Chris’ makeover had everyone in awe on Beauty and the Geek.
During the big reveal he walked into the room with a new look and a newfound confidence.
The 30-year-old spoke exclusively to 9Entertainment about his makeover and the valuable lesson it taught him.
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The Geek was completely taken back by his castmates’ reactions.
“Seeing the look on their faces, it was priceless and it was totally rewarding to get that kind of response,” he said.
Chris was particularly touched by Bri’s very emotional reaction to his transformation.
“It was really important to me that she was happy with it because we achieved this together,” he explained.
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“It was something that we’d both been aiming for in all the challenges and it was really awesome to be rewarded for the effort we both put in.”
Chris was so happy to see her reaction.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her in a million years, so the fact shat she was happy and so ecstatic was just the best,” he added.
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Chris doesn’t think looks are everything, but admits taking that extra step has opened a few more doors.
“I think that while looks don’t define our worth, if all it does is open that door and create a potential connection, that’s still a success,” he said.
“That’s the real take away for me. I don’t have to care how I look, but if I do I’ll probably connect with more people and that makes it worthwhile.”
Chris said people never usually complimented him on his appearance but that’s changed since the makeover.
“When I came into work for the first time I had a couple of people saying, ‘Looking smart Chris’ or comment on how professional I look,” he said.
“That’s definitely nice to hear.”
Since the makeover, Chris is doing his best to keep up appearances too and enjoying his new style.
“I’ve been getting haircuts much more regularly than I used to and trying to wear the clothes that the stylist Jeff chose out for me,” he explained.
But there’s one other big thing Chris has noticed since his makeover.
He’s no longer getting the Mick Jagger comparisons since chopping off his longer locks.
“I think the hair was a big part of that,” Chris laughed.
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