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Why Beauty and the Geek’s Kyle had Leticia in tears

"I’m an emotional wreck right now,”
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Kyle and Leticia became the fourth duo to be eliminated from Beauty and the Geek on Sunday night after an awkward prenatal birthing class challenge landed them in the bottom two.

WATCH Leticia and Kyle get eliminated from Beauty and the Geek

The beauties and the geeks were tasked with pretending to be expectant parents at a secretly-filmed birthing class, which was attended by real-life couples who were none the wiser the challenge was taking place.

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Beauty Leticia and Geek Kyle were eliminated on Sunday night. (Credit: Channel Nine)

“Honestly, Leticia did amazingly in her role. I think it was completely on me that we lost,” Kyle exclusively told WHO.

“I think because I’m not very comfortable with children and I never wanted to be a parent at I just wasn’t very comfortable in this kind of situation.” 

Leiticia, 25, shone during the challenge and managed to appear as a convincing expectant mother, but admitted the pair struggled to pretend they were in a romantic relationship.

“To be honest I loved it because I really want kids but the fact that we had to act as a couple when our relationship isn’t like that,” she said.

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Leiticia, 25, shone during the challenge but admitted the pair struggled to pretend they were in a romantic relationship. (Credit: Channel Nine)

“We’re really, really close friends but we can’t act like we’re a couple. That’s what really put me off it.”

While the romance between some couples, in particular George and Josie, continues to heat up, Leticia and Kyle said they never felt pressure from producers to form a romantic connection.

“We’re like best friends that go out at 3am to get chicken nuggets from Maccas and you can’t turn that into love,” Kyle said.

“[The producers] always said the option was there but when I came onto the show they first told me it wasn’t really about the dating side of things. But as we come to see more episodes there is a bit of a focus on the love side.”

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Leticia and Kyle said they never felt pressure from producers to form a romantic connection. (Credit: Channel Nine)

Kyle and Leticia, who became paired up with each other in the show’s second week, said they took away lifelong lessons from their time together.

“I definitely took away from Kyle just to be yourself and just have fun. Don’t care what other people say about you, just be yourself. It was just so refreshing to be with Kyle,” Leticia said.

“We just have the same energy level and I loved that. We were like long lost friends. I felt like we were friends in a past life and this show just brought us together.”

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The beauties and the geeks were tasked with pretending to be expectant parents at a secretly-filmed birthing class, which was attended by real-life couples who were none the wiser the challenge was taking place. (Credit: Channel Nine)

Kyle, 22, said Leticia’s “go-getter attitude” taught him to stop second-guessing himself and have more confidence.

“When we first got paired up it was an immediate bear hug with each other,” he said.

“Being paired up with Leticia I think was the perfect pairing because her whole energy. It was a fantastic feeling being able to be more of a person who just goes for it.”

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Kyle, 22, said Leticia’s “go-getter attitude” taught him to stop second-guessing himself and have more confidence. (Credit: Channel Nine)

Beauty and the Geek producers have been praised by viewers for not drumming up conflict and drama among contestants, which has almost become a staple for other Australian reality shows.

Kyle and Leticia said the wholesome dynamic between the cast remained the same when cameras stopped rolling.

“There was absolutely no bitchiness. This show was just so refreshing,” Leticia said.

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Beauty and the Geek producers have been praised by viewers for not drumming up conflict and drama among contestants. (Credit: Channel Nine)

“The cast is amazing they all have the kindest hearts and we all just gelled really well together, that’s what I loved about this experience. Our bond as a group and as a team – we aren’t friends, we’re family.”

Kyle agreed, adding: “One of my biggest fears going into the show was ‘what if there’s one asshole in the group that most reality tv shows have’.”

“Then I met them all and got to know them and they’re all fantastic.”

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Kyle and Leticia both remained tight-lipped when asked which couple they’d like to see win the show but conceded it will be a close finish. (Credit: Channel Nine)

During their picnic last week, Kyle bravely opened up to Leticia about being on the autism spectrum and how it has impacted his life.

“I’m fairly open about discussing my autism but it really has to be around the right person,” Kyle said.

“I think there is that stigma behind it where not everyone’s going to take it the right way and I felt Leticia would definitely be one of those people who are very trusting, open and accepting.”

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Leticia said she has no regrets and would do the show again in a heartbeat. (Credit: Instagram)

Leticia got teary when discussing their touching moment together: “You’ve got me crying Kyle! Oh my God I’m an emotional wreck right now,” she laughed.

“I felt like he really could really trust me with something like that. I really did feel honoured that he did feel comfortable sharing something personal about his life.

“It was a really touching moment and definitely brought our friendship closer together.”

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Kyle bravely opened up to Leticia about being on the autism spectrum and how it has impacted his life. (Credit: Channel Nine)

Kyle and Leticia both remained tight-lipped when asked which couple they’d like to see win the show but conceded it will be a close finish.

“I honestly think everyone’s performances have been so neck and neck that it’s so hard to tell who’s going to be the winner,” Kyle said.

Leticia added: “They would have to pick the smallest thing [to set them apart]. It’s so hard. You can’t be on something like this and not be there to support everyone.”

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