Sarah is one of the 20 singles who is about to marry a complete stranger. Picture: Channel Nine
Sarah is one of the 20 singles who is about to marry a complete stranger. Picture: Channel Nine

Meet the MAFS brides and grooms

A GROUP of fresh Aussies are bracing to walk down the aisle for another scandalous season of Married At First Sight.

The controversial social experiment, which became arguably the most talked about reality show on Australian television last year, will feature 20 new singles, 10 brides and 10 grooms, who will be paired up by the resident expert matchmakers and thrown into married life.

The show will then follow the complete strangers as they embark on the journey of being husband and wife.

These are the singles who will star on the hit show, which airs on Channel 9 on January 29.

 

TROY

Troy is 34 from NSW and is an IT accounts manager. Picture: Channel Nine
Troy is 34 from NSW and is an IT accounts manager. Picture: Channel Nine

Troy is a quirky, larger-than-life personality who marches to the beat of his own drum. Confident and self-assured, he's at a loss as to why he is still single as he sees himself as a great catch.

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TELV

Telv is a 33-year-old machinery technician from WA. Picture: Channel Nine
Telv is a 33-year-old machinery technician from WA. Picture: Channel Nine

 

Born into a large indigenous family, Telv is one of eight children. He is very close to his family and hopes to instil his family values in his two children, whom he co-parents with his ex-girlfriend. Despite the breakdown of his relationship, Telv remains focused on giving his children the childhood he never had.

 

 

 

SEAN T

Sean T is 34 from WA and is a railway technician. Picture: Channel Nine
Sean T is 34 from WA and is a railway technician. Picture: Channel Nine

Sean has had a prolific dating history, having admitted he's slept with hundreds of women.

With his mining job requiring him to work two weeks on and two weeks off, Sean has found it hard to settle down and meet the right woman as his relationships are constantly interrupted by work.

 

 

RYAN

Ryan, 29, is a NSW tradesman. Picture: Channel Nine
Ryan, 29, is a NSW tradesman. Picture: Channel Nine

Ryan is the life of the party. This tattooed Sydney tradie is a loveable Aussie larrikin who speaks his mind with absolutely zero filter. Single for more than two years, Ryan says he

is terrible when it comes to relationships, as he doesn't know what women want.

 

 

PATRICK

Patrick is a 34-year-old operations manager from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine
Patrick is a 34-year-old operations manager from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine

A mummy's boy, Patrick is under the thumb of his matriarchal Filipino mother, Ruby, who still does his washing for him. She is very opinionated about the type of girls Patrick has dated in the past and has extremely strong views on the type of woman he should marry.

 

 

 

NASSER

Nasser, 50, is a fitness instructor from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine
Nasser, 50, is a fitness instructor from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine

Nasser is an eternal bachelor who looks and acts far younger than his 50 years. He attributes his youthful complexion to a deep love of moisturising and a daily beauty regimen. Having never married or had children, Nasser admits he is set in his ways.

 

 

 

MAT

Mat is a 32-year-old plumber from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine
Mat is a 32-year-old plumber from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine

When he's not fixing blocked drains, or down at the pub with mates, this cheeky knockabout bloke can be found at home on the couch watching his favourite chick flick, The

Notebook. A fan of love songs and rom-coms, Mat is a real romantic at heart.

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SEAN D

Sean D, 39, is a pub manager from SA. Picture: Channel Nine
Sean D, 39, is a pub manager from SA. Picture: Channel Nine

Running a pub has taken its toll on Sean's social life - working long hours has prevented him from meeting a partner. While confident at work, Sean lacks confidence in his dating life, describing himself as looking "a hundred years older than I am".

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JUSTIN

Justin is a 41-year-old entrepreneur from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine
Justin is a 41-year-old entrepreneur from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine

For too many years now, this hardworking entrepreneur has let work get in the way of his love life, even attributing it to the breakdown of his marriage. Justin approaches dating like he approaches business and claims, "I always get what I want."

