV presenter and would appreciate your support,” she wrote in 2022.

Lucinda Reilly registered the name 'Lucinda Light' as her sole proprietorship business name on 9 August 2019

Lucinda Reilly registered the name ‘Lucinda Light’ as her sole proprietorship business name on 9 August 2019

As recently as a year ago, Lucinda worked at Byron Bay burlesque institution Secret Cabaret Society as the 'Mistress of the House'

As recently as a year ago, Lucinda worked at Byron Bay burlesque institution Secret Cabaret Society as the ‘Mistress of the House’

Ben Walters is a Newcastle-based tour guide, but he also hosts a podcast.

The 39-year-old is the host of Get Lost With A Travel Guide, where he interviews guests about travel tips, tourism and culture.

A seasoned traveler, Ben boasts a following of 4,823 on TikTok and has received over 61,200 likes for his engaging content.

Not one to be limited to a single platform, his YouTube travel videos have also garnered over 24,350 views.

Ben Walters is a Newcastle-based tour guide, but he also hosts a podcast.  The 39-year-old is the host of Get Lost With A Travel Guide, where he interviews guests about travel tips, tourism and culture

Ben Walters is a Newcastle-based tour guide, but he also hosts a podcast. The 39-year-old is the host of Get Lost With A Travel Guide, where he interviews guests about travel tips, tourism and culture

A seasoned traveler, Ben boasts a following of 4,823 on TikTok and has received over 61,200 likes for his engaging content

Not one to be limited to a single platform, his YouTube travel videos have also garnered over 24,350 views

A seasoned traveler, Ben boasts a following of 4,823 on TikTok and has received over 61,200 likes for his engaging content

TV insiders told USA Online Post Australia last year that Ben’s trip to the altar on MAFS was not his original destination.

“Ben was tipped to be the next Bachelor,” one source revealed. “He was convinced he had landed the role and even canceled several tours and vacations he had planned with friends.”

The plot thickened when, according to insiders, Warner Bros. pulled out at the last minute, leaving Ben’s reality TV dreams in limbo.

Ellie Dix is ​​a registered nurse from Queensland but had a brief stint with fame before her time on the reality TV show.  Pictured with groom Ben

Ellie Dix is ​​a registered nurse from Queensland but had a brief stint with fame before her time on the reality TV show. Pictured with groom Ben

She appears here on the back of a bus in an advertisement for a cosmetic clinic (far left)

She appears here on the back of a bus in an advertisement for a cosmetic clinic (far left)

Ben’s bride Ellie Dix is ​​a registered nurse from Queensland but had a brief stint with fame before her time on the reality TV show.

She appeared in advertisements placed on the back of buses and billboards, advertising the cosmetic company she worked for.

MAFS appears to be 32-year-old Lauren Dunn’s first television appearance, but she’s no stranger to the spotlight.

Lauren Dunnn is also no stranger to the spotlight

Lauren Dunnn is also no stranger to the spotlight

She is known for taking her followers on a journey of culinary delights under her alias account So Cooked , which boasts over 13,000 followers

She is known for taking her followers on a journey of culinary delights under her alias account So Cooked , which boasts over 13,000 followers

She is friends with several notable stars such as Kyly Clarke (left)

... And chef Miguel Maestre

She is friends with several notable stars such as Kyly Clarke (left) and chef Miguel Maestre (right)

Before the season 11 debut, the outspoken bride already boasted 4,000 Instagram followers on her personal account and is friends with several notable stars such as Kyly Clarke and chef Miguel Maestre.

She is also known for sending her followers on a journey of culinary delights under her alias account So Cookedwhich boasts more than 13,000 followers.

Lauren has also rubbed shoulders with former politician Julie Bishop, and previously dated AFL Fremantle Dockers star Ryan Crowley.

Married at First Sight continues Sunday 7pm on Channel Nine and 9 Now.

Lauren (centre) also rubbed shoulders with former politician Julie Bishop (right)

Lauren (centre) also rubbed shoulders with former politician Julie Bishop (right)

Married at First Sight 2024: Meet the Cast

Lauren Dunn

32, PR Maven, Perth

Tori Adams

27, Development Manager, Melbourne

Sara Mesa

29, Nutrition Coach, Sydney

Eden Harper

28, Recruitment Consultant, Gold Coast

Cassandra Allen

30, Administration Officer, Gold Coast

Lucinda Lig

43, Wedding Celebrant & MC, NSW

Ellie Dix

32, Registered Nurse, Gold Coast

Natalie Parham

32, Physiotherapist, Melbourne

Andrea Thompson

51, Wedding photographer

Michael Felix

Melbourne, 34, sales representative

Jayden Eynaud

26, Professional kickboxer, Gold Coast

Tim Calwell

31, Online Business Owner, Gold Coast

Ben Walters

Tour Director, Newcastle

Collins Christian

State Government, Perth

Jack Dunkley

34, Personal Trainer, Gold Coast

Jono McCullough

39, Managing Director, Brisbane

Richard Sauerman

62, Motivational speaker

Timothy Smith

51, Gin Distillery Proprietor, Melbourne

Tristan Black

29, Entertainment Manager, Sydney

Simon Flocco

Marketing manager, 39, SA

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