In a climactic final speech that was highly critical of Gahr, Dern essentially offered the winning prize of 0,000 to contestants Alan D. The tactic worked: Dern and Gahr walked away empty-handed.“I’m happy that Scooter won. His teammate was predictably less thrilled by the outcome.“She’s a little upset at me right now. “I’m hoping we’ll still be friends.”But he’s quick to note that their conflict was largely a figment of the producers’ imaginations.“Even though Cecille is portrayed negatively on the show, in some ways she’s the most honest one,” Dern says. ”As Dern himself once proclaimed on the show, it can.In addition to dramatics with Gahr, Dern engaged in a reality television show-mance with co-star and model/actress Jennylee Berns.“I think it’s just important to make stuff, get it out of your system and move on.Don’t get so hung up on how something’s going to be perceived, or how it’s going to be received or whatever.” The unbounded enthusiasm of the moment is set to go beyond this solo jaunt.
And after we talk, I feel like taking some of it back with me too.
In fact, “Beauty and the Geek” has barely affected Dern’s daily routine.
For example, though Dern and Gahr performed with So Long Princess on the show, the band has garnered only transient attention.“We get a lot of My Space plays, or more than we did,” he says.
The couples were then pitted against each another in competition for a cash prize.
Dern, a self-proclaimed “introvert,” was solicited for the show by recruiters while flyering on campus last fall.