It’s time to cull your Instagram’s ‘Following’ list and make space for the new Married At First Sight Australia contestants. Horrid, I know, but they’re all anyone will be talking about come January 30 when MAFS Australia officially launches for 2023. Better to at least brace yourself, right?
Maybe they’ll find love on the show like a handful (lol) of other MAFS Australia contestants. Maybe they’ll become MAFS 2023’s biggest villain. Or maybe they’ll just be good enough looking for your grid. No judgement. Whatever your reasons are to make them worthy of a follow, that’s on you.
Where to find the MAFS 2023 cast on Instagram and TikTok
Oh look it’s that MAFS 2023 groom Jesse Burford from the trailers who appears to have a problem with women who exist. Anyway, he is a marriage celebrant from Perth. The logo for that business is a devil horn hand gesture that says “ceremonies that rock!” over it. I am not lying. I don’t have as many dealbreakers as him but using the word “rock” to describe anything outside of geology dries me right up.
MAFS‘ Melinda Willis already has more than 149,000 Instagram followers which is a number people would only dream of having after the show, let alone before it. (For context, Cody Bromley from MAFS Australia Season 9 has around 89,000 followers, but his content is about as enticing as he was during his time on the show).
Anyway, Melinda is a beautician from Brisbane so if you want to follow her, be prepared to have a bevvy of beauty products spruiked to you constantly. Several former MAFS stars like KC Osborne, Jules Robinson, Joshua Pihlak and Jason Engler already follow her for some reason.
The Instagram DP for MAFS‘ Shannon Adams may make you slip off your chair. Unfortunately if you’re thirsty, his profile is on private and 36 abdominal muscles are all you’ll be treated to for now.
Unsurprisingly, this apparent 10/10 competed in the 2019 Manhunt Australia Male Model of the Year competition and has starred in shows like Blue Heelers, Neighbours and Rush as a child.
MAFS‘ Bronte Scholfield is followed by Season 9’s Brent Vitiello? Bronte also has more than 11,000 Instagram followers already. Both of these things are likely because she appears to be incredibly hot but I can neither confirm nor deny the reasoning. Bronte’s Instagram is currently on private but her TikTok is public.
According to Daily Mail Australia, MAFS‘ Oliver Skelton has starred in advertisements for Kmart, Manscaped and Koala. The account manager has also done voice overs for Channel Nine. He is from Perth because 95 per cent of all contestants on all Australian reality shows are from Perth.
With more than 528,000 TikTok followers and over 36,000 Instagram followers, it’s fair to say that MAFS‘ Janelle Han is making a pretty strong impact before even hitting the TV. Well, she’s making a strong impact on me at least. Her videos are great and she is the type of beautiful and cool where I’d be honoured if she punched me.
MAFS‘ Adam Seed has moved from London and is a co-owner of something called “Meta Competitions”. I tried to figure out what it’s all about but honestly it does not and may never make sense to me, however it gives me pyramid scheme vibes.
Adam has appeared on reality TV before — a British game show called Coach Trip. MAFS‘ Brent follows him and apparently they are mates IRL, which I’m sure will do wonders in maintaining his relevancy.
MAFS‘ Caitlin McConville is a makeup artist and I hope she serves looks fiercer than that time MAFS‘ Samantha Moitzi looked like she was participating in The Hunger Games.
Looking at the one pic her Instagram will let us see (it’s on private but boasts more than 16,000 followers), she looks like a bad bitch in the best possible/most endearing way. I am here for it.
My instincts tell me never to trust a man with two first names however MAFS‘ Duncan James is followed by two fairly normal people that I know, so he too might be nice and normal.
Looks like he works in cyber security in Sydney which also feels nice and normal. And lucrative.
MAFS‘ Tahnee Cook is a Sydney-based podcaster and honestly, I’m glad to see the podcast come before the show rather than afterwards for once. MAFS‘ Tahnee is basically already an influencer having participated in #ads with brands such as Bondi Sands, Mermade Hair, Rimmel and wait for it… Showpo.
Any guesses who the retailer will collab with after the show commences? TAHNEE X SHOWPO coming atcha, pals.
“Dan is up well before the sun most days of the week where he can be found on a beach walk taking in the sunrise and finding his place of flow,” his company’s website reads. Love a third person analysis.
“Once the sun has risen, it’s game on… it’s all about what adventure can be had today! That may be climbing a mountain, paddling a river or exploring a new location and the magic it has to offer.” He sounds lovely yet too adventurous and kind for someone of my spirit.
MAFS‘ Melissa Sheppard is a hairdresser who runs a salon with her twin sister Samantha in the Northern Beaches. The Block‘s Mitch Edwards is one of their clients so do with that information what you will.
Construction worker by day and stripper by night, MAFS‘ Harrison Boon is sure to get some viewers wet and hard. He is from Sydney which makes sense for him to entertain at those parties people have before they get officially married. His profile is currently on private but treat yourself to a nice, likely topless surprise the day he goes public by following him now.
MAFS‘ Alyssa Barmonde bakes cakes and it seems to be a pretty successful venture given she has almost 50,000 followers on her Instagram and TikTok business accounts combined.
She’s a mum and she looks very wholesome, but I guess time will tell. I’ve been fooled before.
A tradie. From Darwin. Who has a Blue Heeler. Who he travels with. WHY IS THIS MAN ON A SHOW TO FIND LOVE? I WILL LOVE HIM. MAFS‘ Cam Woods has his Instagram on private, as well as what appears to be his travel account. I have requested to follow both for research purposes only.
MAFS‘ Claire Nomarhas is a kindergarten assistant from Melbourne and shock horror, her Instagram is on private. One of her followers is Elena Kara from Stan’s dating show Love Triangle which interests me.
Something else that almost interested me was Claire linking another account in her bio called “@cforcooked_”. Unfortunately it looks like a food account and not an account of drunken escapades. Good idea for the taking though.
MAFS‘ Layton Mills is 34 with a shit-ton of tattoos. He works in pharmaceuticals that make cannabinoid-based medicines. This isn’t his first time on TV which scares me — he was previously on Channel Seven’s First Dates Australia back in 2016.
What scares me further is that Big Brother Season 11 contestants Lisa Battle (previously Clark) and Jason Roses both follow Layton, and that he will be getting fake-married to beautician Melissa on the show. Sources reckon they will be a stand-out couple and I do not know if this is a good or bad thing.
Sandy Jawanda is the co-owner of a dentist in Melbourne and the first Indian bride to be on MAFS Australia. Considering we’re in our 10th season with MAFS 2023, that’s more than a tad concerning. Sandy’s Instagram is on private, like most of the others, and it feels like a smart move to prevent us media from finding shots deep in the grid for our articles. MAFS‘ Sandy does have an impressive 35.3K followers on TikTok but yes, it’s also private.
MAFS‘ Lyndall Grace is a 27-year-old from Perth who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was three-weeks old. “How can I ask someone to be my forever, when my forever is a lot shorter than theirs?” Lyndall asks in a MAFS 2023 trailer, which is truly heartbreaking.
Married At First Sight Australia premieres January 30, 2023, on Channel Nine.
Chantelle Schmidt is a freelance writer who will be suffering through the pain of MAFS 2023 with you. You can follow her here.