Luke and Katie, Beauty and the Geek
After losing against Sam and Nicole in the elimination room, Katie Roberson and Luke Neyer bid emotional goodbyes to their housemates. Still, the twosome left on a high note: Their final days on Beauty and the Geek
(8 pm/ET on the CW) included their favorite moments — the geek makeovers and a prom. TVGuide.com got the scoop. TVGuide.com: It was said that you two were nominated because you'd become smarter and more social. Do you think that you had learned everything you could in the house?
Oh, god no, every day you learned something new. But I do think that there were people who needed to be there more than us.
I'm a really fast learner, so I picked things up really quickly. That doesn't mean that I wouldn't have learned more being there longer. I just tried to make the most out of [the experience] while I was there.
TVGuide.com: Luke, in some of the casting footage and early episodes you sometimes stuttered. Then at the prom challenge we saw you doing Zoolander impressions — that's quite a change!
Luke: Yeah, I think my confidence has been the biggest thing that has changed. I'm carrying myself much better now.
TVGuide.com: Katie, you must be a quick learner, too. You said your studying was "minimal to none" each week.
Katie: I studied my fair share, but I also wanted to have a good time.
TVGuide.com: It looked like the night before elimination, Sam was studying really hard and everyone else was in the hot tub.
Katie: Yeah, I was in the hot tub and Sam was studying! [Laughs] It's luck of the draw on what questions you get [in elimination]. I would have gotten both of Sam's questions right.
TVGuide.com: What was it like going up against him — do you think he's a lot smarter than he comes across?
Katie: The hardest part about going up against Sam and Nicole was that we were very close to them. They were like our best friends in the house. I think people kind of thought [we had] an alliance, maybe that's why they put us up against each other.
Luke: But at the same time, if there was one team I was OK losing to, it'd be Sam and Nicole. We knew that a good team was going on [in the competition].
TVGuide.com: So the dynamic must have changed in the house after Will and Rebecca left — suddenly people didn't mind Sam and Nicole sticking around?
Katie: Out of all the beauties, Sam was actually the one who helped the geeks the most. And I think all the girls really liked Nicole; people really started to warm up to them.
TVGuide.com: So, let's talk about a couple of the challenges. In the anatomy challenge, Katie, you said you'd gotten your appendix taken out a few years ago, but then you didn't know where the appendix was in the human body. Don't you still have a scar?
Katie: Yeah, I was pretty shocked when I got that wrong. I looked under my shirt and that's the side my scars were on... so I figured that's where the appendix was. Either way, I didn't know till afterward how small the appendix is and I made mine too big. I just thought that with all of my scars, the appendix had to be pretty big.
TVGuide.com: For the prom challenge, Katie, did you know before watching Tuesday's episode that Dave had wanted to go with Nicole?
Katie: Yes, I was aware of that.
Luke: [Laughs] I think five or six of the geeks had a crush on Nicole!
Katie: I was pleased to be Dave's next choice. Going to prom was my favorite thing out of the whole [show]!
TVGuide.com: The geeks got makeovers in the last episode. But, Katie, you kind of had a makeover of your own before you were on the show. You said in the casting episode that you got breast-enhancement surgery and that "all the drinks that have been bought for me because I have boobs will pay for the boob job." Seriously!?
Katie: [Laughs] I really wish I wouldn’t have said that! That's something me and my family had always joked about — like, ha-ha, the boobs will eventually pay for themselves because all those perverts out there will buy you a drink because you have boobs. I said it jokingly, but of course they had to put it on TV! Wow, that made me look bad! [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: But that's a lot of drinks!
Katie: Drinks are expensive in Chicago, and I have my whole life! I mean, $10 a drink, the boob job was only $4,000, that's only 400 drinks.
TVGuide.com: OK, so how's that going so far?
Katie: Well, I got a boyfriend [Laughs]; he buys me lots of drinks.
TVGuide.com: Luke, were you happy with your makeover?
Luke: Yes, very happy. I had the same haircut since I was like 2, so I was looking forward to trying something new. I've actually been going to a salon to continue it.
TVGuide.com: Do you still get it dyed black?
Luke: I'm going to get it dyed in a week or two, before the reunion show.
TVGuide.com: So you're keeping up the hairstyle. What about your clothes?
Luke: Shopping for new clothes was the first thing I did right after getting back.
TVGuide.com: Do you wear jean shorts anymore? I know Katie had a big problem with those!
Luke: No, I don't even know if I have a pair.
Katie: I threatened him with his life [about] throwing away all the jean shorts.
Luke: I might bring one pair back just for you, Katie....
Katie: No, burn 'em!
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