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DEAN

Dean, 39, is an executive creative director from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine
Dean, 39, is an executive creative director from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine

An unapologetically proud alpha male, Dean, a party boy, believes that men are natural born leaders. Confident and outspoken, he is a big believer in traditional gender roles and lives by the ideal that the male should be the dominant force in a relationship.

 

 

 

TRACEY

Tracey is a 34-year-old marketing consultant from WA. Picture: Channel Nine
Tracey is a 34-year-old marketing consultant from WA. Picture: Channel Nine

After marrying young and having a daughter in her mid-twenties, Tracey found herself single again at age 30. Ready to hit the dating scene, she gave herself a confidence boost with cosmetic tweaks, saying "prevention is better than cure".

 

 

SARAH

Sarah, 38, is a beauty specialist from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine
Sarah, 38, is a beauty specialist from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine

Sarah describes her look as "Bo Glam", short for Bogan-Glam, but says beneath her glammed up exterior is a genuine, down-to-earth girl looking for a genuine guy who will love her for herself.

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JO

Jo is a 39-year-old single mum from SA. Picture: Channel Nine
Jo is a 39-year-old single mum from SA. Picture: Channel Nine

This loveable single mother of two has an infectious, bubbly attitude and is never short of

something to say. Jo admits that she got married because he was "the first man to say I love you", and it lasted 10 years.

 

 

GABRIELLE

Gabrielle, 44, is a marketing co-ordinator from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine
Gabrielle, 44, is a marketing co-ordinator from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine

Previously married and twice engaged, Gabrielle has a huge heart, which she wears

unashamedly on her sleeve. The plus-size model from Sydney is looking for her "forever guy".

 

 

DAVINA

Davina is a 26-year-old personal trainer from QLD. Picture: Channel Nine
Davina is a 26-year-old personal trainer from QLD. Picture: Channel Nine

The Instagram starlet has garnered over 250,000 followers with her good looks and swimsuit photo shoots but is unlucky in love and regularly meets the "wrong kind of guys who are only after one thing". At her own admission, Davina is extremely picky and tends to lose interest within a week of dating a guy.

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CHARLENE

Charlene, 33, is a brand manager from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine
Charlene, 33, is a brand manager from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine

Career-driven, Charlene struggles to balance her dating life with her busy work and social life, so she's looking for a partner who can keep up with her fast-paced lifestyle. Born to Sri Lankan parents, the idea of an arranged marriage isn't foreign to this singleton.

 

 

CARLY

Carly is a 32-year-old marketing manager from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine
Carly is a 32-year-old marketing manager from VIC. Picture: Channel Nine

 

A career woman, Carly is a workaholic and has struggled to find love. Accustomed to working long hours and making tough decisions, Carly wants a guy who can keep her on her toes. She has tried everything to find the man of her dreams and can regularly be found trawling dating apps.

 

 

BLAIR

Blair, 31, is an executive assistant from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine
Blair, 31, is an executive assistant from NSW. Picture: Channel Nine

Boho Blair is no stranger to heartbreak after her two-year marriage ended when her husband was unfaithful. She recently had her "Wifey for Lifey" tattoo changed to "Burgers for Lifey" after that relationship ended. This Bondi party girl is a self-proclaimed extrovert who is determined to find the man of her dreams.

 

 

ASHLEY

Ashley is a 28-year-old flight attendant from QLD. Picture: Channel Nine
Ashley is a 28-year-old flight attendant from QLD. Picture: Channel Nine

Keen to meet the right guy, Ashley, a former tennis prodigy, has been known to scope out male passengers on her flights. One of three sisters, Ashley is keen to follow in her siblings' footsteps and start a family of her own. However, the energetic, giggly Ashley is no pushover. She speaks her mind and admits that she has "no real filter".

 

 

ALYCIA

Alycia, 28, is a student from SA. Picture: Channel Nine
Alycia, 28, is a student from SA. Picture: Channel Nine

Alycia's quest for a husband knows no bounds. This smiley and sensitive student can often be

found at home creating mood boards of her ideal wedding day. Long before entering the experiment she had already written her vows, picked out her dress and embarked on a wedding diet to ensure that when she did meet the right guy, she would be ready.


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