As if the reality TV world couldn’t get any more incestuous, the cast of Married at First Sight Australia 2022 already has a sh*t-tonne of links to past stars and influencers.
Gone are the days when the marriage experiment recruited little-known, if not unknown, hopefuls genuinely searching for their soulmates.
As the ninth season of Married at First Sight Australia gets underway, it’s become clear that “seeking blue tick” is a much more desirable requirement than “looking for love”!
So, which MAFS 2022 stars already have connections to the reality TV and influencer cesspool?
27-year-old Ella Ding may only just be entering the MAFS vortex, but she already knows several past contestants!
As it turns out, a source tells So Dramatic! that the blushing bride’s best friend is family friends with 2019 fave Michael Brunelli and the trio actually grew up together!
Sam Carraro (AKA Slim Shady) also knows the Melbourne-based beautician. How? He revealed to So Dramatic! that he used to go to her to get his legs waxed. Small world, huh?!
The Bachelorette 2020‘s Aggi Guardiani and Beauty and The Geek‘s Kim Muhovics are also among Ella’s connections.
While MAFS is an iconic show in its own right, Olivia Frazer is no stranger to reality TV royalty. After all, her brother is a hunky lifeguard from Bondi Rescue!
The 27-year-old’s younger brother Tommy Frazer debuted on the beachside reality hit back in 2017.
We wonder if Tamara Djordjevic is “extremely fussy” when it comes to her famous friends, or whether that just applies to her TV hubby?
Sources tell So Dramatic! that his Gold Coast-based operations manager knows fellow stars Zoe Clish from Love Island Australia and The Bachelorette 2018 winner Taite Radley.
Just fifteen minutes of fame away from a celebrity boxing match, salesman-slash-pro-wrestler Anthony Cincotta will certainly have some familiar faces cheering him on.
The 38-year-old is already followed on Instagram by past stars Jessika Power and Aleks Markovic, plus Love Island‘s Ari Kumar, Big Brother‘s Katie Williams, and problematic MAFS queen Amanda Micallef‘s ex, Lana Kellah.
Given he’s already an influencer in his own right, it’s no surprise that Brent Vitiello also knows a fair few reality has-beens.
Like Anthony, he knows Aleks and Katie, as well as The Bachelor‘s Kiki Morris and former MAFS bride Tash Spencer.
Aside from being the brother of kickboxer Jayden Eynaud, Mitch Eynaud already knows a bit about reality TV romance.
Prior to his foray into the marriage experiment, sources tell So Dramatic! that the 26-year-old dated Love Island Australia‘s Edyn ‘Mac’ Mackney. He also knows 2021 runner-up Chris Graudins and is family friends with Sunrise executive producer, Michael Pell.
Like many markup artists in the industry, Domenica Calarco has a plethora of reality TV connections.
In 2017 she appeared on Studio 10 alongside 2016 Bachelorette Georgia Love and, of course, she knows way too many influencers to count!
Married at First Sight Selina Chhaur‘s first time searching for everlasting love on a reality TV show.
In 2019, the 32-year-old appeared on The Proposal, when she got engaged to Aaron Shaw moments after meeting.
After the pair split some months later, Aaron later appeared on Love Island Australia and eventually came third alongside Cynthia Taylu.
Selina is also followed on Instagram by former MAFS stars Andrew ‘Jonesy’ Jones and Chris Nicholls, as well as Australian Survivor‘s Henry Nicholson.
In addition to being a cinema manager, Holly Greenstein is a little-known actor with seven credits to her name.
However, she must’ve made some sort of an impact, because former Australian Idol judge Marcia Hines, as well as OG Celebrity Apprentice Australia daddy Mark Bouris follow her on the ‘gram.
Cheeky tradie Al Perkins already has some very close connections to the influencer world.
Two of Al’s sisters (there’s five of them, btw) are well-known Instagram influencers, Leah and Mimi Perkins.
Between the pair, they’ve attracted over 422,000 followers on the social media app.
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