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?
Katie Roberson: 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.
Luke Neyer: 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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