The CW hit reality show, Beauty and the Geek returns with an outrageously fun fourth season where the new contestants are thrown a curveball that is as shocking as it is hilarious. The contestants expected business as usual -- gorgeous but academically impaired women pairing with brilliant but socially challenged men to test intellect and social skills for a chance to win the \$250,000 grand prize. But in their first days, they learn that they'll have to compete against one pair that's the opposite - a hot guy and a geeky girl - which immediately throws the rest of the house into turmoil. How will the geeks take to a jock in their midst? Will the beauties try to give a makeover to the geeky girl? Among the new challenges, the geeks will perform an autobiographical rap in a nightclub and participate in the ultimate social test: the competition for Prom King. The beauties will delve into today's hot topics for the first-ever American Beauty Debate and go back to basics when they find themselves serving as a substitute teacher for a third-grade class. Each of the previous seasons resulted in an unlikely romantic connection between a beauty and a geek. But what happens when one hot guy and one geeky girl get in on the action? During each competition, the geek tries to pass brains on to the beauty, while the beauty helps the geek overcome social awkwardness. At the end of the 13-week series, each contestant comes out a changed person, and one couple will walk away with a quarter of a million dollars.

Beauty and the Geek - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2005-06-01

Beauty and the Geek - Tyson Mao - Netflix

Tyson Mao (born May 8, 1984 in San Francisco, California) is an American Rubik's Cube speedsolver. He is a co-founder and a former board member of the World Cube Association, an organization that holds competitive events for the Rubik's Cube. In 2005, he set the world record for 3x3x3 blindfolded. In 2006, he appeared on the CW Television Network's “Beauty and the Geek” as one of the participants of the second incarnation of the reality television show.

Beauty and the Geek - Tyson Mao's beginner method - Netflix

Tyson Mao's unofficial beginner method is a set of 8 videos which can be viewed at This method is most famous for being used by Will Smith in a past film The Pursuit of Happyness, that was released in 2006. The method is basically a simplified layer-by-layer approach which works much the same way as the Fridrich method. The difference is that the cross is first built around the opposite side to simplify the permutation foresight required, the first two layers are permuted individually, the last layer requires an algorithm to construct a cross, and then repetition of Lars Petrus' Sune algorithm to orient, and finally permutation requires the use of two algorithms, one for the corners and one for the edges. These algorithms may have to be executed multiple times.

Beauty and the Geek - References - Netflix