Random Reality: Josh Clinton Interviews Beauty and the Geek's Will Frank and Rebecca Nichols


The fourth season of Beauty and the Geek is well underway. The third team to get eliminated last week was Will and Rebecca. They were clearly one of the strongest teams on the show this year. That made them a target. I had the chance to talk to them both about that, along with asking Rebecca about her relationship with Sam on the show and what Will thought of that relationship as well. Here is how my interview with them went down…


Josh Clinton: Hey guys. How are you doing?

Will Frank: Hey Josh.

Rebecca Nichols: Hey. Good. How are you?

JC: I’m doing good. Let me start with Rebecca. Explain more about your relationship with Sam. On TV, he seemed like such a tool. Does he have any redeeming qualities?

RN: Well that seems to be a very popular word to describe Sam. (Laughs). I think at first we was putting it out there that he was like this cocky, hunky guy. But when you really get to know him, he really is not like that at all. Of course, they are going to edit it to make it look like it he is, but he’s not. He wasn’t that bad of a guy, once you got to know him.

JC: Right. Do you think you guys will talk after the show?

RN: I certainly hope so.

JC: Cool. This question is for both of you. Explain more about the dynamic of your team. Why do you think you guys worked so well as a team?

WF: I think it’s just how we communicated. It’s one of those things where you can be really good talking with somebody, but be completely unable to teach anything. So there was definitely an element of being able to go back and forth and be able to say “what about this?” and to get something out of the interaction. Plus, I think we got a little lucky in the first couple of challenges since they both kinda played to our strengths.

RN: Yeah, and not to mention that we are both very ambitious people to begin with.

JC: Right. So after winning the first couple of challenges, did you think you had no chance of winning since you clearly would be a target for every other team?

WF: I don’t know if we felt like we had no chance of winning, because we thought we could win, but we were targets and we knew it.

RN: I could have gotten more into really. That is one thing that I have thought about that I would change. Since I knew we were going to go into the elimination room, I should have expected that I was going to be strong and come out of this not being eliminated. But the fact that I didn’t really know too much about rocket science made it even more difficult, and I knew that I probably wasn’t going to get those questions right.

JC: Yeah. Will, when you were reading the stories to everyone, did you realize that it might have come off as condescending as it did or was that a surprise to you?

WF: I didn’t think it would. That was what was so horrifying seeing myself on TV. Realizing that, my god I looked so arrogant. It was so not my intent and I was so sorry for it. When I saw that, I wanted to punch myself. I hadn’t thought of that going in. I wasn’t really so much acting arrogantly as I was completely oblivious. So it looked like I was arrogant, but I wanted to go up to everyone and apologize personally for even sounding like I was lording my victory over people.

JC: Right. When you watched the episode, Rebecca, were you surprised that Nicole was so instrumental in deciding who you went up again in the elimination room?

WF: Yeah, I was really surprised. I had a feeling that someone had set us up, and I was hoping that it wasn’t Sam. I never thought actually that it might have been Nicole. I don’t know why, maybe I was blinded. When I apologized to her, she accepted my apologizes and I just moved on. That’s the kind of person I am, but she on the other hand was not very forgiving about it and decided to create some way of revenge.

JC: Yeah. Nicole seemed really bothered by the fact that Rebecca and Sam had a relationship. But Will, you didn’t seemed that bothered by it. Why was that?

WF: Well there were a couple of reasons. Granted, one of them was probably because I wasn’t in the lower bunk at the time. That would have made me a little uncomfortable too, but I would have been more likely to say something as opposed to leaving.

RN: (Laughs).

WF: (Laughs). But that’s just me. Really, though, I don’t think it’s a bad thing when two people have a connection to explore that. I have been saying this a lot. Touch passion when it comes around, because you don’t know if it’s coming your way again. Sam and Rebecca clearly were into each other. They both were consenting adults. What they do behind closed doors alone

RN: (Laughs).

WF: Is not my problem. If we are here to meet people and make connections with people, they should if they have that opportunity. A lot of people are saying that it’s two beauties together and that defeats the purpose. My thought is not really, because they are still two people. It’s all about meeting people.

RN: It’s not like we were completely distracted either. We still were winning competitions and were involved. What they didn’t show on TV was the fact that me and Sam still talked to other people. Why would we not talk to other people, that would be a little rude. We were still very much involved in the game.

JC: Right. Will, during the elimination contest, it seemed like you had your jacket in your hand. Was there any reason for that?

WF: Well I just really like that jacket. There is something funny about that. The company that makes that jacket saw that I was wearing it and got in touch with me. The hilarious part about this is they said “dude, you are wearing out jacket. That’s fantastic, can we send you more?” I was like sure. But also, lets not forget that if we did get eliminated it was going to be cold outside. In the post-elimination interviews, I’m wearing it because it’s cold out there.

JC: Yeah, that makes sense. Will, did any of the geeks take a liking to Nicole that you saw?

WF: Yeah, I think so. I think that a couple of them may have been interested in her. I am not going to say who I think did, because I’m not sure but I was definitely getting the sense that a couple of people were interested in her.

JC: Okay. Rebecca, what is the motivation for one of the beauties like yourself to go on this show, knowing that if you don’t know something you may get made fun of?

RN: I don’t necessarily care if people think of me as being ditsy or not incredibly smart, because I know that I am smart. I knew what I was getting myself into and I kinda played with it. There were a lot of times were I didn’t say the smartest things, but I just laughed at myself. As long as I didn’t look completely retarded, I don’t really mind saying stupid things.

JC: Right. Now Will I have to ask you this questions. Besides Rebecca, of course, who was the hottest beauty in the house?

WF: Oh, oh, oh, can I give you a couple?

JC: Sure.

WF: Okay. Jen, obviously. Hollie was certainly attractive, but it was less about being pure hot than the fact that you could actually talk to her. She certainly seemed to be communicating and talking with us more, and able to talk to us and not just dismiss us. So those were a couple of the beauties that I thought was very attractive in the house, besides Rebecca, who I thought was the most physically attractive in the house. I got lucky there.

JC: Yeah. I have one last question for both of you then. I know you were only on the show for a couple of weeks, but do either of you feel like you have changed from this experience?

RN: I think it’s changed me in a different kind of way. I don’t think it really sunk in enough to change me in regards to the whole point of the show. But I think it has been life-changing just because it happened. It’s an once in a lifetime opportunity to be on a show like this.

WF: I’m not sure I’m ready to answer that question yet. I have been finding that seeing myself and seeing everything that has been going on has been very informative. If there is change to be made, I’m just know discovering what I need to change and how I need to change it. I’m not ready to say what this experience has done or hasn’t done for me until it’s all said and done, and the show is not over yet.

JC: Yeah, cool. Well thanks for your time and good luck with everything.

WF: Thanks.

RN: Thank you.


Beauty and the Geek airs on the CityTV network in Canada on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Beauty and the Geek airs on THE CW in the U.S. on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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